- 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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Tag Archives: classical guitar technique
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
In our last installment, we discussed how to get more out of your practice time. Next, we’ll discuss how to get more out of your guitar lessons. While lessons can be expensive, they can also move your playing forward much … Continue reading
I’d like to invite you to a special Kritzer Studio Gathering on Friday, February 17th at 7:00 p.m. Come see my new studio and hear some exciting news regarding the release of my new Method for Classical Guitar. This is … 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
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
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
I remember clearly my decision to pursue the study of classical guitar. Following a concert of the (original) Oregon Guitar Quartet, contacted Scott Kritzer, one of it’s members, and told him I wanted to study guitar, and that I was … Continue reading
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
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