January 2021 Online Meeting: Mariano Aguirre

Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 7:00 PM

Online Zoom meeting

The progressive and meticulous method books of Julio Sagreras

This lecture presentation will provide a detailed overview of the famous guitar method books, Las Lecciones de Sagreras, written at the beginning of the 20th Century by the Argentinian guitarist and influential teacher Julio Sagreras. Many generations of guitarists worldwide have learned their instrument using these method books, which have now had dozens of reprintings.

The lecture will examine the progressive and careful organization of these lessons as they apply to guitar technique and facilitate pedagogy. In addition, the lecture will also present a theoretic musical analysis of some of the etudes to demonstrate how the lessons can be very effective in learning music theory principles on the guitar and developing musicianship.

The presentation will be followed by our Open Mic. Sign up in advance to play — see the Member Events page for details. NYCCGS Member Events are free and open to all members and first-time guests.

Mariano Aguirre has performed in the United States and Mexico. Past engagements include performances at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, The Noon Concert Series at Trinity Church, Music from Good Shepherd, and Music in Chelsea. He has appeared at many festivals, including the Young Artist Series at the Aspen Music Festival, Bach and the Baroque Festival, and the Warwick Music Festival in the United States. He has toured in Mexico performing at the National University, Centro Nacional de las Artes, and the Conservatorio de las Rosas. Mr. Aguirre performs with Duo Cantabile for voice and guitar and is a co-founder of the Six Hands Guitar Trio. Recordings of his work appear on the Vienna Modern Masters label. Mr. Aguirre is on faculty at Mannes College and the Brooklyn Music School.