John Gordon Ross

A Man for All Reasons

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Guitar

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

Tuesday 28 February 23:36:42 UTC 2012

When I bought my Papazian guitar, he told me to use a drop of sewing machine oil everytime I changed the strings. Later someone told me about graphite, which you can buy in tubes here.Even later a luthier told me that either one is ok, but don't use both. You'll end up with a gloppy mess. :wink: AlanStatistics: Posted by Tarbaby … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Classical music • Re: Aguado, Dionisio; Lesson 2 – Video

Tuesday 28 February 23:34:18 UTC 2012

muy bueno!Statistics: Posted by FHC — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 23:34 pm [Link]

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

Tuesday 28 February 23:31:57 UTC 2012

Les Backshall wrote:Surpising that a city like Oxford (UK) should only recently have started a classical guitar society. It meets from 18:30 – 21:30 on the last Tuesday of the month at the Oxford University Faculty of Music – St Aldate's (there's a meeting tonight in fact)The society is very fortunate to have Raymond Burley as Patron and Music Director, … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Cutting rosette groves

Tuesday 28 February 23:30:28 UTC 2012

hock eye BobStatistics: Posted by Slavko Fric — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 23:30 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: slipping string damage

Tuesday 28 February 23:25:58 UTC 2012

Try this when you change strings:http://www.classicalguitard~ Posted by Vlad Kosulin — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 23:25 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Fully wood lattice braced guitar – spruce or cedar top?

Tuesday 28 February 23:24:44 UTC 2012

Yes, that's also why I prefer spruce, even with a lattice. I love the warmth and woody timbre that just isn't there with cedar. I'm sure others hear it differently, but that's my story, and I'm sticking to it.Statistics: Posted by AdamX — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 23:24 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Strings • Re: String types for Beginners

Tuesday 28 February 23:23:05 UTC 2012

wianno wrote:Roger,Your guitar playing goal is admirable.Jack+1Statistics: Posted by Vlad Kosulin — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 23:23 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Cutting rosette groves

Tuesday 28 February 23:20:52 UTC 2012

:lol: :bravo:Statistics: Posted by AdamX — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 23:20 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Composers' Workshop • Re: Commission Opportunity: treble viol + guitar

Tuesday 28 February 23:18:26 UTC 2012

I hadn't seen that ! That's great.As George Crocket said, I hope we'll get some news and eventually something to hear the piece played (:Statistics: Posted by Praeludium — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 23:18 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Extracts of works in progress, 8 bars or 30 seconds maximum • Re: Does rules also allow attached images, e.g. PNG, JPG?

Tuesday 28 February 23:12:56 UTC 2012

I think Chris might be wanting to show his score, or an extract of it. I just tried to upload a JPG image and apparently it's not allowed on this part of the forum.Sorry. :desole: AlanStatistics: Posted by Tarbaby — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 23:12 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Ergonomics and Posture for Classical Guitarists • Re: Solution to back problems from foot stool use

Tuesday 28 February 21:47:19 UTC 2012

Just started playing classical style again after many years and of course the back aches after varying positions and lengths of time practicing. I do wonder about the height of the foot as compared to the distance between the knee and the guitar or the knee and the elbow. I think a guitar rest seems the most logical as it … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: How Often Do You Take a Lesson?

Tuesday 28 February 21:40:19 UTC 2012

I was just thinking about the same thing (once a week vs. once every other week). I've been playing the classical guitar for a year, and have been taking weekly lessons since last May. The last song we did in the lesson (Weiss Passacaille) took over a month. My new song is Aria by Frescobaldi, and I'll be taking the … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Cutting rosette groves

Tuesday 28 February 21:25:15 UTC 2012

Hi Scott this is a lovely tool. Could you (or anyone else) answer my rank beginner's question: how did you make the slot for the blade? Did you use a tiny drill bit and a file? I found another picture of your elegant tool on your website; hope you don't mind me linking to it here. I am going to … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Extracts of works in progress, 8 bars or 30 seconds maximum • Does rules also allow attached images, e.g. PNG, JPG?

Tuesday 28 February 21:25:03 UTC 2012

The Forum Rules don't explicitly state this.Statistics: Posted by Chris NewVillage — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 21:25 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Strings • Re: String types for Beginners

Tuesday 28 February 21:18:10 UTC 2012

Roger,Your guitar playing goal is admirable.JackStatistics: Posted by wianno — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 21:18 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Hello from Ohio

Tuesday 28 February 21:16:42 UTC 2012

Hi,Welcome to DelCamp.Com! You're from Cleveland? Well, my daughter is finishing up her pediatric residency at Rainbow Babies and Children Hospital right there in Cleveland.Okay, so you're looking for sheet music for Paco's Canco Trista – one of the other members of delcamp.com with the user name of "hav" has the score for it as well as a video of … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: The all free stroke school

