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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…

Tips on Composing by Michael Karmon

This is a guest post by composer Michael KarmonPreviously posted on Classical Guitar Canada It is truly wonderful that so many classical guitarists feel compelled to write for their instrument. Composing is often a rewarding and enjoyable experience, and it…

Interview with John Schneiderman

I’m very excited to present this wonderful interview with one of my favourite and most respected guitarists, John Schneiderman. When I think of great playing and interesting projects I think of Schneiderman’s many recordings and concerts. Just the other day I was listening to…

An overview of the six-course guitar by Clive Titmuss

This is a guest post by luthier Clive Titmuss Previously published on Classical Guitar Canada. Make sure to visit his website to see more of his work and recordings. All photos are by Clive Titmuss of guitars he built himself. He…

The Vihuela: History and Style by Clive Titmuss

This is a guest post by Clive Titmuss  Previously published on Classical Guitar Canada. Make sure to visit his website to see more of his work and recordings. All images provided by Clive Titmuss (click to enlarge). See image credits at end.…

The Myth of Bach’s Lute Suites by Clive Titmuss

This is a guest post by Clive Titmuss  Previously published on Classical Guitar Canada. Visit his website to see more of his work and recordings (earlymusicstudio.com). All images provided by Clive Titmuss. Click on the images to enlarge. Part I As student…

Luthier Q&A: Interview with Marcus Dominelli

A big thank you to Marcus Dominelli for this great interview. Marcus is always willing to sit down and have a talk with me over some coffee and answer my many guitar questions. He’s a friendly guy and always very interested…

Bracing Styles for Classical Guitars

This is a guest post by luthier Marcus Dominelli, Victoria, BC, Canada. I’d like to discuss the basics of bracing used in classical guitar making. This article is intended for those who know little about how classical guitars are made;…