Leo Brouwer

Approaching Etude No. 6 by Leo Brouwer

This is an interactive video lesson on approaching etude no. 6 by Leo Brouwer. This study will be segmented to gain the most from practicing. The lesson breaks the study into various sections to aid learning and to focus attention into details such as technique and musicianship. Crib notes will be available to down loadRead More…

El Inalcanzable - Agustin Barrios

El Inalcanzable, Agustin Barrios Mangore – A Review

This is a review of the Agustin Barrios Mangore book: El Inalcanzable; the title of which stems from Villa Lobo’s description of Barrios and his music. Authors: Margarita Morselli; Carlos Salcedo Publisher: Asociacion Cultural Comuneros Published: Asuncion November 2007 ISBN: 978-99953-843-0-2   This thick full size soft cover book explores most aspects of Barrios’ life,Read More…

cgrocks CAGED system

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…

Musical Scales – Agustin Barrios Mangore

This post shines a little light onto Agustin Barrios Mangore’s approach to teaching and fingering musical scales.   Scales, considered the bane of most music students lives, are the vehicle that effectively bridge the gap between technique and performing. So is it possible to make them musical? I think so, and so did Barrios. FollowingRead More…