Why it’s harder for guitarists to sight-read

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

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Tárrega, Paco de Lucia & History of the Guitar

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

Malagueña Arr. For Classical Guitar

Classical guitar’s repertoire consists of pieces that have been written by composers of different nationalities. Even great composers who never really wrote anything for the instrument were thinking very highly of the guitar. “The guitar is an orchestra in itself”, Beethoven. “Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar, except, possibly two”, Chopin. However, classical guitar… Read More Malagueña Arr. For Classical Guitar

The Various Standard Types of Repertoire for Classical Guitar

In order to explore the various standard types of repertoire for classical guitar, we need to categorize the repertoire into two holistic categories as pieces which are originally written and pieces that are arranged/ adapted for the classical guitar (from piano, violin, etc.). It is also important to consider the changes the the guitar and… Read More The Various Standard Types of Repertoire for Classical Guitar