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    Stephen Weiss posted a note on 5 March 2011 - 5:15pm.

    RCM Exam Preparation Available!

    All classical guitar students have the option of signing up for participation in exams offered by the Royal Conservatory of Music. This is a reputable organization, making available a vast repertoire of solo guitar music from the art history periods. Also, students are given the chance to practise ear training, memorise scales, learn valuable technical studies, gain an understanding of cultural context by learning historical considerations and study rudimentary to advanced levels of music theory.

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    [image]Stephen Weiss posted a Image on 8 February 2011 - 2:18am.
    Chromatic Slur Workout

    Chromatic Slur Workout

    Becoming proficient at slurs (hammer-ons and pull-off) on our guitar is necessary work preparing us for the left hand techniques used in many pieces. Finger strength, accuracy, distance judgment across the fret-span in different positions and many other technical aspects are enhanced when we independently practise slur exercises.

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    Stephen Weiss posted a link on 8 February 2011 - 1:51am.

    Guitar Lessons in the West Island of Montreal

    Visit for manuscripts and tabs, mp3 excerpts, for more information about the described courses, or to arrange for a meeting/first lesson. Thank you kindly!

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    [image]Stephen Weiss posted a Image on 17 April 2011 - 3:32pm.
    Slur Workout in F Major

    Slur Workout in F Major

    To slur is to not articulate note(s) after the first one plucked. On the clarinet, this means not using the tongue to stop and release airflow to or through the reed and instrument - changing the fingerings to thereby produce different notes without interruption. On the guitar, slurring is done by using hammer-ons and pull-offs. The result is a legato (smooth, connected) sound, which is necessary in many of the pieces we play. If you practise slurring enough, you will eventually get a good sense of the left hand fingers "tapping" at the neck.

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