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 » Introduce yourself • Re: Hi From the Netherlands

Sunday 11 March 23:02:26 UTC 2012

Hi Diana,Welcome to the forum.It sounds like you have nice guitars and lots of experience, and that you like associating with other guitarists. I am sure you will find plenty of interest in our community here. :discussion: There are so many different aspcts to the forum that it will probably take a few visits to get a full picture, but you … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of John Dowland • Re: Dowland, John; Fortune my Foe – video

Sunday 11 March 22:59:02 UTC 2012

great playing, thanks for posting.Statistics: Posted by guitargeorge — Sunday 11 March 2012, 22:59 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Contemporary music • Re: Flynn, Dave; Gymno'Paddy No. 1 – Video

Sunday 11 March 22:56:03 UTC 2012

Kay, thanks! :D I'm glad you enjoyed it. Funnily enough I used to play the Gymno'Paddys a bit slower than I do now and I think the quicker tempo works much better.Statistics: Posted by Philip.Lawson — Sunday 11 March 2012, 22:56 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our favourite websites • Dave Flynn- Composer

Sunday 11 March 22:51:18 UTC 2012

Since last year I've been playing a set of pieces called the 'Three Gymno'Paddys', composed by Dave Flynn an Irish composer.A few weeks ago I got the chance to meet up with him and go through some of his music and it turns out he's a very nice guy!If you have the chance check him out! http://www.daveflynn.comHere's a video … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Cedar vs Spruce tops

Sunday 11 March 22:34:47 UTC 2012

billyboy wrote:Hi, I heard from a guitar broker that the Cedar tops have had it after 40 or 50 years of playing BillMay be true but it won't matter to me. I'll be through long before it will be. :lol: CincyStatistics: Posted by Cincy2 — Sunday 11 March 2012, 22:34 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our scores for classical guitar • Re: [PDF] Anon.; Wild Mountain Thyme.

Sunday 11 March 22:30:32 UTC 2012

Hello Paul,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 — Sunday 11 March 2012, 22:30 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • What grade level will one be ate at the end of Noads book?

Sunday 11 March 22:20:39 UTC 2012

Can someone explain the grade level and books availableStatistics: Posted by Rreyes — Sunday 11 March 2012, 22:20 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Narvaez: "La Mi Cinta Dorada" – PG13!!

Sunday 11 March 22:08:08 UTC 2012

I have played this set of variations by Narvaez for many years. Today I happened upon THIS recent video, played on vihuela but as a background.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_~ m –>Would someone who is fully fluent in Spanish please explain WHAT the heck is going on (other than the obvious….)? I would truly like to get a better understanding of the … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Help me judge validity of Spanish Online Music-Store!

Sunday 11 March 22:03:16 UTC 2012

I've never heard of it myself.Statistics: Posted by Jackson Hewitt — Sunday 11 March 2012, 22:03 pm [Link]

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

Sunday 11 March 22:02:23 UTC 2012

cool! i'm leaving now for the drive up, should be at your place about 6:00am, i like my tea with two sugars,milk and some chocolate would be nice too.will stop on the way back and see how oliver is getting on with my guitar.duggieStatistics: Posted by choctawchas — Sunday 11 March 2012, 22:02 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of John Dowland • Re: Dowland, John; Fortune my Foe – video

Sunday 11 March 20:11:44 UTC 2012

:bravo: This is such a lovely piece of music and I think that you brought that out. It is so incredible when a musician can reach into can depth of the heart of the music and make that piece sing.Thank you, :merci: Kay :sorride:Statistics: Posted by KeMe — Sunday 11 March 2012, 20:11 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Members' Compositions • Re: Harmann, Tate; Malagueña Study

Sunday 11 March 19:50:49 UTC 2012

:bravo: Very nice arrangement, Tate.I really enjoyed hearing you play your new guitar. The sound is very clear with a lot of depth in the basses. I think that it's probably a keeper.Thank you for recording this for us. :merci: Kay :sorride:Statistics: Posted by KeMe — Sunday 11 March 2012, 19:50 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Hello from Sweden!

