Aguado Study No. 16 & CG Magazine

Have you got the Winter 2017 edition of Classical Guitar magazine? It has a great method article on Dionisio Aguado‘s Study No. 16 by Rhayn Jooste. This lesson delves into playing with your fingers, alternating strokes, speed and coordination. As usual there are two videos that go along with this article, the first is theRead 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…

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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 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…