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How Do Professional Guitarists Practice?


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Go beyond the simple guitar practice plan, and add something new to your regimen. Professional classical guitarist Mak Grgic shares tips, techniques,...

EuroStrings Part II: Motivating the Next Classical Guitar Hero


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Bringing the guitar festival into the new age is one thing, bringing up the next generation of classical guitarist is another. EuroStrings goes...

EuroStrings Part I: Reimagining the Classical Guitar Festival


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The music festival for the world of classical guitar is being brought into a new age. A new and innovative collaboration among European classical...

Entertaining Memories in Classical Guitar Performance


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As one of the up and coming talents in classical guitar, Mak Grgic has performed all over the world. He recently finished a tour as opening act for...

The “Sonority” of Andrés Segovia's Sound


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The “sonority” of Andrés Segovia's sound so often commented on is in part caused by his use of equal parts flesh and nail of his right hand. As...

Minor Pentatonic Scale Phrasing Lesson


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This week we are going to learn a simple device to help you build coherent phrases with the Pentatonic or Blues Scales. We are going to use just a...

Minimal, Effective Guitar Practice


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At times it can be a struggle for a musician to fit daily practice in around friends, family and employment. An obvious truth is that the more...

The Importance of the Metronome to Guitar Players


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The metronome is a very important tool for all musicians, especially guitarists. Many guitarists are self-taught, more than most players of other...

Timing is Everything…


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There are some of us in the guitar playing community who just enjoy a strum every now and again (who doesn’t?) and then others who like to put a...

A Checklist of Things Every Guitarist Needs to Learn


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Most people go on several job interviews, get a job and that's it. But with side musicians, every job is an interview. Generally we are hired one...

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