John Gordon Ross

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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 » Introduce yourself • Re: hello from detroit!!!

Wednesday 29 February 23:49:52 UTC 2012

Hello Jim and welcome to Delcamp forum! Enjoy yourself and see you around!To learn more about this forum and its rules, please have a look at our welcome pageYou already have access to all the mp3 files and videos in our recording sections, and to all members' scores. Once you have made 2 posts, you can subscribe to the 002 … [Link]

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

Wednesday 29 February 23:48:40 UTC 2012

I will leave the criticism to Matthew, but I enjoyed watching you play. You will come to the next CGR, won't you?Statistics: Posted by Erik Zurcher — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 23:48 pm [Link]

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

Wednesday 29 February 23:41:42 UTC 2012

@prominentcritic:Your argument is not correct, because it's flamenco and it's neither the same guitar nor the same technique. They spend hours and hours pushing the string down with a very straight finger, but the sound they crave would be unbearable in a classical context. As if you were playing with a pick (by the way, I think it's the fastest … [Link]

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

Wednesday 29 February 23:40:18 UTC 2012

Excellent! I didn't hear your first version, but your latest recording sound very pleasant to me. I like the way you slow down towards the end (very musical). The only suggestions I can make: make the pauses at 0:20 and 0:36 a little longer. Play towards these natural pauses, take a breath and then go on. It will give more … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • hello from detroit!!!

Wednesday 29 February 23:39:54 UTC 2012

Hi everyone, my name is Jim zdanowski,the z is silent, so that should help with pronunciation.. iam 39 years old and have been playing guitar since I was 14. I havebeen playing classical since I took up in college around 1995. Until the last few years I have only played to help facilitate my reading and school. I have played … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Contemporary music • Re: Stewart, Peter; In Dance She Dreams

Wednesday 29 February 23:33:38 UTC 2012

Thanks folks!I am very happy that the tune is being enjoyed, it is a lovely ballad.MatthewStatistics: Posted by Matthew McAllister — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 23:33 pm [Link]

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

Wednesday 29 February 23:32:50 UTC 2012

Hi Philip,You know many of my thoughts on your playing!!! Nudge, nudge, wink wink, but of course to reiterate them here….. :bravo: keep up the good work!Love that avatar pic, you are looking pretty happy on the CGR stage!Looking forward to more videos and our next session.MatthewStatistics: Posted by Matthew McAllister — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 23:32 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: I went to G Int to buy a spruce top…which one?

Wednesday 29 February 23:15:12 UTC 2012

here are some pics http://www.guitarsint.com/detail.cfm/id/450 the site. i will upload some of my now later.I know the byers and played it before. It is beautiful and sound is too but I think his newer ones he is making now are better.Statistics: Posted by Dofpic — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 23:15 pm [Link]

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

Wednesday 29 February 23:11:16 UTC 2012

KeMe and 60moo- thanks for your kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed the video.60moo wrote: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.Aw shucks, what a nice thing to say!I think it's so important to let the lines be articulated cleanly … [Link]

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

Wednesday 29 February 23:08:02 UTC 2012

Oh OK cool. Well your guitar both looks and sounds great so hats off to that luthier! :)I too definitely want to plan a trip to Paracho soon.Take care and keep up the good work.TateStatistics: Posted by tateharmann — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 23:08 pm [Link]

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

Wednesday 29 February 20:10:52 UTC 2012

Thanks for the good advice, everybody. Here is a photo of the damage – as you can see, it is right behind the saddle, where the b string hit the top. Topdamage.jpgDirkP.S. Les, I will surely not use a lighter somewhere near the guitar – I know myself, I will easily burn down the whole instrument :wink:Statistics: Posted by dirkjot — … [Link]

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

Wednesday 29 February 20:08:58 UTC 2012

Bought 10 sets lutz from shane in nov 2011 , glued up 1 set and sanded it, It is still acclimatizing to my very dry winter bsmt 30-35% humidity.The weather I/m guessing in terrace bc is much more humid.I like my wood bone dry and at least 5-10 yrs old.Statistics: Posted by ernie kleinman — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 20:08 … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Wood Stock Carving

Wednesday 29 February 20:01:53 UTC 2012

HNLim wrote:What do you think of this lobster?Very bizarre. I wonder why somebody chose a lobster? I would not want that critter on my guitar, but somebody apparently liked it.Statistics: Posted by Lovemyguitar — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 20:01 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Shortages and Skyrocketing Prices of Rosewood?

