Category Archives: Guitar Tips

Three Monthly Online Workshop

TechTalk for the Classical Guitarist Tech Talk with Scott will explore the foundation for a solid technique for the classical guitarist. Subjects will focus around proper positioning, efficient movements and technical exercises that can aid in a more relaxed, more … Continue reading

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Performance Anxiety Rehab Monthly Webinars

Performance Anxiety is one of the most debilitating factors a performing musician must face. Most performers suffer from some form of pre concert jitters. Some experience performances interrupted by mistakes, memory slips or by negative self talk. Those who suffer … Continue reading

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Online Workshops – FREE

I decided to bump up the dates of these 1 hour workshops on technique, practice and performance anxiety, and make them FREE due to the COVID19 virus and its ramifications. Tech Talk, Perfect Practice and Performance Anxiety Rehab (PAR) will … Continue reading

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Three Works by Manuel de Falla

A selection from my recent Portland State University concert; three works from the ballet music of  Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. The first few minutes is background to the music being played. It’s a story of love, jealousy and revenge. … Continue reading

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Right Hand Detail Work with a Slow Motion Camera

I like to use my iPhone’s slow-motion camera to catch any technical inconsistencies that happen at speeds where such factors are hard to monitor. Here’s an excerpt from William Walton’s first Bagatelle for guitar. I was working on my alternation pattern at … Continue reading

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Upcoming Performances

I have two more performances scheduled for the remainder of the Fall of 2017. Friday, October 13th at noon I’ll be performing at Portland Community College’s Sylvania Campus’ Little Theatre (CT201). On Saturday, October 21st at 2:00 pm I make … Continue reading

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El Polifemo de Oro (four fragments for guitar) by Reginald Smith-Brindle

Here’s a recent performance from my performance in Bozeman, Montana of Reginald Smith-Brindle’s work “El Polifemo de Oro” inspired by Garcia Lorca’s poem. At the round crossroads, six maidens dance. Three of flesh, three of silver. the dreams of yesterday … Continue reading

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Northwest Guitar Festival 2017 Presentation on Right Hand Technique

I’ll be previewing my soon to be released Phase I Primary Skills Development in a lecture/workshop at the 26th annual Northwest Guitar Festival to be held at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon from Friday April 7  through Sunday April 9. Featured at … Continue reading

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Available for Listening

If you weren’t able to make it as a live studio audience member my recent performance on All Classical’s popular “Thursdays @ 3” live radio broadcast is available for listening. Just go to All Classical and choose ‘Audio Archive’ on the right sidebar and then Thursdays … Continue reading

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Week of February 6, 2017

Two performances coming up this week. First I’ll be sharing the mic with Portland Opera when I join KQAC’s Robert McBride for Thursdays @ 3 this Thursday, February 9th, 3:00 pm PDT. There is room for in-studio guests or you can … Continue reading

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