Category Archives: Guitar Tips

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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Available for Listening

If you weren’t able to make it as a live studio audience member my recent performance on All Classical’s popular “Thursdays @ 3” live radio broadcast is available for listening. Just go to All Classical and choose ‘Audio Archive’ on the right sidebar and then Thursdays @ 3’s latest broadcast. It will only be available for a few weeks. I performed Read More

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Week of February 6, 2017

Two performances coming up this week. First I’ll be sharing the mic with Portland Opera when I join KQAC’s Robert McBride for Thursdays @ 3 this Thursday, February 9th, 3:00 pm PDT. There is room for in-studio guests or you can listen live. For more information go to KQAC Thursday’s @ 3. And if you’re in Read More

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Prelude, Sarabande and Gigue from JS Bach’s Cello Suite No 1 (new 2016 edition)

Here’s a video from a recent performance of mine in Weigand Hall on the Marylhurst University Campus for the Portland Classical Guitar Series filmed December 9th, 2016 by videographer John Dimick. Recently Michael Lorimer began reworking his original arrangements of Bach’s Six Cello Suites. I’ve been one of the fortunate recipients of the many reworks Read More

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Pesky Passage Problem Solving for the Classical Guitarist – Saturday January 7th

Have you worked a passage to what feels like a satisfactory level only to return the next day to find it still problematic? Or, have you ‘mastered’ a passage in practice only to find that it falls apart in performance? Often how we feel we learn best actually produces little if any results, resulting in long term Read More

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Portland Classic Guitar Presents Scott Kritzer in Concert Dec 9 (sold out) & 10

Portland Classic Guitar (PCG) is proud to present classical guitarist Scott Kritzer, appearing in concert on December 9 and 10, at Marylhurst University’s Wiegand Hall. The December 9 concert is already sold out, and the December 10 show has been added to meet demand. On the program are works by JS Bach, William Walton, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Sylvius Leopold Read More

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Upcoming Events

Lots of upcoming events – this is just for the rest of the year. 2017 is equally busy! Performances from the stage, radio, master classes and ensemble offerings. You can try to read the board or just check out my sidebar!

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Guitar Salon with Open Mic featuring Classical Guitarist Scott Kritzer

Scott Kritzer brings decades of performing experience to a series of performance demonstrations called Fireside Chats to be held in the Beaverton First United Methodist Church’s Fireside Room. Kritzer, who often engages his audiences in concert, will discuss the stories behind the music in a friendly, informative and entertaining style. And prior to each ‘chat’ there will Read More

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