#1. Medical research proves that music practice can sharpen the brain and not just for music! http://www.good.is/posts/music-practice-can-sharpen-the-brain You've GOT to love that music! :) Cyn
Often for music students the practice room can be a place of transcendent accomplishment as well as massive frustration. I have practice until my fingers bled, until I got exactly what I wanted, only to come back the next day and feel as if none of that work had showed up. I have also had breakthrough moments where everything seemed to fall into place, music and the world suddenly made sense... read more
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A sample of finger style guitar.
Here we are doing the duel lead walk up into the lead section of the song! It's really a nifty lick to do with your students as it builds confidence and lets them show off!
A video showing myself and a student doing the duel lead part to the beginning of "Rambling Man"
This is a 4:30 medley of tracks recorded by Guitar Tutor Ric F. from his own releases and for other artists.
A 6:00+ medley of music composed and/or arranged-orchestrated and produced by Ric. There is a wide variety of styles represented on this medley.
An Introduction Pep Band Rehearsal at: University of Hartford September 30, 2012
New England Reveries by Neal Corwell performed on a Willson 2900S Euphonium. The Artists' Showcase Recital Performance on 6/16/2012 at The Conference Center in West Nyack, New York.
The late John Cephas, a National Heritage Fellow, was my fingerstyle/Piedmont blues guitar mentor for 6 years. I am playing the guitar. It is an instrumental played by me. I have taught/performed and still teach all types of music on the guitar....
I played half of the piece to make sure the video fits. The quality isn't really good but what matters is that I have the resources to teach piano.
One of the more frustrating things about tutoring is when students or their parents want to treat tutoring like a quick fix. In other words, sometimes they want to meet the night before a test and cram for said test in hopes of getting a better grade. On the surface, this problem might work, but it treats the symptoms rather than the root of the problem. If you're going to take the time... read more
This was from September 29, 2010. It's a little older, but I've only gotten better!
Neruda Trumpet Concerto in Eb. Soloist: Jose H. String Quartet: Franklin R., Katia R., Viola: Mario F., Cello: William T. I used this video to apply for a scholarship at Northwestern State University (Natchitoches, LA). Scholarship awarded: 2009-2013...
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IF I could go back in time and give my younger self some advice on how to be a better student, be more successful in school, life, etc, I would definitely tell myself that being involved in everything comes at a cost. It is better to find a few things that you like to do, do them well and often, than feeling stressed because there is so much on your plate at one time. Being a 'Jack of all Trades'... read more
Beginning intro to guitar technique.
A showcase recital at Claremont Graduate University in Lyman Hall of the Thatcher Music Building. It was in preparation for a concert with a classical guitar society which meets once a month and presents concerts. The piece is Fandanguillo by Fernando...
Étude Op. 10, No. 12 in C minor, known as the Revolutionary Étude or the Étude on the Bombardment of Warsaw, is a solo piano work by Frédéric Chopin written circa 1831, and the last in his first set, Etudes Op.10, dedicated "à son ami Franz...