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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 A big thank you to Clive for this great overview of the Baroque guitar, previously published on Classical Guitar Canada. Make sure to visit his website to see more of his…

An overview of the six-course guitar by Clive Titmuss

This is a guest post by luthier Clive Titmuss A big thank you to Clive for this fantastic and informative article previously published on Classical Guitar Canada. Make sure to visit his website to see more of his work and recordings. All…

The Vihuela: History and Style by Clive Titmuss

This is a guest post by Clive Titmuss  A big thank you to Clive for this fantastic and informative article previously published on Classical Guitar Canada. Make sure to visit his website to see more of his work and recordings. All images provided…

The Myth of Bach’s Lute Suites by Clive Titmuss

This is a guest post by Clive Titmuss  A big thank you to Clive for this epic article previously published on Classical Guitar Canada. Make sure to visit his website to see more of his work and recordings (earlymusicstudio.com). All images…

Nocturnal after John Dowland, op. 70 by Benjamin Britten

Nocturnal after John Dowland, op. 70 by Benjamin Britten These 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.…

Favorite Classical Guitar Recordings

This list of recommended classical guitar recordings (CDs, mp3s) is simply one of personal preference. The best classical guitar albums are different for everyone. These are in no particular order. Also, I’ll be adding more to the list as I…

The Etudes of Heitor Villa-Lobos

If you don’t know the Villa-Lobos etudes then I suggest you become familiar with them right away. They are possibly the most significant etudes of the twentieth century due to their technical challenge, wealth of musical ideas, and pedagogical value. They are, however,…

Gerald Garcia – Etudes Esquisses

  Theme of this week: “Favorite Etudes” You might have noticed that on my theme weeks I try to avoid the MOST obvious choices. So, in the German Baroque I avoided Bach and this I’m avoiding Sor and Brouwer due…