Wednesday 29 February 20:00:48 UTC 2012

With 55,000 different species of trees in the world .I am confident, and hopeful that some wood genius or gnome will come up with an attractive alternative to EIR.Statistics: Posted by ernie kleinman — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 20:00 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Hello from West Cumbria, England!

Wednesday 29 February 19:58:19 UTC 2012

Hi,Thanks for approving and editing my post. I'd skimmed the forum rules, but not the welcome page. You guys run a tight ship! :)Regards,code::Biscuit.Statistics: Posted by code::Biscuit — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 19:58 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Ferdinando Carulli • Re: Carulli, Ferdinando; op.241/5 Andantino in G

Wednesday 29 February 19:57:24 UTC 2012

Very nice, I enjoyed. Thanks for posting it.Statistics: Posted by Chimensch — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 19:57 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Science in guitar construction

Wednesday 29 February 19:52:31 UTC 2012

Guitar wrote:If tomorrow, John Williams stopped into Mr. Lister's shop, decided he really liked his instruments and started performing with one, in very short order, Mr. Lister would find himself a much wealthier man than he is today, even though nothing about his instruments will have changed.Actually, he already has stopped by the workshop and played one of my guitars … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar for Sale • Re: US $.1750 Joseph Redman 1850s Torres Replica 2011, Cleve

Wednesday 29 February 19:52:02 UTC 2012

Nice looking guitar.Statistics: Posted by AdamX — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 19:52 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Classical music • Re: Anon; Aye Waukin O

Wednesday 29 February 19:51:17 UTC 2012

That was great. I usually only do 1 thing in Audacity and that's add a touch of reverb using the gverb plugin. This recording already sounds great though, I like the rawness. If you want to play with a splash of reverb though – here are some settings you could use to get a small amount:room size: 70reverb time: 1.35damping: … [Link]

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

Wednesday 29 February 19:47:02 UTC 2012

Hi marek I am originally from kosice , don/t let the humour confuse you.Typically on violin pegs rosewood or ebony, a brownish paste (peg dope) is used to lubricate the pegs inside the tapered hole.In gtrmaking especially on flamenco guitars which use traditional ebony pegs, the pegs are left unfinished,If you used varnish / shellac /or other finish in time … [Link]

About.com Guitar » Guitar Scales Library

Wednesday 29 February 19:09:32 UTC 2012

Here is an archive designed to illustrate scale patterns for guitarists. Completed this week: major scale patterns in all 12 keys, with many variations for each. So, if you're looking …Read Full Post [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Shortages and Skyrocketing Prices of Rosewood?

Wednesday 29 February 17:27:57 UTC 2012

Don't know about the perfume industry, but the large chinese guitar makers are buying up whole plantations worth of Indian Rosewood. So if worrying is your thing, then this can probably be added to the list.LesStatistics: Posted by Les Backshall — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 17:27 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Classical music • Re: Anon; Aye Waukin O

Wednesday 29 February 17:27:16 UTC 2012

Santhell wrote:That was very nice cookie :bravo: Michael you can find a pdf hereviewtopic.php?f=12&t=46953&a~ l –>Thank you very much! The music is much simpler than it sounds… I should be able to play this by the end of summer! Exciting!Statistics: Posted by Michael McGrath — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 17:27 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Contemporary music • Re: Stewart, Peter; In Dance She Dreams

Wednesday 29 February 17:22:30 UTC 2012

WOW! Your playing of this piece really defies words. Very impressive and absolutely sensitive playing. :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:Statistics: Posted by Kenbobpdx — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 17:22 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Contemporary music • Re: Stewart, Peter; In Dance She Dreams

Wednesday 29 February 17:17:31 UTC 2012

Wow! Loved it Mr. McAllister.Statistics: Posted by tateharmann — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 17:17 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Classical music • Re: Anon; Aye Waukin O

Wednesday 29 February 17:17:28 UTC 2012

That was very nice cookie :bravo: Michael you can find a pdf hereviewtopic.php?f=12&t=46953&a~ l –>Statistics: Posted by Santhell — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 17:17 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Contemporary music • Re: Stewart, Peter; In Dance She Dreams

Wednesday 29 February 17:16:49 UTC 2012

:bravo: Matthew,What an outstanding piece and heartfelt interpretation!Best wishes, V :D :merci:Statistics: Posted by Vesuvio — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 17:16 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: I went to G Int to buy a spruce top…which one?

