CGC 028 : Kevin Gallahger on Musical Analysis

//CGC 028 : Kevin Gallahger on Musical Analysis

CGC 028 : Kevin Gallahger on Musical Analysis

Kevin Gallagher is both an insightful educator and a excellent performer. To further this combination, Kevin is very giving with his knowledge and this discussion is no exception.

In this Episode we delve into musical analysis, intervals, scale patterns, voice movement and approaches to help you improve your understanding of music.


Kevin has provided the following downloads for you to use and follow along with the conversation. Feel free to thank Kevin for his time and efforts in the comments below! If you would like to find out more about Kevin, you can visit his site at:

Guitar 69


Sarabande in G Major with Analysis


Sor Opus 35 #2 with Analysis



Intervals in C Major

intervals in C Major for Simon – Full Score

Intervals in G Major

gmajorintervals for simon – Full Score


2016-10-24T00:19:46+00:0015 Comments


  1. Jeff May 30, 2016 at 5:01 am - Reply

    HI Cant open link

    • Dave Belcher May 30, 2016 at 11:18 pm - Reply

      Hi Jeff,

      Which link are you having trouble with, the download link? If you can’t access it here try opening it via your podcasts in iTunes if you that. If it’s something else let me know and we’ll try to get this sorted out for you as soon as possible.


      Dave B (CGC team)

  2. Garzon May 30, 2016 at 7:41 am - Reply

    Thanks Kevin for your insights.
    I enjoy your analysis and the possibilities on my guitar education.

  3. Parishad May 30, 2016 at 10:20 am - Reply

    Such a great and insighting article, interview and materials…..all due to a great idea as well!!
    Thanks Kevin! Thanks Simon! :-)

  4. Vic lee May 30, 2016 at 10:55 am - Reply

    Fantastic . Thanks very much .
    That change of mindset is great advice…..
    Wonder why some teachers do not start teaching in this manner?
    Thanks once again!!!

  5. Wilson May 30, 2016 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    Excellent podcast! One of my favourites in that it was extremely informative and insightful. Hopefully Kevin will come back
    again soon to the podcast.

  6. Noel Hughes May 30, 2016 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    An excellent pod-cast and compelling listening. The way Kevin speaks reminded me of Ben Verdery; I mean his word phrasing and enthusiasm.

  7. Linda Tsardakas May 30, 2016 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    A really great talk, full of information and definitely worth listening to more than once!

  8. Karen Allison May 30, 2016 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    Wow! A light bulb went on! Thank you for this podcast which is so pertinent to me at the moment. I’ve started learning the Segovia scales and your conversation about intervals and musical analysis started to make sense . . . a little. Ha.

    I so appreciate both of you and your willingness to share your knowledge.

  9. Chris May 31, 2016 at 5:41 am - Reply

    Funny how life is isn’t it. I have been struggling with analysis, and had put it to one side as I had picked up a learned tome on the subject that left me more confused than ever, but with the distinct feeling that I had missed something. That something was listening to this podcast. Thank you Simon and Kevin . . . I just hope I can continue with the ideas and put them into practice.

  10. Mark Featherstone May 31, 2016 at 10:45 am - Reply

    So, so useful! Thank you so much!

  11. James Huckson June 5, 2016 at 1:23 am - Reply

    What a great podcast! I will be listening to it again very soon. Thank you , Kevin and Simon.

  12. Roy Neill June 8, 2016 at 6:18 am - Reply

    A very interesting podcast that has helped me to view analysis as a skill and an aid to expression and learning rather than something to be avoided or as considered boring. Very worthwhile listening to again!

  13. Peter Lovett July 8, 2016 at 5:03 am - Reply

    An excellent podcast Simon that has explained so much of what I have been missing. As an older beginner at classical guitar with next to no understanding of the theory of music I have been struggling when it comes to new work. This podcast has given me so much to think about and explore. Thank you for your efforts, they are much appreciated.

  14. Joannes May 6, 2017 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    Thank you Kevin and Simon,

    a great podcast,

    people listening to the podcast of Kevin are directed into the right direction, with the latest Course about Theory Simon contributes much to open our eyes and ears to explore our musical understanding on a broader level.

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