John Gordon Ross

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I don’t claim great skill as a guitarist, though I have a diploma of sorts and have earned a living from the guitar in the remote past – an even more precarious one than the one I have now, though. The guitar, particularly the classical guitar, still claims a good deal of my time and mental energy, so it had to be represented on this site. Unfortunately, apart from the indispensable forum run by Jean-François Delcamp, there is not a great deal of very useful stuff on the Internet related with the classical guitar – here are some feeds which I hope are of more use to you than to me, and towards the bottom of the page you’ll find a few links mostly related with classical guitarists. Drop me a comment if you know a feed or link which might fit (or just to say hi).

Guitar Feeds

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: Wanted Pavan Guitar

Monday 27 February 23:45:50 UTC 2012

Tom has gone silent in replying to people–either by phone or by email. If he isn't selling guitars anymore, he should clearly state this on his website and phone message.Statistics: Posted by FHC — Monday 27 February 2012, 23:45 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Does everyone always announce their new guitar purchase?

Monday 27 February 23:38:53 UTC 2012

Louis.Why don't you have a look at this part of the forum where audio and video recording, and particularly equipment, are discussed.Statistics: Posted by George Crocket — Monday 27 February 2012, 23:38 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Greetings from Stuttgart

Monday 27 February 23:35:58 UTC 2012

Hi Vincetn.Welcome to the forum.I get the impression that you think Richard was suggesting you enrol at the musikhochschule. I don't think that is it. If I am not mistaken, he was suggesting that you pay one of the advanced guitar students there to give you private lessons.Statistics: Posted by George Crocket — Monday 27 February 2012, 23:35 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Smallman Guitar

Monday 27 February 23:34:19 UTC 2012

Probably a rumour… :lol:Statistics: Posted by Tomzooki — Monday 27 February 2012, 23:34 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of J. S. Bach • Re: Bach, J. S.; BWV 1007 Prelude from Cello Suite No 1 – Vi

Monday 27 February 22:52:48 UTC 2012

Hello teh susoWelcome to the Delcamp classical guitar forum.If you have not already done so, please have a look at our welcome page for more information about the forum and its rules, then please introduce yourself here for a proper welcome.Statistics: Posted by George Crocket — Monday 27 February 2012, 22:52 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Does anyone subscribe to American String teacher

Monday 27 February 22:46:13 UTC 2012

If anyone has American String teacher from winter of 1994 could you please tell me the volume and number of the issue? Greatly appreciatedStatistics: Posted by calexan5 — Monday 27 February 2012, 22:46 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Kenny Hill Fleta used value?

Monday 27 February 22:45:15 UTC 2012

I'm wondering if anyone can chime in on what a reasonable price for a used Hill Fleta would be? I have seen one in the Delcamp classified archives but that was a bit of a special example with the spruce top and Brazilian RW. It also looks like Bernunzio Uptown sold one last year for $2750 that had two minor … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • Re: Piece too difficult

Monday 27 February 22:38:57 UTC 2012

I think that having one or two dificult pieces 'on the go' can be a good barometer of progress.As long as you don't beat yourself up too much – just have 'a go' from time to time – stretch yourself.We all need challenges, and that is why aspiring to play difficult pieces is important.But also playing easy pieces is good. … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Tedesco concerto orchestration question

Monday 27 February 22:35:28 UTC 2012

Thanks alot man, I really appreciate it. Yeah I'm doing this for my 2nd DMA recital. But I am taking a concerto seminar and the mid term is to provide a 1500 work program notes paper. I figured I would do this since I am playing it as well.Statistics: Posted by calexan5 — Monday 27 February 2012, 22:35 pm [Link]

About.com Guitar » Blues Shuffle Guitar Lesson

Monday 27 February 22:24:41 UTC 2012

If you're pretty new to the guitar, and want to learn a quick way to play with other guitarists, take a look at this blues shuffle guitar lesson, which will …Read Full Post [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Strings • Re: strings with notes

Monday 27 February 22:15:39 UTC 2012

hii agree vlad the ej45's aren't all bad – i strung my friends guitar for her – it's an Amalio Burguet Model 3 Classical Guitar Cedar Top and they sounded better on that one than mine….roufStatistics: Posted by adrouf — Monday 27 February 2012, 22:15 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Luthiers in Perth

Monday 27 February 22:14:14 UTC 2012

I will be in Perth later this year visiting my son & his family & was wondering if there were any builders who might want to chat over a coffee, or a beer, or whatever is the beverage of choice Down-under. Feel free to PM me.Statistics: Posted by Steve — Monday 27 February 2012, 22:14 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Self-Promotion • Re: Capricho Arabe – A Harmonic Analysis

Monday 27 February 22:01:52 UTC 2012

That's a relief! I appreciate your studying it in detail like that. It's very easy for me to make mistakes when I am the only proof reader. Thanks for the responce.JohnStatistics: Posted by johnhall — Monday 27 February 2012, 22:01 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Does everyone always announce their new guitar purchase?

