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The Guitar Works of Yori-Aki Matsudaira

I was doing some research on post-minimalist composers (if we dare use such defining musical terms) and never knew that Japanese composer Yori-Aki Matsudaira 松平 頼暁 (born 1931) had written guitar works. To my knowledge his father was the composer Yoritsune Matsudaira (松平 頼則…

Baroque Guitar for Smarties by Clive Titmuss

This is a guest post by guitarist & luthier Clive Titmuss Previously published on Classical Guitar Canada. Make sure to visit his website to see more of his work and recordings. All photos of guitars are by Clive Titmuss that he built…

An overview of the six-course guitar by Clive Titmuss

This is a guest post by luthier Clive Titmuss Previously published on Classical Guitar Canada. Make sure to visit his website to see more of his work and recordings. All photos are by Clive Titmuss of guitars he built himself. He…

The Vihuela: History and Style by Clive Titmuss

This is a guest post by Clive Titmuss  Previously published on Classical Guitar Canada. Make sure to visit his website to see more of his work and recordings. All images provided by Clive Titmuss (click to enlarge). See image credits at end.…

The Myth of Bach’s Lute Suites by Clive Titmuss

This is a guest post by Clive Titmuss  Previously published on Classical Guitar Canada. Visit his website to see more of his work and recordings (earlymusicstudio.com). All images provided by Clive Titmuss. Click on the images to enlarge. Part I As student…

Nocturnal after John Dowland, op. 70 by Benjamin Britten

Nocturnal after John Dowland, op. 70 by Benjamin BrittenThese posts explore famous works of the past and present. You might enjoy the history and video performances, or this might be a good way for students to become familiar with the famous works. Sheet…

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 of study onward (I would move that down to one…

Angelo Gilardino: Studi di virtuosità e di trascendenza

Angelo Gilardino‘s Studi di virtuosità e di trascendenza. Although the compositional style is very pattern-oriented and guitaristic the etudes are filled with a huge wealth of musical ideas. Each one has a dedication and resembles the style of the dedicati…

Matteo Carcassi Sheet Music & Tab for Classical Guitar

Matteo Carcassi (1792–1853) – Free PDF Sheet Music and Tab for Classical Guitar. Modern and public domain sheet music PDF’s of Carcassi’s classical guitar works from easy to advanced. Includes Carcassi’s Op. 60 Etudes No.1-25 for classical guitar. They are…

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 wiki page suggests, is similar to Weiss in many ways.…

The German Baroque: Bernhard Joachim Hagen

Theme of this week:  The German Baroque. Bernhard Joachim Hagen (1720–1787) wrote some amazing works of beauty that are not often played. One reason for this is the unavailability of this works. To my knowledge there are no readily available editions in modern…