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Staccato Technique for Classical Guitar

By | 2016-10-25T06:41:00+00:00 February 24th, 2016|Lessons|

Staccato Technique for Classical Guitar To play staccato means to play very short notes. This is indicated in music notation by a small dot directly above or below the note. Guitarists can produce a staccato note in a variety of different ways. Each of these methods will be explained in this lesson, accompanied by [...]

How To Play with Apoyando Technique (Rest Stroke)

By | 2016-10-25T06:41:00+00:00 February 20th, 2016|Lessons|

How To Play with Apoyando Technique (Rest Stroke) This lesson will give you an overview of the apoyando technique. It will look at the specific position and movements required to play with apoyando. If you are new to the guitar, I strongly recommend you read this article on posture before continuing with this lesson. There [...]

How To Play with Tirando Technique (Free Stroke)

By | 2016-10-25T06:41:00+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Lessons|

How To Play with Tirando Technique (Free Stroke) This lesson will give you an overview of the tirando technique. It will look at the specific position and movements required to establish a good tirando technique. If you are new to the guitar, I strongly urge you to read this article on posture before continuing with [...]

Basic Left Hand Positioning and Technique

By | 2016-10-25T06:41:00+00:00 October 13th, 2015|Lessons|

Basic Left Hand Position and Technique Establishing strong left hand position and technique is so important. Good left hand position makes it easy for the fingers to move freely without obstruction or excess tension. Good left hand technique allows you to play accurately and smoothly every time you fret a note. When position and [...]

Classical Guitar Posture

By | 2016-10-25T06:41:00+00:00 October 9th, 2015|Lessons|

Classical Guitar Posture Correct posture is an essential part of a classical guitarist’s overall technique. It forms the basis of all of the core movements. Posture may seem like a trivial thing to get right, but it is essential if you are to truly master the instrument. Good classical guitar posture promotes free and [...]

Classical Guitar Vibrato Explained

By | 2016-10-25T06:41:00+00:00 September 3rd, 2015|Lessons|

Classical Guitar Vibrato Vibrato is a very useful technique which allows musicians to play with greater expression. The tasteful use of vibrato can transform a dull and lifeless classical guitar performance into one full of passion and emotion. Vibrato is therefore of great importance to any classical guitarist who’s aim is to communicate more expression [...]