Posts from ‘Guitar Lessons’

Apr
14

guidefingers

We have another video lesson from Scott Morris, this time on the topic of guide fingers and left-hand preparation, to play more easily and efficiently, as discussed in Volume 2 of his Classical Guitar Complete method. Scott is playing an amazing 1934 Santos Hernandez spruce and CSAR guitar.

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Feb
17

scott2

We have another great video lesson from Scott Morris – author of the Classical Guitar Complete method. This time Scott looks at the topic of identifying the various voices in a piece and bringing them out in an appropriate manner. Scott plays a guitar by Ariel Ameijenda.

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Feb
03

scott_giuliani

We have another video lesson from Scott Morris, author of the Classical Guitar Complete books. This time Scott looks at the famous Giuliani arpeggios and dissects how to approach the right hand to get the most out of these timeless exercises. Scott plays a Wataru Tsuji ‘1937 Hauser’ for this video.

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Oct
18

Scott-RH

Here’s one more video lesson from Scott Morris illustrating concepts from his method Classical Guitar Complete. Here Scott looks at right hand positioning, using Carcassi’s Etude #2 as his example, and talks about the importance of planning your right hand positions as carefully as you do with your left hand. Scott is playing a 2006 Simon Marty guitar.

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Oct
07

Scott-Barring

We have another video lesson from Scott Morris illustrating concepts from his method Classical Guitar Complete. This time Scott tackles the topic of barring technique, using the second variation from Sor’s Marlborough Variations as his example, and looks at when a half bar (or no bar at all) is more appropriate than a full bar, and how to achieve a good sounding bar with a minimum of tension. Scott is playing a 1999 Gioachino Giussani guitar.

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Jun
03

posture

In his latest video lesson Scott Morris looks at a subject so basic that we forget just how important it really is – posture. How you hold the guitar determines how to a great extent how easy or hard you make life for yourself when playing. Scott looks at the basics such as chair height, footstools and guitar supports, and the correct position for the guitar and your arms when playing. For more like this check out Scott’s other videos or his method, Classical Guitar Complete. Scott plays a Felipe Conde CE-4 cedar.

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May
27

scott

We have another video lesson from Scott Morris illustrating concepts from his method Classical Guitar Complete. This time Scott tackles the topic of bass string dampening, using Villa-Lobos’ Mazurka Choro as his example, and looks at why we need to dampen bass strings and a few techniques to achieve this. Scott is playing a 2014 Woon Sun Lee cedar/maple guitar.

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Jan
28

scott-blog

We have a new lesson from Scott Morris where he gets into the preparation necessary before practicing a new piece – i.e. all of the choices that must be made in order to really prepare the piece. Scott uses Satie’s Nocturne No. 1 from his CD/book ‘Phonology: The Music of Erik Satie’, and we’ve included the score here for you to follow along with Scott (you can download the pdf by clicking here). Scott is playing a 2012 Antonio Marin.

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Jan
18

scott_hand

We have another video lesson from Scott Morris taken from material in his ‘Classical Guitar Complete’ Volumes 1 and 2. This time Scott looks at a ten minute warmup, the sort of thing that is not necessarily ideal but that can be necessary in the real world when you find yourself without enough time to adequately warm up for a performance. Scott is playing a James White guitar.

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Oct
07

scott

Here’s Scott Morris with another video lesson, this time covering the all-important topic of tone production – everything from nail shape to making choices to special effects. And be sure to check out Scott’s method ‘Classical Guitar Complete – From Basics to Bach‘. Scott’s playing a Sergio Perez Aranjuez cedar.

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