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 » Classical Guitar Strings • Re: Hauser I, which strings?

Saturday 3 March 23:59:41 UTC 2012

yes…I second Erik for Hannabach Silver, 815 MT to start. The medium tension from Hannabach is a tad firmer than the EJ45, you may like it…Statistics: Posted by dng — Saturday 03 March 2012, 23:59 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: New guitar shape for acoustic and classic and not only..

Saturday 3 March 22:02:50 UTC 2012

Hi Thanks ,Lovemyguitar & Doug for your comments.Doug ,i hope to finish the construction section on my website soon at possible.I show there the most of the construction way for a violin and guitar.One more video with the last classic guitar , have made,from the same band in Live concert. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25PVFkCg … e=youtu.beChrisStatistics: Posted by Chris Tsonias — Saturday … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: Brazillian Rosewood versus alternatives

Saturday 3 March 21:42:21 UTC 2012

James Lister wrote:Yes, ziricote is one of the "high density alternatives" I was talking about. I've only made one guitar with it so far, so it's a bit soon to tell, but I was very pleased with the results, and thought it had similar qualities to Brazilian.JamesAnd it is a striking looking wood! Quarter sawn is as spectacular as slab … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Hello

Saturday 3 March 21:39:09 UTC 2012

Hello Thomas and welcome to Delcamp forum! I must say, you have fine collection of instruments. I hope you play them a lot. 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 … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Rosette: cutting a ring from solid wood

Saturday 3 March 21:34:50 UTC 2012

Well after the highly inelegant first attempt above, today I pulled myself together and made a basic version of Scot Tremblay's wonderful tool which can be seen here: http://www.classicalguitardelcamp.c~ Although mine is very rough and ready (my carpentry skills are still hovering just above zero), I was quite pleased with it and it worked like a dream, cutting a clean … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: Questions about string damping

Saturday 3 March 21:27:33 UTC 2012

Hi Marius,There are other pieces in Delcamp collection using similar bass alternations, and some of them are studied in Mr. Delcamp's lessons, and have a Youtube video of Mr. Delcamp playing them. He damps both A & E with the right hand thumb. The idea is to plant the thumb for the next note as soon as possible, which will … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Graf Tuners

Saturday 3 March 21:25:55 UTC 2012

Alex,Very nice close-up picture!Statistics: Posted by Kent — Saturday 03 March 2012, 21:25 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Two New Bach CDs

Saturday 3 March 21:20:10 UTC 2012

For some inexplicable reason, Naxos choose to issue these two recordings as downloads only and waited nearly a year to release the physical CD. Anyway, both are wonderful. The highlight of Judicael Perroy's disc is the Partita No.2 BWV 826–this is a keyboard partita, not the more familiar 2nd Violin Partita (it's on Devine's disc). Some of this Partita would … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: John Gilbert

Saturday 3 March 21:10:34 UTC 2012

He certainly has left us all a great guitar legacy. RIP Maestro.Statistics: Posted by william_tee — Saturday 03 March 2012, 21:10 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: What will you choose?

Saturday 3 March 21:07:39 UTC 2012

Henry Lee wrote:I like G. Easily but very beautifulThis is also what I have chosen for my next guitar. I like to see how the first one turn out before deciding on the design etc.Statistics: Posted by HNLim — Saturday 03 March 2012, 21:07 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Hello

Saturday 3 March 20:55:03 UTC 2012

Hello, I play guitar since 1970. I studied with Luis Diego Martin and visited masterclass by Alvaro Pierri, Betho Davezac, Gerlad Reyne, Leo Brouwer, Roland Dyens. Today I organise concerts for example with John Williams, Manuel Barrueco, David Russell, Egberto Gismonti, Jim Hall, Mundell Lowe, Joe Beck, Philip Catherine, John Abercrombie, Assad Brothers, Badi Assad. I play a Friederich built … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: When you practice a piece so much you're sick of hearing

Saturday 3 March 17:55:08 UTC 2012

Allan wrote:I remember Pepe Romero saying 'Only memorize the pieces you're willing to marry'.To this I can relate. Christopher Parkening wrote in one of his method books that to master a piece requires playing it some 200 times! THAT stopped me in my tracks. I thought, if that's what it takes, I had better REALLY like that piece … and … [Link]

