December 5, 2013

VIDEO TIP: Holding the Classical Guitar

By Scott Cmiel

As with all instruments, it is important to hold the guitar properly for fluidity and ease of motion. Scott Cmiel, guitar instructor at SFCM and the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts demonstrates with the assistance of his young student Chase Onodera. Chase performs an excerpt from Bach’s Prelude in D Minor, BWV 999. — Lisa Petrie

Video by Beth Hondl

Scott Cmiel is Chair of the guitar and musicianship departments at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Preparatory Division and Director of the guitar program at San Francisco School of the Arts.