Sunday 11 March 19:46:07 UTC 2012

MikeToot wrote:Welcome to Delcamp, S! There are plenty of electric and CG crossover folks here, so you're in good company. What type of electric do you play?Thanks, thats good to know :) I've been playing a Music Man Silhouette Special w. Seymour Duncan pickups the last couple of years. Really nice guitar! I play all kinds of music but lately I've … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: resonant buzzing in my Schaller tuners

Sunday 11 March 19:44:39 UTC 2012

I had that problem once: I strung up a guitar that was slated for delivery the next day, and it had a horrible buzz. It took some time to find the problem. Once found it was easy to fix: I put a tiny drop of cyanoacrylate glue on the shaft under the sleeve, and that locked it in place.Statistics: Posted … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Search for classical guitar sheet music • Help finding performance repertoire for D04 level

Sunday 11 March 19:44:18 UTC 2012

I am looking for some simpler pieces, around D03-D04 level, that are of longer duration than 1 or 2 pages that are worthy of performing. I have told some friends that I would perform for them, something I have not done yet, and want something that is enjoyable to listen to,easy for me to play, and are longer than an … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Why not a classical guitar with a Tailpiece?

Sunday 11 March 19:40:09 UTC 2012

Now that I have a little more time…Going to a tailpiece has one big advantage: it can the static torque of the strings from the top. Since it's ultimately the progesssive distortion of the top from this torque that kills most guitars, that's a desireable thing. The issues are in how to achieve this while still preserving a sound that … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Wait time until publication question

Sunday 11 March 19:39:07 UTC 2012

Wesjr1 wrote:You are asking if a commissioned work can be published as sheet music for general purchase right away or if it has to wait for a period of time until public performances or recording have been done first . . .Yes, that's it; more specifically, is there a set time limit (for example, 2 years before a work can … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Search for classical guitar sheet music • searching for duets for guitar with piano, viola, or cello

Sunday 11 March 19:33:17 UTC 2012

Of course none of my five children want to play the guitar. What with 6 fine instruments in the house… It just make too much logical sense. But at least they play SOMETHING. I would like to play some duets with my pianist, my violist, and eventually my cellist (she will need to develop some more first though). The pieces … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • Daniele Magli cancellation

Sunday 11 March 19:19:15 UTC 2012

Hello,after 5 years of volunteering in this ForumI ask how to cancel my subscription to the English Forum.I realize now I have little time to help guitarists and little time to participate in the discussions .I hope that the free pdf scores of my compositions will remain on this forumand it is affirmed my permission to play my own compositions … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Weather, Art and Guitar Music

Sunday 11 March 18:56:48 UTC 2012

For something on the light side, how about Andrew York's 'Sunburst'.Statistics: Posted by Robert Goodwin — Sunday 11 March 2012, 18:56 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Hello from Sweden!

Sunday 11 March 18:02:24 UTC 2012

Welcome to Delcamp, S! There are plenty of electric and CG crossover folks here, so you're in good company. What type of electric do you play?Statistics: Posted by MikeToot — Sunday 11 March 2012, 18:02 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Hi From the Netherlands

Sunday 11 March 17:58:04 UTC 2012

Hi, Diana! Welcome to Delcamp! Your guitar circles sound like my group's "open mic" nights. People at all levels bring their guitars, play a piece or two, and chat with other guitarists. Great fun and a great way to get some performance practice in. Cheers!Statistics: Posted by MikeToot — Sunday 11 March 2012, 17:58 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Hi From the Netherlands

Sunday 11 March 17:33:50 UTC 2012

Thanks for the information Erik.Statistics: Posted by DianaZB — Sunday 11 March 2012, 17:33 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Ergonomics and Posture for Classical Guitarists • Re: You know you need a 640 scale when…

Sunday 11 March 17:32:10 UTC 2012

You know you need a short scale guitar when……you keep stealing your 10-year-old's 3/4 size guitar to play pieces with difficult stretches!Not too worried about the prostate cancer thing, though, as I am a girl. :)Still in search of a great 630,Beth F-RStatistics: Posted by Beth F-R — Sunday 11 March 2012, 17:32 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Airline Travel Horror Story and a Bam Case

Sunday 11 March 17:31:08 UTC 2012

Whew…..I have a Bam case also. Great testimonial!Statistics: Posted by cliffbryant — Sunday 11 March 2012, 17:31 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • Re: Fugues

Sunday 11 March 17:22:05 UTC 2012

Tiago wrote:And the Goldberg Variations for solo guitar :shock: although it's not a fugue-based piece.But what's the point…? Just to prove that is possible? With duets or trios and/or a lot of editing and patience we can play everything, but what for?[/quote]Aside from wanting to play one of the icons of Western music, I'm not sure! :DStatistics: Posted by Toccata — Sunday … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: Looking For Suggestions On The Best Classical Under $100

