Tag theory

Key Signatures

Introduction to Scales and Key Signatures

Before beginning my Volume 2 Method Book let’s review some ideas that we’ll be working on. You may not understand or remember everything below. You can go ahead and just work on my book without worrying about this but by…

Celebrate Music Theory

Theory Books for Classical Guitar

What theory books should you use? Having a good theory teacher is the best course of action because they will challenge you to engage with the material not just memorize it. Classical music theory and musicianship is a long-term study…

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…

A definition of rubato in music

Students often ask me when to use rubato so here’s a piece of advice: not too often! Pulse is an essential element to the majority of music we play, therefore, don’t obscure the rhythmic element of pulse with unnecessary amounts…