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

Saturday 3 March 17:52:53 UTC 2012

Now that we have an expert in the construction of guitar tuners, here I go.Hern Scheller, ich habe ein paar fragen für sich. I follow the logic of cleaning and lubricating the worms and the gears. Also, different tuners have variations in design and materials. Now;1. Do you also recommend lubricating the anchor points of the worm shaft? 2. Is … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of John Dowland • Re: Dowland, John; Preludium 98 – MP3

Saturday 3 March 17:25:35 UTC 2012

Denian Arcoleo wrote:….There's no need for you to have stage fright, you are an excellent player….That's what I am trying all the time to convince my subconcious about…. :lol: Unfortunately is seems it does not work that way :( Last week I was supposed to do an audition to participate to a pharmacy student show. I had to forfeit… Is not that … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Question about tiny chip repair around soundhole

Saturday 3 March 17:24:36 UTC 2012

Hello,I bought a brand new Loriente Carmen spruce top guitar exactly two weeks ago, and today for the first time, I noticed a tiny “chip” at the edge of the soundhole. I would need a macro lens to take a photo of it, so I can’t show you what it looks like. It’s maybe 2 ½ mm long by 1 … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Search for classical guitar sheet music • Re: Ave Maria score as played by Michael lucarelli

Saturday 3 March 17:12:20 UTC 2012

Hi David.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 — Saturday 03 March 2012, 17:12 pm [Link]

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

Saturday 3 March 17:03:54 UTC 2012

Hello Klaus.Welcome to the Delcamp classical guitar forum. I feel we know you already, or at least your tuning machines. :discussion: If you have not already done so, please have a look at our welcome page for more information about the forum and its rules.It is helpful if you introduce yourself here since it gives a broader range of our members … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: Brazillian Rosewood versus alternatives

Saturday 3 March 16:59:52 UTC 2012

Yes, ziricote is one of the "high density alternatives" I was talking about. I've only made one guitar with it so far, so it's a bit soon to tell, but I was very pleased with the results, and thought it had similar qualities to Brazilian.JamesStatistics: Posted by James Lister — Saturday 03 March 2012, 16:59 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Search for classical guitar sheet music • Bach Prelude 1007

Saturday 3 March 16:56:54 UTC 2012

I'm looking for a specific transcription. The standard version of this is relatively easy to find (I have it already), but I am looking for what I have heard referred to as the "Ponce transcription" that Segovia played, and Li Ji also plays. I have searched unsuccessfully thus far, hence my posting in here.Statistics: Posted by Jean-Paul — Saturday 03 … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: introducing myself

Saturday 3 March 16:42:57 UTC 2012

Hello again, José.I see from your other post that you are looking for a guitar repair technician in Seattle. Perhaps you could tell us the story of your guitar that needs repair?Statistics: Posted by George Crocket — Saturday 03 March 2012, 16:42 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of John Dowland • Re: Dowland, John; Preludium 98 – MP3

Saturday 3 March 16:35:06 UTC 2012

Really good playing. There's no need for you to have stage fright, you are an excellent player. I'd like to hear more too. :casque:Statistics: Posted by Denian Arcoleo — Saturday 03 March 2012, 16:35 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of John Dowland • Re: Dowland, John; Preludium 98 – MP3

Saturday 3 March 15:52:07 UTC 2012

That was fantastic! :bravo: You made it sound very much like the lute piece that it is, and your musicality makes it obvious you've been playing for a long time.More recordings please!Statistics: Posted by 60moo — Saturday 03 March 2012, 15:52 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Contemporary music • Mignone, Francisco; Valsa no.4 em Mi bemol Menor/Waltz no.4

Saturday 3 March 15:50:57 UTC 2012

At long last I recorded a Valsa/waltz by the wonderful Brasilian composer Francisco Mignone. I believe that Mignone is a major composer for our instrument, due to the very high quality and unusual nature of his 12 Estudos and 12 Valsas, composed in about '70 for Carlos Barbosa-Lima.Mignone wrote these 12 valsas for guitar (violao) in every minor key (!), … [Link]

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

Saturday 3 March 15:48:13 UTC 2012

KevinCollins wrote:"I think, therefore i,m."Cheers,KevinI just snorted coffee through my nose. :cafeine: :grire: Thanks -I think. Boy, have I become a pedagogy geek.For the record, I normally use rest-strokes from the free-stroke position, such as in the accompanied melody in Capricho arabe (this is sometimes called "the Open-Hand School"). But when it comes time to play a longer scale bit, I'll use … [Link]