Sunday 11 March 17:21:37 UTC 2012

I recently heard a very accomplished undergraduate CG major play at a recital on a guitar that really "caught my ear" for clarity, projection, and color. I asked him afterward what kind of instrument he was playing, and he just shrugged and said, "I don't know, I think it's some kind of Cordoba flamenco guitar — I got it at … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Building A Better Right Hand: 3-11-12

Sunday 11 March 17:12:00 UTC 2012

http://betterrighthand.blogspot.com/201 … hydra.htmlTom PooreSouth Euclid, OHUSAStatistics: Posted by Tom Poore — Sunday 11 March 2012, 17:12 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Building for a dry climate

Sunday 11 March 17:06:16 UTC 2012

I'm not a luthier but I live in Colorado. I have bought instruments from Randy Reynolds who is a luthier who lives here in Colorado Springs. I have found that since I am keeping the instruments in the same (dry) environment that they are made in has perhaps been helpful. I've never had a crack or any problem whatsoever. I … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: What piece do you wish to play as a classical guitarist?

Sunday 11 March 17:03:12 UTC 2012

ALL of them!!! :chitarrista:Statistics: Posted by Wesjr1 — Sunday 11 March 2012, 17:03 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Hello from Turkey!

Sunday 11 March 15:02:34 UTC 2012

Hi, I'm Seyf. I'm playing CG for 1 year (actually 2 year but I've done almost nothing for the first year : ) . I was visiting this site time to time because of Google. Now I decided to register to this forum because it keeps me motivated. :) I think I'm gonna improve my skills faster here.I already ask my … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Hi From the Netherlands

Sunday 11 March 14:49:28 UTC 2012

Hello Diana and welcome to Delcamp forum! I am delighted that you joined! :bravo: 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 … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Contemporary music • Re: Carlevaro, Abel; Microestudios No.1-5 – Video

Sunday 11 March 14:48:16 UTC 2012

Hi, Juergen,This is my first time hearing, and seeing, these pieces played. My teacher has recommended study of Carlevaro, though he hasn't pushed it. Also, Carlevaro's magnum opus on guitar technique is out of print, though it is available digitized, so it's not the easiest thing to lay hands onto. (Chanterelle!?) Without having done the work, I am persuaded that … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Graf, alessi or rodgers tuners????

Sunday 11 March 14:46:02 UTC 2012

dirkjot wrote:It seems that German engineers, who did completely different things before, now earn a reputation in the tuning machine business: Jörg Graf from Berlin, now in Canada and Klaus Scheller in Flintbek, Germany (just around the corner from where I live, small world).DirkI have seen Klaus Scheller's tuners. They made a very positive impression.Statistics: Posted by simonm — Sunday … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Are there different types of Cedar trees?

Sunday 11 March 14:40:00 UTC 2012

cool09 wrote:What Continents are Cedar trees found? They must vary in characteristics. Are they abundant in Spain? What does Luthier look for in cedar top for excellent sound? Tight grain, density? Once a piece is cut how long does it have to sit to dry and let moisture escape? Is this drying process closely monitored and controlled?The question is like … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Fernando Sor • Re: Sor, Fernando; op.35/17 Exercice, Segovia no.6 – D04- Vi

Sunday 11 March 14:38:57 UTC 2012

I personally disagree with Hybrid's last statement – some people are better teachers than they are players. But how is his post trolling? The rest of the post consists of a criticism of your playing. Clearly you don't agree with his opinion, but there is nothing wrong with him expressing it.Statistics: Posted by pogmoor — Sunday 11 March 2012, 14:38 … [Link]

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

Sunday 11 March 14:36:27 UTC 2012

I'm not sure, but I think that both mr.Croft and me were thinking of op6 n°11 (maybe because it's the most played)Statistics: Posted by Praeludium — Sunday 11 March 2012, 14:36 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Hi from Washington, D.C.

