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In this episode of The Classical Guitar Corner Podcast, Simon interviews film composer and guitarist Bryce Jacobs. This is a fascinating conversation stretching from Bryce's struggles at conservatory learning classical guitar to some of his stories working with Hans Zimmer on several film scores (including performing guitar on some of them). To find out more [...]
If you have ever had challenges getting your left hand to stay in position or get your fourth finger to remain close to the fingerboard, this exercise will likely be helpful. It is simple in concept but very effective at developing good habits in your left hand technique. As a teacher this exercise has proven [...]
In this episode of The Classical Guitar Corner Podcast, Simon interviews California-based luthier Kenny Hill. In truth Kenny's projects take him around the world so he is truly an international luthier, and this conversation gets into a lot of those details, including how he got started building guitars, his different experiments and projects with building [...]
In this episode of The Classical Guitar Corner Podcast, Simon interviews Blair Jackson, editor of Classical Guitar magazine. This is an insightful conversation about the history of CG and their service to the classical guitar community over the last several decades. Please join in the conversation by leaving a comment below!
We are always happy to be able to share accomplishments and creations of our Academy members with you. At the beginning of the year some of our members started a "Composer of the Month Club" in which they discuss a new composer each month. During January members discussed and studied Spanish composer Isaac Albéniz. For [...]
In this episode of The Classical Guitar Corner Podcast, Simon interviews David Collett, President of Guitar Salon International, one of the largest dealers of classical and flamenco guitars in the world, located in Santa Monica, California in the States. Simon and David talk about GSI's guitar collection, its series of videos, and many other things [...]
by Dave Belcher Around the new year a couple of members from Classical Guitar Corner Academy decided it would be great to dedicate more time to learning about guitar composers and so they made a New Year's Resolution for 2019 to dedicate one month each to a different composer to learn more about their [...]
The term masterclass has come to signify a fairly wide range of teaching scenarios and isn’t always dependent on a ‘master’ teacher being present. Rather, it signifies a lesson given to a student (or students) by a teacher (or teachers) in front of an audience. In addition to this, the students are more often than [...]
Classical Guitar Corner has always pursued excellence in education for our beautiful instrument. At this point in time the Academy is flourishing with a global community and robust curriculum, and the broader community is served with podcasts, articles, live broadcasts, learning materials and lessons that are all provided with free access. Moving forward, I would [...]