Category Archives: Classical Guitar

Classical guitarist mind melds with the infamous Foxy

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)

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Guitarist with steel strings plays classical guitar music…

“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

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Cool sounds from strange instruments

Downright catchy.  Their YT channel is here. Site here.

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Ravel’s Belero on guitar

Played by Sungha Jung; great arrangement by Kotaro Oshio

Sungha’s guitar Youtube channel is here.

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North Korea exhibits its very young guitar side

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.

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“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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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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