Sunday 11 March 14:35:05 UTC 2012

diana,Please post when you plan to perform (I have seen members post when they are going to perform in the Public Space, or Self Promotion space). There are several Delcamp forum members in the DC area who would be very interested to attend.In case you were not already aware, there is quite a bit of classical guitar activity in the … [Link]

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

Sunday 11 March 14:26:11 UTC 2012

mr. croft ,sir,i would love to see and hear you play Sor etude (13) op6 no.9 using double rest strokes for all those sixths.Statistics: Posted by choctawchas — Sunday 11 March 2012, 14:26 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Wait time until publication question

Sunday 11 March 14:23:44 UTC 2012

Regarding pieces written for specific artists (pieces written, say, on commission), is there a particular period of wait time until the piece may be published for purchase? Or is this period of time wildly variable? Or does this question even make sense :chaud: ?Statistics: Posted by Jackson Hewitt — Sunday 11 March 2012, 14:23 pm [Link]

Guitarist.com Blog » The Silence Before Bach

Sunday 11 March 13:36:30 UTC 2012

A great favorite with guitarists, this piece. Nice to get a new perspective once in awhile. [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: in the shadow of the Beatles

Sunday 11 March 11:47:59 UTC 2012

I have a copy of Beatles for the Classical Guitar by Joe Washington. Some good arrangements in there. I have also seen a volume of Beatles music for CG by Larry Beekman where the pieces are graded as to difficulty. Many other pieces of relatively popular music can be found at guitardownunder (and other sites) if anyone wants to drift … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: in the shadow of the Beatles

Sunday 11 March 11:43:02 UTC 2012

What i meant was , we KNOW about the Beatles, and have done for nearly 50 years!!! in teaching , the trendy" down with the kids " teacher will say lets do something "hep" and "groovy" What will he or she come up with??leaving that aside , it would be nice to be surprised.Statistics: Posted by malc laney — Sunday … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Are there different types of Cedar trees?

Sunday 11 March 11:41:34 UTC 2012

As far as I know, most "cedar top" guitars are made of Thuja Plicata. Is it true that Jose Remirez III was the first to experiment with arborvitae for guitar tops?DirkStatistics: Posted by dirkjot — Sunday 11 March 2012, 11:41 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Graf, alessi or rodgers tuners????

Sunday 11 March 11:33:04 UTC 2012

It seems that German engineers, who did completely different things before, now earn a reputation in the tuning machine business: Jörg Graf from Berlin, now in Canada and Klaus Scheller in Flintbek, Germany (just around the corner from where I live, small world).DirkStatistics: Posted by dirkjot — Sunday 11 March 2012, 11:33 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Recommendations for listening material?

Sunday 11 March 11:30:53 UTC 2012

It sounds like you prefer the traditional Classical repertoire. How about Manuel Barrueco's recordings of the works of Tarrega? Search the Big River site for it. The CD's title is "Tarrega". Use the on line radio service "Pandora" to find music you like (by instrument or artist or composer). You can then follow a link to the CD that contains … [Link]

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

Sunday 11 March 11:19:16 UTC 2012

I'd love to find out the difference between an 'articulated sound', and choosing to use different articulation for musical reasons. Yes, the full plant only permits a certain type of articulation but there is also the sequential plant which is very close to sequencing and gives the exact same 'articulated sound'. I use sequencing/sympathetic motion for my arpeggios and have … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: guitar music by jewish composers

Sunday 11 March 11:17:37 UTC 2012

Is there a list of catholic composers as well? :wink: No, seriously, does it make much sense to classify composers or guitarists by their belief (at least as long as it is not reflected in their music)? Is it more important to know that Dyens is jewish (I never noticed that until I read it here) or that he is born … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Recommendations for listening material?

Sunday 11 March 11:07:58 UTC 2012

Steve, what helped me was a set of compilations of "cg pieces of 5 centuries" (I could you refer you to a German edition. but I am sure that there is somethig similar in English). Mine has 4 volumes (from easy to less easy) and came with a cd recording of every piece. I found that easier than focussing on … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Members' Compositions • Re: sniggl; Sailor Song

Sunday 11 March 10:56:21 UTC 2012

Beautifully played and thanks again to Stefan for the pieceStatistics: Posted by Tonyyyyy — Sunday 11 March 2012, 10:56 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: in the shadow of the Beatles

Sunday 11 March 10:52:19 UTC 2012

Manuel Barrueco has a CD called "Manuel Barrueco plays Lennon & McCartney". So, there is at least a little Beatles music rewritten for guitar.Statistics: Posted by Rick-in-Annapolis — Sunday 11 March 2012, 10:52 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: What changes when the Key changes

Sunday 11 March 8:14:54 UTC 2012

I agree with most that's been written.I feel that the pitch of notes is directly related to our emotions. Some composers like Scriabin, associated pitch with colour. If you play an orchestral piece, say the famous 'ode to joy', by Beethoven, transposed say a third or a fourth higher or lower, the effect on you will be very different. Of … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Ergonomics and Posture for Classical Guitarists • Re: Which Pro guitarist has the worst posture?