Wednesday 29 February 17:14:59 UTC 2012

I, too found this review interesting. I also voted for the Ambridge since I am a big fan of maple. I have a curiosity though, and I hope I am not going off topic. When you say "Torres replica" does it actually mean that the luthier copied Torres brace dimension? Were't these guitars created for gut strings? How can they … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Contemporary music • Re: Stewart, Peter; In Dance She Dreams

Wednesday 29 February 17:14:32 UTC 2012

:bravo: It is a lovely piece, and, as usual, you play it with so much feeling. It really is a joy to listen (and watch). :merci:Statistics: Posted by George Crocket — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 17:14 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Hi from Athens

Wednesday 29 February 17:14:16 UTC 2012

Thanks, I just downloaded it.Statistics: Posted by elviento — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 17:14 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Contemporary music • Re: Kindgren, Per Olov; I miss you

Wednesday 29 February 17:13:56 UTC 2012

What a pleasant way to start my work day. Such a gentle, lilting piece of music. Nice photo you shared as well.Statistics: Posted by Kenbobpdx — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 17:13 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: I went to G Int to buy a spruce top…which one?

Wednesday 29 February 15:23:46 UTC 2012

Congratulations! By looking at the photos on the Guitars Int. website, I found the Ambridge strikingly beautiful.I'd love to hear some recordings of it, do you plan on posting any?Statistics: Posted by gabasa — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 15:23 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Wood Stock Carving

Wednesday 29 February 15:22:16 UTC 2012

Here is one of the earlier "culprits" Hernandez Y Aguado (this one is a 1959), the real "culprit" is Enrique Garcia who strted this in the the early 20th Century and Francisco Simplicio who continued.HernandezYAguado-13.jpgSt~ Posted by David LaPlante — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 15:22 pm [Link]

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

Wednesday 29 February 15:21:25 UTC 2012

My question to 2 last contributors:Did you try to play in standing/moving (almost walking) position with simple strap? You'll need a little time to adjust to this one, but then should be no pain in the back and you should be able to play much much longer periods of time without feeling tired or having any pain. It will not … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: Playing without little finger

Wednesday 29 February 15:12:32 UTC 2012

Hello JenWayne and welcome to Delcamp forum! Enjoy yourself and see you around! To answer your question: without the use of your little finger, you will be seriously handicapped. Your stretches will be limited, but I am sure that there are ways to compensate by making rapid shifts. Perhaps you can turn your weakness into your strength. I say: go … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Hello from West Cumbria, England!

Wednesday 29 February 14:58:16 UTC 2012

Hello code::Biscuit and welcome to Delcamp forum! Enjoy yourself and see you around! As you can see, I have edited you post. Please don't post email adresses or URLs in your posts. Members can contact you via personal messages (PM) or via your website. Both buttons are below your avatar. That way, we hope to ward off spammers.To learn more … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: I went to G Int to buy a spruce top…which one?

Wednesday 29 February 14:50:54 UTC 2012

I was pulling for the maple Ambridge from the get go! Thanks for taking the time to write up your observations. I'm a big maple and Torres fan, the combination is a very particular voice, and in the end, why have multiple guitars all with exactly the same voice?I hope that you get many years of use and enjoyment from … [Link]

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

Wednesday 29 February 14:50:47 UTC 2012

Sounds good :) Maybe it didn't sound interesting to me because I was playing it wrong! hahaThanks for the tips guys, I'll give it another shot.Statistics: Posted by tateharmann — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 14:50 pm [Link]

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

Wednesday 29 February 14:48:28 UTC 2012

Kenbobpdx wrote:I think the attraction to these type of pieces for me is the duration haha…I'm usually too a.d.d. to play or listen to really long pieces.They do have that going for them. I can't imagine how insufferable they would be if they were longer! Haha! Well…like Mr. Norton said…it would be an incredibly boring place here if we all … [Link]

