Category Hot Links & News

Hotlink: Francesco Corbetta’s Guitar Music

Giacomo Fiore has an article of interest in Classical Guitar Magazine headlined: In the 17th Century, Francesco Corbetta’s Music Enthralled Monarchs and Commoners Alike. Here’s a taste: …From France’s Louis XIV to Charles II of England, a veritable who’s who…

Not all musicians are natural performers (The Strad)

Interesting article via The Strad titled Let’s acknowledge that not all musicians are natural performers. “Performing for large audiences may seem inevitable for those who choose to pursue music as a career, but is this always the key to fulfilling our artistic…

7 Guitars Under $900 by Uroš Barič

Slovenian guitarist/producer Uroš Barič reviews seven classical guitars under $900 from promusica.si and gives a brief studio tour. This is via his YouTube Channel with a full blog post with guitar specs and more info at his lesson and review site: Guitarise – Best Classical Guitars Under $900…

The benefits of slow practice via The Strad

Nice article on practicing slowly with some great pros and cons via this article from The Strad . Although this is a simple piece of advice, on a more broad scale the more guitarists listen to the advice of the…

Microphone Comparison on Classical Guitar

The excellent Slovenian guitarist and tech wizard Uroš Barič  via his site guitarise.com made this great video on mic comparisons. You can view it on his YouTube to jump to different mics with ease. See the full rundown and specs at Uroš’ post: Ultimate Classical…

Sound: Crash Course in Physics

If you don’t already know about the excellent YouTube channel “CrashCourse“, they offer easy to absorb videos on complex science, physics, history, politics, psychology and more. This one is about sound and in collaboration with PBS. It has nothing to…

Eli Kassner awarded the Order of Canada

Here is a message from the Toronto Guitar Society passed along to me from its President Heather Morand Clark. Congrats to Eli Kassner, well deserved. Thanks to Canada for recognizing too! We are delighted to tell you that on June…

Guitare Alla Grande 2016 by Heather Morand Clark

Guitare Alla Grande Ottawa, Canada February 11-14, 2016 By Heather Morand Clark President of the Guitar Society of Toronto The weekend of February 11-14 saw students from nine Ontario and Quebec schools gathered in Ottawa for a weekend of concerts…

OGS Composition Competition – Call for Scores

OGS Composition Competition CALL FOR SCORES 2016 Ottawa Guitar Society Young Composers Competition New Music for Solo Guitar Official Website: ottawaguitarsociety.ca The Ottawa Guitar Society welcomes submissions of unpublished new works for solo guitar by Canadian composers. Eligibility: Participants must…

Class Axe: Call for Scores for Solo Classical Guitar

The Guitar Society of Toronto is working with the Canadian Music Centre to create new compositions for solo classical guitar. They are accepting proposals for the third edition of the guitar composition workshop. This year’s workshop includes collaborations with guitarists and…

Itzhak Perlman: Why Singing is Important

The great violinist Itzhak Perlman talks about why singing is important. Listen to the whole interview via WNYC: “Itzhak Perlman and his wife Toby Perlman discuss his upcoming performance of chamber music at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with members of the Perlman Music…

Hotlink: John Schneider 13 Questions [via Prepared Guitar]

A nice article/interview via Prepared Guitar with the fantastic guitarist John Schneider. Schneider is well known for his work with just-intonation and micro-tonality as well as his performances of Lou Harrison, John Cage, and Harry Partch. Schneider has been hailed as…