Author Archives: Scott Kritzer

Tech Talk w/Scott

Saturday, May 18th 1:00 PM PDT REGISTER for Mechanics of the Free Stroke

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Tech Talk w/Scott

Mechanics of the Free Stroke May 18th at 1:00 PM PDT I’m excited to announce a series of monthly workshops called “Tech Talk with Scott” covering a wide range of topics regarding technique for the classical guitarist. Each workshop will cover a specific subject and in most cases I’ll work with students directly so bring Read More

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Post Practice Hand Stretches and Exercises

If you’ve been playing guitar for any length of time you may notice stiffness in the arms or hands, or perhaps you’ve sustained an injury along the way. In any case you may want to start working on a series of flexibility, coordination and strength exercises. These exercises can offset the negative effects of practice. Read More

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Upcoming Workshops

I’ll be bringing over four decades of teaching, performing and recording experience to a series of 1 hour workshops over the next 6 months via Zoom. The next three workshops will be : Care and Maintenance for the Guitarist’s Hands (post practice stretching & care) The BioMechanics Behind an Effective Free Stroke Learning the Guitar Read More

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Pepe Romero Master Class and Concert

Just a quick post to remind everyone of the rare opportunity we have coming up April 25th & 26th. One of the most recognized guitarists in the world, Pepe Romero is being presenting both in master class and concert by William Jenks and the Portland Classic Guitar. I’m honored to say that I’ve been chosen Read More

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The Music of J.S. Bach: Short Reflections

One of the great benefits of being musicians is that our work is associated with trying to understand the music written by brilliant and creative souls like Johann Sebastian Bach. A few weeks ago as I started practicing Bach’s Allemande from the 1st Cello Suite, and even after playing this work, off and on, for Read More

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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 steps, medium steps, and large steps. Small steps are the ones we take regularly. They’re Read More

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Christmas Youth

Christmas Youth was written by yours truly for my CD Classical Guitar Christmas but published under the names of my boys David Kritzer and Andrew Kritzer. They appear with Santa at about a minute into the video. Arrangement available at http://scottkritzer.com/store/.    

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Getting More Out of Your Guitar Practice Time

In my 5 part series “Getting More,” you’ll learn how to get more from your practice time, lessons, performances, and even from your attendance of concerts and master classes. Part 1-Getting More from your Practice Do you find that you lack the time to practice? Perhaps you find that you’re missing more sessions than you’d Read More

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