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

Wednesday 29 February 14:45:01 UTC 2012

anyone who has the opportunity to see Xuefei must take it. She has incredible techniqe and great beauty.Statistics: Posted by groovywobble — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 14:45 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Bach Lute Suites – facsimile

Wednesday 29 February 14:40:41 UTC 2012

Wouldn't this help you?http://imslp.org/wiki/Lute_Piece~ … bastian%29DirkStatistics: Posted by dirkjot — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 14:40 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Bach Lute Suites – facsimile

Wednesday 29 February 12:29:43 UTC 2012

Hi, could you share? THXStatistics: Posted by ben etow — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 12:29 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Finding a teacher.

Wednesday 29 February 12:21:25 UTC 2012

Zach – I admire your independence and your confidence.I am a CG Teacher and have had many "self taught" pupils and "teacher taught" pupils who have decided to go it alone, who later returned for technique and posture check-up.Without exception they all exhibited faults in technique which a good teacher would identify immediately, and which sometimes take weeks to correct.Most … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Best tremolo songs?

Wednesday 29 February 12:15:44 UTC 2012

barrios–un sueño en la florestasainz de la maza–campanas de albaStatistics: Posted by randalljazz — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 12:15 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Bridge snapped clean off!

Wednesday 29 February 12:07:17 UTC 2012

An Alhambra 1C Spruce, for $449. Nothing to lose sleep over though now I cant play for at least a week while they replace it GRRR :evil:Statistics: Posted by fuller_45 — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 12:07 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • Re: C5.

Wednesday 29 February 12:02:54 UTC 2012

I do not know what it is, but in this 1924 (?) edition by Simorck, Berlin, no smallfives occur: http://www.muslib.se/ebibliotek/boije/p … %20461.pdfdirkStatistics: Posted by dirkjot — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 12:02 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Bridge snapped clean off!

Wednesday 29 February 12:00:12 UTC 2012

Ouch!What make and model was it?Statistics: Posted by ArthurG — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 12:00 pm [Link]

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

Wednesday 29 February 11:58:14 UTC 2012

You could play to the ewes to help them through the lambing process ;) What type of sheep do you have? My daughter spins so we can't pass sheep without squeals of joy.A good way to practise is to think the piece through in your head and imagine that your fingers are moving. Although I suppose you're mind will be on … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Bridge snapped clean off!

Wednesday 29 February 11:47:44 UTC 2012

Yesterday afternoon I took my guitar out of its case where it had been sitting for the whole day. It was a very humid day and most of the strings were about a quarter tune down, strange considering I had tuned it to standard the day before. Anyway, after tuning to standard I played it for about 10 minutes before … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Finding a teacher.

Wednesday 29 February 11:45:53 UTC 2012

Tell where you are Zach, someone from that area may be able to recommend their teacher, or one they know.Statistics: Posted by ArthurG — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 11:45 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Finding a teacher.

Wednesday 29 February 11:39:04 UTC 2012

Zach – not sure where you're based so can't be too specific. In england we have the Registry of Guitar Tutors. Picking someone from there wouldnt be the worst idea. If youre only after a few lessons, and the pedagogy is specific to CG, then obviously you need to make sure it's someone with decent experience, who knows their onions. … [Link]

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

Wednesday 29 February 9:59:54 UTC 2012

ArthurG wrote:Once a week for me, but I'm at an early stage, about 5 months in, having played electric blues-rock previously. I've been struggling for practice time recently, and we're just about to start lambing, so I'll be on a sabbatical from lessons for a couple of months. Hopefully I won't go backwards!You could play to the ewes to help … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Hello, from New Delhi!

