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The Contemporary Guitar by John Schneider

The Contemporary Guitar by John Schneider Revised and Enlarged Edition (August 20, 2015) Paperback, Hardcover, or eBook: 360 pages Language: English Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 20, 2015) Look Inside the Book or Buy: The Contemporary Guitar (Amazon.com) The…

Thomas Viloteau Plays Suite Brasileira #3 by Assad

French guitarist Thomas Viloteau plays the fourth movement of the Suite Brasileira #3 by Sergio Assad, commissioned by and dedicated to Thomas Viloteau. Guitar by Bastien Burlot, 2015. I love how the pros are catching up with the YouTube generation and just…

Taavi Kiviranta Plays Gestolpert, gestürzt by Krüger

Anna Amalia Gitarrewettbewerb 2015 Weimar, Preisträger, Taavi Kiviranta (Finland), special prize for the best interpretation of a compulsory modern piece, performs “Gestolpert, gestürzt” by Thomas Nathan Krüger. This comes to us via Gitarreverein Weimar and their YouTube Channel. Great young…

Artyom Dervoed Plays Callahan

Russian guitarist Artyom Dervoed plays The Red Fantasy by Kevin Callahan (b. 1958). This is actually a few years old from Boston GuitarFest 2011 but they keep releasing these gems on their YouTube so how can I resist! I see…

Karmen Stendler Plays Chiton by Uroš Rojko

Slovenian guitarist Karmen Stendler plays Chiton, written by a Slovenian composer Uroš Rojko (1954, Ljubljana). Recorded live in March 2015 at 2d Recording Studio in Slovenia. Played on a Darryl Perry guitar. Last week I posted another one with Stendler, Duo 206 with Stendler…

Review: Music of Bret Williams

Music of Bret Williams Buy from Artist Website: bretwilliamsmusic.com Buy or listen on Amazon: Music of Bret Williams Copyright: 2014 Bret Williams Musicians: Bret Willaims (guitar) Mark Dover (clarinet) Matt Aprea (violin) Marc Schmeid (Bass) Track Listing:  The Gravity of…

Victoria Guitar Trio Play Godin

Some clips from a recent concert I played in with my buddies from the Victoria Guitar Trio on March 22, 2015. These movements are from a multi-movement work named On Poetics written for us by Scott Edward Godin. This is just four of…

Review: Nowhere Found by Sean Hayward

Nowhere Found by Sean Hayward Buy or listen to samples on Bandcamp Artist Website: haywardsound.com Musicians: Sean Hayward – guitars Zephyr Culbertson Adee – bass Jan Purat, Lorna Saxton, Zachary Ragent – violins Ittai Rosenbaum – piano Sean Hayward is…

Jérémy Jouve plays Toccata de Lucia by Duplessy

French guitarist Jérémy Jouve plays Toccata de Lucia by Mathias Duplessy. Clean and quick playing with such smooth phrasing, Jouve is awesome. Available on the album “Cavalcade” coming out in April or May. If you don’t know Jouve he has…

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…

Michael Partington Plays Johanson

Michael Partington performing Open Up Your Ears by Bryan Johanson (b. 1951), UW Milwaukee, April 4, 2014 on a Martin Blackwell guitar. Partington is a fantastic player based in the Seattle area. I’ve seen him play on a number of…

Review: Daniel Lippel – Sonata by Andrew Violette

Andrew Violette: Sonata for Guitar Played by Dan Lippel New Focus Recordings Release Date: July 8, 2014 Listen to Sample or Buy at Amazon or Listen at New Focus Recoridngs Artist Website: danlippel.com andrewviolette.com This album presents one piece: an…