He returned to the guitar as a teacher, tutoring among other famous guitarists the Canadian virtuoso Liona Boyd (who claims in her autobiography that she was also his lover). In the early 1980s at the advanced age of 52 he burst back on the international scene with a record for Columbia and an international tour. Lagoya played a variety of works for guitar, performing concerts and recording albums, often collaborating with Presti and also with other musicians. Lagoya was also a successful teacher. He taught at the Paris Conservatory, and in Canada, and developed a new method of hand positioning which he believed helped people learn to play the guitar better.
He also added the use of the little finger to plucking and claimed to have invented a method for maximizing the sound coming from the classical guitar. Concerning the right hand, Alexandre Lagoya preferred the technique of plucking from the right side of the nail, and he believed it gave a more powerful sound. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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