- Technique Workshop; Right Hand Mechanics for the Northwest Guitar Festival - April 7-9, 2017 Portland State University.
- Monthly Master Class - Saturday, April 22nd, 2:00-3:30 PM.. Performer and auditor spaces still available for local or remote students. Come join the group!
- Classical Guitar Immersion
Performance - Friday, June 16-23, 201, Menucha Retreat & Conference Center
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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: Practicing the Classical Guitar
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
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
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
God Rest Ye – Audio Sample Purchase at Store Christmas Youth – Audio Sample Purchase at Store It Came Upon A Midnight Clear – Audio Sample Purchase at Store We Three Kings of Orient Are – Audio Sample … 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
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
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
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
The following article was submitted by my student Tom Page. It’s a great article and offers some very interesting concepts regarding practice and learning. Great job Tom, thanks! The chunking theory of learning is based on the concepts that: • … Continue reading