Tuesday 28 February 21:08:06 UTC 2012

I'm sure there are actually way to play faster – AMI or PAMI scales for instance, as shown.I wonder if guitarists such as Caballero use appoyando – the typical, "heavy" one. I don't see any in his videos (I'm talking of the "flamenco" appoyando with the finger tensed).edit : Also, your examples are in a flamenco context and those are … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: The all free stroke school

Tuesday 28 February 20:59:25 UTC 2012

Prominent Critic wrote:Here are just two clips that demonstrate the speed at which apoyando can be played. I defy anyone to produce a clip of any guitarist playing tirando at this speed.go straight to 1:15 of this one.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4~ m –>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h~ m –> 50 seconds in :DStatistics: Posted by Blondie — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 20:59 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Self-Promotion • Re: Steven Joseph Hickey – Youtube channel

Tuesday 28 February 20:56:44 UTC 2012

:merci: Excellent! Have to learn more about Gary Ryan tooStatistics: Posted by Classitar — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 20:56 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Smallman Guitar

Tuesday 28 February 20:46:56 UTC 2012

I like :D make sure you play a newer one from around 2009 onwards it seems like they are getting better every year :contrat: Canberra is a good place to visit and compare a few side by side.I'm expecting one late next year, very excited to see what they will be like by thenPersonal preferences aside given the resale value, technically if … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Classical music • Coste, Napoleon; Study op. 38 no 23 – Video

Tuesday 28 February 19:45:35 UTC 2012

=h68x7A85rzs& target="_blank">object YoutubeOne hour ago after 6 clock hours teaching day I started testing how does this "lovely" study work if I start using apoyando on index-finger. I hadn't touched this instrument for a couple of months, also having some serious worries about my helth playing this instrument today didn't seem to be realistic. Anyway I tried… This is the … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Guidance regarding selling a few guitars

Tuesday 28 February 19:36:26 UTC 2012

I am in much the same situation. Twleve guitars is just too many for me. Yet in the present economy, I'm not in a big hurry to take a 50% or greater loss on my investment. So, for now anyway, I am hanging onto all of them. A rough analogy might be, "just because I haven't eaten any Pillsbury products … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical guitar recording and amplification • Re: EQ/preamp recommendations and internal mic mounting

Tuesday 28 February 19:26:42 UTC 2012

Blondie wrote:Thanks for your response, yes I agree about miking internally as I said above, and you're right that it presents a moving target of problems, I think you've hit the nail on the head.I have looked up the DPA mics – I see the 4099 has a clip (not cheap!) available for mounting it to guitar and it is … [Link]

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

Tuesday 28 February 19:24:02 UTC 2012

Vlad Kosulin wrote:One big challenge not mentioned here is security inspectors.My guitar was inspected by the American TSA agents on my recent trip, but happily, they did not do any damage: it appeared as though they merely opened the case and looked inside, since the padding I had put around the headstock seemed to be untouched. I had also put … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical guitar recording and amplification • Re: Ribbon mic? Anyone with experience?

Tuesday 28 February 19:22:41 UTC 2012

Mykart wrote:Wow, a AEA KU4? Would love to hear it. Although at 4K, not really budget-friendly. Or more importantly, not really wife-friendly.Ha! I didn't buy the mic. We borrowed it from AEA for the session….Statistics: Posted by natenajar — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 19:22 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: The all free stroke school

Tuesday 28 February 18:25:59 UTC 2012

Lee Ryans The natural classical guitar Praeludium wrote:Now, there's one thing I'd be interested to know about how the members of this forum conceive rest stroke : do you make the finger actually "stick" to the adjacent string until the other one come ?I just can't understand why in the world this seems to be an almost universal rule : … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Strings • Re: String types for Beginners

Tuesday 28 February 18:21:54 UTC 2012

Thank you for your replies. From what was mentioned here and in other threads on this topic it seems like a beginner should start out with low or medium tension strings. Right now I have hard tension :x , but it does not seem to bother me. I started first learning on a steal stringacoustic before I decided to go strictly … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Virtual duos, trios and ensembles • Re: Carulli, Ferdinando; op.096 Sérénade, Largo Maestoso – D

Tuesday 28 February 18:14:38 UTC 2012

dear Mr. Delcamp,it is always a pleasure to be here. I have found many good musician friends here and have unforgettable memories since 2005.I am learning my ways around the forums. I will certainly post it to Italian, Spanish and French forums as soon as I learn how to do it.best regards and Happy Guitar!Statistics: Posted by homayoonsaleh — Tuesday … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Virtual duos, trios and ensembles • Re: Carulli, Ferdinando; op.096 Sérénade, Largo Maestoso – D

