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“Nuances” CD Teaser

“Nuances” CD Teaser

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  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEI0xOuLZlUHello friends!hope you are all well. I just wanted to share a little preview of my upcoming album, "Nuances".Here is a teaser of the album, please enjoy!Pre-sale 4/16/18 at: www.cdbaby.comhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WH9ZETTiw-Y ...
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Catala: Getting a grasp on the arts, string by string, note by note

Catala: Getting a grasp on the arts, string by string, note by note

Categories: Press
This is an article a local newspaper, "The Ledger" did about me and the guitar program I direct.Source: http://www.theledger.com/news/20171121/catala-getting-grasp-on-arts-string-by-string-note-by-noteEnjoy!LAKE WALES — Samuel Ortiz can’t offer a name brand on their shoes, an upgrade on the car ...
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“Tango en skaï” by Roland Dyens

“Tango en skaï” by Roland Dyens

OK, this is going to be a brief post. I'll be sharing some info that I recently read in a book about "Tango en skaï" by Roland Dyens. The book is "A Concise History of the Classic Guitar" by Graham Wade. Great book, short, easy to read and will give you a lot in ...
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Ready Now: Lakeland Guitarist Samuel Ortiz Releases His First Album

Ready Now: Lakeland Guitarist Samuel Ortiz Releases His First Album

Categories: Press
This is an article a local newspaper, "The Ledger" did about me the day before my CD Release Concert.Source: http://www.theledger.com/article/20150319/ENT/150319216?p=1&tc=pgEnjoy!LAKELAND | Samuel Ortiz picked up a guitar for the first time when he was 13 years old. He was not very enthusiasti ...
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“Histoire Du Tango” by Astor Piazzolla

“Histoire Du Tango” by Astor Piazzolla

When you think about Astor Piazzolla you certainly think about “Tango”.  And you are right; Piazzolla dedicated his life to the promotion and the development of the “Tango”. In case you are not familiarized with the “Tango”; the tango is a partner dance that originated in Argentina in t ...
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Practice Routine Elements

Practice Routine Elements

Categories: Guitar Lessons
In the past couple of moths a few people have asked me what the essential elements for a good practice routine are. I therefore wish to spend a little time talking about the elements that should be present in every practice routine. Keep in mind that my focus is on classical guitar, but most of the ...
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Guitarists Survival Kit

Guitarists Survival Kit

Categories: Guitar Lessons
How many of us have been performing and all of a sudden a string breaks? I believe we’ve all had those moments when everything is fine and something happens that disrupts our performance. Well, some time ago I was reading at David Russell’s web page, and look into his tips for guitarists, and fo ...
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Mental Preparation for Performance

Mental Preparation for Performance

Categories: Guitar Lessons
On one occasion Pat Metheny said: “I try to be prepared for the moment, through understanding and being warmed up, knowing all about chords and scales, so I don’t even have to think and I can get right to what it is I want to say”.Although performance time is one the most enjoyable moments tha ...
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Classical Guitar Scales

Classical Guitar Scales

Categories: Guitar Lessons
One of the most versatile tools that classical guitarists could learn to play are scales. Although we may not think about them as such, scales are of great value for the improvement of left and right hand techniques. Usually, we like to get rid of scales within the first 5-10 minutes of practice tim ...
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Playing with Preparation: “Planting”

Playing with Preparation: “Planting”

Categories: Guitar Lessons
If you are like me, you may be wondering what you gain as a classical guitarist with every new technique we learn. Certainly there are several techniques that at the beginning you cannot really tell what purpose is behind them. Other ones are very straight forward and very easy to see what benefits ...
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