Practice Session // The Musical Explorations of a Classical Guitarist - Composer

Practice Session is a place where I post what fascinates me, musical ideas that inspire me and how I deal with the technical difficulties of guitar. Composing and playing music is definitely a journey and as composers and performers we are always students, until the moment we decide to put our pencils down.

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28 Things G Major

28 Things .G Major // An Intensive Journey to Demystifying the Fretboard

28 Things .G Major // An Intensive Journey to Demystifying the Fretboard

These writings are to share with whoever is interested part of my journey to understanding the fretboard in a more meaningful way. It is partly derived from my early years as a young student of the Piano - as it is an instrument with an entirely clear visual geometry, partly from my experience and observations as a music educator and guitar instructor and partly from my attempts and insistence to   

It is an intensive journey to demystifying the fretboard that applies to composition and improvisation as well as memorising and performing standard repertoire. I am glad that you have joined!  

The Day-dreaming Arpeggios of Claude Debussy

The Day-dreaming Arpeggios of Claude Debussy

The Day-dreaming Arpeggios of Claude Debussy

This week I decided to spend some time with Claude Debussy's day-dreaming arpeggios of Rêverie.

My Melodic Minor Voicings pt.1

My Melodic Minor Voicings pt.1

My Melodic Minor Voicings pt.1

Having spent lots and lots of time with Melodic Minor and its modes I have developed or selected some voicings that give access to the individual character of every mode, this week I talk about the some of my favourite Melodic Minor Vocings.

Ostinato Guitar 101

Ostinato Guitar 101

Ostinato Guitar 101

The last couple of years I've been exploring the persistent nature of ostinato and its uses especially in one of the upper voices; charmed by the the illusion of static-movement that it employs, I started developing exercises and etudes to help me deal with the technical requirements and difficulties.

Chopin Inspired Arpeggios for Guitar

Chopin Inspired Arpeggios for Guitar

Chopin Inspired Arpeggios for Guitar

How to Get Rid of Guitar String Squeaking

How often should you change strings?

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