Tuesday 28 February 18:07:28 UTC 2012

Thank you homayoon,please, can you publish too on French forum, Italian forum and Spanish forum. :bravo: :bravo: :merci:Statistics: Posted by Jean-François Delcamp — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 18:07 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: The all free stroke school

Tuesday 28 February 18:06:03 UTC 2012

I'm becoming more and more addicted to rest stroke : it feels nice (it's a deep, organic stroke) and you can get a lot of different shades while maintaining a very good tone.I'm even beginning to use it everywhere without thinking of it.An important point, I think, you have to understand to get why this kind of stroke is important … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Early music • Visée, Robert de; Bourrée R. 7.04 – D05 Video

Tuesday 28 February 17:03:41 UTC 2012

target="_blank">object Youtube"Livre de pièces pour la guitare – Paris 1686." BNF, Paris. Facsimile : http://www.guitareclassiquedelcamp.com/ … imile.htmlRobert de Visée : http://www.guitareclassiquedelcamp.com/ … visee.htmlStatistics: Posted by Jean-François Delcamp — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 17:03 pm [Link]

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

Tuesday 28 February 16:54:00 UTC 2012

Paul wrote:dflorez wrote:Anything in San Diego?David.Doesn't look like there's anything from San Diego on the list viewtopic.php?f=14&t=47231PaulWe'll have to get something going on then, we should have plenty of classical guitar fans in the area.Thanks Paul,David.Statistics: Posted by dflorez — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 16:54 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Gaspar Sanz • Sanz, Gaspar; Españoleta – D03 Video

Tuesday 28 February 16:53:47 UTC 2012

from "Instruccion de musica sobre la guitarra española" Zaragoça, 1675.http://www.guitarraclasicadelcam~ … rsanz.html target="_blank">object YoutubeStatistics: Posted by Jean-François Delcamp — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 16:53 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Lutz spruce

Tuesday 28 February 16:53:19 UTC 2012

That's my understanding too.Statistics: Posted by Waddy Thomson — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 16:53 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Guitar Finish: Cashew…What's This??

Tuesday 28 February 16:52:43 UTC 2012

The problem with traditional urushi is that it needs high humidity 80-85% to cure in a special heated cabinet (30 degrees C) as far as I read. I wouldn't try this with a guitar, it would swell up too much and some joints might fail if fish (probably hide too) was used.Statistics: Posted by Alexandru Marian — Tuesday 28 February … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Amplify a Soloette?

Tuesday 28 February 16:47:56 UTC 2012

If you play a soloette and us an amplifier please tell me what type of amp (or system) that you use. I would like to find something practical, portable and good sounding.ThanksStatistics: Posted by razz — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 16:47 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Guidance regarding selling a few guitars

Tuesday 28 February 16:31:17 UTC 2012

Thanks everyone for the quick replies and guidance. I'm almost convinced to hang on to all of them.All the best,MikeStatistics: Posted by 38V — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 16:31 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: If you could recommend just one Segovia album…?

Tuesday 28 February 16:29:00 UTC 2012

the one that comes w the plansof his '37 hauser that r. brune measured. :okok:Statistics: Posted by brian — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 16:29 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • Re: Which grade 8 pieces are you learning?

Tuesday 28 February 16:27:39 UTC 2012

jimmyblues wrote:As for this:senunkan wrote:….One thing though is that most of the examiners are non-guitarist; so even you have very good RH tone or use of tone color changes to highlight a piece they probably won't take too much notice of…I would hope that if it was done properly, they wouldn't be able to NOT notice it! :D switching from tasto … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical guitar lessons archive • Re: Lesson : Sor, Fernando; Allegretto n°2 opus 44 – D02

Tuesday 28 February 16:26:29 UTC 2012

Thank you for the music and explanations. The remarks makes it very helpful to interpret and understand the music as well as the recording.Thank you for this good site.MargotStatistics: Posted by ceddia — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 16:26 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Guitarist

Tuesday 28 February 16:01:33 UTC 2012

James Lister wrote:I agree with George. The idea that you might need a qualification to call yourself a guitarist seems rather strange to me. I never took any grades, so have no qualifications, but I've been playing for many years, and play many grade 8 pieces – am I not a guitarist?JamesI would say no :wink: . Generally, people define themselves … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Ergonomics and Posture for Classical Guitarists • Re: Why not to stand with guitar?

