Course Duration4 Weeks
N/A from Berklee College of Music
N/A from Jersey City State College
N/A from Deree Pierce College
N/A from Mannes College of Music
BA from Arizona State University
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This 1-on-1 online live course is for all, beginners to intermediate to advanced guitarists. Anthony Bez will give you the option of rote learning, using tablature, or reading music which he highly recommends. If you want to learn to read music Anthony would start you in a Classical Guitar method which will also give you the basic techniques that are shared by these two genres. Anthony will otherwise teach the techniques that make up Flamenco like picado, a variety of rasqueados, golpe or tapping, and alzapua. You will learn chords, chord strumming patterns, scales, scale exercises and how to practice and utilize them in context. We will build on these by learning some of the many forms and rhythms known as the compass and then build solos. This course will be from the perspective of solo guitar. Anthony likes to use a few reference methods but he is flexible.
About Anthony Bez: Anthony Bez began to study the guitar by the time he was aged just five years old, performing regularly by age nine and debuting his classical guitar skills by his early teens. Since then, he has performed throughout Europe, as well as the USA. He studied professionally at Arizona State University, Berklee College of Music, and the Mannes College of Music.
He was a recent recipient of a grant from "Meet the Composer", has been the Music Director/Composer of the Actor’s Shakespeare Company for over 16 years and is the current serving Secretary of the New York City Classical Guitar Society. Anthony is a completely devoted teacher and was on the faculty of the American Institute of Guitar for over ten years. He has also written articles that have appeared in NYlon Review, Soundboard Magazine, the publication of the Guitar Foundation of America and Guitar Review. He has two CDs of his own compositions, "Holy Mountain" which has been featured on WNYC’s "New Sounds" as well as on Public Radio here in both the United States and in Canada, and his solo follow-up album "Return to Mountain" which was recorded at the Rinzai monastery and retreat center Dai Bosatsu International Zendo Kongo-ji.
This course will give you the means to impress people with the exciting techniques and music of Flamenco. After you learn to play guitar solos in the various rhythms of these songs you could branch out on your own to meet with and enhance your Flamenco experience to accompany dance or singing.
Students enrolling for this course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1 student. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge the student's progress in-depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since this course is detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.
You must have a nylon string Classical or Flamenco guitar. If it is a Classical Guitar you will need to protect the face of the guitar with tap plates. This is a typical solution for many. In the case of a beginner, Anthony suggests a method for reading and playing Classical Guitar and you would then need a footstool or device to raise the guitar. A music stand would be necessary as well.