Monday 27 February 21:58:59 UTC 2012

Congratulations on your new guitars!If you don't have a camera – do you have the equipment to post some recordings? :D JamesStatistics: Posted by James Lister — Monday 27 February 2012, 21:58 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: new member

Monday 27 February 21:54:12 UTC 2012

Hi Eamonn,Welcome to Delcamp!To learn more about this forum and its rules, please have a look at our welcome pageWhen you have submitted 2 posts, you will automatically become a member of the 002 group, which gives you access to the mp3 files and videos in our recording sections, all members' scores and levels 1 – 3 of the Delcamp … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: my new maple guitar arrived – a gem

Monday 27 February 20:01:18 UTC 2012

Very Pretty. I always love to see a Maple guitar.Statistics: Posted by Scot Tremblay — Monday 27 February 2012, 20:01 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Tedesco concerto orchestration question

Monday 27 February 19:43:02 UTC 2012

Does anyone know the orchestration for the Tedesco Concerto in D. Opus 99? I am trying to make program notes and the piano reduction doesn't say anything about that.thanksStatistics: Posted by calexan5 — Monday 27 February 2012, 19:43 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Binding Router.

Monday 27 February 19:40:15 UTC 2012

Yes, Al I saw that…I think the other site I viewed actually references your variation.I like the extra axis I think….I'll mock something up this week and see what I come up with.I don't mind truing up the channel a bit, but every time you run a router around these things you increase your odds of trauma. My current method … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Compensated Bridge

Monday 27 February 19:38:31 UTC 2012

On the one hand, proper intonation on any guitar is just about impossible to get. There are so many things that throw it out that you can't make it perfect, and evenif you did, it would still be 'equal temperament', which sounds 'out' anyway. On the other hand, given the fact that you're stuck with a system that can sound … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Binding Router.

Monday 27 February 19:33:10 UTC 2012

I put together a three-axis rig using drawer glides, rather than the lazy Susan. The router can cover most of a bench top, but slides back out of the way when not in use, so I can do other things on that bench. There should be a picture of it on my web site.Statistics: Posted by Alan Carruth — Monday … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: RH Apoyando Alternation string contact period

Monday 27 February 19:13:59 UTC 2012

Beowulf wrote:When playing rest stroke alternation (e.g., scale passages) is it advisable to hold/leave the finger which has just played on the "rest" string until the next finger commences the following rest stroke? Opinions/advice drawn from experience welcomed.Yes! But the contact period according to Douglas Niedt is even longer than you suggest. He goes into great detail on apoyando and … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Self-Promotion • Re: Capricho Arabe – A Harmonic Analysis

Monday 27 February 19:12:30 UTC 2012

[quote]! Play it through with the indicated harmony and decide for yourself. I think it must be the strong seventh sound associated with hearing the F in the upper voice on the beat that implies this dominant sonority even without the third being stated. The same thing occurs in the D major section in measure 39 where I hear an … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Binding Router.

Monday 27 February 19:10:09 UTC 2012

I saw a preview of the next generation Stew Mac binding tower (linked by Scot above) at the GAL conference. They are replacing the nylon bushings with real bearings so there's less slop. I'm waiting for them to release this newer version before buying one. Although I expect the price will go up along with the bearing improvements.Statistics: Posted by … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Strings • Re: Hannabach 'Durable D4' string

Monday 27 February 19:06:33 UTC 2012

Hannabach did not lie then. They are Durable because nobody who buys them plays them :oStatistics: Posted by Jabberwocky — Monday 27 February 2012, 19:06 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Lubricating dry tuners