Sunday 11 March 8:03:26 UTC 2012

Nick Payne wrote:Ricardo Gallen's position doesn't look very ergonomic (this is a really excellent video, BTW): object Yes, really an excellent video!Statistics: Posted by TsarL — Sunday 11 March 2012, 08:03 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: My Guitar Project I

Sunday 11 March 7:04:15 UTC 2012

Finn wrote:hyz wrote: You pay peanut you will get monkey.Well said. If I pay peanut to get a monkey, I am rather happy. The monetary value is still proportional to the item received and I know what I am getting. Eg. I am rather happy to pay $100 and get a factory guitar. However, if I pay for supersize orange … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our scores for classical guitar • Re: [PDF] Lane, Clive; Easy Piece No.1

Sunday 11 March 6:34:27 UTC 2012

Thanks for your supportive comments KeMe!Statistics: Posted by clivelane — Sunday 11 March 2012, 06:34 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Musical Games • Re: D03, X players, 5 notes in one measure, 3/4 time, 2 voic

Sunday 11 March 6:21:31 UTC 2012

On second thought, now that we are keeping the score, I would say that you are allowed to use grace notes and other ornamentation (and they will not count as actual notes), but they are not mandatory to reproduce when the piece is played back by others. I hope that's ok for everyone?Statistics: Posted by Marko Räsänen — Sunday 11 … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: What piece do you wish to play as a classical guitarist?

Sunday 11 March 6:14:55 UTC 2012

Jean-Paul wrote:kurt guitar wrote:Antonio Jose: Sonata.The Yamashita transcriptions would be nice to play but I am realistic ;)Where’s the fun in that? :? Okay, there are a couple of pieces in Pictures that are just flat out impossible, like the Great Gate… Maintaining that one finger tremelo with your pinky while also playing with the rest of your fingers is just nuts. … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Ergonomics and Posture for Classical Guitarists • Re: Which Pro guitarist has the worst posture?

Sunday 11 March 6:13:21 UTC 2012

ronjazz wrote:Angus Young of AC-DC[ :roll: I seriously hope he doesn't end up down the track with brain damage. All that violent head shaking over time cannot possibly do any good.]On CG, I don't think any of the pro's have a posture really detrimental to their long-term health. They've spent tens of thousands of hours getting to where they are, so … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Musical Games • Re: D03, X players, 5 notes in one measure, 3/4 time, 2 voic

Sunday 11 March 6:07:49 UTC 2012

Mark,I used a free program called Musescore, which seems simple enough to use for this purpose. It will be very nice of you to update the score as you add a new bar, but I don't want to make this mandatory, as I fear it will needlessly raise the threshold for participating in the game. So if someone doesn't have … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our scores for classical guitar • Re: [PDF] Lane, Clive; Aeolian Prelude

Sunday 11 March 6:02:21 UTC 2012

I think that this has a more complicated flow in respect to the melody. Thank you for sharing all of your pieces with us. :merci: Kay :sorride:Statistics: Posted by KeMe — Sunday 11 March 2012, 06:02 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • Re: How important is it to stick to the specified fingering?

Sunday 11 March 5:59:46 UTC 2012

You know for sure you have the wrong fingering, when you see someone on YouTube on that same piece gliding along so effortlessly and musically in comparison.Statistics: Posted by 60moo — Sunday 11 March 2012, 05:59 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our scores for classical guitar • Re: [PDF] Lane, Clive; Easy Piece No.2

Sunday 11 March 5:59:13 UTC 2012

:bravo: I really like this piece. I know that I'm going to have fun working with it. :merci: Kay :sorride:Statistics: Posted by KeMe — Sunday 11 March 2012, 05:59 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Golpeador

Sunday 11 March 5:54:47 UTC 2012

Hi, I recently played a Flamenco guitar and It had very good volume and seemed to project well. So my question is, how can a guitar sound like that if it has these two, I would imagine plastic, rather large golpeadors on the sound board? Also, if it is stated that the guitar has Cypress Back & Sides (Laminate) what … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our scores for classical guitar • Re: [PDF] Lane, Clive; Prelude No.1

