Category Archives: Performing Skills

Prelude, Sarabande and Gigue from JS Bach’s Cello Suite No 1 (new 2016 edition)

Here’s a video from a recent performance of mine in Weigand Hall on the Marylhurst University Campus for the Portland Classical Guitar Series filmed December 9th, 2016 by videographer John Dimick. Recently Michael Lorimer began reworking his original arrangements of … Continue reading

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Pesky Passage Problem Solving for the Classical Guitarist – Saturday January 7th

Have you worked a passage to what feels like a satisfactory level only to return the next day to find it still problematic? Or, have you ‘mastered’ a passage in practice only to find that it falls apart in performance? … Continue reading

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Performance Anxiety Rehab Workshop with PAR PODS Begins September, 2016

I’ll be offering my popular Performance Anxiety Rehab Workshop beginning September 10th, 2016 and continuing on September 24th, October 15th and 29th from 2:00-3:30 pm PDT with PAR PODS to follow throughout the remainder of the year. Performance Anxiety Rehab (PAR) … Continue reading

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Road to Guitar Recovery – Part 1, Musicianship

My four month hiatus from playing taught me a lot about the guitar. Since my methodical return I have gained new technical, musical and performance skills. I hope guitarists, and perhaps even non-guitarists find these posts worth following. Guitarists who want … Continue reading

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Classical Guitar Immersion 2014 Preparation

Classical Guitar Immersion – 2014 June 13th-20th, 2014 Menucha Retreat and Conference Center 38711 East Historic Columbia River Hwy Corbett, OR 97019-0008 Phone: 503-695-2243 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm PST, weekdays) Fax: 503-695-2223 CGI is an immersion experience where 7 … Continue reading

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Classical Guitar Immersion 2014 – Performance Anxiety Rehab

The 9th Annual Classical Guitar Immersion is almost sold out! If you want to learn to overcome performance anxiety then I hope you’ll join me for a wonderful week, a guitar ‘immersion’ on the beautiful Columbia River Gorge outside Portland, … Continue reading

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Getting More from a Master Class

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

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Performance Preparation

As we prepare for the upcoming Kritzer Studio Recital and Classical Guitar Immersion I thought I would let you in on how I like to prepare for performances. I hope you find this blog helpful. Part of what will make … Continue reading

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Performance Anxiety Q & A with Scott Kritzer

Performance anxiety affects nearly every performer, some learn to overcome it, others continue be subject to it’s affects. I suffered greatly from the affects of PA and finally found solutions that are simple and consistent. Join me on Saturday, March … Continue reading

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Possible Cure for the Musician’s Nervous Hand Shakes

One of the great benefits of Classical Guitar Immersion is the collective knowledge and experience that the participants add to the week-long event. In fact, it’s an integral part of the ‘immersion’ experience. This happens informally, with chats on the … Continue reading

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