Tuesday 28 February 15:54:51 UTC 2012

Thanks for your comment Dirk!Very interesting construction! It is great that you enjoy it and it is possible to recreate for another guitarist.I should point that it is not exactly what I'm talking about here – because in this position you should stand still … and I'm talking about standing /moving , freedom for body (as much as it is … [Link]

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

Tuesday 28 February 15:52:09 UTC 2012

fatwarry wrote:As you say, 16 bits gives you 2^16 possible steps and 24 bit gives you 2^24 possible steps. In our example of a -60dB noise floor 2^6 of the possible steps of a 16 bit word will be unuseable because they contain noise. So you have 2^10 possible steps left for recording. In a 24 bit word 2^14 of … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Concerts, Competitions and Conventions • 2012-03-09 Xuefei Yang – Boston MA (USA)

Tuesday 28 February 15:49:47 UTC 2012

Xuefei Yang will be playing at the First Lutheran Church in Boston. There will be a short program by the Boston guitar ensemble before the main concert.Best,RichardStatistics: Posted by richard_joh — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 15:49 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Search for classical guitar sheet music • Re: Duet arrangements

Tuesday 28 February 15:49:02 UTC 2012

Hello josmoe,I can't help directly with arrangements for these pieces, but when I wanted a guitar duet of "When I'm 64" I found a 4 part choral arrangement free on the net and this provided me with an easy way to work out a guitar duet. Regards BarryStatistics: Posted by barry haywood — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 15:49 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Lutz spruce

Tuesday 28 February 15:44:27 UTC 2012

I got a couple exceptional WRC tops from Shane. Haven't used them but they are exemplary cut and ring forever. I recently emailed and asked if he has more but didn't get any response. I read he is a bit behind with his work or something.Statistics: Posted by Alexandru Marian — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 15:44 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: The all free stroke school

Tuesday 28 February 15:31:58 UTC 2012

Jay wrote:I don't think it's necessary to use rest strokes all the time ….. to me it's more like a special effect in the same category as pizzicato.Good grief.Statistics: Posted by paulcroft — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 15:31 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: The all free stroke school

Tuesday 28 February 15:27:40 UTC 2012

I thik the problem is not wheter to use rest stroke or not. The problem is that for a certain period of time, rest stroke was a "principle", namely in the tarrega/Pujol school. It's always strange to talk about the rest-stroke and to say "of course not on the 6th string, because there's no adjacent string".I think Cralevaro got it … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: How to read notation?

Tuesday 28 February 15:14:04 UTC 2012

Don't feel bad about not reading the ledger lines quickly – I've been reading music since before I read words and still have to sometimes stop and think through the ledger lines/spaces. In piano we don't often use anything below A, second line below the staff, because we go into bass clef. And yes, it's 1st line above/below the staff … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Lutz spruce

Tuesday 28 February 15:13:04 UTC 2012

Ax a matter of fact, I believe he's got a supply of WRC right now. His Lutz is buried under multiple feet of snow at present, and he's not processing new sets till he can get to it.Statistics: Posted by Waddy Thomson — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 15:13 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar for Sale • Re: US $.6400 Tom Blackshear cedar 2006, Chicago, IL

Tuesday 28 February 14:18:31 UTC 2012

I really like that Sloane tuner. It has a very elegant design that fits very well with one of my new collection. Anyone selling a Sloane tuner do let me know.Statistics: Posted by Tom — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 14:18 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Guidance regarding selling a few guitars

Tuesday 28 February 14:12:04 UTC 2012

There are a number of reasons to have multiple guitars. In some cases, the tonal quality of one guitar may be more suited to a certain type of music, or a certain situation. You could also have some guitars permanently in some alternative tuning, perhaps one in drop D and/or another with the g tuned down to F# for playing … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Romantic guitar replicas – tuning pegs varnishing?

Tuesday 28 February 14:10:05 UTC 2012

Marek Cupak wrote:… organological …Thanks, I just learned a new word.Statistics: Posted by AdamX — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 14:10 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Fully wood lattice braced guitar – spruce or cedar top?

Tuesday 28 February 14:07:38 UTC 2012

Slavko Fric wrote:I make both but newer can reach warmth of spruce with cedarI enjoy reading your posts… but something was lost in translation on this one.Statistics: Posted by AdamX — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 14:07 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: How to read notation?

Tuesday 28 February 14:06:28 UTC 2012

There is really no quick trick for learning the added lines and spaces. You are just going to need to memorize them. You need to teach yourself to quickly note how many lines there are above and below the staff. Perhaps you can use some of the old ways of memorizing things with the use of flash cards. Erik's chart … [Link]

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

Tuesday 28 February 14:00:54 UTC 2012

Just to quote here:"The words in commonly used PCM digital audio formats are 8, 16 or 24 bits long. Larger words have higher resolution. The resolution of a 16-bit system can be calculated by using 216 which gives a value of 65,536. A 24 bit system (224) has a resolution of 16,777,216." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio~ even more explicitely:"The number of bit/sample is … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of J. S. Bach • Re: Bach, J.S.; BWV 0997 Prelude