Sunday 11 March 5:50:09 UTC 2012

Very nice composition, it's a bit more difficult to play. But still a nice piece. :merci: Kay :sorride:Statistics: Posted by KeMe — Sunday 11 March 2012, 05:50 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our scores for classical guitar • Re: [PDF] Lane, Clive; Prelude No.2

Sunday 11 March 5:45:52 UTC 2012

Another great piece, Clive.I like your melodious theme, it makes it a pleasure to play.Thank you, :merci: Kay :sorride:Statistics: Posted by KeMe — Sunday 11 March 2012, 05:45 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our scores for classical guitar • Re: [PDF] Lane, Clive; Easy Piece No.1

Sunday 11 March 5:40:29 UTC 2012

Beautiful melody, Clive. I'm going to enjoy playing this piece.Thank you for sharing with us. :merci:Statistics: Posted by KeMe — Sunday 11 March 2012, 05:40 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: My Guitar Project I

Sunday 11 March 5:32:51 UTC 2012

hyz wrote:You pay peanut you will get monkey.Well said. If I pay peanut to get a monkey, I am rather happy. The monetary value is still proportional to the item received and I know what I am getting. Eg. I am rather happy to pay $100 and get a factory guitar. However, if I pay for supersize orange and get … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: guitar music by jewish composers

Sunday 11 March 5:26:49 UTC 2012

Is there such a concept as a 'Jewish sound' that could be applied to at least some of the works of those composers who do not directly hail from Israel? Or have time and distance completely nullified any of that influence on the Jewish diaspora?Statistics: Posted by 60moo — Sunday 11 March 2012, 05:26 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • Re: Fugues

Sunday 11 March 3:53:34 UTC 2012

One that I have encounted that looks ostensibly easy, is Handels Fughette obtaInable from Delcamp.Its an absolute joy to play and to listen to ,I think, if brought up to tempo.I find its apparent shortness and ease somewhat misleading.Statistics: Posted by Non Tabius — Sunday 11 March 2012, 03:53 am [Link]

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

Sunday 11 March 3:47:17 UTC 2012

Was that Indiana Jones I heard your parrot singing?Statistics: Posted by ScottD — Sunday 11 March 2012, 03:47 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: strength of spruce top

Sunday 11 March 3:45:05 UTC 2012

Hi Wayne, I just double checked on D'Addario's website and normal tension EJ45's are around 85 lbs. total tension which is probably what most people would use. However they do have other strings that run all the way up to 102.8 lbs. EJ44c Extra Hard Tension. Some of their other strings are down around 75 lbs. and other string manufacturer's … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Ergonomics and Posture for Classical Guitarists • Re: Which Pro guitarist has the worst posture?

Sunday 11 March 3:42:05 UTC 2012

Ricardo Gallen's position doesn't look very ergonomic (this is a really excellent video, BTW): object Statistics: Posted by Nick Payne — Sunday 11 March 2012, 03:42 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Early music • Re: Anon.; Scarborough Fair (flute, guitar and lute) – Video

Sunday 11 March 3:33:04 UTC 2012

Wow, that was just wonderful. I could listen to that all night :) Thank you for sharing.Statistics: Posted by ScottD — Sunday 11 March 2012, 03:33 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Greetings from Costa Rica

Sunday 11 March 3:14:45 UTC 2012

Welcome Andy,I too am working through Noad's book. I've been dividing my practice time about 25% Noad's book, and 75% is working on songs found in the D03 pdf from this site. The songs aren't too challenging for my skill level, but they sound quite nice and always impress my friends and family ;) I highly recommend you work through some … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Are Some Guitars Prone to STRING DING?

Sunday 11 March 3:12:02 UTC 2012

Hello, I use a Bridge Bib when changing strings. Just as a precaution,I leave it in place for a short period of time in the event the strings have a delayed catastrophic reaction. You can see it on the Strings by mail site. Its saved my butt a few times!!JohnStatistics: Posted by peggysue — Sunday 11 March 2012, 03:12 am … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Strings • Thomastik infield John Pearse Classical Guitar Strings

Sunday 11 March 2:57:07 UTC 2012

Hi Everyone,Some aficionados of nylon stringed guitars on the MacNichols forum have brought these strings to my attention. It is reported that the trebles are brilliant and the best they have heard. Purists will cringe at the fact the the first string has, yes, a steel core. The bass strings are apparently fair, thus I am in the hunt for … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • Re: Fugues

