Classical Guitar 101

with Erik Sharar

April 25, May 2, 9, 16 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Eastern

Session 1: Classical Guitar Technique
In this session we will discuss how the player manipulates the instrument beginning with posture without the instrument, how the instrument rests on a person, all the way to the movement of every digit of the fingers right hand and left.

Session 2: Classical Guitar – The Instruments
What makes a guitar a classical guitar? In the second session we will discuss the origins, general design, and evolution of the classical guitar over time. We will also compare classical guitars to other types of acoustic guitars.

Session 3: Classical Guitar – The Music
Bach? Flamenco? Carlos Santana? This session will be dedicated to understanding how one categorizes music into particular genres or subgenres. We will also examine how the classical guitar and its music have been influenced by the different eras of classical music.

Session 4: Classical Guitar – The Personalities
Whos who in classical guitar, past and present? In this session we will examine the role that composers, players, and others in the industry have played in building popular perception of the instrument and the music.

Erik Sharar has been teaching students of all ages in a variety of musical styles, including classical, pop, rock, Latin, flamenco and jazz in the DC area and internationally for almost twenty years. Erik provides a strong foundation in the instrument so that his students are prepared to pursue the styles and genres of their ultimate interest. A DC native, he holds a Master of Music from the Peabody Conservatory and received his BA in Guitar Performance from UMBC. Erik is also a seasoned performer and has played for audiences in Italy, Belgium, the Terrace Theater at the Kennedy Center and 9:30 Club in Washington, DC.

$100 for four classes

Event Details
  • Start Date
    April 25, 2021 2:00 pm
  • End Date
    May 16, 2021 3:00 pm
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