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Cicchillitti & Cowan Play Choro by Andrew Staniland

Canadian guitarists Adam Cicchillitti & Steve Cowan play Choro: The Joyful Lament for Villa Lobos for 2 guitars (2014) by Canadian composer Andrew Staniland (b.1977). This comes via Cowan’s great YouTube Channel. Video by Drew Henderson. Some great ensemble work here from intricate exchanges and…

Concert Prep: Dalza, Kellner, Hetu

For this week’s vlog I run-through of some solo material I’ve been working on and preparing for next week (concert info here). Still lots of practicing to do! HD Youtube Link Pieces (links to the sheet music): Joan Ambrosio Dalza…

Duet: Canone & Spagna a due liuti by Francesco da Milano

Canone & Spagna a due liuti by Francesco da Milano (c. 1497–1543) – From the Cavalcanti lute book (1590). Period lute duets arranged for 2 guitars in score format (two pages for each piece). The score includes notation only and is…

Ben Diamond Plays Night Spirit Suite by Andrew Staniland

Canadian guitarist Ben Diamond plays Night Spirit Suite (2008) by Canadian composer Andrew Staniland (b.1977). This comes via Diamond’s YouTube. A well-title work for this Halloween night post! Staniland has written a number of solo and ensemble works for guitar including the excellent…

Klangbilder No.1-24 by Carlo Domeniconi

Enjoy this wonderful set of 24 pieces for students, Klangbilder No.1-24 (Band 1 & 2) by Carlo Domeniconi (b.1947) for classical guitar, ranging from easy to early-intermediate, filled with a wealth of musical moods and motifs. Klangbilder essentially translates to…

Tariq Harb Plays Danza Brazilera by Jorge Morel

Tariq Harb plays Danza Brazilera by Jorge Morel (b.1931). This comes via Harb’s fantastic YouTube Channel. Great playing as usual from Harb and I love seeing these somewhat casual videos where the playing is so extroverted and energetic. Cool shots of the right…

New Release: Dreams Laid Down by Alan Rinehart

Dreams Laid Down by Alan Rinehart Ravello Records 2018 & PARMA Recordings Buy or Learn More at Ravello | Amazon | iTunes | Spotify Check out a great story and interview about Alan and the album via Parma. Congrats to…

Coffee, Setup, Q&A, Prelude Op.41 by Jacques Hétu

A quick look at my setup routine followed by some Q&A about why I record in this small room, that weird triangle on my fretboard, the armsock I wear, and a performance of the Prelude from Suite pour Guitare Op.41…

Steve Cowan Plays Ségoviana, Op. 366 by Milhaud

Canadian guitarist Steve Cowan plays Ségoviana, Op. 366 (1957) by French composer Darius Milhaud (1892-1974). Wonderful playing as usual from Cowan who is quickly becoming one of my favourite Canadian guitarists. Beautiful clean lines, sharp articulations, and lush contrasts make this one of…