A phrase is a line of music that presents a complete idea. It is quite an ambiguous term, and there are many variations possible, however phrasing is crucial to making music [...]
In the second part of Maestro Ghiglia's interview, we talk about practice techniques, modes, solfége and approaches to learning. Oscar has also asked that I publish his text on [...]
Eight years ago I was lucky enough to study with the guitar legend Oscar Ghiglia. Last week I trekked up to Boston and sat down with the maestro [...]
More often than not we work on scales using one note at a time. These scales offer a good apparatus to practice a variety of techniques and help us [...]
In this session I answer a question about the cookie cutter modern guitarist and look at ways to develop your own musical voice. Mentioned in the podcast: Cathedral [...]
A tour around Classical Guitar Corner with a very special guest!
Session number two of the Classical Guitar Corner Podcast delves into the topic of memorization.
Before we get into the meat and potatoes of this subject, I wanted to write a little introduction to make my intentions clear. I was asked by Ira, Christopher, [...]
Not last night but the night before, I performed at the New York Classical Guitar Society. The first few minutes was playing with my student, Sarah. I was [...]
In an orchestra, the conductor will mould the sound of a moment by choosing what instruments are to come out loud and clear, what instruments are supporting with the [...]