Author: Ron Payne

December 13, 2018 Ron Payne No comments exist
Highly Strung? A Possible Solution By Ad van Beers Timothy Garcia sat there alone on the huge stage of the Hong Kong Island concert hall and retuned his guitar for the umpteenth time, and as I fought with the impulse to stand up and offer some assistance, the apologetically smiling guitar player proceeded to put...
December 13, 2018 Ron Payne No comments exist
Improve Your Sight-Reading Skills! By Bruce Clarke Good sight readers have the ability to play almost any piece of music put in front of them, accurately, first time through. It's a valuable skill, and one which anyone with a good basic understanding of reading can develop or improve.   Share this: There are three important...
December 7, 2018 Ron Payne No comments exist
Eliot Fisk - Looking for New Possibilities Part 1 In conversation with Nadia Sartori N.S: How did your career begin? E.F: My career began when I was seven and by chance a guitar entered my family's house. I went to a classical teacher who happened to be a former pupil of Segovia's in Vienna and...
December 6, 2018 Ron Payne No comments exist
Teaching Skills and Strategies By Isolde Schaupp It is not sufficient to be competent in a subject if one wants to teach it. Successful teaching requires, in addition, a systematic approach to the subject to be taught, as well as general teaching skills and strategies. Students need to be stimulated, motivated and helped to acquire...
December 5, 2018 Ron Payne No comments exist
In Conversation with Simon Marty By Austin Prichard-Levy Simon Marty is a Sydney-based luthier whose guitars are acquiring a considerable reputation, both here and overseas, for their projection, clarity and brightness of tone.   Share this: Simon has a doctorate in electrical engineering, a background that has aided him considerably with his innovative approach to...