Wednesday 29 February 9:31:46 UTC 2012

I am 39, male, living in New Delhi, India. I work as an editor for ELT school books with a publishing house. Nobody in my family has ever been seriously interested in music, as far back as I can trace, other than listening to the radio, etc., so I have no idea how I got so passionate about music and … [Link]

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

Wednesday 29 February 9:00:29 UTC 2012

GITARRENKREIS NÜRTINGEN e.V., http://www.gitarrenkreis-nuertingen.de/Germany, regional guitar associationStatistics: Posted by dirkjot — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 09:00 am [Link]

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

Wednesday 29 February 8:56:46 UTC 2012

Luxembourg:Societé luxembourgoise de guitar classique, http://www.cithara.luDoubtful, if this is still active?!Statistics: Posted by dirkjot — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 08:56 am [Link]

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

Wednesday 29 February 8:53:23 UTC 2012

GitarreHamburg.de gemeinnützige GmbH – www.gitarrehamburg.de, a non profit organization with events and networking throughout the field of classical guitar in Hamburg / Northern Germany.Statistics: Posted by dirkjot — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 08:53 am [Link]

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

Wednesday 29 February 8:40:03 UTC 2012

Tom wrote:Note to moderators: should you guys consider starting another sub-forum for sale of guitar accessories, books, strings…???Thanks!This can of worms is best left unopened. :|Statistics: Posted by George Crocket — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 08:40 am [Link]

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

Wednesday 29 February 8:36:03 UTC 2012

Nice little piece and nice expressively performance. :merci: I enjoyed it.PetrStatistics: Posted by petr — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 08:36 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of S. L. Weiss • Re: Weiss, S. L.; Gigue in D Major – Baroque Lute Video

Wednesday 29 February 8:30:56 UTC 2012

:casque:Statistics: Posted by Marek Cupak — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 08:30 am [Link]

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

Wednesday 29 February 8:25:40 UTC 2012

hi wianno,thanks for your help. So I took some time to practice more, looking also at the exercises you suggested. First, it seems that after some practice it feels indeed less uncomfortable. One of the problem that I am facing now is the RH thumb. I should put it in rest on the next string, but then it ends up … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Ferdinando Carulli • Re: Carulli, Ferdinando; op.241/5 Andantino in G

Wednesday 29 February 8:21:39 UTC 2012

No criticism. I enjoyed your take on it. Well played, and thanks for posting. :bravo:Statistics: Posted by George Crocket — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 08:21 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our favourite websites • Re: Ana Vidovic

Wednesday 29 February 7:34:39 UTC 2012

OldC1guy wrote:In an interview I heard somewhere on the web, she mentioned that she uses only i and m right hand fingering in the tremolo, instead of a-m-i, or I guess i-m-a. I guess she does i-m-i, m-i-m. In my limited experience I had not heard of this technique. Does anyone else do this? It would seem more difficult to … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Classical or Flamenco

Wednesday 29 February 7:33:43 UTC 2012

Thank you, your replies confirm exactly my thinking, and receiving information from knowledgeable persons such as your selves is something that is greatly appreciated.Statistics: Posted by Tall chords — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 07:33 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our favourite websites • Re: Best Interp Of Sonata Giocosa I've Heard

Wednesday 29 February 7:32:09 UTC 2012

I really like Jerome Jouve's recording and some of his musical ideas are similar to Dylla's. Not sure which is the chicken or the egg there. Marco Socias plays this very well and he was the first performer I heard perform it live. I would like to hear Rémi's recording now, thanks for the reference Cary W. I am learning … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Hello from New York!

Wednesday 29 February 7:23:52 UTC 2012

Thanks for the welcome Cary and glad to hear you enjoyed the New York State Fair. It is worth it to go check it out either for shows or just eat and play games. One of the simplest culinary delights there is salt potatoes. Just potatoes boiled in iodized salt and a couple companies make the *official* State Fair Salt … [Link]

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

Wednesday 29 February 6:55:04 UTC 2012

I think most of the mid to low end guitars normally come with high tension string in the show room. With high tension string once can expect to get better volume so as to lead the buyer to believe the guitar is good.My suggestion is better to remove all the strings on the new guitar after you acquired it and … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Wood Stock Carving

Wednesday 29 February 6:53:13 UTC 2012

ROTFL! :mrgreen: I hope forum members from other cultures understand the hilarious irony of the image in the context of hyz's post.Statistics: Posted by jebejava — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 06:53 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Concerts, Competitions and Conventions • 2012-5-14/17 Asia Int. Guitar Festival & Competition, BKK

