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David Leisner: Conquering Performance Anxiety

Just reviewing some old articles and came across this one by David Leisner on his website titled: Six Golden Rules for Conquering Performance Anxiety. It is reprinted by permission of the American String Teachers Association, copyright, Spring 1995. This is an excerpt,…

Jérôme Ducharme Lesson on Tres Piezas by Rodrigo

Jérôme Ducharme via his YouTube channel gives tips and tricks on Rodrigo’s Tres Piezas. Ducharme is a GFA winner and teaches at McGill University up in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He discusses ideas related to technique, phrasing, as well as other…

Scott Morris on How to Prepare a Piece

Scott Morris gives a small performance and then talks about how to prepare a piece. Likely best for beginners but surely also a relevant reminder to intermediate and advanced players. This comes via Guitar Salon International on YouTube.  He talks…

Thomas Viloteau on Nails and Shaping

Via the online magazine Si Corde! Thomas Viloteau talks about filing and shaping the right hand finger nails. He shapes his nails in the opposite direction to mine. See my full article on fingernails: Fingernails for Classical Guitar: How I Shape My…

A Lesson on Vibrato by Gohar Vardanyan

Another great classical guitar lesson from Gohar Vardanyan via her sponsor String By Mail. Vibrato is not only a great way to increase your musical expression but I’ve found it to also be an excellent aid to relaxing the left hand for students…

Basic Classical Guitar Technique Overview

Basic Classical Guitar Positions & TechniqueAn overview of the photos & diagrams from the siteYouTube Video Link Here is a basic overview of my classical guitar technique visual references all in one video. Hopefully this helps students gain a basic knowledge on how to…

A Lesson in Tone Production by Gohar Vardanyan

A nice lesson from Gohar Vardanyan and her sponsor String By Mail. Here she talks about nails and tone production on classical guitar. Gohar Vardanyan is an amazing guitarist with a clear sound and blazing technique. You can check out my detailed explanation…

Right Hand Position (Diagram) - Classical Guitar

Lesson: Right Hand Position for Classical Guitar

Video lessons and technique reference photos for the right hand position and technique for classical guitar. This is for my students of classical guitar to help supplement their lessons. Remember that this is a reference and not necessarily how you…

Lesson: Left Hand Technique for Classical Guitar

This is a visual reference guide for my students studying classical guitar. This set is focused on basic left hand technique for classical guitar. Just remember that this is a reference for guitar and not necessarily how you will position your arm. Everyone’s body…

Kevin Gallagher teaches Sor Study No. 8, Op. 6

Kevin R. Gallagher teaches a lesson on Study No. 8 Op. 6, by Fernando Sor. Kevin is a great player and teacher, previous GFA winner, and does some online blogging and video posts as well. You can check out his site at:…

Playing faster scales on guitar with Adam Del Monte

A flamenco influenced lesson on playing faster scales on the guitar. There’s not a huge difference between flamenco guitar and classical guitar but the hand position is sometimes a bit different. My students should note: If you think about the…