Category Reviews & New Releases

Review: Lily Afshar – Musica da Camera

Musica da Camera Uspenskey, Paganini, & Piazzolla BUY OR LISTEN TO SAMPLES VIA AMAZON: Lily Afshar – Musica da Camera Artist Website: lilyafshar.com Label: Archer Records 1. Musical Sketches on Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin for guitar & chamber ensemble by Vladislav Uspensky…

Review: Ergonomic Guitar Technique by Joakim Zelmerlööw

Buy or look inside the book via Amazon Review: Ergonomic Guitar Technique by Joakim Zelmerlööw Paperback: 216 pages Publisher: lulu.com (January 19, 2012) Language: English Summary via the publisher: The method Ergonomic guitar technique takes the individual behind the instrument as its starting point,…

Review: Lines, Color & Form: Music of Bryan Johanson

Album Title: Lines, Color & Form: Music of Bryan Johanson Artist: Luke Trimble (guitar) and Matthew Keating (cello) Artist Website: www.luketrimble.com Buy or Listen to Samples via Amazon: Lines Color & Form: Music of Bryan Johanson Repertoire: 1-3. Spring, Op. 1 by Bryan…

Favorite Classical Guitar Recordings

This list of recommended classical guitar recordings (CDs, mp3s) is simply one of personal preference. The best classical guitar albums are different for everyone. These are in no particular order. Also, I’ll be adding more to the list as I…

Review: Prélude by Michael Sheridan

Prélude by Michael Sheridan Artist Website: www.michaelsheridanmusic.com Buy or listen to samples via Amazon Album Repertoire: Montagne Ste Genevieve – Django Reinhardt (as performed by Stephane Wrembel) Cello Suite No 3 – J.S. Bach El Choclo – Angel Villoldo (arr.…

Review: RCM Bridges Guitar Series (2011)

Update: See the new RCM Classical Guitar Series 2018 2011 RCM Bridges Guitar Series I went out and bought the entire collection of the 2011 Bridges Guitar Series by the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto) and Frederick Harris Publishing. The…

Review: Classical Guitar Anatomy and Mechanics (Poster)

Mel Bay sent me this cool wall chart (poster) in the mail today along with some great books to review. Good poster for the teaching studio or practice room. The difference sections it includes are: Body, Saddle and Bridge, Headstock…

Review: Essential Bach Arranged for the Guitar by Lily Afshar

Amazon Link: Essential Bach: Arranged for the Guitar Paperback: 116 pages Publisher: Mel Bay Publications (December 14, 2012) Level: Intermediate to Advanced. Students could start with the cello works and go from there. Works included: Cello Suite No. 1, BWV 1007 Cello Suite…