I haven’t been on this site for a while now. Plan to redo the whole thing in a few days, but concentrating mostly on just classical guitar.
No, I haven’t forgotten about the site; I’ll be posting soon again. BTW I took the Handbook down because it’s going to be published soon.
Well here’s the whole boring story (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2058142/Amanda-Knox-falls-guitar-man-James-Terrano-returns-normal-life.html)
Yes, a yard shaped like a guitar. The yard and the house can be yours for a little under 18 mil. Here.
Famed Indian siitarist still fingerslogging after nine decades–and still giving concerts. Here.
“There was this very old guitar teacher who had an open mind to accept me to bring my electric guitar to the [classical guitar] lesson.” Here
I’ve always loved this theme; on twelve electric strings it’s the next best thing to the full orchestra version.
Hey wait a minute here’s one (with a Irishy folksy variation in the middle) on 36 strings more or less…
Montreal Guitar Trio with the California Guitar Trio
Yes, my fell guitar enthusiasts, the Electric 8 “has thrown all…preconceived notions in the wastebasket and now call for the same classical performance status as is given to chamber string and wind ensembles…” It could take some convincing for regular concert goers, though; I mean a lot of people just wouldn’t be able to get past all those wires and amps.
These kids are great but I just wonder, this being N Korea after all, what kind of unusual discipline lies behind their practice regimen. Story here.
I think that sums it up pretty good…After all, why ” would someone create a replica of Blackie, complete with every single nick and scratch, including the wear pattern from Mr. Clapton’s belt buckle and the burn mark from his cigarettes? And why is that replica expected to fetch at least $20,000 at Wednesday’s auction, and probably much more?…” Read the rest of this article in the NY Times.
“Flamenco has a solid reputation for being hermetic to those who have not been initiated into it. Some pretend that this hermeticism is nothing but a pretext to disguise its limits and insufficiencies. Isn’t flamenco, under these conditions, nothing but a carefully managed eye fooler? The question of its deep-seated nature cannot be forever eluded. Are we in the presence of true art or a popular art? Yet, it seems to be accessible only to the initiated, even though they are relatively small in number. It is a fact that flamenco, formed by shades of light and dark, is elusive. It loses its own authenticity in contact with the forces of the music hall footlights. Yet, it resurges with its own complete vigor in semi-dark caves…” Read mere here (originally pub way back in 1981 in Guitarra magazine, now brought online.
On Greek guitarist Smaro Gregoriado’s new album, Reinventing Guitar: “…The album features a mixture of traditional guitar pieces, all craftily arranged by Gregoriadou, as well as original works penned by the Grecian guitarist. All of the pieces are performed on instruments built by the modern luthier Yorgos Kertsopoulos, guitars that are designed to not only evoke new sounds from the guitar, but to greatly expand the range and harmonic possibilities of the instrument…” Article’interview here (from Guitar International). This link has some pics of some pretty radical designed classical style guitars
This is what a $5000.+ guitar looks like: Gibson Les Paul Cherry Sunburst
Duo: Chinese pipa (played by Liu Fang) and classical guitar (Michael O’Toole).
I’m generally not a big fan of Eastern music but the combination here is beautifully haunting. According to the video info it’s is a transcription basesd on Philip Glass’s composition for string quartet.
Jeff Corallini plays ‘Flight of the Bumble Bee’ on a seven-string bass.
I’ve posted several stories of criminals using guitars as weapons. Here’s another.
“…Mr. Assad, 57, is half of what critics consider the world’s leading classical guitar duo, with his brother Odair. He almost won a third Latin Grammy in the ceremonies held Nov. 11; he was nominated twice for Contemporary Classical Composition. The Washington Post suggested that the brothers might be “the best two-guitar team in existence, maybe even in history…” Here.
The brothers in younger days.
There are Gods of the classic guitar, jazz guitar, flamenco guitar; there are even Gods of the Banjo and Uke. Above are electric guitar Gods (please leave the appropriate sacrifice).