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The Gap Between Good Taste and Doing Good Work

I saw this on Kottke the other day and thought about how relevant it is for musicians. It’s from Ira Glass about closing the gap between having good taste and being able to do good work. So many beginners feel…

Favourite Guitar Supports for Classical Guitar

An older 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,…

Classical Guitar Insider

Classical Guitar Insider Podcast Interviews Bradford Werner

Listen to the new Interview with Bradford Werner via Apple. I had a great time chatting with Bret Williams via his amazing podcast Classical Guitar Insider where you can listen to 135 episodes of classical guitar goodness. Bret is such a…

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

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,…