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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…

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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…