Tag composers

Writing for Guitarists by Composer Michael Karmon

This is a guest post by composer Michael Karmon Previously posted on Classical Guitar Canada. Most of my recent music was written for specific players. A guitarist’s personality, strengths, preferences, and life experiences can be quite inspiring, and often lead to…

Tips on Composing by Michael Karmon

This is a guest post by composer Michael Karmon Previously posted on Classical Guitar Canada It is truly wonderful that so many classical guitarists feel compelled to write for their instrument. Composing is often a rewarding and enjoyable experience, and…

Tips on Commissioning Guitar Music by Michael Karmon

This is a guest post by composer Michael Karmon Commissioning a new guitar piece can be a wonderful thing. If you’re a player, you can have a piece tailored to your musical personality and strengths. If you’re a fan of…

Spotlight: Agustín Castilla-Ávila, composer

Here’s an excellent interview and some media by composer Agustín Castilla-Ávila. He was interviewed by guitarist and organizer Angelito Agcaoili.  Agustín was kind of enough to submit this article for the site. I’ve enclosed some additional photos and videos as well so you…

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…