I’ve started to record performances of some of my favorite J.S. Bach pieces to play on guitar. I’m starting with the Allemande from 996 because I’ve been playing it longer than any piece. Even after around 17 years of playing it, I see it in a new light every time I re-learn it.
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I’m very excited to start offering my services as a classical guitarist for weddings and all gatherings that could be spruced up by some nylon strings! I’ll be fully vaccinated within a few weeks and ready to elevate the mood of whatever soirée or celebration you have in mind!
Classically Different is an educational video series based on my method of teaching and learning classical guitar. It is also the name of my ever-growing collection of compositions, exercises and arrangements devoted to teaching and learning classical guitar. In this video I explain what good posture is for classical guitar and how to achieve it. (Links to products described in video below) If you’re interested in classical guitar lessons or want to support my work and mission to evolve the traditions of guitar music and performance please subscribe to my Patreon and check out my website for scores, my blog, a way to book lessons, and much more! Also catch my stream every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2pm on Reddit. https://www.reddit.com/user/olliemusic
A performance of my arrangement of Gasper Sanz’s beloved Canarios. This lovely piece has been arranged by and for, so many classical guitarists it’s unfathomable how many variations have been created. My arrangement draws from some of the intensity of Julian Breams version for guitar and orchestra, as well as the delicate natures of the baroque guitar.
If you’re interested in classical guitar lessons or want to support my work and mission to evolve the traditions of guitar music and performance please subscribe to my Patreon and check out my website for scores, my blog, a way to book lessons, and much more! Also catch my stream every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2pm on Reddit. https://www.reddit.com/user/olliemusic
I am offering online lessons that you can book directly on the lessons tab of this site. They are $30 an hour or $17 a half hour. My Patreon Tiers compliment my classical guitar method nicely and actually save you money per lesson. Plus you get access to all sorts of great stuff by signing up including master classes, free scores and tutorials. Becoming a patron also means you’re getting in on the ground floor of a community of classical guitarists dedicated towards learning a method that I really believe has the chance to keep the tradition alive for generations to come! My method is more than just teaching classical guitar. It teaches counterpoint on the guitar to any type of guitarist that want’s to learn. This is an extremely versatile and useful skill. To be able to fully understand polyphony, even in the microcosm that is the guitar, is the key to being able to write any music, improvise freely and make any musical vision come true. Like Ludwig van Beethoven once said, “The guitar is a miniature orchestra in itself.”
Like the title and the embedded post says, I’m streaming live on Reddit Public Access for the foreseeable future Tuesday- through Thursday at 2pm each day until the reddit gods decide my time is up. The above clip is from an earlier stream where I played some movements of Francisco Corbetta’s Suite in Am. My favorite two movements are this prelude and the courante. I frequently switch up my material and my stream consists of rehearsed performances, improvisations, reading through pieces and songs I’m working on, and a healthy mix of my own compositions and arrangements as well as others. I always like to talk about what I’m working on, so please tune in and ask me questions on the air!