John Williams talks about the Guitar

If you’re looking for an introduction to classical guitar influencers of the 20th Century then these short clips will be a good start. Taken from the documentary The Story Of The Guitar, the interviewer asks John Williams about the classical guitar and Andres Segovia.

Bossa Nova Guitar Books

Here are some great Bossa Nova Guitar Books: Easy Steps to Bossa Nova Guitar Here is a preview of the book, you can scroll through pages to have a look: Bossa Nova Guitar Arrangements Here is a preview of the book, you can scroll through pages to have a look: Jazz Bossa Nova Guitar Here […]

Guitar Tips and Tricks

Practice the ending of the piece first, that way, in performance you are heading towards the part you know the best. when you slide to a particular fret, look at the fret you want to land on. Your finger will automatically stop at the right fret. To increase the volume of your bass notes, point […]

Technique = Habit

As a teacher and player, I am always looking at technique from different viewpoints. From one perspective it seems obvious that we should all be trying to improve our technique. Better technique means fewer mistakes, and an easier, more masterful performance. But improving technique is not as easy as it seems. In truth, our technique […]

Segovia Scales

This is an excellent collection of scales for development of technique. I play these most days. They contain all the major and melodic minor scales in either two or three octaves. It’s great training for getting around the fretboard.

Giuliani – Composer Profile and Sheet Music

Mauro Giuliani(1781-1829) was a leading guitar figure of the Classical period. He was a prolific composer and virtuoso guitarist and teacher. His music forms an important part of the classical guitar repertoire and his studies are an essential repertoire for students. Unfortunately, Andres Segovia, who helped revive interest in the classical guitar in the early […]

Must Have Guitar Technique Books

Pumping Nylon   Scott Tenant, a member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, shares effective and targeted drills to improve all aspects of your guitar technique. Scott studied guitar with the Spanish master Pepe Romero so many of these drills and techniques come from the Spanish guitar playing tradition. Scott is able to give a […]

The Chromatic Scale on the Guitar

The chromatic scale is a great scale to practice on guitar. In this article I will explore different ways to practice the chromatic scale and why it is good scale to practice. The chromatic scale is made up of every note on the guitar (or any instrument) as it moves along by semitone, in the […]

LGM Podcast Ep 2: Solea

Welcome back to the LGM podcast! Today we’ll chat with Adam Del Monte about the Solea. I will also be updating you on my latest offerings on the blog and YouTube channel. Adam: The Solea is a very fundamental form that informs many other styles. Both technique and rhythmic understanding and the way of the […]

LGM Podcast Ep 1: Choro

Welcome to the first episode of the Latin Guitar Mastery Podcast. This podcast will feature short episodes on Latin Guitar styles, techniques, players and more. I had a chat with guitarist Doug De Vries about what Brasilian choro music is. Here’s an excerpt from our interview: Doug: Choro is a bit like jazz, it’s all-encompassing. […]