THE SAKARI METHOD For Classical Guitar                              
  

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The Most Challenging Classical Guitar Measures 6".  The Space Between the Ears !

TECHNIQUE, BEGINNERS AND READING MUSIC  

Classical Guitar Beginners often e-mail me wondering if they have to be able to read music to take my course.

The short answer is no.

The long answer gets back to my concern that Guitarists have music on their music stands way too early and that includes method studies, etudes and the like.

Here is my theory.

Reading music is a Discipline all unto itself. It takes knowledge, familiarity, hours of practice to make the eye, mind, hand relationship efficient and frankly, just muddies up the water when learning the physical techniques of playing the Guitar.

So the majority of my course is explanatory and the Lessons that have printed music in them are also printed in Tablature so that music reading skills aren't necessary.

One just doesn't need to be additionally burdened with music reading skills during the development of technical skills.

There is a ton of work that has to be done in learning to coordinate the eight fingers that do the work before they should be subjected to "Specific" technique. Remember the discussion earlier about General vs. Specific technique ?

It's why I don't particularly like having a student learn to play scales early in their study because each scale contains Specific Technique requirements that are seldom found elsewhere.

Don't have a ball and chain around your ankles while developing the physical skills of finger coordination by trying to play written notes at the same time.

There is enough to concentrate on with just technique !




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