Sunday 11 March 2:44:53 UTC 2012

sgraham924 wrote:Jozsef Eotvos has done all of "The Art of Fugue" by Bach on two 8 string guitars.And the Goldberg Variations for solo guitar :shock: although it's not a fugue-based piece.Statistics: Posted by Toccata — Sunday 11 March 2012, 02:44 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Two New Bach CDs

Sunday 11 March 2:40:45 UTC 2012

elhombre wrote:Toccata wrote:elhombre wrote:Dang.The latter generations keep raising the bar…Oh indeed they do! I have K. Minami's arrangement of the Sinfonia from BWV 826, which he transcribed in E minor rather than D Minor. I just played through it. While there aren't any unplayable passages, to play it at Judicael's tempos, especially the fugual part, would require an enormous amount … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: guitar music by jewish composers

Sunday 11 March 1:32:00 UTC 2012

Samuel Adler has written both a sonata and concerto for guitar.Statistics: Posted by NorthTexan — Sunday 11 March 2012, 01:32 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: What changes when the Key changes

Sunday 11 March 1:24:58 UTC 2012

Denian Arcoleo wrote:…But…particular instruments do make certain keys sound different and characteristic, the classical guitar is a prime example. The reason is the way that the open tuning resonates and reacts with the characteristic notes of a particular scale. For example B major, D major, A major, E major, G major all sound very bright and open on the guitar … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Musical Games • Re: D03, X players, 5 notes in one measure, 3/4 time, 2 voic

Sunday 11 March 1:23:42 UTC 2012

Oh, and can things like slurs, grace notes, or other ornamentation count as "notes" for the melody? It'll give room for lots more variety! :DStatistics: Posted by Mark Bacon — Sunday 11 March 2012, 01:23 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar for Sale • Re: US $.6700 Teodoro Perez "Especial" cedar 2010, Baltimore

Sunday 11 March 1:21:24 UTC 2012

calexan5 wrote:Guys sorry for the delay. I will try to get pics up this weekend. I am working on my DMA in guitar and don't have much time for anything. I will try to make this a priority. :shock: Man I don't even imagine how busy you must be. I am working on my M.M. thesis and final recital, it is … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • Re: Tips for rhythm and tempo

Sunday 11 March 1:11:40 UTC 2012

Tonyyyyy wrote:YES!!! My tip is to sacrifice 10% of your guitar time, and just a little money. And join a drumming class….So (at times) put down the guitar and sort out the rhythmic sideGood tip Tonyyyy! I've suggested that myself on the forum. (You know I'm also a drummer). :wink: If it's not feasible to take some kind of drum lessons, … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Musical Games • Re: D03, X players, 5 notes in one measure, 3/4 time, 2 voic

Sunday 11 March 1:11:33 UTC 2012

Fellas, Well this seems fun enough. I'll be taking part soon. Is there free software available for writing notation like that? The reason I ask is that it seems unfair for Marko to have to update the score each time. Perhaps every participant could update it after adding their measure?MarkPS: This piece already has a distinct Renaissance "spice" to it … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Greetings from G.Wegert in Galilee

Sunday 11 March 0:45:51 UTC 2012

Hi Gideon,Welcome to the Delcamp forum – great to see you here! Love the workshop animation on the website by the way.All the best,JamesStatistics: Posted by James Lister — Sunday 11 March 2012, 00:45 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: What changes when the Key changes

Sunday 11 March 0:24:07 UTC 2012

Denian Arcoleo wrote:granadina wrote:Can we deny that it perceptibly alters the feel of music once it is shifted to another key ?Well, assuming the listener doesn't have perfect pitch and assuming the music is played on an instrument whose tonal characteristics are neutral, like the piano, then no, transposing a piece from one key to another will have no effect … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of S. L. Weiss • Re: Weiss, S. L.; Capricio – D06

Sunday 11 March 0:18:24 UTC 2012

Yes, this piece is a harder than others .I think that I have a more space to improvements: accuracy, consistency,…But I like to check what all of you thinking and to correct something before continue to practice,….Thank you for your time and support; it means to me a lot. :bye: BertranStatistics: Posted by Bertran — Sunday 11 March 2012, 00:18 am … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Contemporary music • Re: Raymond, Jean-Marie; Poema Nostalgico

Sunday 11 March 0:13:43 UTC 2012

Very beautiful playing!Statistics: Posted by Jackson Hewitt — Sunday 11 March 2012, 00:13 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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