Sight-reading, déchiffrage (French), or prima vista (Italian) is the ability to read and simultaneously play/sing the music notation. This practice is more common for classical musicians. Just like any other skill, one needs the practice to improve this skill gradually (Click Here to learn how to improve your sight-reading). However, pianists, flutists, vocalists, and many… Read More Why it’s harder for guitarists to sight-read
Sadly, CDbaby store has retired at the end of March. But you can continue to order the download version (Hi-Res – available in various formats e.g. wav and mp3 320 kbps, etc) or CD by contacting me. More info on the album here. The album is still available on iTunes, Amazon, etc. for purchase as… Read More Purchasing the New Album
My debut solo album (recorded in Hi-Res) is released and is available on all major distributors. This album consists of original, French, Latin and Spanish music – featuring romantic, modern/20th Century and contemporary compositions. The order of the pieces is in such a way to take you through a journey of a different kind. In… Read More Solo Guitar Album – Romantic to Contemporary Music – Available On All Major Distributors
Finally, my debut solo album (recorded in Hi-Res) is released! Have a listen: Click here to open This album consists of original, French, Latin and Spanish music – featuring Romantic, Modern/20th Century and Contemporary compositions. The order of the pieces is in such a way to take you through a journey of a different kind.… Read More Album Released – Romantic to contemporary
Which one is more important? Which one is more challenging?
Which one do you care more about?… Read More Musicianship or techniques, which one’s more important?
What you should know before buying a guitar!… Read More Guide on upgrading your guitar
When I think of South American music, I think of Leo Brouwer (Cuba), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), Heitor Villa Lobos (Brazil) – when I think of North American music, I think of J.S. Sagreras (Mexico), Andrew York (US) and many other contemporary and modern composers that have written some of the most distinguished and game changer… Read More Favorite American Guitar solos
1st podcast: How to stay motivated? How to practice? What to practice?… Read More The secret to stay motivated as a guitarist/musician
Hi folks, A new page called videos has been recently opened on my blog. If you haven’t discovered it yet, you can click here. I share videos of my own playing and I plan to post some lessons and podcasts there soon, so stay tuned! I hope you enjoy them. Here are some of the… Read More Videos
Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909) was the influential Spanish composer and guitarist of the romantic era. Back in those days, not everybody believed in the potentials of the guitar and it was more common to compose for instruments like piano and violin. Francisco Tárrega has greatly influenced the development of the “classical” guitar by the etudes, studies… Read More Tárrega, Paco de Lucia & History of the Guitar