Monday 27 February 19:06:30 UTC 2012

Personally no real idea, however a very experience German builder reckoned that the safest oil to use was actually good quality motor engine oil so thats what I use if I use oil. In the past I've also used graphite (6b pencil) which is pretty neutral too.Statistics: Posted by simonm — Monday 27 February 2012, 19:06 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: my new maple guitar arrived – a gem

Monday 27 February 17:24:43 UTC 2012

What a beautiful guitar! Congratulations.Let me be the first to ask you to post a sound sample please. :merci:Statistics: Posted by George Crocket — Monday 27 February 2012, 17:24 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Composers' Workshop • Re: composing application for ipad

Monday 27 February 17:24:30 UTC 2012

Symphony pro is a really good app Easy to use, quite a few different instrument sounds for play back, even converts regular music PDF's so that you can hear/see them played with this app.Great value at $15Statistics: Posted by Grant — Monday 27 February 2012, 17:24 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Binding Router.

Monday 27 February 17:22:04 UTC 2012

I use the Truechannel Binding Routing Jig from Stewmac. http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Bindings,_t … g_Jig.htmlIt's a fair bit simpler system than the works of art pictured above. Some folks don't like it because they feel there is too much play in the track that the router rides in but I've not found it an issue at all for the vast majority of … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: my new maple guitar arrived – a gem

Monday 27 February 17:18:01 UTC 2012

Looks great!Statistics: Posted by Classitar — Monday 27 February 2012, 17:18 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: 1981 Sakurai Kohno Model 8 Guitar

Monday 27 February 17:12:19 UTC 2012

Thank you for your response. I have also heard good things about this guitar. I do not know what else the workshop was making in 1981. From what I have been able to glean from what I've read, there were 3 basic models – the 5, the 8 and the 10. Mine is the Model 8.Statistics: Posted by Rachel — … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Florian Larousse concert

Monday 27 February 16:59:59 UTC 2012

superdave08300 wrote:My only critique is that he only said three or four words to the audience and that was for his encore when he intrduced a peice by Ponce.His encore piece when he played here in St Paul was a Ponce piece too! I've been trying to find out what piece it was ever since…do you remember? :)Just a shot in … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Search for classical guitar sheet music • Re: Phantom of the Opera on classical guitar

Monday 27 February 16:36:34 UTC 2012

Hi Trying to get (copy or buy) an arrangement of "All I Ask of You" for classical guitar. I have the piano/vocal music but I don't want to transcribe it. I'm not sure from the thread above if this is available as sheet music, book, download whatever. Can someone please help point me in the right direction on this? ThankssamStatistics: … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Ponce's Preludes are kind of "weird" and depressing

Monday 27 February 16:27:09 UTC 2012

I love no. 24…it's haunting. I also really enjoy listening to no. 21, it sounds kind of like a Bach invention. If you read Spanish there's actually a really cool document that came out of the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid called "Los Preludios para guitarra de Manuel M. Ponce". It analyzes Ponce's music as a whole and then does a … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Planting and how can I add some exercises?

Monday 27 February 16:20:35 UTC 2012

Thanks Jack! I will do that. My issue is alway "how much time" should I devote. Later on I'll post a question regarding my time studying/playing/exercising. Thanks againStatistics: Posted by Rreyes — Monday 27 February 2012, 16:20 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Please tell us about your local Guitar Societies

Monday 27 February 16:14:29 UTC 2012

Anything in San Diego?David.Statistics: Posted by dflorez — Monday 27 February 2012, 16:14 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: my new maple guitar arrived – a gem

Monday 27 February 15:38:15 UTC 2012

Nice!I want one!RonStatistics: Posted by eyedoc — Monday 27 February 2012, 15:38 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: 10 Stringer from Sydney Australia.

Monday 27 February 15:19:33 UTC 2012

Thank you Peter, for your comprehensive advise.yesterday a ordered an 8-string student guitar, a Tenayo CG471/8 made in china.I soon wil see if i can manage more than 6 strings. 8-strings will be a sort of compromise, so i can play the bass of most baroque pieces, and it will be usefull also for some romantique transcriptions.Regards RichardStatistics: Posted by … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • my new maple guitar arrived – a gem

Monday 27 February 15:08:51 UTC 2012

Dear all,as there has been much discussion on advantages or disadvantages of spruce/maple guitars recently, I would like to add another comment: Last weekend I took delivery of my new custom made spruce/maple guitar, built by the young German luthier Roy Fankhänel from Oelsnitz in Saxonia. In a nutshell: I instantly fell in love with this little gem. The pictures … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Binding Router.