Wednesday 29 February 6:45:02 UTC 2012

The Thailand Guitar Society in association with the Conservatory of Music Rangsit University and the Siam City Hotel, Bangkokpresent:ASIA INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL & COMPETITION 2012, BANGKOK, THAILAND 14 – 17 June 2012@ the Siam City Hotel, Bangkokhttp://www.thailandguitarsociety~ m –>Invited guests:Aniello Desiderio (Italy)Goran Ivanovic (USA/Croatia)Andreas Kapsalis (USA/Greece)The Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo (USA)Lester Demetillo (Philippines)Leon Koudelak (Swiss/Czech)Sachiko … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar for Sale • Re: US $.7500 Robin Moyes Cedar 2007, Albany NY

Wednesday 29 February 6:44:13 UTC 2012

I have played one radial braced guitar recently and was quite amazed by it's tone color.Is this a Australian style's lattice top?Thank you!hyzStatistics: Posted by hyz — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 06:44 am [Link]

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

Wednesday 29 February 6:28:51 UTC 2012

I think for a $1000 there should be no complaint of this guitar. I have contacted my friend in Vietnam too see if I can get my hand on one of them.hyzStatistics: Posted by hyz — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 06:28 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Wood Stock Carving

Wednesday 29 February 6:24:19 UTC 2012

I am not a big fans of all these fancy wood stock carving for the heads. What I look for is a neat and elegant looking headstock without wasting too much productive time of the luthier to make it.In any case, the wood stock carving has no direct impact of the sound quality (as I have yet to discover any … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Strings • Re: D´Addario Pro-Arte Dynacore

Wednesday 29 February 4:22:50 UTC 2012

blounsb999 wrote:Don, With the titanium core in the trebles, does it substantially increase the overall tension on the neck so that an older (non-truss barred) neck is likely to warp?No, these are still classical guitar strings and the tension on these sets is almost identical to the Pro-Arte sets. These are NOT steel strings in any way.Statistics: Posted by Moderato … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Finding a teacher.

Wednesday 29 February 4:05:44 UTC 2012

This is a good question, Zach.The best source that I've been able to find is the local junior colleges. If you have a guitar society near where you live, sometimes they have teachers listed.I've found that some of the private instructors are very expensive and I have to drive 1 to 1 1/2 hours to go to a lesson. But…I've … [Link]

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

Wednesday 29 February 4:01:33 UTC 2012

Ithink the attraction to these type of pieces for me is the duration haha…I'm usually too a.d.d. to play or listen to really long pieces.They do have that going for them. I can't imagine how insufferable they would be if they were longer! BTW, out of deference and respect for Mr. Norton I pulled the Ponce out again tonight. Still … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Luthier books

Wednesday 29 February 3:54:37 UTC 2012

Trevor Gore wrote:AdamX wrote:Speaking of good stuff, I ordered my Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build today. How long does it take to ship to USA?Got your order Adam; thank you! As short as 3 business days and occasionally up to 7. If an order is placed late in the week US time, because of the time difference, I get … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our favourite websites • Re: Ana Vidovic

Wednesday 29 February 3:49:55 UTC 2012

In an interview I heard somewhere on the web, she mentioned that she uses only i and m right hand fingering in the tremolo, instead of a-m-i, or I guess i-m-a. I guess she does i-m-i, m-i-m. In my limited experience I had not heard of this technique. Does anyone else do this? It would seem more difficult to maintain … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Joining the Club!

Wednesday 29 February 3:46:03 UTC 2012

I've been a member of Delcamp for a while now, and being surrounded by such talent is truly inspiring. I've recently felt the urge to get off my chair and slowly work towards building my first classical guitar! They say that you should limit your sitting and lying down to a maximum of 23 1/2 hours per day, so this … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • Re: Segovia's mistake

Wednesday 29 February 3:13:12 UTC 2012

Stefan wrote:Too bad there's so few videos of him when he was in his prime, though maybe it's for the best.And Segovia was already more than 60 years old at those "eifel" videos…Statistics: Posted by Luis_Br — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 03:13 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Finding a teacher.

