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Scott Kritzer is a professional classical guitar artist, performer, teacher, and creator of a systematic guitar training method for players of every level. Kritzer and his students' share their experiences and expertise here. Classes, workshops, and conferences are available online and in person in the Portland, Oregon, area and through traveling programs and workshops across North America.
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Category Archives: Guitar Tips
With it’s final movement (the Fandango) Luigi Boccherini’s Quintet No 4 for string quartet and guitar builds wonderfully, movement to movement, to this crowning finale, complete with rasqueado’s and castanets! On Monday, December 8th I’ll be performing the Quintet with Eugene’s … Continue reading
With the drone of the hurdy-gurdy as its backdrop this arrangement, the final work from Franz Schubert’s epic work Die Winterreise, gives the classical guitarist a chance to play one of the great works from the Romantic period on solo … Continue reading
‘Thursdays @ Three’ is an intimate weekly broadcast by radio station All Classical KQAC, in their wonderful new facility on the banks of the Willamette River. ‘Thursdays @ Three’ showcases live music and conversation with host Robert McBride – all … Continue reading
UPDATE: CGI ’15 is sold out before the open registration date of September 1st! Cancellations do happen so those who would like to be put on a waiting list can send a refundable deposit of $395 to the address listed … Continue reading
YouTube Video of Saturday Morning Technique and Repertoire Work Its great to see the function in the young hands of Ibrahim, Ogden and Michael Hermes. These players have worked hard on positioning and the concepts of alternation and sympathetic motion … Continue reading
The view from Menucha has been fantastic; mostly great weather but always with great views enjoyed between the classes on repertoire, technique and performance. Don’t miss the culminating 2013 CGI Recital which place on Thursday, June 2oth at 7:30 pm … Continue reading
When preparing for a master class, whether you plan on auditing or performing, proper preparation can make a big difference in what you learn from the masters. The following are ideas I’ve gained from decades of auditing and performing in … Continue reading
First off, welcome to the New Year — always a great time to look forward and make some positive changes in our lives. I’d like to offer three steps that will help your guitar playing development over the next year: small … Continue reading
Christmas Youth was written by yours truly for my CD Classical Guitar Christmas but published under the names of my boys David Kritzer and Andrew Kritzer. They appear with Santa at about a minute into the video. Arrangement available at http://scottkritzer.com/store/.