Monday 27 February 14:50:31 UTC 2012

Ahh. I've seen a couple variations….I wondered if the whole "lazy susan" axis was necessary. I wonder where the term Lazy Susan comes from, I wonder how all the ladies named Susan feel about that?Anyway I see the one pictured uses door or cabinet hinges. I like the simplicity of that. My gears are turning now….Are you using bearings on … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Purfling waist clamp

Monday 27 February 14:49:37 UTC 2012

Scot Tremblay wrote:Here's an "Amuse-bouche" for you Michael, to get you lunch underway. It came from a chance find at a local lumber yard, a plank wide enough one piece backs on most of my 19th century offerings. This one's a Stauffer six string. I have only one set left of about a dozen and it's going into another Stauffer, … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Matteo Carcassi • Re: Carcassi, Matteo; op.60/25 Etude – D08 Video

Monday 27 February 14:44:07 UTC 2012

Thanks Florentin!Statistics: Posted by Matthew McAllister — Monday 27 February 2012, 14:44 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Classical music • Re: Gow, Neil; Lament for the Death of his Second Wife – Vid

Monday 27 February 14:43:28 UTC 2012

Thanks Andi33x!Statistics: Posted by Matthew McAllister — Monday 27 February 2012, 14:43 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: Harmonics in Torroba Nocturno bars 4-5?

Monday 27 February 14:42:28 UTC 2012

I think I figured it out myself: the F is not a harmonic! Case closed!!Statistics: Posted by kloeten — Monday 27 February 2012, 14:42 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Classical music • Re: Paganini, Niccolò; Le streghe – D04 Video

Monday 27 February 14:32:37 UTC 2012

Thank you BrunoStatistics: Posted by Jean-François Delcamp — Monday 27 February 2012, 14:32 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Romantic and Modern music • Re: Manjon, A. J.; Study in Am

Monday 27 February 14:30:13 UTC 2012

Thanks for the comment Pragueguy! I just forgot to put that comments are welcome haha.To be honest…I'm not sure what the melody is supposed to be in this one. I was just sight reading through it and trying to make it sound nice. I've never heard it played by anyone else before. Should I be accenting different notes?Statistics: Posted by … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Purfling waist clamp

Monday 27 February 12:35:09 UTC 2012

Michael Thames wrote:He said it (Bosnian Maple) was almost a different species than maple….. it must have something to do with those pyramids they discovered over there.Michael come here I'll show you entrance www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1ozA0QYYkEStatistics: Posted by Slavko Fric — Monday 27 February 2012, 12:35 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Binding Router.

Monday 27 February 12:29:04 UTC 2012

Trevor is this you know something ? :)Statistics: Posted by Slavko Fric — Monday 27 February 2012, 12:29 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Choosing competition pieces

Monday 27 February 11:47:42 UTC 2012

Depends on what kind of competitions you plan on entering I guess. For the big international ones some pieces like tres piecas espanoletas, invocation e dansa by Rodrigo or say the Ginasrera sonata always seem to be on the winners set list. Not that there's anything wrong about that, it's good music. Denis Azabagic has written a book about how … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Romantic and Modern music • Re: Manjon, A. J.; Study in Am

Monday 27 February 11:42:18 UTC 2012

Hi.I listened and here is my not-asked-for comment:What is the melody and what is the accompaniment in this study and, in light of that, should we treat them differently in our playing?MikeStatistics: Posted by Pragueguy — Monday 27 February 2012, 11:42 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: New David Russell CD

Monday 27 February 11:26:54 UTC 2012

He was mainly playing a Gilbert guitar in the late 80's. He also had a Gee.Statistics: Posted by John D — Monday 27 February 2012, 11:26 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Self-Promotion • Re: Capricho Arabe – A Harmonic Analysis

Monday 27 February 11:23:13 UTC 2012

It's no trouble. Believe it or not I enjoy doing it. Every time I do an analysis like this it's as if I am starting to learn the piece again from scratch. Also, the fact that I have a nice clean score without fingerings allows me to find technical solutions to problems that have plagued me for years.JohnStatistics: Posted by … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: good beginner guitar ensemble lit?

