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What's in a Name?

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 10:25 PM



is a private guitar teaching practice  that has been inpiring guitarists in the Yukon for over 20 years.  Many people ask me, 'what does Leyenda mean'?
When I first started my guitar study, now over 40 years ago, I was delighted when I learned how to play my very first classical piece.  Leyenda, also know as Austurias was composed by piano virtuoso Isaac Albeniz, and made famous for guitar by the classical master Andreas Segovia.  His transcription remains to this day as the quintessential piece in the practicing guitarist's repertoire.
For me, Leyenda represents a starting place for my students as it teaches some important and fundamental techniques for playing the guitar. Synchronizing the left and right hand is a challenging step for beginners.  Overcoming this hurdle while, at the same time, learning to play a beautiful and memorable piece is very satisfying.  Taking beginners through this classical fingerstyle territory helps students realize their own potential and gives them the confidence they need to develop a well rounded practice routine that supports all aspects of guitar playing, technique and repertoire.
If you would like to learn this famous classical fingerstyle piece drop me a line and I can help you increase your understanding and knowledge of a most remarkable instrument.

All for now.
Brenda Lee,

Whitehorse, Yukon

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