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Fretboard Orientation 1

This article and video is about learning your way around the fretboard through a few simple orientation techniques. These will not only improve your knowledge of the fretboard but also help with learning scales and arpeggios and most importantly aid sight reading. For a lot of guitarists knowing the notes across the fretboard seems likeRead More…

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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…

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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…