Monday 27 February 11:18:15 UTC 2012

Peter Nuttall's music is always enjoyed by guitarists new to ensemble playing. He thinks very carefully about each part and the limitations of young performers. I have used the flexi duets (which expand to full ensemble) the Primary Suites and many other pieces by Peter and all have been great fun. He also makes a great guest conductor or tutor … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Lubricating dry tuners

Monday 27 February 11:15:33 UTC 2012

I third the graphite advice,I buy a graphite artist drawing stick in grind it down to dust and stow it in an airtight bottle.(also works wonders on sticking zippers)ArwynStatistics: Posted by veloman4141 — Monday 27 February 2012, 11:15 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Classical guitar on a plane? Ok or bad for the guitar?

Monday 27 February 11:14:41 UTC 2012

Greg Johnson wrote:I would imagine a certain number of guitars are damaged during shipping. I would think the liability lies with the seller and shipper and not the buyer. So check it out when it arrives and you should end up with a fine guitar. Buying from an Aussie retailer would probably decrease your chances of receiving a damaged guitar … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Strings • Re: Hannabach Titanyl v Hannabach Goldin Trebles

Monday 27 February 11:05:27 UTC 2012

es335 wrote:Fugue wrote:I think the Super Carbons are a little less metallic sounding than the regular Carbons.That's exactly right! Goldins are known to have the "warmest" sound of carbon strings and that goes for the high e string too, which is always critical.I'm sorry, but the warmest sounding carbons are IMO the lowest tension Knobloch, Oasis and Dr. Junger, especially … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: good beginner guitar ensemble lit?

Monday 27 February 10:02:15 UTC 2012

drew p wrote:So I'm gonna be teaching a classical guitar class this summer, and I'm at a bit of a loss for literature–by the time I was in an ensemble I had a fairly decent grasp on the instrument, and none of my books seem to have good beginner pieces for around 4 players. Any recommendations? Or am I probably … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: My New Stenzel Guitar

Monday 27 February 9:44:06 UTC 2012

hyz wrote:Robert,having few years of public performance under my belt, I certainly understand and appreciate the point you stated on the right hand technique. To be fair, if you use the same amount of energy on the right hand to drive the guitars, the Stenzel still a some gaps on volume and projection to the big guns like lattice (carbon) … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical guitar recording and amplification • Re: How to 'fix' recording with low level

Monday 27 February 9:39:31 UTC 2012

rojarosguitar wrote:fatwarry wrote:I think these two statements are at the root of our misunderstanding. My assertion is that you don't have any more "dynamic space" between the noise floor and the maximum signal with 24 bit than 16 bit. I believe that as long as you have a sufficient word length (number of bits) to capture the useable range any … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Does everyone always announce their new guitar purchase?

Monday 27 February 9:26:46 UTC 2012

chelson wrote:Toccata wrote:I think most people adhere to the "If you don't have something nice to say, then don't say anything at all" expression regarding people's new instruments. I've never seen anyone write, "I can't believe you wasted money on a XZV guitar" or words to that effect.There are negative remarks, but deleted. This is a very well controlled forum … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Lubricating dry tuners

Monday 27 February 9:24:05 UTC 2012

BeumontSuite wrote:Then i read a comment to never lubricate them, as it will cause the gear to slip and the string to never stay in tune.I think you can safely ignore that piece of advice.Petroleum jelly is probably best. Some also recommend graphite (pencil lead).JamesStatistics: Posted by James Lister — Monday 27 February 2012, 09:24 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Some Nitpicky Questions

Monday 27 February 9:18:52 UTC 2012

Maximum I've ever set action to is 4.5mm bass side, 3.5mm treble side. More typical is 4.0mm/3.0mmJust to clarify, this is measured at the 12th fret, from the top of the fret, to the bottom of the string.I've no experience of water based lacquer, but as Trevor says, it's hard to see how dampness could be an issue with a … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Self-Promotion • Re: Capricho Arabe – A Harmonic Analysis

Monday 27 February 9:08:08 UTC 2012

Thanks for your trouble John It would be great to study the piece from this perspective after playing it for some time.Statistics: Posted by Non Tabius — Monday 27 February 2012, 09:08 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Binding Router.

Monday 27 February 8:54:52 UTC 2012

Now and again you see something and you think "What were they on…."If you want to simplify your binding jig try this:Remove the parallelogram arrangement from the rig and mount it on a post/wall at the end of your bench. Put the guitar in a holding frame to keep it level. Move the guitar under the router (rather than the … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Classical guitar on a plane? Ok or bad for the guitar?

