Scoring a Teaching Gig

Guitar Teaching

Very few classical guitarists can make a living without teaching at least a little bit. In fact, I can only think of two guitarists off the top of my head who don’t teach: John Williams and David Russell. For us mere mortals, that means that teaching is going to be a big part of our […]

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Exploring Campanella Fingering

Classical Guitar Technique

Campanella is an Italian word for “little bell.” On guitar campanella fingering is the idea of playing a passage that could be played with multiple notes on a string across several strings. Check out this scale run for instance: Instead of playing the scale with three notes on the second string, what if we played […]

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Benjamin Verdery Masterclass

Guitar Masterclass Videos

This is a Masterclass given by guitarist Ben Vedery. Mr. Verdery is the director of the classical guitar program at Yale University, and a crazy good guitarist.

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Manuel Barrueco Podcasts

Guitar Related Links

Manuel Barrueco has been posting a series of podcasts. I’ve just discovered these, and hopefully they’ll help keep me entertained on the drive back to school this week.

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100 Music Ed Bloggers!

Classical Guitar Tips

Dr. Joseph Pisano at mustech.net began a campaign during 2008 to get together 100 music education bloggers. He was kind enough to put The Classical Guitar Blog on that list. A big thanks to Dr. Pisano both for organizing the campaign and bringing some of these great blogs to my attention. THE OFFICIAL LIST OF […]

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ii, IV and vi

Music Theory

So far on Music Theory Fridays we’ve talked about the chords found in a major scale and the functions of Tonic and Dominant. Namely Tonic is “home” and dominant wants to go there. To expand upon those two chords we’ve talked about, some of those “other” chords are used differently. The ii, IV and vi […]

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Happy New Year!

Classical Guitar Tips

In light of the holiday, I’m going to share with you one of my favorite non-guitar videos. Ladies and gentleman, Music for one Apartment and Six Drummers.

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An Interview with Charles Mokotoff, Part two

Interviews with Classical Guitarists

The first portion of this interview can be found here. You can view Charles’ new CD on his CD Baby Page. —— How did you go about picking pieces for the record? There’s a piece on there that’s written and dedicated to you, can you tell us a bit about it? Most of those tracks […]

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Charles Mokotoff Interview

Interviews with Classical Guitarists

Charles Mokotoff is a classical guitarist based out of the Washington D.C. area. He reccenty returned to guitar after a long break and has remastered an old recording for his first CD Autumn Elegy. I had the chance to Ask Charles a few questions regarding his experiences as a performer in the 1980s and today. […]

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As we approach the new year, I’d like to thank everyone who reads this blog. It’s been far to much fun writing for the past few months! “Live forever or die in the attempt.” —Joseph Heller Stanley Yates is a concert guitarist, arranger and music professor based out of middle Tennessee. If you haven’t checked […]

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