Category Archives: Technique

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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Range of Motion for the Right Hand

Often players, knowingly or not, limit the range of motion when playing the classical guitar. The ‘Minimum Movement’ movement has propagated this idea. The idea being if you can stay close to the string you’ll be able to player faster, … Continue reading

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Technique Workshop

Saturday, January 14th to February 18th, 2-4 pm The serious classical guitarist who wishes to study, play, and ultimately perform, will find the need for a strong technical foundation. A strong technical foundation can be achieved when our hands are … Continue reading

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Master Class – The ‘New’ Kritzer Technique

Technique is one subject that the serious classical guitar student must face sooner or later. Yet, as pedagogies go, the classical guitarist is generally weak on the subject. Although technical ideas abound regarding scales, slurs, and the like, the “how … Continue reading

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Integrating Technique into Repertoire

I have an embarrassing confession to make. A few years back, I was thinking of playing in a master class for Pepe Romero. I remember thinking, “Wouldn’t it be cool if he saw my right hand and at least thought … Continue reading

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Nail Repair for the Classical Guitarist

Proper nail care is essential for the classical guitarist. Even the most careful player will, on occasion, need to replace or repair a nail due to a crack or breakage. I’m sure there are many ideas on this subject and … Continue reading

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Phase I — Primary Skills for the Classical Guitarist — Introduction

Introduction Phase I — The Technique of Primary Skills, Part 1 The serious classical guitarist who wishes to study, play, and ultimately perform on the classical guitar needs a strong technical foundation. This strong technical foundation can be achieved when … Continue reading

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