Guest Post at Jemsite

Classical Guitar Tips

Just a quick note today. I was asked to Ava over at Jemsite to write a guest post about classical guitar. The post is just a basic intro explaining what classical guitar is and how it can expand your marketability as a guitarist. How to get Started on Classical Guitar Check it out!

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Types of Cadences

Music Theory

In form in music I mentioned briefly the idea of a cadence. This week on Music Theory Friday we’re going to expand upon that idea and go over a few basic types of cadences. Cadence Defined The type of cadence that we’re going to talk about here is a harmonic cadence. Simply put, a cadence […]

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Happy Holidays!

Guitar Related Links

Happy holidays everyone! If you’re doing the Christmas thing, Kevin Gallagher has been posting on his blog about some arrangements of Christmas music. You can find a few of his arrangements at his website and he’s also got a cool Christmas album out.

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“Listen to Everyone, Idolize No One”

Musical Interpretation and Musicianship

As I’ve touched on before, I’m an extremely big fan of weightlifting and strength training. I tend to read a lot of information about it from various sites on the web. Today I was reading an article titled My 8 Ah Ha Moments and stumbled upon the phrase in the title. In the strength training […]

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I’m writing this post on 12/17/08, and since I’m out of town the blog will essentially be on auto pilot. I’ve arranged a ton of content for you, though, so there will be some new stuff to look at! “We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates […]

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Awesome Resource

Guitar Related Links

This site is great. All about sight reading, and they tell the truth: rhythm is the most important aspect. The site generates random measures of rhythms for practice. Practice Sight Reading [via How to Practise]

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Form in Music

Music Theory, Musical Interpretation and Musicianship

In this installment of Music Theory Fridays, we’re going to talk about form. Form in music is the overall structure of a piece. One of the biggest moments any young guitar player can have is realizing that “stuff repeats.” This simple idea that most high school and older guitarist realize right away is a major […]

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About the Left Hand

Classical Guitar Technique

At the moment I have the time to dive into a book that I’ve wanted to read for a few years now. The Natural Classical Guitarby Lee F. Ryan happened to be the my school’s library, so I grabbed it! I came across this passage on page 100 and laughed out loud, but it makes […]

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Practice Perfect

Classical Guitar Practice Tips

I’m writing about this because I’m terrible at it. Sometimes it’s really easy to get caught up in the flow a piece and just keep going every time it’s practiced. The reality is that if mistakes are practiced each time, mistakes will happen in performance. The goal of practice time should be to play something […]

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An Interview with Steve Lin, Part II

Interviews with Classical Guitarists

Part one of this interview can be found here. You can learn more about Steve Lin at his website or check out some of his playing on youtube. ———– What are your top tips for aspiring guitarists? I assume all will get good doses of scales, repertoire, and all that, so I won’t beat that […]

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