Aguado Study No. 16 & CG Magazine

Have you got the Winter 2017 edition of Classical Guitar magazine? It has a great method article on Dionisio Aguado‘s Study No. 16 by Rhayn Jooste. This lesson delves into playing with your fingers, alternating strokes, speed and coordination. As usual there are two videos that go along with this article, the first is theRead More…

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Approaching Etude No. 2 by Villa-Lobos

This post is going to cover approaching Heiter Villa-Lobos’s Etude No. 2. We will be looking into arpeggio shapes and barre chords. There is a free down load of the chord shapes and fingering available below.   Etude No. 2 by Villa-Lobos is a 2 page whirlwind study of extended arpeggio shapes across the entireRead More…

Guitars and Airlines: the Guitar Tube.

Since 9/11 flying with a guitar on any airline has become a little more difficult and expensive. This editorial details a solution I came up with in response to flying from the UK to Auckland New Zealand. Simply called the Guitar Tube. This post is going to form part of series about moving internationally asRead More…

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Truefire.com – A Review

Review of the popular Truefire.com website and guitar app. If you are into online guitar it will be hard not to miss the flood of online guitar courses currently available, a veritable smorgasbord selection that ranges from tasty to just plain off. So this review is intended to highlight one of the best providers, notRead More…

Succeeding At Guitar Auditions

Want to succeed at guitar auditions? This post that will cover how to go about approaching interviews and auditions positively. It will outline a general process, the audition itself and offers some helpful hints, pieces and stress management tips – which are applicable to all performance situations.   (In my job as guitar tutor forRead More…