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Lesson: Aural Refocus by Leo Garcia

Guest Lesson: Aural Refocus by Leo Garcia Visit his blog for more great lessons: Six String Journal I would argue that we all find pleasure in the ability to play fast. Whether as an accurate measure of our finger fitness,…

Baroque Guitar for Smarties by Clive Titmuss

This is a guest post by guitarist & luthier Clive Titmuss A big thank you to Clive for this great overview of the Baroque guitar, previously published on Classical Guitar Canada. Make sure to visit his website to see more of his…

Writing for Guitarists by Composer Michael Karmon

This is a guest post by composer Michael Karmon Previously posted on Classical Guitar Canada. Most of my recent music was written for specific players. A guitarist’s personality, strengths, preferences, and life experiences can be quite inspiring, and often lead to…

Tips on Composing by Michael Karmon

This is a guest post by composer Michael Karmon Previously posted on Classical Guitar Canada It is truly wonderful that so many classical guitarists feel compelled to write for their instrument. Composing is often a rewarding and enjoyable experience, and…

An overview of the six-course guitar by Clive Titmuss

This is a guest post by luthier Clive Titmuss A big thank you to Clive for this fantastic and informative article previously published on Classical Guitar Canada. Make sure to visit his website to see more of his work and recordings. All…

“24 Preludes” for solo guitar by Bryan Johanson

This is a guest post by composer Michael Karmon Visit his site for great info, free scores, and more! First, a disclaimer: I’m a composer. I do play classical guitar, but all my training and experience is in composition. Also,…

The Vihuela: History and Style by Clive Titmuss

This is a guest post by Clive Titmuss  A big thank you to Clive for this fantastic and informative article previously published on Classical Guitar Canada. Make sure to visit his website to see more of his work and recordings. All images provided…

Guitar as Choir by Frank Wallace

This is a guest post by composer & guitarist Frank Wallace. In my article Loud, or Robust?, I mentioned performing Narváez in a 12th century church. It was magical. It was transformative. I heard every voice of a four-part texture as…

The Myth of Bach’s Lute Suites by Clive Titmuss

This is a guest post by Clive Titmuss  A big thank you to Clive for this epic article previously published on Classical Guitar Canada. Make sure to visit his website to see more of his work and recordings (earlymusicstudio.com). All images…

Bracing Styles for Classical Guitars

This is a guest post by luthier Marcus Dominelli, Victoria, BC, Canada. I’d like to discuss the basics of bracing used in classical guitar making. This article is intended for those who know little about how classical guitars are made;…

Tips on Commissioning Guitar Music by Michael Karmon

This is a guest post by composer Michael Karmon Commissioning a new guitar piece can be a wonderful thing. If you’re a player, you can have a piece tailored to your musical personality and strengths. If you’re a fan of…