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

Saturday 3 March 15:46:07 UTC 2012

Okay, from now on we all have to start referring to cedar as thuja plicata, and spruce as picea sppjust to keep things from getting confusing :wink: Dominelli GuitarsStatistics: Posted by Marcus Dominelli — Saturday 03 March 2012, 15:46 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: Brazillian Rosewood versus alternatives

Saturday 3 March 15:34:44 UTC 2012

Thankfully it seems that those with old stashes of wood may now be able to get paperwork exemptions for them, making it possible to be legit and deal our guitars internationally. I love all the tonewoods I use, they all bring their thing to the table as it were. However when I go through all the sets I have, if … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Do Luthiers have an accent?

Saturday 3 March 15:33:21 UTC 2012

Hans W wrote:You can usually tell where someone is from by their accent, either because of a higher or stronger articulation of a particular syllable of a word or phrase or by the way the words are pronounced.Does the same apply to how luthiers from different regions or countries build their guitars such that you could probably tell where the … [Link]

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

Saturday 3 March 15:23:29 UTC 2012

Thank you sir.Statistics: Posted by chiral3 — Saturday 03 March 2012, 15:23 pm [Link]

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

Saturday 3 March 15:18:58 UTC 2012

Thanks, Michael.Statistics: Posted by Waddy Thomson — Saturday 03 March 2012, 15:18 pm [Link]

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

Saturday 3 March 15:10:27 UTC 2012

Oh sorry here's the link for the veneer, just click on dyed wood veneers.http://www.wood-veneers.com/inde~ m –>Statistics: Posted by Michael Thames — Saturday 03 March 2012, 15:10 pm [Link]

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

Saturday 3 March 15:08:09 UTC 2012

Waddy Thomson wrote:Michael Thames wrote:Chiral3, glad this worked for you. Oh yea, those LMI veneers are crazy expensive, you can make your own, or order them from a veneer company, they are a lot cheaper.What other resource do you have for .3 mm colored, or natural, veneers? The LMII stuff is expensive, but it sure is nice stuff to work … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: How much string noise/squeak before it becomes irritatin

Saturday 3 March 12:31:44 UTC 2012

Position shifting on the base strings legato without noise is immensily difficult but not impossible. Some people are not bothered by it, I'm not one of those – I absolutely hate it. A little squak and I cringe. It takes a while to develop the skill to do it with no squeak but it is possible. A good way to … [Link]

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

Saturday 3 March 12:23:14 UTC 2012

I'll tell you kloeten.I'm still waiting her to be born :)Just a few days more, I'm impatient !!! :lol:Thank you. :bye:Statistics: Posted by Miguel L. Marcos — Saturday 03 March 2012, 12:23 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar for Sale • Re: CA $..275 La Patrie Etude solid cedar 2011, Montreal

Saturday 3 March 12:19:39 UTC 2012

Nope, im flying. I wouldnt trust them letting me take it as carry on, being in a soft case i dont want to check it in. Plus i need the cash here to get the gc31.Statistics: Posted by gotliver — Saturday 03 March 2012, 12:19 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: introducing myself

Saturday 3 March 12:17:23 UTC 2012

Welcome aboard Jose!Statistics: Posted by Pierre330 — Saturday 03 March 2012, 12:17 pm [Link]

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

Saturday 3 March 12:06:37 UTC 2012

I agree with James; thanks for the post, Scott.I was talking myself into once every two weeks when I first put this thread up on the forum; because I felt that I was able to get the pieces assigned in the last lesson much more fully under my belt in a 2 week time frame. But, without the extra incentive … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • introducing myself

Saturday 3 March 12:05:51 UTC 2012

Good morning.,Im jose from Colombia.,I live in Bogotá.,studied in Madrid with José Luís Rodrigo and have a degree of El Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid.,in 1983.,teached at The University Of Cauca for 14 years.,happy to be a member of your forum.,kind regards José.Statistics: Posted by jvam3333 — Saturday 03 March 2012, 12:05 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: Walden Classical

Saturday 3 March 11:50:25 UTC 2012

Congrats on getting a nice guitar.I was thinking of getting it too, but got the F Domingo FG26 instead :)Statistics: Posted by guitarseller345645 — Saturday 03 March 2012, 11:50 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Agustín Barrios Mangoré • Re: Barrios Mangoré, Agustín; Julia Florida – D08 Video