Wednesday 29 February 2:48:09 UTC 2012

What's the best way of finding oneself a good classical guitar instructor? Would it be worth it asking on the forum directly (although I'm not too sure if that's allowed). Although I'm still following the path of independent-study, recently I've been feeling the need to maybe enroll in a couple of lessons or so in order to polish off a … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Teak B&S

Wednesday 29 February 2:44:18 UTC 2012

I love teak. It is a very beautiful wood but the large amount of oil within it IS a problem when gluing and finishing so logic dictates that we workers of wood get rid of all that oil the best we can.When working with oily rosewoods and teak teak the key to good glue joints and good finish is to … [Link]

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

Wednesday 29 February 2:28:23 UTC 2012

Wonderful job Mr. Delcamp! I love this Sanz piece.Statistics: Posted by tateharmann — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 02:28 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Rosette making

Wednesday 29 February 1:13:19 UTC 2012

Michael Thames wrote:Rosette junkyard.Junkyard!!??You aren't going to throw those away are you?Statistics: Posted by Matt Shumway — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 01:13 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » 2012 Columbus State University Guitar Competition Results

Wednesday 29 February 1:11:18 UTC 2012

The Columbus State University Guitar Competition & Symposium was held February 25-26, 2012 in Columbus, Georgia. Division I (College/Professional) Competition Winners First Place: Silviu Ciulei Second Place: Joseph Palmer Third Place: Nemanja Ostoich Fourth Place: Celil Refik Kaya Silviu Ciulei Division 2 (High School) Competition Winners First Place: Ying Xu Second Place: Young Jun Lim Third Place: Katherine Holmes Division 3 … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Classical music • Re: Küffner, Joseph; Landler – Video

Wednesday 29 February 0:54:31 UTC 2012

:casque: Beautiful little piece. Bravo! :DStatistics: Posted by Trystramys — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 00:54 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • Re: How to Practice 22 hours a Week

Wednesday 29 February 0:40:35 UTC 2012

That's easy. You just need to practice for 11 hours on Sat and Sun. That's already 22 hours. :lol: Seriously, I normally practice about 25 hours a week. I stopped watching TV, when I was 15. I stopped playing games, when I was 28. I have no kid, so I have more time. :DStatistics: Posted by mk49 — Wednesday 29 February 2012, … [Link]

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

Wednesday 29 February 0:36:23 UTC 2012

A little box of shavings. ha hahahahahhaDo you have them organized, lets see maple shavings, spruce shavings…some nice rosewood curls….Honey, have you seen my binding scraper shavings?Out of round rosettes….great point. I bought a big handful of rosettes at auction….actually the buy it now option. The guy sells a lot of them, they are NOT round. Of course I did … [Link]

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

Wednesday 29 February 0:31:27 UTC 2012

bacsidoan wrote:If you have a teenager son, you can use his nasal sebum, an excellent natural, colorless lubricant :wink:If you ever sell guitar, I have to remember not to buy from you :fume:Statistics: Posted by Vlad Kosulin — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 00:31 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: David Russell masterclass (in February)

Wednesday 29 February 0:19:45 UTC 2012

David_Norton wrote:Turns out I won't be participating, I need to travel for work all that week. Oh well, such is life I suppose. Someone on the waiting list is most grateful to my boss…..Dang… Knew I should of put myself on the waiting list. :?Statistics: Posted by nylonshred — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 00:19 am [Link]

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

Wednesday 29 February 0:18:17 UTC 2012

This is great! As Praeludium said, I hope we get the chance to hear the piece. :DStatistics: Posted by Trystramys — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 00:18 am [Link]

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

Wednesday 29 February 0:08:30 UTC 2012

Yes, that's more or less what I meant, aside the addition of some formulas.Is the aliasing story true?Statistics: Posted by sax512 — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 00:08 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • How to Practice 22 hours a Week

Wednesday 29 February 0:06:13 UTC 2012

Sell your television.Limit your time on the computer to less than 1 hour a day.Stop watching DVDs.And games.Set the alarm and get up an hour earlier than you normally do before going to work.Take your guitar to work and play for your fellow employees ( added bonus- you will deal with anxiety issues).When you go on holiday or away for … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Ferdinando Carulli • Carulli, Ferdinando; op.241/5 Andantino in G

Wednesday 29 February 0:02:10 UTC 2012

There are a lot of these out here but I thought I'd throw a version up here for some criticism. I know…I missed a note at the end, it wouldn't be my playing otherwise haha it's kind of my signature.Thanks for listening :)TateStatistics: Posted by tateharmann — Wednesday 29 February 2012, 00:02 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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