Simon started the topic Donna Zitzelberger Carcassi Etude 1 – Connie Sheu Masterclass in the forum Classical Guitar Student Showcase 1 day, 9 hours ago
Here is the first video from the Los Angeles masterclass last month with Connie Sheu. I hope you enjoy these videos and congratulations once again to our CGC performers.
I have also posted this video on the lesson page for Carcassi Etude No.1 in Grade 4 for future use.
Thanks for posting the picture!
If they are spiral bound then the books are not from Amazon but rather our print-on-demand publisher. This company caused us a lot of headaches late last year but I am so glad that the books are getting out quickly this time!
The practice routines were written to align with the repertoire in each…[Read more]
Great story, John! Also, very glad to hear that the podcast made an impact.
As for twinkle twinkle, Mozart thought enough of the popular melody to write a set of variations. So you are in very esteemed company!
Yes I have done this with the Villa Lobos Prelude 1 and also Un Dia de Noviembre.
I sat down with a copyright lawyer some years ago and was told that I can teach the pieces as long as I do not produce the score.
As for getting the lessons up. There is nothing more I would rather do than get back to recording more lessons for the…[Read more]
The previews on Amazon are auto generated, I will have a look into how to change them.
There are 52 pieces, a few new additions that will be appearing in the curriculum. They are all public domain pieces and the book does not contain the modern compositions listed in the exam options. I hope that in the future I can look into…[Read more]
Wonderful session yesterday featuring some big name composers! Here was the order of appearance:
Martha – Villa Lobos Prelude 4
Magdalena – Prelude BWV 998 J.S. Bach
Nels – Chopin Prelude 20, op.28
Linda – Carcassi Etude 3
Kirk – Carcassi Etude 16
Mark Campbell – Right Hand Technique
Jane – Burgmüller Nocturne #1
Paul – Crimson by Jonathan…[Read more]
The coaching call program is just over a year old now. I am very pleased that the calls have been well attended over the past months and from all reports the trial sessions with Niki Todesco were a success. Many members have been finding them helpful and it is always a pleasure for us to connect directly with members.
After a lot…[Read more]
It is pleasure to offer this new Masterclass with cellist Jacques Lee Wood.
Much like the Bartok Romanian Dances, this masterclass is a play along experience that allows you to work on duet material. In this course we have used video rather than audio which will hopefully offer a more engaging and musical experience.
Jacques will be a guest…[Read more]
As I am still in California, Niki Todesco will be subbing in for my coaching call tonight.
For those signed up please use my coaching link to access the session: https://zoom.us/j/464785362
I will be back in the office from Tuesday and coaching calls will be back on their regular schedule for next weekend.
The CGC trip in California has been more packed than I initially thought and I apologize for being quiet on the site. I am happy to say that it has been so full because the California community of guitarists have been incredibly inclusive and welcoming.
I have been gathering several podcasts that I hope you will enjoy, recorded…[Read more]
Thanks to everyone for coming, I don’t think this event could have gone any better.
Connie provided some first rate teaching and inspiration, all of the players came prepared and presented with professionalism, those in the audience were engaged and focused, and there was the trademark warmth of the CGC community.
Thanks to those who traveled…[Read more]
I wanted to share with you a very memorable moment I had yesterday when I was invited, along with Janet Agostino, to sit in on a rehearsal with the LAGQ.
I took many notes for myself just to remember some of the observations I made, and perhaps to be a better teacher for ensembles in the future.
One aspect that struck me was the…[Read more]
Here are some photos to help attendees get the class tomorrow (room K2)
Here is the driveway into the conservatory with the parking lot to the left.
This building on the left is where we will have our class. It is not through the main entrance but it is the first door on the left down this pathway.
Yes please feel free to make a decision that works for you on the day. We would love to meet you, of course, but after driving in the torrential downpour in LA the other day I completely understand your hesitation!
Armando, you will be missed but please take care of yourself and I will see you at the Summer School!
I will be traveling north towards San Francisco after the masterclass in LA and we will take the opportunity to have another meetup for those in Northern California.
This meetup will be a little different. It will be generously hosted by CGC member Bruce Donehower and we will have an informal performance salon where people can…[Read more]
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