Tags: learning

New (old) piece is finished

Long time since my last post. During that time few things happened: I wrote a set of “Pieces for Kids. Level I”, finished one of my older pieces called “A Tune”, which I was composing in 2015, but didn’t finish, went to a lecture of Patrick Zeoli (student of Abel Carlevaro) about the guitar technique. […]

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Next academic year

Another academic year is over, but already generating ideas for teaching during next year. GLOSSARY Many students start instrument playing when the school starts, age 6-7. Children’s reading skills are incomplete or completely missing. Even though actual theory learning doesn’t start at that point, it’s possible to teach to a small children musical glossary through […]

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Learning guitar

По-русски ниже. Eesti keeles allpool. EN May – June. Examinations in progress. First year of studies is introduction to guitar: simple, characteristic pieces on one, two and more strings; melodies on treble, on bass strings; solo pieces, guitar duo with teacher. Basic skills are obtained: correct posture, sound producing; improvisation, composition (song form). Second year […]

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Art of imitation

In music schools we study Renaissance and Baroque cadenzas and do exercises so to learn doing them well. But another thing is to master those skills of great composers at level that you are able to make your own nice piece using them and that it sounds nice and natural! So nowadays I am digging deeper […]

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Happiness

Happiness. I would like to write a bigger text on such topic, but I have to study for upcoming exams, so I try to be short and clear I started to wake up every morning feeling a joy and real happiness, only when I stopped comparing myself with others. Unfortunately it took me many years, until […]

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Master class with Arturo Tallini

Today with my guitar duo partner we had a master class from amazing guitarist and teacher Arturo Tallini, who is an expert of modern and contemporary music. We played Piazzolla’s Tango Suite. He helped us to understand better the style of Piazzolla’s music by saying how one could approach this music (since it is quite specific), […]

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