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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…

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The Art of the Cadence

This short post will introduce voice leading and cadences on the classical guitar; it will focus on effective ways of highlighting the cadence, which will help with creating your own compositions as well as analyzing other pieces from a theoretical and aural perspective.   Grammar What do pandas and cadences have in common? Grammar! Yes,Read More…

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The CAGED System: Part One

This overview article will delve into the CAGED system, what it is and how it works. Highlighting how it supports learning the fretboard and what it can do for a Classical guitarist trying to memorize pieces. Free download of this posts handout at the bottom of the page. First however lets introduce the system andRead More…