Blog Of The Week: The Classical Guitar Blog
We appreciate that not all of you will embrace classical guitar, but there's a whole world of brilliant guitarists out there. The Classical Guitar Blog's author Christopher Davis does a good job of highlighting some of the genre's key players.
The Classical Guitar Blog is also used to instruct and Christopher has recently completed a Master's Degree in Music (check out his recital). "I wrote a ton on online guitar forums and was always quick to offer advice for beginning players, so it seemed like a good idea to start my own site on which I could do the same thing," he told us via email.
"Since then the CG Blog has turned in a major vehicle for my own career as a guitarist. I sell an ebook of arpeggio studies and I use the connections I've made and knowledge I've gained to book recitals and lectures. The biggest thing I get out of it is codifying my ideas. Something happens when you write on a topic – it has to be extremely clear in your mind."
"The CG Blog also acts as my person journal of progress, and, as I look back on the last few years of it, the blog reflects what I was working on at the time. During the spring and summer of 2009, for instance, I was very interested in practicing and wrote a ton on the subject. Now I've been working quite a bit on technique, and I'm posting more frequently on that after avoiding it for a while."
"Over the coming years I plan to continue doing what I'm doing now, and expand in different ways. The interviews I do are going to be published via podcast as well as video, and I hope to bring in more guest posters and authors. And of course, as I gain more influence in the classical guitar world, my interviewees will be bigger names."