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Andrea Tacchi Interviews Daniel Friederich via GSI

There is a really nice interview with luthier Daniel Friederich over at the GSI Blog. Go check it out. Here’s a small excerpt: AT: Maestro, I can’t help but ask you to comment on the technical questions regarding wood, dimensions and…

David Russell interviews via his website

I just found out that guitarist David Russell posted a number of interviews up on his website. Russell’s opinions and perspectives are so down to Earth. Love it. Plus, he really gives a good deal to the interviewer. Here’s just…

William Kanengiser masterclass notes

Just found these rather detailed notes on William’s guitar blog that cover a William Kanengiser masterclass. Some interesting points such as: The shape of phrases follow the strength of the harmony. Harmonies are used for specific reasons, and especially so in classical period music…

Sculptures of Guitars by Armand Pierre Fernandez

Some really interesting sculptures made mainly from bronze. In keeping with the multimedia theme, please comment below and suggest more art and multimedia for guitar. ARMAN BIOGRAPHY (1928 – 2005) “I specialize very much in… everything,” the French-born American artist…

Recording Classical Guitar: Basics

This is a pretty decent intro article on recording classical guitar or other quiet acoustic instruments.  It’s pretty long and comprehensive but is all general information rather than telling us specifically what to buy. Good though. Here’s an excerpt: When…

Wooden Footstool for Classical Guitar

Cordoba Folding Wood Folding Footstool I get a great deal of emails and search engine requests regarding wood foot stools for classical guitar. Sooo, here’s a nice wooden foot-stool via amazon. Classic. I think the security we feel with a foot-stool…

In Memoriam – Gabriel Fleta

Some sad news via GSI: The guitar world lost one of its most important figures this month with the passing of Gabriel Fleta Sr., son of Ignacio Fleta and father to Gabriel Jr. Though not as well known as his…

Engage Classical Guitar Nails

I was playing scrabble while watching the classic Star Trek episode “timescape” yesterday and this (unfortunately?) appeared in my head. #dork  

New John Williams Biography by William Starling

New Biography of classical guitarist John Williams by William Starling. I love the down-to-Earth opinions that Williams interview give. He is very realistic about music study and regarding the importance of students experiencing music for themselves rather than enlisting in the musical military…

Five Short Studies by Giuseppe Torrisi

This is a Guest Post by Dario Bitetti These five studies were in danger of never being heard and of remaining locked in a drawer. The Sicilian musician, Giuseppe Torrisi, conceived his project Five Short Studies (Cinque Studi Brevi) for guitar, twenty years…

Ferdinando Carulli – Best Sideburns Award

Carulli is good. If you think he’s boring then I think you’re boring. His music works very well on the guitar and is very effective period music and THAT is why he is freaking awesome. Plus, many of the duo…