Saturday 3 March 11:49:51 UTC 2012

tateharmann wrote:Great job! What make/model is your guitar? It sounds good :)My feedback/advice would be to take it a little slower…that's just personal preference though. I just think the beautiful melody of this piece really shines through with a slower tempo. But there's really nothing wrong with the tempo you chose.And keep working on the parts that give you difficulty and … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Strings • Re: Which strings for Manuel Rodriguez FG

Saturday 3 March 11:37:50 UTC 2012

Ah. How do you feel about the effect of the split and repair on the sound of yours?Statistics: Posted by pandora — Saturday 03 March 2012, 11:37 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Esteve Model 8 saddle install

Saturday 3 March 11:13:55 UTC 2012

Hi to allI finished the mods, but there were a few work priorities.Thank you to Vesavekkuli, great minds think alike :) – I found a piece of plastic that was the size needed and glued in a strip of sandpaper and proceeded to sand the slot as flat as I could along the base. But one can't get a real sharp … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • How much string noise/squeak before it becomes irritating?

Saturday 3 March 9:45:32 UTC 2012

I was just pondering this point. I have recently been learning Fernando Sor's Opus 60 No 22 and there is a point in bars 5 – 7 that, for me at least, requires a sliding movement from the 5th fret to the 3rd then to the 1st and back to the 3rd playing notes on the D and high E … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • Re: Pain playing Estudio no 10 by Villa-Lobos (SLURS)

Saturday 3 March 9:43:28 UTC 2012

Hi Eric – I love your compositions and serious approach to the instrument. Having checked out a few of your videos I would suggest that the problem you are having with this study is being caused by an incorrect left hand position/mechanism. Your left wrist is very arched where it should, for mechanical efficiency, be straight from the 2nd knuckle … [Link]

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

Saturday 3 March 9:36:49 UTC 2012

sax512 wrote:…In our segment measurement case, it would be like using a ruler that is capable to read picometers instead o nanometers, when the indecision due to the misplacement of the 0 of the ruler is of the order of one millimeter.That's because a DA converter is not an interpolator. What it does mathematically is summing a series of sinc(t) functions … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Solera Decision

Saturday 3 March 9:31:25 UTC 2012

gabasa wrote:I haven't received the Bogdanovich book yet, but I will take a serious look at it once it arrives. I don't mind putting the extra time into jigs and fixtures as long as that time somehow pays off. Am I correct in thinking that the benefit to John's methods is quicker, easier guitar builds down the road? It just … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Neck Shape and Playability

Saturday 3 March 9:17:29 UTC 2012

My new guitar (a battered second hand instrument made by Patrick Burke) is extremely easy to play and I find the stretches, for example, in the Delcamp version of Granados 'Orientale' (which I've always had difficulty with) much easier than on my other guitars (a Camps CL20 and Ramirez 125 Años). It was therefore a total surprise to me to … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Walden Classical

Saturday 3 March 9:07:47 UTC 2012

I recently acquired a Walden classical guitar. N2030.It is solid cedar top, solid indian rosewood sides and back, rosewood fingerboard. It is finished in a very nice satin nitrocellulose lacquer. It has an excellent build standard and finish. The machine heads are a dirty brown colour, which is the only gripe I have.The action is medium to low (obviously not … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • Re: Is memorising good?

Saturday 3 March 8:50:57 UTC 2012

I think we all admire those few guitar players that can pick up a difficult score and play it right off at tempo. When I first started to play, I memorized all of my pieces but my progress was very slow and I found myself playing the same set over and over. A few years ago I changed my direction … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • New giraffe bone nut and saddle

Saturday 3 March 8:16:50 UTC 2012

It won't stop raining here, so I spent the afternoon making new nuts and saddles. I experimented with some giraffe bone to try something different. I heard a rumour a while back that it is good nut and saddle material, so I bought some online from South Africa. I really like it! Hard material – maybe a touch harder than … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: good classical guitar luthier in the Seattle-Tacoma area

Saturday 3 March 8:03:00 UTC 2012

Hello José.Welcome to the Delcamp classical guitar forum. I hope you get your answer.Meanwhile, 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 — Saturday 03 March 2012, 08:03 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Saddle replacement question

