Category Reviews & New Releases

Bowers Fader Duo - Between Us All

The Bowers Fader Duo: Between Us All

The Bowers Fader Duo: Between Us All: New American Art Songs for Voice & GuitarJessica Bowers, mezzo-soprano, and Oren Fader, guitarNew Focus Recordings, 2019 Buy, Learn, and Listen to Samples: New Focus Recordings | Amazon | Bandcamp I was very pleased to…

Journey Instruments – FC522 Collapsible Classical Guitar

Journey Instruments – FC522 Classical GuitarFirst Class-ical FC522 travel guitar, solid cedar / solid pao ferroYouTube Video Review Link Buy, learn more, see specs at Journey Instruments I’m at it again, having fun with the First Class-ical FC522 by Journey…

DOWLAND – Michael Butten

Dowland by Michael Butten

Dowland by Michael Butten First Hand Records, 2019 Buy or learn more via First Hand Records or Amazon I was very pleased to receive a copy of Michael Button’s new release of works by Elizabethan composer and lutenist John Dowland (1563-1626).…

Future Relics by Kevin Cahill

Future Relics by Kevin Cahill

Future Relics by Kevin Daniel CahillLearn more or buy via his Website or BandCampAvailable June 27th, 2019 Future Relics by Kevin Daniel Cahill Kevin Daniel Cahill just released his debut album entitled Future Relics and “pairs original post-rock / instrumental…

Review: Classical Guitar Strings

Classical guitar string reviews. On this page I’ll be doing mini-reviews of strings so you can find the best classical guitar string for your guitar. I can only review strings I’ve actually tried out so some are missing. Strings are…

Leshnoff Guitar Concerto

Jason Vieaux Album: Leshnoff’s Guitar Concerto

Jonathan Leshnoff: Symphony No. 4, Guitar Concerto, StarburstNashville Symphony (Giancarlo Guerrero), Violins of Hope, Jason Vieaux (guitar)Naxos Records, 2019 Buy, Listen, & Learn More:  Naxos |  Amazon |  iTunes |  Spotify An exciting new release via Naxos Records of the…

Classical Guitar - Contemporary Concepts by Sean Thrower

Classical Guitar: Contemporary Concepts by Sean Thrower

Classical Guitar: Contemporary Concepts 1Way to Play Guitar Series by FJH Music Companyby Sean Thrower and Edited by Philip Groeber Buy the book via FJH Music or Amazon I was happy to receive this copy of Sean Thrower’s new book…

Rupert Boyd – The Guitar

Rupert Boyd – The GuitarArtist WebsiteSono Luminus Records 2019 Buy, Listen, Learn More: Sono Luminus | Amazon |Apple Music | Spotify Rupert Boyd has been featured on the site numerous times and has clearly established himself as a top notch…

Celebrate Music Theory

Theory Books for Classical Guitar

What theory books should you use? Having a good theory teacher is the best course of action because they will challenge you to engage with the material not just memorize it. Classical music theory and musicianship is a long-term study…

Koonce - Renaissance Guitar

Guitar Anthologies by Frank Koonce

Buy or Learn more via Amazon The Solo Lute Works of Johann Sebastian Bach The Baroque Guitar In Spain and the New World Renaissance Vihuela & Guitar in Sixteenth-century Summary – I love these anthologies by Frank Koonce for a…

Weimar Guitar Quartet – Debut Album

Weimar Guitar QuartetStephanie Jones, Hanna Link, Karmen Stendler, Jakob SchmidtWeimar Guitar Quartet WebsiteDebut Album, Released 2019, Germany Buy or Learn More via their website, or Amazon, iTunes, el al. Having featured the Weimar Guitar Quartet and its members on the…

The Shearer Method Books 1-4

The Shearer Method Series Books 1-4by Aaron Shearer, Thomas Kikta, and Alan HirshAlfred Publishing, Released 2012-2019 Buy the Books via Amazon, Aaron Shearer Foundation, Sheet Music Plus I recently looked at Book 4 from this series and was very pleased…