Monthly Archives: January 2011

“Reinventing Guitar” album

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

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Cherry supreme: good enough to eat

This is what a $5000.+ guitar looks like: Gibson Les Paul Cherry Sunburst

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East meets West

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.

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…Now for something completely different

Jeff Corallini plays ‘Flight of the Bumble Bee’ on a seven-string bass.

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