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One Hour BBC Special on John Williams, Guitarist

Here’s a one hour BBC special of fifty years of John Williams including interviews with Williams and others such as Julian Bream. What a treat. Here’s the BBC blurb: “Fifty years of performances from guitarist John Williams that takes in…

Tips on Composing by Michael Karmon

This is a guest post by composer Michael Karmon Previously 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…

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 A big thank you to Clive for this fantastic and informative article previously published on Classical Guitar Canada. Make sure to visit his website to see more of his work and recordings. All…

The Vihuela: History and Style by Clive Titmuss

This is a guest post by Clive Titmuss  A big thank you to Clive for this fantastic and informative article previously published on Classical Guitar Canada. Make sure to visit his website to see more of his work and recordings. All images provided…

The Myth of Bach’s Lute Suites by Clive Titmuss

This is a guest post by Clive Titmuss  A big thank you to Clive for this epic article previously published on Classical Guitar Canada. Make sure to visit his website to see more of his work and recordings (earlymusicstudio.com). All images…

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;…

Elevated Fingerboards on Classical Guitars

Elevated Fingerboard (or raised fingerboard) is actually a bit of misleading name as it’s the top of the guitar that slopes down. Nevertheless, I will never go back to playing guitars without a raised (elevated) fingerboard. They are simply easier…

Sound Portals (soundports) for Classical Guitar

My experience with soundports: Sound portals are a bit strange at first because you’ll hear a whole new range of overtones, not to mention a volume increase while you play. However, I find it a bit odd because who ever…