THE SAKARI METHOD For Classical Guitar                              
  

             "Perfect Your Passion"                                                  


Beginning study on the Classical Guitar is a magical time and in many ways it would be fun to be back in that moment again. It's exciting to look at the Classical Guitar and marvel that it holds something wonderful to discover about yourself.
 
You might not know exactly what that is but all you do know is that your Creative Spirit is dying to get out.

Congratulations on recognizing that inspirational feeling.

After over thirty years of involvement with the Guitar on many different levels, I must warn you that your journey may contain moments of certainty and uncertainty, clarity and confusion as to what to do and where to go next, moments of achievement, inspiration and good old perseverance.

Don't be fooled into believing anything else.  It can be an emotional roller coaster ride if you don't proceed cautiously. 

But your ever constant Lighthouse on the Open Seas will be how well you initially learn the madatory skill levels required to play all the beautiful music available for the Classical Guitar.

And Learn Them Well, Pure and Simple, so your Creative Spirit will stay alive and grow.

LISTEN !

The SINGLE BIGGEST MISTAKE Classical Guitar Teachers make is starting students out with playing music.

WHY ?

Because it is altogether too much information to handle at once ! The bad habits you'll form with this method will be unbelievably painful to unlearn later when and if you're ever brought to your senses. More often than not, I've seen players just give up and quit.

Then why do they teach this way ?  It's so obvious. To keep you interested because playing music is much more fun than learning the skills to play music.

The NEXT BIGGEST MISTAKE Classical Guitar Teachers make is "telling" the student how to hold the guitar.  There are endless ways to hold the guitar and the student's initial process of self discovery is perhaps the single most important process the student will ever experience.  

WHY ?

Because hand position and ultimately, tone production, is predicated on the the anatomical features of each student's hands, arms, torso length, etc., etc., etc..

So I ALWAYS recommend no guidance in the beginning regarding all this and I simply wait for the student to settle into what works for him or her.  Then, once a feeling of security is reached for the student, I can initiate minor improvements to the various aspects of the physical elements of playing.  I have seen more students all contorted and twisted up
in their body, hand and arm positions because that's how they were "told" to posture, I can't tell you.

And then they begin the long road of "unlearning".  Painful, very painful !
 
I believe that almost all  Guitarists hit a "wall" or "plateau" about two to three years into their pursuit that they just can't progress beyond.  Their playing literally stops on many levels and a large majority simply put the Guitar in its case and come back to it at some later date.

In fact, many of the e-mails I receive describe just this scenario.

THE REASON ?

They began their study on the guitar with incorrect directives and subsequently developed habits of play that fell outside of how they should play, NATURALLY, and because of that fact, frustration took over.

Do yourself a huge favor and simply avoid that heartache and learn YOUR physical playing skills first before you even look at  a piece of music.  You will take years off your learning curve and never experience the frustrations of inability.

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