My 1st year guitar students at Sežana Music School, Tenej and Gaj, both 8 years old, have done a superb job in their first 9 months of learning classical guitar. They are able to play some pretty advanced stuff already, know most of the chords and quite a few strumming techniques. Enjoy these short videos … Read More
Today I’ll have some fun comparing modern composite monofilament strings, often referred to as carbon strings, to nylon strings. The first thing to notice when comparing carbon to nylon strings is the perceived loudness. I still remember very well the first time I played carbon strings on my classical guitar when I was 18 years … Read More
The extremely talented sisters, Leila (10) and Timeja (13), have been each playing guitar for three years only! They also sing regularly, which you can hear in the videos below. Enjoy!
Uršula (13) and Nejc (14) playing the popular songs – Demons by Imagine Dragons and Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen – on classical guitar.
Today I’ll take a look into acciaccature, note ornaments commonly found in guitar music of the classical period. Typically, in classical guitar repertory, an acciaccatura is notated with a slash through and is therefore easily recognisable. The word acciaccatura comes from the Italian verb schiacciare, “to crush”. Contrary to appoggiatura, which comes from the Italian … Read More
This is my typical daily warm-up routine, consisting of three types of exercises: right hand, left hand and a combination of both. They are all basically adapted exercises from Abel Carlevaro’s books 2-4 from his Serie didactica para guitarra. To download the score free of charge just add it to cart below.
My first Q&A session trying to find the best way to play a fast section from Le Candeur by Fernando Sor.
Today, I’m excited to release Guitarise.com, a brand new classical guitar learning platform. The website will feature classical guitar, audio recording as well as video shooting tutorials. As you know, I love playing classical guitar, but I also enjoy teaching and recording music as well as producing videos, so this is one of the projects … Read More
Today I’ll be reviewing the new Carbon Pro Arté strings by D’Addario. I’ve used D’Addario Pro Arté nylon strings for over 10 years now, especially on recording sessions. On concerts, however, I mostly prefer to play on carbon strings from other manufacturers like Hannabach or Savarez, because of their long sustain and the way they … Read More