Tuesday 28 February 14:00:37 UTC 2012

Nice work, Phillip – hearing this piece played at a slower tempo seemed to bring out some of Bach's ideas more clearly than usual.I was also impressed by the seamless musicality associated with some of your left hand positional changes. That cannot always be said for even the best stage performers.Statistics: Posted by 60moo — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 14:00 … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Greetings from Stuttgart

Tuesday 28 February 13:39:20 UTC 2012

Hi Vincent,I meant it exactly like George said it. There are some really good advanced students at the Hochschule, and some of them are perhaps willing to give private lessons.Statistics: Posted by richard3 — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 13:39 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of J. S. Bach • Re: Bach, J.S.; BWV 0997 Prelude

Tuesday 28 February 13:24:35 UTC 2012

:bravo: Beautifully played, Phillip.I enjoyed your interpretation of this classic. Bach really was masterful composer.Thank you. :merci: Kay :sorride:Statistics: Posted by KeMe — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 13:24 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Lutz spruce

Tuesday 28 February 13:11:42 UTC 2012

Not to hijack this thread but anyone have any good recommendations for Western Red Cedar suppliers? I like my wrc light, stiff and dark. I'm sure I'm alone in that. In any case recommendations are appreciated!Statistics: Posted by Aaron Green — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 13:11 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: What are you learning at the moment?

Tuesday 28 February 10:31:00 UTC 2012

Bach's gavotte En Rondo BWV 1006 and Stanley Myers Cavatina for my grade 8, passed the grade 7 in november.Statistics: Posted by jitterbug — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 10:31 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Search for classical guitar sheet music • Re: Adagio – Opus 44 by Gerard Drozd

Tuesday 28 February 10:27:29 UTC 2012

norban wrote:You could as well ask our member Denian Arcoleo. He plays it on Youtube. :)Yes, I am familiar with all the YouTube performances (on both guitar and piano), and indeed, Denian Arcoleo does a wonderful job. I guess I hadn't contacted any of the performers because I greatly respect the composer and didn't want to violate any copyright rules. Since … [Link]

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

Tuesday 28 February 10:06:58 UTC 2012

It seems that my verbal explanations and binary examples are not being understood and when I tried to run with Robert's metal bar analogy I ended up confusing myself and saying something completely wrong – I'll get to that later. However, I think I can now explain by using Robert's analogy – or think of a ruler if you find … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Romantic guitar replicas – tuning pegs varnishing?

Tuesday 28 February 10:05:54 UTC 2012

Hello folks,I'd like to ask some luthier, who is into romantic guitar replicas, how do they varnish tuning pegs? I'm already a bit familiar with varnishing the rest of instrument, which usually is french polishing – but my organological knowledge still lacks a bit and these guitars do really attract me increasingly (i consider getting some)Statistics: Posted by Marek Cupak … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Search for classical guitar sheet music • Re: Adagio – Opus 44 by Gerard Drozd

Tuesday 28 February 9:55:36 UTC 2012

Pragueguy wrote:Did you send him an email? I presume that such a guy would answer it..MikeYes, I have e-mailed him several times over the past year ever since I heard Giulio Tampalini's rendition, but have yet to receive a reply. I understand he lives in Poland and his website has been mostly "under construction" for ages, so I just thought … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Hi from all over

Tuesday 28 February 9:49:27 UTC 2012

Hi amarch7,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 » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Lutz spruce

Tuesday 28 February 9:44:08 UTC 2012

The few master grade sets I have from Shane are totally free of runout, and fully quartered from one end to the other, since they originate from huge no-rotation trees. The density range is the same as Euro, lower than Sitka. The color is like Sitka on the denser trees and lighter on lower density but still darker than Euro … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Hi from all over

Tuesday 28 February 9:40:24 UTC 2012

Hi everyone,UK, (Dorset), born player living in China. Had a guitar since '92, didn't play until '04 really, and have learned a decent number of tunes now. I love the music of Giuliani, Barrios and Bach, but love all the standards like Recuerdos and Asturias aswell. Don't have a teacher so I am hoping I can pick up some tips … [Link]

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

Tuesday 28 February 9:35:23 UTC 2012

Thanks a lot ;-)Statistics: Posted by Valéry Sauvage — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 09:35 am [Link]

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

Tuesday 28 February 9:29:49 UTC 2012

Thank You, Valéry. I enjoyed listening to this little tune.All the best,Stefan.Statistics: Posted by dilettant — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 09:29 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: tremolo assistance

Tuesday 28 February 7:47:59 UTC 2012

Thanks guys for your suggestions …. both of you have been great help ..Statistics: Posted by abhinav chhetri — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 07:47 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Guidance regarding selling a few guitars

Tuesday 28 February 7:47:05 UTC 2012

AdamX wrote:You'll think that you're reducing the size of your collection, and you will (temporarily). But then you will just buy more guitars. That's how it works.PS. I think this thread belongs in the general forum.Thanks, Adam. I think you are right on both counts. :DStatistics: Posted by George Crocket — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 07:47 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: tremolo assistance

