Composing an AllemandeRead Now
Ever wanted to compose an Allemande in the style of Bach?
This workshop will show you how! The second half of the workshop is lots of fun, where we all take a turn composing.
Watch until then to see the secret of how this can be done so quickly.
Want more content and lessons that will help you compose, arrange and learn harmony?
Check out my online school, The Creative Guitarist, which is open by referral only - you have access to join here: https://daniel-nistico.mn.co/
Bach Prelude AnalysisRead Now
Do you enjoy practicing scales? For many guitarists they are a chore to practice.
I want to show you how you can love scales and also be creative with them.
Scales are great for many different aspects of guitar playing.
But there's a little known secret about scales: they're fantastic for creating melodies with.
Check out the video to find out how you can compose melodies using scales.
Many melodies we play in pieces like Lagrima and Spanish Romance are made from scales. With this kind of tool at your disposal, you might compose a new iconic guitar piece that's played and loved by guitarists all over!
Feel free to share your melodic ideas with me :-)
For more training, methods and courses on composing, visit my online school: https://daniel-nistico.mn.co
We often think of harmony as a boring, dull and dry subject.
This is a shame, because the topic of harmony opens up and develops entire realms of your playing that no other topic can.
Harmony helps with your sight reading, fretboard knowledge, technique, musical understanding and more.
So how can you learn about harmony in a fun and engaging way?
By harmonizing a melody.
With the right tools and process, you can harmonize any melody quick and easy!
What's the advantage of learning this?
• Learn Harmony: Harmonizing a melody teaches you the most foundational uses of harmony, while giving you a beautiful result you can play and enjoy.
• Create: If you can harmonize fluently, you can create quickly - compose, arrange or improvise.
• Musical Technique: Your technique gets a great workout that focuses on musical building blocks, rather than just pure mechanics.
Dr. Daniel Nistico is a passionate performer, author and educator who specializes in the performance practice of 18th and 19th century guitar music. Daniel's teaching and research aims to revitalize the concept of being a well-rounded musician, with emphasis on topics like harmony that can lead to deeper musical understanding and provide tools for composing and improvising.