Saturday 3 March 7:36:35 UTC 2012

Is it 'typically something anyone can do', probably not since most people 'typically' don't own a pair of calipers or know how to execute very fine shaping with abrasive surfaces. If you're already accustomed to that extreme sort of handwork (ala watchmaker, surgeon, calligrapher, engraver, jeweler) or you're just a deeply methodical kind of guy, it's do-able, but order a … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Use of nails in playing the classical guitar • Re: Onymyrrhe Project Report

Saturday 3 March 7:19:45 UTC 2012

Made an improvement but still splits. BummerStatistics: Posted by velcro — Saturday 03 March 2012, 07:19 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Neck Shape and Playability

Saturday 3 March 7:11:51 UTC 2012

To the brewery: perhaps you should play the guitars you have for a few years, learn a few more things about guitar design and save up then treat your self on that expensive guitar, in the meantime try as many guitars as you can. I have an Alhambra 3c as a lone and i love it, more than my 8500 … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Ferdinando Carulli • Re: Carulli, Ferdinando; op.241/05 Andantino in G

Saturday 3 March 6:56:15 UTC 2012

Very good sound!Statistics: Posted by try — Saturday 03 March 2012, 06:56 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: Brazillian Rosewood versus alternatives

Saturday 3 March 6:56:08 UTC 2012

No, the rest is all academic, there are many good tone wood alternatives to Brazilian Rosewood without the need for travel papers.Statistics: Posted by Wayne S — Saturday 03 March 2012, 06:56 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Solera Decision

Saturday 3 March 6:09:30 UTC 2012

Hi Folks,I looked for AL #93, but that was from about 4 years ago. The talk I was referencing from Eugene Clark was from the 2011 GAL last summer.I remembered that Eugene was the sole presenter at the last GAL that had handouts for his audience. I searched and found them. Here are his comments from the handout on this … [Link]

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

Saturday 3 March 6:04:38 UTC 2012

Hi Guys, that's not me playing, I just wanted to hear what the Cuong guitar sounded like and I found the clip on Youtube so others could hear the sound, its not the best sound recording but good enough to hear the guitar.Cheers Wayne S.Statistics: Posted by Wayne S — Saturday 03 March 2012, 06:04 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Ferdinando Carulli • Re: Carulli, Ferdinando; op.241/05 Andantino in G

Saturday 3 March 5:58:45 UTC 2012

Thanks for your very nice playing, tateharmann. I love this little piece and I have been practicing it, and it's coming along. Your interpretation is something I can strive for. lineaStatistics: Posted by Linda — Saturday 03 March 2012, 05:58 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Solera Decision

Saturday 3 March 4:51:23 UTC 2012

gabasa wrote:Michael Thames wrote:It's much easier to adjust the neck angle in the tenon joint/dove tail method than the Spanish foot method.Thanks Michael. Why is this so?It's because before you glue on the neck, the entire body is completed with all of the arching in place so there is no guess work…… a small 1mm miss-calculation can be a serious … [Link]

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

Saturday 3 March 3:55:59 UTC 2012

Only in the theoretical case of no background noise. When you have background noise and make sure to use enough bits (given by the formula and procedure I explained), the only difference between 16 bits and 24 bits would be a degradation of the order of one/one billion of dB instead of one/one million (more or less. If you want … [Link]

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

Saturday 3 March 3:26:31 UTC 2012

I've enjoyed reading these great responses. Although this was originally posted as a question about the ability to negate the adrenaline through emphasizing one muscle group, stopping not just stopping the hand shaking but the stopping the very root of the cause for the hand to shake (adrenaline) and our ability to 'back it out'. I think the general problem … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Solera Decision

Saturday 3 March 3:18:25 UTC 2012

Thanks for all the great advice!I get the hint that the benefit to the standard method as described in Courtnall's book is that it allows the builder to work with any shape plantilla. It's also seems simple to build.I haven't received the Bogdanovich book yet, but I will take a serious look at it once it arrives. I don't mind … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Solera Decision

Saturday 3 March 3:07:09 UTC 2012

Michael Thames wrote:It's much easier to adjust the neck angle in the tenon joint/dove tail method than the Spanish foot method.Thanks Michael. Why is this so?Statistics: Posted by gabasa — Saturday 03 March 2012, 03:07 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: Brazillian Rosewood versus alternatives

