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Hotlink: Beijing Guitar Duo Concert Review

I can’t stand anyone who mentions a few buzzes in live performances…don’t want them? Go watch a piano. ANYWAY, it is a very glowing review overall. Wang’s graceful style was on display as she effected lovely phrasing amidst sweeping arpeggios.…

Signed Photograph of Segovia

Want a signed photograph of Segovia by Segovia? Amazon sells memorabilia? It’s all a bit weird. Well, if you want it then pay up! It’s $1500.

Guitar Supports: Training Wheels for Student Guitar Positions

I recently lent my Ergoplay Guitar Support to a student and realized that it worked as ‘training wheels’ for the student’s guitar position. In other words, because guitar supports essentially put the guitar at approximately a 45 degree angle, the student…

Sexy Vintage Almeida Cover

A vintage cover of Laurindo de Almeida, Guitar from Ipanema from 1964. Guitar out of focus to highlight the most important aspect of the cover (as far as 1964 men are concerned)! The album does have the song “Girl from…

Basile de Loose “Tuning the Guitar”

Since the beginning of all time – as far as guitarists are concerned – we have spent most of our days tuning rather than playing. Sometimes it takes so long that it can be caught on film or even painted…

Productive Practice Sessions by Gohar Vardanyan

A nice little article about productive practice by Gohar Vardanyan via the Mel Bay site. Here’s an excerpt: One of the questions asked most frequently when talking about practicing is “how much do you practice?” I have heard answers that range…

An Amusing Song by Vittorio Reggianini

Vittorio Reggianini’s (Italian, 1858-1938) painting “An Amusing Song.”  It appears that guys have been trying to pick up the ladies with guitar from early on. Also see my page: Artwork with Guitar or Lute Vittorio Reggianini (Italian, 1858-1938) An Amusing Song…

The Guitar Player (1894) by Paul Gauguin

Also see my page: Artwork with Guitar or Lute Paul Gauguin: “The Guitar Player” Date: 1894 Location: Paris, France Period: Paris period oil on canvas Gallery: Private Collection Image Credit: wikipaintings.org Excerpt via Wiki: Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (1848 –…

Julian Bream: “I’m a better musician now…”

There was a rumour going around that Bream was dead, but worry not! He’s alive and kicking! Here’s a recent interview via the Guardian. Here’s an excerpt: How much are you playing these days? “Not at all. There’s nothing sad…

Francesco Trevisani – Young Woman Playing The Lute

I have to remember that the tagline of the site is exploring classical guitar through multimedia. I haven’t kept enough to the ‘multi’ media part. So here’s some Baroque era artwork by Francesco Trevisani. His Wiki: Francesco Trevisani (April 9,…