Tuesday 28 February 7:46:34 UTC 2012

ya filming my right hand is probably a good idea because i don't have a teacher or rather its difficult to find one in India .Ill do that as soon as possible and also i watched Ana her sound is so uniform compared to others who use pami and exceptionally clear at those tempos ….Statistics: Posted by abhinav chhetri — … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Archives of past "Classical Guitars for Sale" • Re: US $.1500 Antonio Loriente "Clarita" cedar 2011, Sonora

Tuesday 28 February 7:23:37 UTC 2012

Congratulations on the sale.To let the Moderators know that a guitar is sold, you can just make a "sold" post and we'll see it eventually, or, if you are desperate, you can send a PM to one of the Mods, or post in "Your messages to the site administrator".Statistics: Posted by George Crocket — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 07:23 am … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Ergonomics and Posture for Classical Guitarists • Re: Why not to stand with guitar?

Tuesday 28 February 7:23:15 UTC 2012

Wov! Super! I want this. Thank you for showing this.Statistics: Posted by Vesavekkuli — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 07:23 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Romantic and Modern music • Re: Brouwer, Leo; Un Dia de Noviembre

Tuesday 28 February 7:22:07 UTC 2012

Sorry bluebyte,We had to remove your message from this mp3 forum because this work is protected by copywright.See : Please Read This Section First.III [Your interpretations in MP3], [Videos, interpretations by the members of the forum]: Rules and Instructions:Why the restriction to work in the "public domain" ?So as not to infringe on the rights of composers, authors, arrangers, editors, … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Luthier cuong in Vietnam any info ?

Tuesday 28 February 7:15:00 UTC 2012

Hello amarch7.Welcome 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 — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 07:15 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Romantic and Modern music • [removed] Brouwer, Leo; Un Dia de Noviembre

Tuesday 28 February 7:13:02 UTC 2012

Hello all,Just recorded this yesterday. Well, it was not a day in November but it was a rainy day and it wasn't difficult to get in the mood for this piece…Hope you like it!***Statistics: Posted by bluebyte — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 07:13 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Fully wood lattice braced guitar – spruce or cedar top?

Tuesday 28 February 7:00:50 UTC 2012

I make both but newer can reach warmth of spruce with cedarStatistics: Posted by Slavko Fric — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 07:00 am [Link]

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

Tuesday 28 February 6:51:02 UTC 2012

Brian McCombs wrote:Ahh. .Are you using bearings on the cutter to set your depths or is that a straight cutter with an adjustable protrusion w/bearing…looks like the latter.In my case router is Makita 3710 where all adjustment depth (horizontal and vertical) is on machine that mean there is no bearing replacement , and here is better view of constructionfricStatistics: Posted … [Link]

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

Tuesday 28 February 5:49:52 UTC 2012

I am with Robert on this.The scale is the same, but with 24 bits we get bigger number of smaller steps than with 16 bit [b]at any part of the scale[/] which allows for better resolution.You can want to increase the dynamic range by cutting off the noise, and stretching what is left down to the negative infinity level to … [Link]

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

Tuesday 28 February 5:48:50 UTC 2012

I have a maple with spanish cedar top by vincente sanchis, maple is a lovely high and mid range tone, how are the basses on yours?Whats the extra carvings out of the nut do for the sound.Nice interpretation by the way, Bauhaus, it is isnt it. For this reason alone I like the German makers. Sent from my Transformer TF101 … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Lutz spruce

Tuesday 28 February 5:47:58 UTC 2012

Peter Oberg wrote:Speak to Signore Dominelli-if I'm not mistaken he really likes this wood. Speaking of spruce I just bought some really exquisite bearclaw Englemann from Larry Stamm. I'm pretty sure he has more of this wood from the same tree. If anyone is interested I can post a picture of the wood.pPeter, I got some from Larry, after you … [Link]

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

Tuesday 28 February 5:37:37 UTC 2012

Maybe I misunderstand here something, but how about this:16 bit recordings have a theoretical dynamic span of 96dB; 24 bit recordings one of 144 dB. If I take the number of possible representations of level with 16 bit, then I have 2^16/96 = 682,7 (rounded) steps per 1dB. WIth a 24 bit recording I have 2^24/144 = 116508,4 (again rounded) … [Link]

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

Tuesday 28 February 4:49:39 UTC 2012

Great looking guitar; it would be interesting to hear how it sounds.And very professionally taken pictures! The headstock angle on second picture is so flirty :D By the way, the nut shape is rare, also.Congratulations!Statistics: Posted by Vlad Kosulin — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 04:49 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Jason Vieaux Bach Vol. 2?

