Erik Zurcher wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:53 pm
This question about Segovia's teacher comes up every time as (self)justification by autodidact guitarists. The reality is that the world of classical guitar has moved on. The entrance level of conservatoires around the world now is so high that this argument is no longer valid. Name me a professional classical guitarist who didn't have professional tuition?
well.. I am probably not a professional classical guitarist according to this qualification...
I did not have any professional tuition
To be precise - I started music school (classical guitar) at age of 10, but found way of teaching and material given to me so boring and irrelevant , so I drop out in few months and then taught myself by all kind of books I could find. At 21 I started to work as a guitar teacher
, but, in USSR there I lived then, one could not work without certain piece of paper, therefore I went back to school (while teaching and playing at the same time) and finished music school and music college. I liked both, but did they taught me how to play guitar? No. But I liked music theory, harmony, arrangement, music history, solfeggio, conducting orchestra, playing and passing exams on piano, accordion, folk string instruments etc. It was certainly a good experience, but not in any way tuition which you mentioned.
I played through Shearer books. They are well organized, but music material ... I wish it would be built more on music of different composers, and for perfect guitar method how I see it - one need to find a way to unleash creativity and freedom of the pupil and not just give him orders as it normally done so far.
The way in which current music education is structured will create good copyists, but not a creators. But it is also the way how all kind of education is structured in general, therefore it seems right for most ...
I'd better speak by music...Please listen my guitar at Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, etc.