Posts from ‘EliteGuitarist’

Jun
17

Elite Guitarist: Flamenco Guitar Lessons with Amir John Haddad

Amir John Haddad is one of the most recognizable names in the flamenco guitar world. He has recently joined our friends at Elite Guitarist as one of their instructors, alongside other flamenco greats like Antonio Rey, Jose Tanaka and Vahagni. Dos Palomas Vuelan is an emotive ballad perfectly matched with this 1971 Manuel de la Chica flamenco guitar. Check out his flamenco guitar lessons at EliteGuitarist.com and the comprehensive flamenco curriculum developed for students ranging from absolute beginners to the most advanced.

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Jun
05

Our friends at EliteGuitarist.com have released a new tutorial of “Late at Night” recorded by Christina Sandsengen on a 2015 Federico Sheppard guitar. “Late at Night” by Sven Lundestad is a short composition, lyrical with jazzy overtones and a wonderful accessible melody. In this tutorial Christina Sandsengen will teach you how to play this piece both correctly and beautifully. Check out the soulful performance of this beautiful piece and the many other tutorials available at www.EliteGuitarist.com.

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May
21

Our friends from EliteGuitarist.com bring to you this performance and tutorial of Sergio Assad’s “Farewell”. The piece, played and taught here by Tavi Jinariu, is a deeply emotional one. Structured around repeating chord progressions and recurring motifs, “Farewell” provides ample opportunities for tonal and phrase explorations. Go to the next level in your musical interpretation as Tavi Jinariu explains his tonal, phrasing and fingering choices in this Elite Guitarist tutorial.

For the performance video, you can hear and watch Tavi play on our 2015 Federico Sheppard “Camino Dos Bocas” guitar.

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Apr
11

This performance and tutorial from EliteGuitarist.com is for Francisco Tarrega’s “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.” For this video, 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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Mar
30

Our friends at www.EliteGuitarist.com have just released another tutorial of Bach’s Gavotte En Rondeau. Check out the in-depth, note-for-note tutorial from EliteGuitarist. Originally written for solo violin, Bach’s “Gavotte En Rondeau” has become a standard in the classical guitar repertoire. In this piece you will be able to improve your left hand slurs (hammer-on and pull-off) and overall dexterity, experiment with a variety of tonal colors and create phrasing variations. Check out the rest of the note for note tutorials at www.EliteGuitarist.com. For this recording Taso Comanescu played a 2018 Vladimir Druzhinin guitar.

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Mar
14

Our friends at www.EliteGuitarist.com have just released a great tutorial of the familiar Malagueña. Check out the in-depth, note-for-note tutorial from EliteGuitarist. Malagueña is one of the most recognizable Spanish tunes for the classical guitar and an immediate favorite of audiences. In spite of its simple melody, the piece presents great opportunities to improve your right hand technique. You will learn how to play triplets, rasqueados, and many other exciting techniques. Check out the rest of the note for note tutorials at www.EliteGuitarist.com. For this recording Tavi Jinariu played a 2001 John Weissenrieder “Garcia” guitar

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Mar
04

Our friends at www.EliteGuitarist.com have just released an in-depth tutorial of Vals Venezolano No. 3 (Natalia) by Antonio Lauro. This is a beloved standard in the classical guitar repertoire, and it is full of life and color. The piece combines Strauss-like waltzes with South American syncopated rhythms. Check out the in-depth, note for note tutorial from www.EliteGuitarist.com, grab your guitars, and let’s get to work!

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Jan
16

Torija from Torroba’s ‘Castillos de España’ is a set of brief pieces that take the listener on a musical tour of Spain’s famous castles. The Torija castle is located just off the road between Madrid and Barcelona. This piece is a reflective, introspective musical depiction of Torija and in this tutorial instructor Kevin Enstrom shares all the secrets of the trade that help bring this piece to life. From phrasing insights, to slight variations of the tempo and dynamics you will be able to transport your listeners to the wonderful Torija castle.

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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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