Monday 27 February 8:51:52 UTC 2012

I would imagine a certain number of guitars are damaged during shipping. I would think the liability lies with the seller and shipper and not the buyer. So check it out when it arrives and you should end up with a fine guitar. Buying from an Aussie retailer would probably decrease your chances of receiving a damaged guitar as they … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Hi from Portland

Monday 27 February 8:45:34 UTC 2012

Hello Jon.Welcome to the forum. Is everyone in Portland a guitar player?I'm another returnee with an on/off history of classical guitar playing over 40 years. I have been at it steadily though for three or four years now, and with the help of Delcamp I have learned much more about it this time. You will probably find that you pick … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Early music • Re: Francisque, Anthoine; Gavotte – Video

Monday 27 February 7:45:48 UTC 2012

Thanks a lot V. My pleasure…Statistics: Posted by Valéry Sauvage — Monday 27 February 2012, 07:45 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: help me to choose the flamed koa wood

Monday 27 February 7:32:55 UTC 2012

Going by what is said on the WWWeb (it's on the Web, it can't be wrong :P ), Koa is highly inconsistent and its figure has nothing to do with its tonal quality. (Guess one can say that about most wood.) If how it sounds as a guitar means more to you then how it looks, I guess you would have … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Lubricating dry tuners

Monday 27 February 7:25:54 UTC 2012

From a previous thread:My understanding is never let silicone anywhere near a guitar.Not even on machine heads. (It travels easily.)It can lead to major problems on any touch up or refinishing job. (From Robert England above.)I believe wd40 contains silicone.First, clean the tuners with a can of compressed air.Make sure all screws and nuts are snug, but not too tight.Then … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Lubricating dry tuners

Monday 27 February 7:17:01 UTC 2012

Bo, It's hard to give precise advice. Did the tuners feel tight before you put them on the guitar? Do the rollers fit in the holes well?If not, lubing the gears won't have much of an effect.Statistics: Posted by Steve Ganz — Monday 27 February 2012, 07:17 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Some Nitpicky Questions

Monday 27 February 7:08:05 UTC 2012

Congratulations Bo! Regarding the fog of the finish… I would not presume to say what happened. Pictures might show the problem but maybe not. I'll make a single guess as to the cause. Between coat sanding. OK another guess is inadequate dry time between coats. It is difficult to evenly apply finish with a brush.Regarding the action. Probably too high … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: tremolo assistance

Monday 27 February 7:04:13 UTC 2012

abhinav chhetri wrote:thanks for that important question … i think the harmonics is produced in the tremolo string ….. so from this finding i guess either one of the a m i fingers are slow could be the "a" finger as it is the weakest so should i go to pmim or continue pami …That's a question for your instructor … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Some Nitpicky Questions

Monday 27 February 6:19:31 UTC 2012

BeumontSuite wrote:1. Is 6mm too high to have the 6th string resting above the 12th fret? It feels not too bad, but wondering if i should lower it.4mm is more usual. To get down that low means taking 4mm off your saddle height [(6-4)*2]. That could be problematic if you are currently running a string height above the soundboard of … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: 1981 Sakurai Kohno Model 8 Guitar

Monday 27 February 6:14:46 UTC 2012

Trust this series was before their professional and maestro models. If my memory serves me right, Model 8 is good stuff 8)Statistics: Posted by DragonSword9111 — Monday 27 February 2012, 06:14 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: Right hand fingering for trills and ornaments

Monday 27 February 6:04:43 UTC 2012

Thanks for posting that Link Alan,I had a print out of that from years ago and lost it and was only looking for it today! cheers NigelStatistics: Posted by Nigel Jones — Monday 27 February 2012, 06:04 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Search for classical guitar sheet music • All I Ask of You

Monday 27 February 6:02:32 UTC 2012

I'm looking for an arrangment of "All I Ask of You" (Phantom of the Opera) for classical guitar, solo or duet or both. Does anyone know of one that is available? ThankssamStatistics: Posted by ssamac — Monday 27 February 2012, 06:02 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Strings • Re: Hannabach Titanyl v Hannabach Goldin Trebles

