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How To Record Classical Guitar with Colin Deibert

How To Record Classical Guitar with Colin Deibert Visit Colin’s amazing YouTube Channel and subscribe How to Use Video as a Self Evaluation Practice Tool (my video for Colin’s channel) Big thanks to Colin Deibert for doing a video swap…

Matthew McAllister Interviews Emma Rush

Check out the latest interview on Matthew McAllister‘s YouTube Curator Series. Go subscribe to his channel now! Here he interviews the amazing Canadian guitarist Emma Rush who I’ve featured on the site many times. They discuss 19th Century Women of the Guitar, Joni Mitchell, commissioning…

Aufs Lautenwerk by Daniel Lippel

Aufs Lautenwerk by Daniel Lippel

Aufs Lautenwerk by Daniel Lippel “Aufs Lautenwerk presents three beloved masterworks in their original keys on a classical guitar refretted in Baroque well temperament. They were written at and for the keyboard, where each key has its own unique Affekt. Aufs Lautenwerk is…

John Schneiderman Plays Vysotsky Works

John Schneiderman Plays Vysotsky Works

John Schneiderman plays works by Russian composer Mikhail Timofeyevich Vysotsky (c.1791–1837) on a 7-string Russian quart guitar (or 11 with basses). This comes via Schneiderman’s YouTube channel. You can find more videos Schneiderman playing of Vysotsky works on his video uploads. Schneiderman is a great…

Matthew McAllister Interviews Thomas Viloteau

Matthew McAllister Interviews Thomas Viloteau

Check out the fourth interview on Matthew McAllister‘s YouTube channel Curator Series. Here he interviews the amazing Thomas Viloteau who I’ve featured on the site many times. Also check out Viloteau’s own YouTube channel as well. Also listen to Viloteau’s performance of Prelude No.1…

Matthew McAllister Interviews Uros Baric

Check out the second interview on Matthew McAllister‘s excellent Gallery of Guitar YouTube channel Curator Series. Go subscribe now because he’ll be interviewing and featuring more players and community members in his series! Here he interviews the wonderful Uros Baric who is one…

Bradford Werner Interview with Eric Charles Mokotoff

Big thanks to Eric Charles Mokotoff for the great interview which he’s posted on his great Facebook Group (go join) and his Youtube (go subscribe). It’s a great discussion about my background but also method books and learning experiences that…

Raphaella Smits Plays Elegie by Mertz

Raphaella Smits Plays Elegie by Mertz

Raphaella Smits performs Elegie by Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856) on a period instrument, Mirecourt 1827. From a recent concert in Drongen, Belgium. This comes via her sponsor Strings By Mail and their YouTube channel. Great playing by Smits and interesting to…

Mussa Diabaté Plays Kaira on Ngoni

Kaira, traditional music from Mali, performed on the n’goni by Mussa Diabaté. Filmed in the André Mertens Galleries for Musical Instruments of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This comes via their Youtube channel. The Ngoni or “n’goni” is a string instrument, traditional to…

Review: Woodside Guitar Support

Woodside Guitar SupportLearn More at Woodside Guitars Big thanks to Woodside Guitars for sending me the Woodside Guitar Support to test out. It’s a fantastic design with excellent craftsmanship. It feels secure, stable, and comfortable. I loved my old Murata…

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…