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Matt Palmer Interview

Matt Palmer is a Tennessee native with an extraordinary musical gift. He’s an electric guitarist turned classical and holds degrees from MTSU and Appalachian State; he’s currently finishing up a DMA at the University of Arizona. Matt is known for ridiculous scale technique, which he explains in the videos below.

I had the privilege to see Matt in concert at the WIU Guitar Festival. The performance was outstanding. Matt’s superior technical skills only serve as a vehicle for him to showcase his mature sense of musicianship and musicality. Be sure to check out his debut CD, Un tiempo fue Italica famosa, which features works by Rodrigo, Turina, Tárrega, Rudnev, Ponce, and Rak.

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Matt Palmer on…

  • How he got started playing guitar
  • What led him to classical guitar
  • The beginnings of his scale technique

Matt Palmer on…

  • His three-finger scale system
  • Some information about his debut CD
  • How he selects repertoire to record or perform

Matt Palmer on…

  • His recording process (gear, set up, and lessons learned)
  • What lessons carried over from recording into the concert hall

Matt Palmer on…

  • How he deals with performance anxiety
  • Upcoming projects

Title Track on Matt’s CD