Monday 27 February 5:20:26 UTC 2012

I like Goldin very much, as it is so smooth, rich color and bright. Of the Titanyl, I don't like it, it is very hard and my finger feel bad on it. I don't why, maybe this string is not round enough.Statistics: Posted by DLC — Monday 27 February 2012, 05:20 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Smallman Guitar

Monday 27 February 5:19:22 UTC 2012

American Luthier David Schramm (in California) makes a lattice model accurately based on the Smallman design. I think it is as close as you'll get to an actual Smallman guitar without paying the huge price for a Smallman original. You can contact him at his website: http://www.schrammguitars.com/I own one and can vouch for its quality and design.Statistics: Posted by … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: tremolo assistance

Monday 27 February 4:51:09 UTC 2012

thanks for that important question … i think the harmonics is produced in the tremolo string ….. so from this finding i guess either one of the a m i fingers are slow could be the "a" finger as it is the weakest so should i go to pmim or continue pami …Statistics: Posted by abhinav chhetri — Monday 27 … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: buying a classical with a pick up

Monday 27 February 4:47:15 UTC 2012

mike wrote:I am supposed to be playing for the church and I need a guitar with a pick up. I don't want to get a steel string cause I want to be able to play with my nails and all. Any recommendations for guitars within five hundred dollar range? And what do you think about a cut away on a … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Some Nitpicky Questions

Monday 27 February 4:34:57 UTC 2012

Damn, that sounded like a really good solution too. How humidity got into the lacquer is baffling to me. I used a brush. Perhaps there was some dampness in the bristles as i applied the lacquer. Just hope somehow it doesn't spread.Statistics: Posted by BeumontSuite — Monday 27 February 2012, 04:34 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Some Nitpicky Questions

Monday 27 February 4:32:06 UTC 2012

BeumontSuite wrote:Will that work if the lacquer is water-based, and if auto polish has already been applied?Oh I guess not, sorry I didn't realize it was a water based lacquer.Statistics: Posted by Michael Thames — Monday 27 February 2012, 04:32 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Lubricating dry tuners

Monday 27 February 4:27:41 UTC 2012

The tuners i just installed on my first build are very low quality. They were a gift a few years back, and i wanted to avoid spending a bunch on expensive tuners for my first guitar. Anyway, they feel a little dry when turning. What can i do to try and inject some life into them, to get them to … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: Possible Cure for Musician's Hand Shakes

Monday 27 February 4:22:02 UTC 2012

JQ. wrote:Tarbaby wrote:To counteract this, we need to consciously increase the carbon dioxide in the bloodstream.Is that why they put a paper bag over your nose/mouth when you faint? (Happened to me once when I was giving blood.)Yes, and also when someone is hyperventilating. (I think I saw that done in the original "Odd Couple" movie with Jack Lemmon). :wink: Alanps. … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Some Nitpicky Questions

Monday 27 February 4:16:37 UTC 2012

Will that work if the lacquer is water-based, and if auto polish has already been applied?Statistics: Posted by BeumontSuite — Monday 27 February 2012, 04:16 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: What is your "dream guitar"

Monday 27 February 4:12:24 UTC 2012

When you own your dream guitar, it no longer becomes a dream. It becomes a reality. You then go on to have a second dream until that too becomes a reality. I already have several dream guitars become reality and I am still "dreaming".Statistics: Posted by HNLim — Monday 27 February 2012, 04:12 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: Ponce's 24th Prelude from 24 Preludes

Monday 27 February 2:17:30 UTC 2012

Awesome…thanks!Statistics: Posted by tateharmann — Monday 27 February 2012, 02:17 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: Ponce's 24th Prelude from 24 Preludes

Monday 27 February 2:13:26 UTC 2012

I play all the bass sections p/i, and use m/a for the upper parts.Statistics: Posted by David_Norton — Monday 27 February 2012, 02:13 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Ponce's 24th Prelude from 24 Preludes

Monday 27 February 2:06:36 UTC 2012

This prelude is a great vehicle for chord practice. I have a question if anyone is familiar with the prelude: the 6th measure starts with a 4 note chord. It's an open 5th string A note, an open 4th string D note, a 3rd fret 3rd string Bb note, and a 3rd fret 1st string G note. My score doesn't … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • Re: Flamenco

Monday 27 February 1:59:53 UTC 2012

"Flamenco Chuck" is great. He has generously shared a lot of knowledge and useful material on his site.Statistics: Posted by wingarratta — Monday 27 February 2012, 01:59 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Strings • Re: Baritone / Thick strings?

