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The Gap Between Good Taste and Doing Good Work

Saw this on Kottke the other day and thought about how relevant it is for musicians starting their musical journey. It’s from Ira Glass about closing the gap between having good taste and being able to do good work. So…

Favourite Guitar Supports for Classical Guitar

A review of three of the best guitar supports I use on a regular basis and why. I’ve done so many reviews of supports over the years that people are regularly asking which ones are my favourites. Truth is, they…

David Jacques Presents A Historical Guitar Collection Concert

Canadian guitarist David Jacques gives and concert and presentation of 25 historical guitars such as Torres, Lacote, pagés, Stauffer, Panormo and more in this great 65 minute video. He also discusses the guitars as intros to each video. Charming music…

Interview: Stefan Schmidt and the Art of Teaching

An interview about the art of teaching with German musician, guitarist and pedagogue Stefan Schmidt, February 2020, Friedberg, Germany. This comes via the Kordiuk Guitar Platform via their YouTube channel. Just a shout out to those to made the film…
Storytime with Xuefei Yang

Stories and Advice with Xuefei Yang

Guitarist Xuefei Yang tells us about her pre-concert routine and advice on performing in public, her craziest concert mishaps, and about her experience arranging music on classical guitar. This comes via Guitar Salon International and their YouTube channel for their series of videos…

Theorbo Development in the 17th Century

Lutenist Elizabeth Kenny explains how and why the theorbo was developed in the 17th century, what it was used for, and what it’s like to carry it around on the train. “People complain a lot about the space that I…

Armrests for Classical Guitar

YouTube HD Video Link Bradford’s guitar from the video: My new 2018 Small Scale Douglass Scott Guitar Armrests: Love them. The idea seemed undesirable to me at first because the armrest further extends the guitar outward away from the shoulder(only millimetres…

Short Scale Classical Guitars

YouTube HD Video Link  Bradford’s small scale guitar from the video: check out my article and video on my new small scale guitar: My new 2018 Small Scale Douglass Scott Guitar What is small scale? When talking about scale length…

David Russell on Practice and Technique (CGR)

David Russell in conversation with Classical Guitar Retreat Director Matthew McAllister during the 2018 Retreat. Russell talks about his thoughts on practice and technique. This comes via McAllister’s Youtube Channel. He discusses aspects of his practice routine, tips on how…