Tuesday 28 February 4:35:40 UTC 2012

Jason Vieaux's Bach Volume One has been one of my favorite CG cds for some time. Does anyone know if he plans to release a volume 2 anytime in the near future?Thanks,AndrewStatistics: Posted by andrewbassuk — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 04:35 am [Link]

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

Tuesday 28 February 4:26:03 UTC 2012

Congratulations, Michael.It's a really beautiful work of art. With the curly maple, I like the simple design of the headstock. Yes, I would enjoy hearing a sound clip of it as soon as it has opened up.Kay :sorride:Statistics: Posted by KeMe — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 04:26 am [Link]

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

Tuesday 28 February 4:13:01 UTC 2012

One big challenge not mentioned here is security inspectors. No matter how bulletproof your case is, and how many 'fragile' labels you've got, the moment security decides they want to look inside the case you are in trouble. The guitar will be fingerprinted everywhere if you are very lucky, will have few fresh scratches in most cases, and don't be … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: If you could recommend just one Segovia album…?

Tuesday 28 February 4:00:03 UTC 2012

My favorite is the live BBC recordings…Segovia is recorded live which he loved best.Statistics: Posted by Gil_Wade — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 04:00 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Most memorable concerts

Tuesday 28 February 3:45:25 UTC 2012

Haven't been to many CG concerts, but the most memorable was Julian Bream at the Wigmore Hall in I think the early 90s – except I actually can't remember too much about it :) I've been trying to remember what he played – Bach I'm pretty sure, and maybe Tippett? I seem to remember he had a memory block in the … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Ergonomics and Posture for Classical Guitarists • Re: Why not to stand with guitar?

Tuesday 28 February 3:35:27 UTC 2012

Dears Vesavekkuli and ronjazz! Thanks a lot for your comments and your warm words and support and interest to this subject. I receive other requests to continue this and I'll try :)This theme about standing/moving position is only part of my guitar playing conception. It is integral and important part of it but not the essence of my guitar philosophy. The … [Link]

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

Tuesday 28 February 3:35:27 UTC 2012

es335 wrote:I appologize to object, but the Hannabach durable D4 has being offered for many many years already and the feedback I remember is, that the lifetime improvement is far below their promiss. But this is not based on my own experiences.I have tried one,,once i was not impressed given the high price for a single string.RickStatistics: Posted by rgregg48 … [Link]

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

Tuesday 28 February 3:27:52 UTC 2012

I've been pondering this for a day.As I see it the ruler is getting longer. 16 bits is 1 byte 'longer' than 8 bits and 24 bit is 2 bytes longer than 8 bits. I like how you say"but it's always 1 metre long, or 100cm, or 1000mm. If you cut it in half it doesn't suddenly become longer because … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: Manuel Rodriguez B Cedro (aka model B)

Tuesday 28 February 3:26:21 UTC 2012

Welcome to Delcamp, Baz.I have a student with that model of Manuel Rodriquez guitar. His is beautiful, with a really rich tone and very nice sustain. I have to say that it is really worth the money. I've found that more money doesn't always mean better. The only down point would be that the action was too high. He took … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Most memorable concerts

Tuesday 28 February 3:19:53 UTC 2012

I saw Aniello Desiderio play last year and he was briliant. David Tanenbaum is also awesome in concert!Statistics: Posted by danno — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 03:19 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Lutz spruce

Tuesday 28 February 3:18:30 UTC 2012

Yep, Marcus is the "Lutz Luver". His Lutz topped guitars are superb. Not that his others aren't (they're all awesome) but being a spruce man I especially like his lutz guitars. I have a bit, haven't tried it yet but it looks very promising. Reminds me a lot of good European in look and feel (stiffness/weight/color).Statistics~ Posted by Scot Tremblay … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: noad's Solo Guitar Playing, arpeggio technique

Tuesday 28 February 3:09:20 UTC 2012

stefano,Is it the reach that is uncomfortable for you in Exercise 56? It does become comfortable after a good deal of repetition. All of the exercises in Noad's book have a reason behind them; in this case, to create the habit of planting. Look ahead to Exercises 76 and 77 to see what I mean.Have you tried Exercise 70? If … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Search for classical guitar sheet music • Re: Looking for lullaby

Tuesday 28 February 2:47:13 UTC 2012

Miguel,Ricardo Cobo was in the same situation that you now are. Go to his site http://www.ricardocobo.com/ and look up Guitar Lullaby.JackStatistics: Posted by wianno — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 02:47 am [Link]

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

Tuesday 28 February 2:44:09 UTC 2012

"Does everyone always announce their new guitar purchase?"Yes, it's in the rules! :contrat: Enjoy yours!! :DStatistics: Posted by riffmeister — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 02:44 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Lutz spruce

Tuesday 28 February 2:42:40 UTC 2012

Have you looked here?viewtopic.php?f=11&t=19534JackStatistics: Posted by wianno — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 02:42 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Guidance regarding selling a few guitars

Tuesday 28 February 2:41:20 UTC 2012

You'll think that you're reducing the size of your collection, and you will (temporarily). But then you will just buy more guitars. That's how it works.PS. I think this thread belongs in the general forum.Statistics: Posted by AdamX — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 02:41 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Guidance regarding selling a few guitars

Tuesday 28 February 2:38:24 UTC 2012

Everyone's situation is different. Do what's best for you.Statistics: Posted by riffmeister — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 02:38 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: Francisco Domingo Guitars.