Monday 27 February 1:58:56 UTC 2012

I am from the U.K but am open to buying from anywhere – can't be picky with shipping costs when being so specific haha!I tried them but they only have up to the WS070, and not a full selection of the gauges around 60.I have emailed Labella to ask about this and also the ballend situation stated on the HGM … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Back to Classical

Monday 27 February 1:46:19 UTC 2012

Welcome Schorn,I am sure your guitar is just as pleased that the prodigal son has returned.Statistics: Posted by Non Tabius — Monday 27 February 2012, 01:46 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: My New Stenzel Guitar

Monday 27 February 1:43:31 UTC 2012

Robert,having few years of public performance under my belt, I certainly understand and appreciate the point you stated on the right hand technique. To be fair, if you use the same amount of energy on the right hand to drive the guitars, the Stenzel still a some gaps on volume and projection to the big guns like lattice (carbon) or … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Contemporary music • Re: Kindgren, Per Olov; Lamento de Saudade

Monday 27 February 1:39:13 UTC 2012

:bravo: Beautiful interpretation of a lovely piece. Kindgren certainly has composed some incredibly beautiful pieces, but it is the guitarist who brings them to life. You have done that here.Thank you. :merci: Kay :sorride:Statistics: Posted by KeMe — Monday 27 February 2012, 01:39 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Members' Compositions • Re: Bottai, Fausto; Moon Serenade, flute guitar lute Trio Vi

Monday 27 February 1:30:30 UTC 2012

roses.jpg :bravo: Congratulations on your composition, Fausto. It so beautiful and aptly titled.Thank you for sharing the music from your heart. :merci: Kay :sorride:Statistics: Posted by KeMe — Monday 27 February 2012, 01:30 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Hi from Portland

Monday 27 February 1:20:15 UTC 2012

Hello Jon,Welcome to the Delcamp Forum. It’s wonderful that you found us and have joined with our community of classical guitarists. :discussion: Our members are very friendly so please feel free to join any discussions that are of interest to you and to start new ones. Please have a look at this page for some important information to help you get … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: Possible Cure for Musician's Hand Shakes

Monday 27 February 0:04:03 UTC 2012

Tarbaby wrote:Scott_Kritzer wrote:To counteract this, we need to consciously increase the carbon dioxide in the bloodstream.Is that why they put a paper bag over your nose/mouth when you faint? (Happened to me once when I was giving blood.)Statistics: Posted by JQ. — Monday 27 February 2012, 00:04 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Purfling waist clamp

Monday 27 February 0:02:00 UTC 2012

David LaPlante wrote:Scott Tremblay wrote: "I know that in the Maples, the Sugar Maple (Acer Suchrum) is where this figure primarily occures but I've heard it can, although extremely rare, occure in European Maple…I've certainly never seen any."Scott, this Bosnian Maple guitar was built by me at the request of a client. He secured the wood from a European source…..indeed … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Musical Games • Re: D02, 4 notes, 3 phrases of 4 measures, polyphonic

Monday 27 February 0:00:55 UTC 2012

Here's my contribution. I followed Eli's lead and added a whole bar. target="_blank">object YoutubeStatistics: Posted by Michael Young — Monday 27 February 2012, 00:00 am [Link]

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    • 1 Richard Corr // Feb 11, 2010 at %I:%M %p

      To dmslabbert:

      Glad you liked the quality of the paper used in my books. You may be interested to know that the paper used was 105gsm Matt Art for the interior pages, with the cover printed on gloss 1/s lamination artboard at a weight 260gsm.

    • 2 John Hall // Apr 15, 2011 at %I:%M %p

      Thank you for the endorsement of my book of etudes. I have a new web site and hope you will find the blog interesting.

    • 3 Jorge al Najjar // May 28, 2011 at %I:%M %p

      Hi, and thanks for the post :) My work might not be the ‘Classical Guitar’ people are expecting, but somewhere in my head I did these videos with the aim of causing a sensation on the viewer similar to the one that might happen if you are a Tom & Jerry fan (as I am) and watch Beavis & Butthead with usual cartoon expectations in mind, and then ponder if that is a “real” cartoon (as I did). (And, yes, B&B is a great(est) cartoon ;) . Hope you enjoy, and there is a lot more coming.

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