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Hotlink: Francesco Corbetta’s Guitar Music

Giacomo Fiore has an article of interest in Classical Guitar Magazine headlined: In the 17th Century, Francesco Corbetta’s Music Enthralled Monarchs and Commoners Alike. Here’s a taste: …From France’s Louis XIV to Charles II of England, a veritable who’s who…

Not all musicians are natural performers (The Strad)

Interesting article via The Strad titled Let’s acknowledge that not all musicians are natural performers. “Performing for large audiences may seem inevitable for those who choose to pursue music as a career, but is this always the key to fulfilling our artistic…

New Release: A Path Less Trod by Black Cedar

A Path Less Trod by Black CedarSteve Lin (guitar), Kris Palmer (flute),Isaac Pastor-Chermak (cello)Label: That Other Label, 2016Website: blackcedar.biz Learn more or Buy: Black Cedar Discography A Path Less Trod is Black Cedar’s debut album, compiling contemporary and folk music. It includes Durwynne…

Hector Quine Obituary | Telegraph

Saw this nice article in the Telegraph about the passing of Hector Quine. Hector Quine, who has died aged 88, was a classical guitarist who helped to transform public attitudes to the instrument. He combined an understanding of its interpretative possibilities with…

Hotlink: Classical Guitar Insider with Bret Williams

If you are not already familiar with Bret Williams, he is a fantastic guitarist but also has an excellent podcast called Classical Guitar Insider. Bret left a comment on a post of him playing the other day explaining the program:…

Hotlink: Stephen Aron on Music Competitions

Over on Stephen Aron Guitar Studio blog he writes a great article regarding competitions in music. Stephen is fantastic guitarist and teacher over at Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Here is the intro but read on at his site: It is perfectly…

Dilbert on the ten thousand hour rule

Dilbert on the ten thousand hour rule. Works well for music!   Link/ Source: You can check out this Dilbert comic and more of Scott Adams here: www.dilbert.com

Flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía dies at 66

Very sad news via the BBC. I remember as a kid taking classical guitar lessons and hearing “Friday Night in San Francisco”  thinking, hey there are rock stars in the nylon world after all. I later saw him live in…