Matthew McAllister plays Weiss

Matthew McAllister was just in Victoria and gave some great advice and tips to my students. So grateful for his sharing and care for the music. Matthew has a real…

Luthier Books for Guitar

After last week’s theme of “Instruments & Design” I’ve had a few people contact me regarding resources so I thought I’d just make a post. However, I don’t know too much about…

Elevated Fingerboards on Classical Guitars

Elevated Fingerboard (or raised fingerboard) is actually a bit of misleading name as it’s the top of the guitar that slopes down. Nevertheless, I will never go back to playing…

Gabriel Bianco plays Turina

Amazing playing by the excellent Gabriel Bianco. I love his clean playing, control over the sound, and highly expressive performance. He is great at pacing himself and making certain moments very…

Gerald Garcia – Etudes Esquisses

One of my favorite recommendations for contemporary works are these excellent etudes from Gerald Garcia. These etudes, as the composer suggests, are for the intermediate student from the third year…

The German Baroque: Wolff Jakob Lauffensteiner

Theme of this week:  The German Baroque (click to see all posts). Wolff Jakob Lauffensteiner (1676–1754) is the last composer I’ll feature on this week’s theme of the German Baroque. His music, as his…