Tuesday 28 February 2:32:43 UTC 2012

I have the FG-26 and got it used for a really good deal. Mine sounds good for what I paid for it but my main complaint is that it does not hold its tune very well. I don't know if it's the tuners or setup or the guitar itself but the tuning stability in general is not great and it … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Lutz spruce

Tuesday 28 February 2:26:39 UTC 2012

Thoughts?Statistics: Posted by Michael Thames — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 02:26 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Guidance regarding selling a few guitars

Tuesday 28 February 2:25:56 UTC 2012

Hello everyone,It has been a while since I last posted. I have continued playing and taking lessons and have really centered on playing one guitar over all the others, much to my surprise.My question to you all is, do you keep multiple guitars on hand? I've got five CGs ranging widely in price and build quality. I'm considering keeping the … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • Re: Flamenco

Tuesday 28 February 2:21:18 UTC 2012

wingarratta wrote:"Flamenco Chuck" is great. He has generously shared a lot of knowledge and useful material on his site.I clicked on a piece on his site and ….wow :!: so many beautiful and expressive notes produced with so little apparent effortStatistics: Posted by Tonyyyyy — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 02:21 am [Link]

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

Tuesday 28 February 2:09:19 UTC 2012

I haven't posted my new guitar. I may if I get around to taking a few pics. It's my first CG and it's a very good one so I'm spending all my time trying to play it. Very gratifying :!:Statistics: Posted by Soon — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 02:09 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Fernando Sor • Re: Sor, Fernando; op.35/22 Exercice, Segovia no.5 – D04 Vid

Tuesday 28 February 0:39:39 UTC 2012

Thanks, George. I love my guitar. The 7. string makes the whole guitar sound larger even if I wouldn't touch it – that was silly thing to say, wasn't it, because if I touch it the sound of the instrument goes thinner, hahahaa. I've found this guitar very useful in Mertz's music, too – I've played a lot of his … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Search for classical guitar sheet music • Re: Looking for lullaby

Tuesday 28 February 0:33:19 UTC 2012

OK, too high for me… but I'll give it a try… :DThank you very much !!!Regards,MiguelStatistics: Posted by Miguel L. Marcos — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 00:33 am [Link]

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

Tuesday 28 February 0:27:55 UTC 2012

If you think something like the Ponce Preludes are strange then how would you categorize Brouwer's estudios? Extremely odd. I don't see the point of these short pieces. They're not really studies, they might be called short exercises. They don't help you improve any aspect of your playing. The only thing they might help you work on is your control … [Link]

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

Tuesday 28 February 0:20:39 UTC 2012

What a beautiful guitar. I'm curious about the neck, it looks so light, what wood is it made from?Statistics: Posted by Allan — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 00:20 am [Link]

About.com Guitar » Mumford & Sons: 'Little Lion Man' Tab

Tuesday 28 February 0:19:47 UTC 2012

I’ll be honest that Mumford & Sons were not on my radar, but after seeing the excitement generated when they announced they were playing a set in Levon Helm's tiny …Read Full Post [Link]

Classical Guitar » Historical recordings • Re: [H] Miguel Llobet – Napoléon Coste – op.38/23 Etude – D0

Tuesday 28 February 0:11:31 UTC 2012

Vlad Kosulin wrote:Vesavekkuli wrote:even Coste didn't record it like it's writtenThis was good one! :DYou couldn't guess I ment Llobet, could you?Statistics: Posted by Vesavekkuli — Tuesday 28 February 2012, 00:11 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar for Sale • US 1,999. Manuel Adalid 9/cb 2008 (new) Sonora Ca.

Tuesday 28 February 0:07:15 UTC 2012

Manuel Adalid 9/cbYear 2008Top: CedarBack/sides : Indian rosewoodEbony fingerboard /indian rosewood bridgeSound: loud condition: newprice: $ 1,999.00local viewing Location: Sonora Ca.This guitar is made with a carbon fiber/ wood fan bracing that produces quite a lot of volume.The soud is on the deep side with a strong bass and clear even trebels that have great sustain.It is new and has … [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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