Classical Guitar Autobahn: Faster Alternate Finger Scales (i,m)

Fast scales can add a lot of flare to your performances even though there’s nothing artistic about fast fingers alone. Regardless, they’re particularly useful when we dive into something that’s for a faster¬†instrument like the violin: Bach’s “Chaconne”, Paganini, Kreisler, etc. You can get a lot further by training each finger’s reflexive speed individually. Just … Continue reading Classical Guitar Autobahn: Faster Alternate Finger Scales (i,m)

Advanced Tremolo Tricks

One of the most attractive classical fingerstyle techniques is the tremolo. It’s mandolin-like quality seduces audiences and has been a factor in many non-classical guitarists’ exploration of nylon string playing. Here’s a link to me performing Tarrega’s Recuerdos de la Alhambra If you’re working on obtaining clarity, balance, and speed you might notice that not … Continue reading Advanced Tremolo Tricks

Make your playing more accurate with the S.L.O.W.E.R. System

It goes without saying that note-perfect performances are not a work of art. However, slovenly playing can interfere with even the highest level of musical expression. The means of achieving accuracy in performance is not meant to inhibit expression or creativity. If anything, it is meant to free the mind from the worry of inconsistency … Continue reading Make your playing more accurate with the S.L.O.W.E.R. System