Posts from ‘EliteGuitarist’

Oct
23

Here is a new collaboration between EliteGuitarist and GSI with a tutorial of Augustin Barrios’ Vals Op. 8 No. 3 Taso Comanescu’s note for note tutorial displays a deep understanding of the piece, provides tons of performance pointers, focuses on phrasing details and is a wealth of fingering principles. Learn to play this and many other repertoire pieces with the EliteGuitarist classical guitar repertoire tutorials at www.EliteGuitarist.com

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Oct
08

We’ve got another great tutorial from the EliteGuitarist.com crew – this time it’s Ines Thome with Carcassi’s study No. 6, with Ines playing a great 2018 G V Rubio Custom Elite in spruce and Indian rosewood.

Carcassi’s study Opus 60 No. 7 is a standard in the classical guitar repertoire. Far from being a mere exercise in dexterity, this piece offers ample opportunities for phrasing development, chord formation, tremolo practice, as well as dynamic and tonal variations. Dr. Ines Thome insightfully deals with each of these performance aspects and enlarges the EliteGuitarist library of resources with another great tutorial. Check out this tutorial and the numerous other repertoire tutorials at www.EliteGuitarist.com

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Sep
27

Our friends over at EliteGuitarist are at it again. In response to the numerous requests for a tutorial of ‘Tango En Skai’ Tavi Jinariu recorded this comprehensive tutorial packed with technical and performance insights.

Roland Dyens’ ‘Tango En Skai’ is a favorite of audiences worldwide. This flamboyant piece, with its engaging rhythms and ostentatious runs, invites the guitarist to use virtually every technique and sound the classical guitar can produce. Get ready for a technical and musical hike but trust us when we say that the musical rewards are great. Check out this tutorial and the numerous other repertoire tutorials at www.EliteGuitarist.com

Guitar: 2010 Jose Luis Gil, courtesy of Guitar Salon International

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Aug
05

Check out the latest tutorial from our friends at eliteguitarist.com – Dr. Ines Thome walking us through Fernando Sor’s study Op. 35 No. 13 (or #2 in the Segovia numberings) that focuses on separating the melody from other voices in the piece. A great etude for improving right-hand accuracy and learning to bring out a melody. Ines plays a fantastic 2016 Luis Fernandez de Cordoba guitar in spruce and CSA rosewood. Click here to buy the lesson.

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Feb
13

Here’s the latest tutorial from our friends at EliteGuitarist.comInes Thome‘s lesson on Barrios’ beautiful tremolo piece Una Limosna Por el Amor de Dios. Ines plays a lovely 2015 Woon Sun Lee classical in cedar and maple. You can watch the full tutorial here, or click over to EliteGuitarist.com for this and more great tutorials on a great variety of classical guitar masterpieces.

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Jan
25

Today’s performance and tutorial from EliteGuitarist.com is for Recuerdos de la Alhambra, one of the most iconic pieces in the classical guitar repertoire. This piece is deeply evocative of the Spanish gardens of Alhambra and employs tremolo, a technique that is unique in its form to the guitar. Check out the note-for-note tutorial taught by Taso Comanescu and the full technique tutorial “Tremolo – A Comprehensive Approach.” Taso plays a beautiful 2017 German Vazquez Rubio Custom Elite, Rubio’s absolutely top-of-the-line model in spruce and African blackwood with stunning materials and workmanship.

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Jan
05

Today’s repertoire tutorial, coming to us via EliteGuitarist, is for Un Dia Noviembre by Leo Brouwer. This is a melancholic piece that conquers listeners with its simplicity and elegance. Its catchy melodic lines and the interplay of the minor and major keys bring about an introspective and contemplative musical effect. You can watch the rest of the detailed tutorial here. Ines plays a beautiful 2017 Masaki Sakurai ‘PC’ in cedar and CSA rosewood. For online classical guitar lessons and many other repertoire tutorials visit www.EliteGuitarist.com.

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Dec
13

Here is the latest video tutorial and performance of Bach’s Prelude from the first cello suite provided by our friends at EliteGuitarist.com. Few pieces receive notoriety equal to this work. The Prelude, with its serene arpeggios and inventive harmonic development, displays in an understated way the genius of Bach. Originally composed for unaccompanied cello, the piece receives new dimensions when played on the guitar as the chords sustain longer and the notes combine to produce lovely harmonies. Taso plays a beautiful 2017 Tobias Berg in spruce and Indian rosewood. Check out the many repertoire video tutorials at EliteGuitarist. You can find the rest of this tutorial here.

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Dec
04

We are pleased to bring you another tutorial from our friends at EliteGuitarist.com. Today’s tutorial is for the Allegro Solemne from Barrios’ La Catedral. This last movement of ‘La Catedral’ is one of the most recognizable pieces in the classical guitar repertoire. The Allegro Solemne is a toccata-style fast movement that demands the highest amount of focus, agility and technical prowess. In this tutorial Ines Thome seeks to take away the intimidation factor that guitarists may experience before tackling this piece. She breaks down the entire piece bar by bar and provides detailed instruction on right hand arpeggio techniques, left hand fingerings, and the overall musical direction of the various sections in the piece. Whether you are an advanced player or a an aspiring advanced player, there is something for everyone in this tutorial. The guitar used is a 2005 Fritz Ober: a clear, resonant and powerful instrument, worthy to convey Barrios’ masterpiece composition. Check out the rest of this tutorial and many other classical guitar repertoire tutorials provided by EliteGuitarist.

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Nov
14

Here is another repertoire tutorial brought to you by EliteGuitarist and Guitar Salon International. Today’s tutorial is Study #6 by Fernando Sor. Sor’s studies are brief musical capsules that offer a wealth of opportunities for technical, fingering, tonal, and phrasing experimentation. Sor’s study #6 is a lighthearted miniature, with a beautiful melodic line and accompanying arpeggios. Although the piece is relatively accessible from a technical point of view, what separates performers of this piece is the attention to the fine details. In this rendition of study #6 Tavi Jinariu departs from the original Segovia fingerings and effectively argues for an alternative fingering based on various musical sequences within the study and based on Segovia’s own fingering philosophy. Check out the full tutorial along with many other repertoire tutorials at www.EliteGuitarist.com and start playing this piece today.

Tavi plays a beautiful Teodoro Perez ‘Maestro’ in cedar and pau ferro.

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