Category Archives: Guitar Tips

Classical Guitar Christmas II

Classical Guitar Christmas II is now available on all streaming platforms. (iTunes, Rhapsody, Tidal, etc). You can preview the tracks on Spotify below. The recording features my updated arrangements from my original recording in 1995 as well as a bonus track with soprano, Janet Chvatal performing I Wonder as I Wander. Classical Guitar Christmas II Read More

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Classical Guitar Immersion – Performance June 20-26, 2022

Classical Guitar Immersion – Performance Development – June 20-26, 2022 Mt. Angel Abbey, Mt Angel, Oregon. Maximum: 8 CGI is an immersion experience where a handful of guitarists participate in a week of performance preparation at the historic Mt. Angel Abbey, in Mt. Angel, Oregon. Students will be featured in a public performance for the Read More

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Three Monthly Online Workshop

TechTalk for the Classical Guitarist Tech Talk with Scott will explore the foundation for a solid technique for the classical guitarist. Subjects will focus around proper positioning, efficient movements and technical exercises that can aid in a more relaxed, more efficient way of playing resulting in better accuracy and faster playing.   Performers will bring their Read More

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Performance Anxiety Rehab Monthly Webinars

Performance Anxiety is one of the most debilitating factors a performing musician must face. Most performers suffer from some form of pre concert jitters. Some experience performances interrupted by mistakes, memory slips or by negative self talk. Those who suffer from the effects of performance anxiety also experience the frustrating realization that so much potential Read More

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Online Workshops – FREE

I decided to bump up the dates of these 1 hour workshops on technique, practice and performance anxiety, and make them FREE due to the COVID19 virus and its ramifications. Tech Talk, Perfect Practice and Performance Anxiety Rehab (PAR) will regular workshops for Premium Members on my upcoming new website. Check them out – at Read More

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Three Works by Manuel de Falla

A selection from my recent Portland State University concert; three works from the ballet music of  Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. The first few minutes is background to the music being played. It’s a story of love, jealousy and revenge. All on one little guitar.

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Right Hand Detail Work with a Slow Motion Camera

I like to use my iPhone’s slow-motion camera to catch any technical inconsistencies that happen at speeds where such factors are hard to monitor. Here’s an excerpt from William Walton’s first Bagatelle for guitar. I was working on my alternation pattern at the end of the work. In real time it looks like this: Here’s the same Read More

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Upcoming Performances

I have two more performances scheduled for the remainder of the Fall of 2017. Friday, October 13th at noon I’ll be performing at Portland Community College’s Sylvania Campus’ Little Theatre (CT201). On Saturday, October 21st at 2:00 pm I make my first Seattle appearance in a performance sponsored by the Seattle Guitar Society at the Read More

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El Polifemo de Oro (four fragments for guitar) by Reginald Smith-Brindle

Here’s a recent performance from my performance in Bozeman, Montana of Reginald Smith-Brindle’s work “El Polifemo de Oro” inspired by Garcia Lorca’s poem. At the round crossroads, six maidens dance. Three of flesh, three of silver. the dreams of yesterday search for them, but they are held embraced by a polyfemus of gold. The Guitar! Read More

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Northwest Guitar Festival 2017 Presentation on Right Hand Technique

I’ll be previewing my soon to be released Phase I Primary Skills Development in a lecture/workshop at the 26th annual Northwest Guitar Festival to be held at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon from Friday April 7  through Sunday April 9. Featured at the NWGF will be evening recitals by Martha Masters, Michael Partington and Hilary Field. Afternoon Read More

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