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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…

2018 Douglass Scott Classical Guitar

This is my new 2018 Douglass Scott Classical Guitar. He did a wonderful job on the guitar. It has a clear, elegant, and focused sound and I love the feel of the smaller scale length and body of the instrument.…

Interview with David Tanenbaum

A great interview with David Tanenbaum. This comes via Strings by Mail and their YouTube channel in collaboration with tonebase. If you are not familiar with Tanenbaum, you should be! He is a champion of new music and the guitar,…

Fabio Zanon – Interview: The Romantic Guitar

A wonderful interview with the legendary Brazilian guitarist Fabio Zanon. This video comes from the amazing GuitarCoop and their YouTube Channel. This is partly a promo for his CD but he talks a great deal about the history of the…

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…

An Interview with John Williams

Three 20-minute long video interviews with the amazing guitarist, John Williams. You can also read/buy his biography via Amazon Kindle: Strings Attached: The Life and Music of John Williams. I don’t know why the actual physical book isn’t available, glad…