Category Archives: Practicing the Classical Guitar

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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Scott Kritzer Arrangements for Classical Guitar – Audio and Musical Samples

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

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Der Leiermann by Franz Schubert for Solo Guitar

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

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Kritzer Studio Student Features

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

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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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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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Grow your Guitar Playing in 2013 with Three Steps to Success!

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

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The Chunking Theory of Learning by Tom Page

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

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