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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…

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Sor No. 13 Op. 29 & CG Magazine

Have you got the Winter 2016 edition of Classical Guitar magazine? It has a great method article on Fernando Sor‘s study no. 13 from Op. 29, written by our editor Rhayn Jooste.   Sor’s Study No. 13 Op. 29 This lesson delves into barre technique, how to shape your tone and classical period melody andRead More…

Recuerdos de la Alhambra & CG Magazine

Have you got the Fall 2016 edition of the all new Classical Guitar Magazine? It has a great article learning on Francisco Tarrega’s Recuerdos de la Alhambra in it. It has the up and coming talented guitarist Laura Snowden on the cover, along with articles on Cuba’s music scene, Carlos Barbosa- Lima and free musicRead More…

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Villa-Lobos Etude No. 1 & CG Magazine

Have you got the Summer 2016 edition of the all new Classical Guitar Magazine? Apart from the awesomeness that is John Williams and his guitar, there are loads of tips and articles including one by our own Editor: Rhayn Jooste. If you need a copy of the lesson head over to the Classical Guitar MagazineRead More…

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Guitar Goal Setting

Setting goals for anything is a good idea, goal setting for learning an instrument like the guitar is a must. This article will cover some handy strategies for setting realistic goals in your guitar playing along with highlighting the best similar content from the web.   Setting goals is akin to trying to catch firefliesRead More…

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Effective Memorization For Classical Guitarists

This post will cover effective strategies for memorizing classical guitar pieces; it will narrow its focus to one particular strategy: memorization of the structure and theory of a classical guitar piece. The piece utilized to help learn effective memorization is Scarlatti‘s Sonata Kp. 322. There is a free download of its structure at the endRead More…