Saturday 3 March 2:58:42 UTC 2012

"Sorry to break it to you guys, but Maple is the Holy Grail of tonewoods….."Hey Scot. Yes,maple is a great wood is'nt it – especially if you're into the period replicas in a big way like yourself. I think that if maple had come from some exotic, far away land rather than being a domestic species, it would be very … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: Brazillian Rosewood versus alternatives

Saturday 3 March 2:44:53 UTC 2012

Sorry to break it to you guys but…you gotta know the truth. Brazilian is over-rated. Maple is the true Holy Grail of tonewoods. All things being equal, Yes, I'd take maple over rosewood every time.Statistics: Posted by Scot Tremblay — Saturday 03 March 2012, 02:44 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • Re: Best book for teaching yourself notation?

Saturday 3 March 2:41:31 UTC 2012

Guitar Reading Workbook by Barrett Tagliarino is very good, IMHO.Statistics: Posted by Vlad Kosulin — Saturday 03 March 2012, 02:41 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Saddle replacement question

Saturday 3 March 2:27:42 UTC 2012

It is easy if you know how, difficult if you don't. Practice makes perfect. I am not a luthier but I have replaced all the saddles and nuts on all my guitars setting them up to my playing preference. Some times I get it wrong especially when you start doing your first few pieces. You can always put those done … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Contemporary music • Eric Lemieux "Celestial Caverns" – Video

Saturday 3 March 2:12:03 UTC 2012

Hi all !I present here an original composition of mine that I played in concert. This piece named "Celestial Caverns" is the sixth movement of my First Suite for Guitar. target="_blank">object YoutubeThere’s also a CD of my music for Guitar on the market, “Three Suites for Guitar", it is now available worldwide through the Classical Music Label Centaur Records. You … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: Brazillian Rosewood versus alternatives

Saturday 3 March 2:05:17 UTC 2012

Marcus Dominelli wrote:If a) I did'nt need to travel (internationally) with the guitar,b) it was premo grade brazilian (quartered, not flat sawn or stump wood), andc) price was no object,Of course I would choose brazilian, the holy grail of tonewoods.Dominelli GuitarsTotally agree.Statistics: Posted by Vlad Kosulin — Saturday 03 March 2012, 02:05 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar for Sale • Re: CA $..275 La Patrie Etude solid cedar 2011, Montreal

Saturday 3 March 1:54:46 UTC 2012

You could take the guitar with you to NJ in case somebody from Tri-State area shows interest in it.Statistics: Posted by Vlad Kosulin — Saturday 03 March 2012, 01:54 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Help identify this piece

Saturday 3 March 1:53:26 UTC 2012

kazzelectro wrote:Wonderful! Thanks so much!You're very welcome! :DStatistics: Posted by Aryeh — Saturday 03 March 2012, 01:53 am [Link]

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

Saturday 3 March 1:45:49 UTC 2012

Henry Lee wrote:I guess it is Cedar because Cedar is harder than Spruce. You can make a thin top with Cedar.Spruce is actually harder than cedar.Statistics: Posted by Marcus Dominelli — Saturday 03 March 2012, 01:45 am [Link]

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

Saturday 3 March 1:45:00 UTC 2012

Very pretty tune, David. Thank you sharing your beautiful playing and beautiful Scotland!lineaStatistics: Posted by Linda — Saturday 03 March 2012, 01:45 am [Link]

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

Saturday 3 March 0:21:06 UTC 2012

Interesting topic and some very helpful suggestions. In my youth I don't remember ever getting the shakes. Too much youthful arrogance, I suspect. But a couple years back I stepped in front of an audience after two and a half decades of playing only for myself and was hit by the serious right hand shakes. I basically had zero control … [Link]

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

Saturday 3 March 0:15:18 UTC 2012

Michael, just wanted to say thanks for the idea. After your original post I got some additional fasteners from HD, fashioned a slew of 90mm poplar discs on my bandsaw, and glued them up into a stack (I don't have a lathe). I then incrementally glued up a $$$$ of the LMI colored veneers, clamped, baked, and cooled. I was … [Link]

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

Saturday 3 March 0:10:02 UTC 2012

sax512 wrote:When using 24 bis instead of 16, you don't actually have a longer ruler.The ruler is always 60 dBs long, that is the power of the signal is 1 million times that of the noise. But you are right, we have more subdivision steps in between.Hi Sax512,I was busy recently, so no time to respond. I don't mean the … [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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