Tag Gohar Vardanyan

Sight Reading Tips for Classical Guitar

Gohar Vardanyan (via sponsor Strings by Mail) gives a lesson on Basic Sight Reading Tips. This comes via her YouTube channel where she posts many great lessons. Good advice for beginners trying to get a handle on the reading over the fingerboard. I was just…

Gohar Vardanyan Lesson: Etude No. 4 by Carcassi

Gohar Vardanyan (via sponsor Strings by Mail) gives a lesson for Etude No. 4, Op. 60 by Matteo Carcassi (1792-1853). This comes via her YouTube channel. This is a great etude for alternating between arpeggios and slurs. If you don’t know Carcassi’s Opus 60 it is…

Lesson: Coste Etude No.23 with Gohar Vardanyan

Gohar Vardanyan (sponsored by Strings by Mail) performs and teaches a lesson for Etude No. 23, Op. 38 by Napoléon Coste (1805–1883). This comes via her YouTube channel where she has been posting a number of etude lessons (check it out and subscribe). Vardanyan’s…

Lesson: Right Hand Thumb Position and Movement

Gohar Vardanyan gives a lesson on right hand thumb position and movement. Brought to you by Strings By Mail and their excellent YouTube channel. This is a great lesson for beginners and review for intermediates. As she outlines, make sure to start with…

Lesson: Practicing Difficult Passages by Gohar Vardanyan

A lesson on Practicing Difficult Passages brought to you by Strings By Mail (thanks!) and Gohar Vardanyan. This is a nice lesson for beginner to intermediate students who are trying to discover what is necessary in the practice room to accomplish pieces successfully.…

Lesson: Grace Notes on Classical Guitar

This classical guitar lesson on grace notes and ornaments in general is brought to you by Strings By Mail (thanks!) and the excellent Gohar Vardanyan. There many different types of grace notes and ways to play them but this is a nice introduction…

Lesson: Hinge Barres by Gohar Vardanyan

This classical guitar lesson hinge barres is brought to you by Strings By Mail (thanks!) and the excellent Gohar Vardanyan. Hinge bars are very important once you reach the mid-intermediate level as they can get you out of tricky chord changes and make sure…

Gohar Vardanyan plays Córdoba by Albéniz

Gohar Vardanyan plays Córdoba from Cantos de España, Op. 232 by Spanish pianist and composer Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909). Another great video from Gohar Vardanyan with this classic work which was originally for piano. Cantos de España (Songs of Spain) also…

Articulation in Music

The other day I posted a video regarding articulation and phrasing with Graham Fitch and received a number of questions as to the exact meaning of articulation in music. The previous post covered: Phrasing in music. So in this post I want to discuss…

Review: Paisajes by Gohar Vardanyan

Artist Website: goharvardanyan.com Tracks: 1. Fantasie Hongroise – Johann K. Mertz 2. Sevilla – Isaac Albéniz 3. Invocación y Danza – Joaquín Rodrigo 4. Andaluza – Regino Sainz de la Maza 5. Primavera Porteña – Astor Piazzolla 6. Un Sueno en…

50 Minute Concert Video by Gohar Vardanyan

The spectacular Gohar Vardanyan plays LIVE from Baldwin Wallace Int’l Guitar Festival. A full 50min video of some great classics. Note the Canadian guitar luthier too. Enjoy! PROGRAM Suite in A Minor by Manuel Maria Ponce Un Sueño en la Floresta…

A Lesson in Right Hand Articulation by Gohar Vardanyan

This classical guitar lesson in right hand articulation is brought to you by Strings By Mail and Gohar Vardanyan. It has an excellent discussion about how to play legato, staccato, detached, and general articulation. I like the two different camera angles as well.…