Monthly Archives: June 2017

Competition

Competition. Being afraid of competition is normal. Perceptions makes the difference. Improving your skills every days, becoming better and improving your service is way to go. Without a good qualification you cannot keep people for a long time. Amateurs can get a piece of pie. Hopefully, it will motivate them to become better specialists. Open […]

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How to cope with unfamiliar…

… STYLE. Want to imitate a certain style of music? I found a few basic ways how is possible to do that, put them in a step by step way and would like to share it with you. Learn which instruments (1) are used to make music in that style. Which rhythms (2) are typical? […]

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“Composer-Performer” course feedback!

(In English and Russian below)   ET Tuli tagasiside minu kursuse “Helilooja-Interpreet” osalejatelt Tallinnas. See oli kĂŒsimustik, kus osalejad said hinnata erinevaid kursuse kĂŒlgi (skaalas 1 – 5. Kus 1 tĂ€hendas “ei nĂ”ustu” ja 5 “tĂ€iesti nĂ”us”), Samuti anda mĂ”ni nĂ”u, mida vĂ”iks parandada. Muuseas oli kĂŒsimusi, nĂ€iteks: “Informatsioon pakkutud sellel ĂŒritusel on oluline sinule”, […]

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Composer-Performer. Just did it.

ET Esitlus Tallinna Kitarrifestivali raames on tehtud! Selles ettekandes pĂŒĂŒdsin nĂ€idata, kui oluline on kompositsiooni Ă”petamine nii vĂ€ikestele lastele kui ka tĂ€iskasvanutele. Tuletasime meelde aegu kui iga mĂ€ngija oli ka helilooja. VĂ”iksime Ă”ppida meie eelkĂ€ijatelt ja tekkitada juurdepÀÀsu rÔÔmu juurde pillimĂ€ngus.   EN Did a presentation at Tallinn Guitar Festival. In that presentation I tried […]

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What a day!

In the morning did a PRESENTATION about my Composer-Performer program within the framework of Tallinn Guitar Festival. In the evening breathtaking GUITAR CONCERT of legendary Roberto Aussel. As well as after-party in a restaurant: eating a soup and Roberto watching me with a smile while playing nice Argentinian music just in the front! Whoa! Once-in-a-life-time […]

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Presentation

Preparing a presentation for Tallinn Guitar Festival. In that presentation I will try to show the importance of teaching composition to small kids and adults. Looking back in history, when each player was also a composer, and learning from our predecessors is an access to a lot of joy when playing an instrument.

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Looking back

I remember how my jazz guitar teacher, who also gave me my first lessons in composition, told me: “Dmitri, write down all your musical ideas and melodies, never throw them away – you might need them in future.” So I did. Recently, looking through old papers, I found an entire piece that I wrote in 2014, […]

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Dream is coming true

Many years ago, when I was in my teens and started studying classical guitar in Tallinn, I dreamed: how nice it would be to play on a stage of the Estonia Concert Hall – one of the most prestigious concert venues in the country. Now, this Saturday – more than ten years later, – it’s […]

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