Articles about Guitarists
An interview with David Qualey by Colin Tommis
David is not renowned as a great guitar teacher and his focus has been predominantly in fields other than education. But his unique writing and performing style, which led me to study the guitar harder than I ever had done before, was a classic example of how to inspire students.
Interview by Colin Tommis.
A Conversation with Paul Galbraith by GRAHAM WADE
In this lengthy interview, Paul Galbraith discusses the musical aims behind his eight-string guitar and playing position, his thoughts on teaching, and gives some insight into the long path from his early studies to the preoccupations that have shaped his unique approach.
Jaime Bosch and the Guitar in Paris at the End of 19th Century by Brian Jeffery
A talk given by Brian Jeffery at the EGTA conference, June 1995, in Cambridge and first published in EGTA Guitar Journal no. 7 (1996)
The Teaching of Andrés Segovia by John Mills
A first-hand account of Segovia’s masterclasses by a leading player
Segovia's Contribution to Technical Studies by GRAHAM WADE
SEGOVIA’S RECIPE for success in music was encapsulated in a letter to Bernard Gavoty, written from New York, 20 December, 1954:
A Conversation with Stepan Rak by Graham Wade
Stepan Rak begins with some thoughts on motivation and stage-preparation, before explaining in detail his ideas on technical training: for the right-hand, five-finger technique, development of the extensor muscles, independence of fingers; for the left hand, finger development and control of finger pressure.