Towards the Holy Grail: A Short History of Guitar Methods

BY GRAHAM WADE | FROM THE SUMMER 2019 ISSUE OF CLASSICAL GUITAR The quest for the perfect guitar method began in the 16th century with the vihuela books of Luis Milán, Luis de Narváez, and Alonso Mudarra (as well as a few others). Aided by progress in the art of printing, these players began the exploration of what academics now call “methodology,” defined as “a system of methods in various fields.” They began the quest for the guitaristic Holy Grail, … Continue reading Towards the Holy Grail: A Short History of Guitar Methods