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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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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
By Charlie Schultz, student The name La Folia means “folly” or “madness”. It refers to a dance in 3/4 time that originated in the late 15th century. It was originally a quick paced noisy dance in which the dancers carried … Continue reading
Classical Guitar Immersion Performance Preparation, 2014 with classical guitarist Scott Kritzer Friday, June 13th-20th, 2014 Menucha Retreat & Conference Center Maximun Attendees: 7 What is Classical Guitar Immersion: Performance Preparation? It might be best to first explain what Classical Guitar … Continue reading
You can maximize the quality of the sound of your instrument simply by placing your right hand near the back of the sound hole. Often guitarists find themselves playing behind the sound hole, choking the sound of the guitar (I … Continue reading
Melody has always been an important part of my approach to playing the classical guitar, but recently, I found a new way to use melody to help with interpretation as well as the avoidance of learning mistakes. [Note: You’ll find … Continue reading