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 » Our recordings of Romantic and Modern music • Re: Debussy, Claude; La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin – D10

Tuesday 13 March 23:43:14 UTC 2012

Debussy at his best… :bravo: :merci:Statistics: Posted by gemisto — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 23:43 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Early music • Re: Mudarra, Alonso de; Fantasia X (Que contrahaze la harpa)

Tuesday 13 March 23:34:52 UTC 2012

Very nice! Always one of my favorite Mudarra pieces.Statistics: Posted by Scot Tremblay — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 23:34 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: do people still play Takemitsu ?

Tuesday 13 March 23:23:47 UTC 2012

I see his pieces on programs from time to time. "Folios" is probably his least guitar-friendly piece–not that any of them are!Statistics: Posted by Toccata — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 23:23 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: Question regarding the left hand little finger…

Tuesday 13 March 23:19:25 UTC 2012

Erik Zurcher wrote:Have you tried moving your left wrist up? By moving your wrist up, you create extra room for the tip of your pinky. Don't bend your wrist all the time, but only on the parts that cause you problems. Best of luck!Many thanks for that advice, I will try it and see if there is improvement. I did … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: Question regarding the left hand little finger…

Tuesday 13 March 23:13:20 UTC 2012

Juan Bta. Gimeno wrote:Perhaps it all depends on the strength of your left finger and the length of its nail??It possibly does have something to do with strength of the finger but it doesn't happen all the time, for example, playing chords are fine, it seems to be more apparent when this finger is used as the main 'provider' of … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: A unique piece leaving my shop… or a Pernambuco guitar

Tuesday 13 March 23:05:47 UTC 2012

If I am correct- Pernambuco is THE wood clarinets and oboes or made from. It's a wonderful tone wood.I'd love to hear your new guitarStatistics: Posted by mikfik — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 23:05 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Early music • Mudarra, Alonso de; Fantasia X (Que contrahaze la harpa)

Tuesday 13 March 23:01:26 UTC 2012

My recent attempt at this lovely old workhorse: target="_blank">object YoutubeStatistics: Posted by jeff carter — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 23:01 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: Question regarding the left hand little finger…

Tuesday 13 March 22:59:40 UTC 2012

Have you tried moving your left wrist up? By moving your wrist up, you create extra room for the tip of your pinky. Don't bend your wrist all the time, but only on the parts that cause you problems. Best of luck!Statistics: Posted by Erik Zurcher — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 22:59 pm [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 22:50:57 UTC 2012

sgraham924 wrote:Paganini's 24th Caprice, Paganini's 5th Caprice, Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Nocturnal by Benjamin Britten, Flight of the Bumblebee.Things I'd like to arrange/see arranged for guitar:Fantasie Impromptu by Chopin, Prelude in C# minor by Rachmaninoff, The Orchestral version of Mazeppa by Liszt, Anything else by Bach that is very virtuosic, all of Symphonie Fantastique by Saint-Saens.Huh ?Apart from … [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 22:49:55 UTC 2012

Exactly, I picture myself like I am running up and down the hills, perspire and tire, and….after 2 minutes jump into the sea, but just like you say:KeMe wrote:…it almost sounds like it doesn't belong to the same piece.and suddenly realise that there is another world, deep sea, almost without a sound, with lot of exotic fish, so different but … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: do people still play Takemitsu ?

Tuesday 13 March 21:30:43 UTC 2012

do people still play Sor? :wink:Statistics: Posted by Jeremiah Lawson — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 21:30 pm [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 21:18:11 UTC 2012

Hi Rutger,We meet once in 6-7 weeks.If you want to be informed please send me an email (the one you find on the site www.gitaarcirkelleiderdorp.nl)The next one is April the 22nd.You are welcome to come.DianaStatistics: Posted by DianaZB — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 21:18 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Contemporary music • Re: Pernambuco, Joao; Sons de Carrilhoes – D05

Tuesday 13 March 21:17:26 UTC 2012

Please excuse my ignorance, but what on earth is a Freebird? :shock:You are so lucky to be ignorant of this reference :lol: All I know is when I actually find out what movie house Alan is playing at here in Portland I am definitely going to shout for his extended jam version of Freebird with all of the duel lead guitar solos. … [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 21:17:17 UTC 2012

nice to know some of my country men are hereStatistics: Posted by erictjie — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 21:17 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Quick question regarding slur – Bach's Prelude in D

Tuesday 13 March 21:12:42 UTC 2012

I'm currently working my way through Noad's Solo Guitar Playing Book 2, and have been practising Bach's Prelude in D (ie his Cello Suite No 1). I have a question about one of the slurs that occurs in bar7.On the first beat of that bar, in the second position (while the bass is playing the open 5th string A), one … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • Re: Ideas for a piece to learn?

Tuesday 13 March 21:06:42 UTC 2012

Erik Zurcher wrote:http://www.classicalguitardel~ love this piece and it's fun to play as well. There are several recordings from members here: viewforum.php?f=20+1 Great piece, very good transcription and quite rewarding to play. Quite a bit of room for interpretation in terms of pace and ornamentation as the recordings here show.Statistics: Posted by Kenbobpdx — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 21:06 pm … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • do people still play Takemitsu ?

Tuesday 13 March 21:05:41 UTC 2012

There has been a bit of stuff on this forum about the sometimes conservative repertoire of modern players, and his name has come up , presumably as a more contemporary composer.I have a copy of Folios, but do not want to get involved with its Byzantine perambulations[ i know !!!]any thoughts ?Statistics: Posted by malc laney — Tuesday 13 March … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Members' Compositions • Re: Palis, Antonio M.L.B.; Harana para Kay Hannah

Tuesday 13 March 20:59:37 UTC 2012

I've been hoping you'd treat us to a sample of your playing, and you've picked a real beauty! Tony ("Fingerboard") was a very active member when I first joined. We became friends and I even submitted a recording of one of his compositions here. He hasn't been around much lately. He's been very busy teaching his guitar classes to what … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Romantic and Modern music • Re: Debussy, Claude; La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin – D10

Tuesday 13 March 20:48:10 UTC 2012

:casque: :casque: :bravo: EdmondStatistics: Posted by edmond — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 20:48 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Members' Compositions • Re: Palis, Antonio M.L.B.; Harana para Kay Hannah

Tuesday 13 March 19:56:24 UTC 2012

Hey Ken this is fantastic! :bravo: I've been hoping you'd treat us to a sample of your playing, and you've picked a real beauty! Tony ("Fingerboard") was a very active member when I first joined. We became friends and I even submitted a recording of one of his compositions here. He hasn't been around much lately. He's been very busy teaching … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Virtual duos, trios and ensembles • Re: Call, Leonhard von; op.26 Rondo – Trio

Tuesday 13 March 18:42:09 UTC 2012

Thank you,very much!Statistics: Posted by Steinkugler — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 18:42 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar for Sale • Re: US $.3750 Masaru Kono spruce 1964, Philadelphia, PA

Tuesday 13 March 18:36:02 UTC 2012

Riffmeister: Can you compare this guitar to other Khono" guitars, ie, 30, 40, and 50. To me it appears very similar to the higher end models he made later. ShermanStatistics: Posted by Kintla — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 18:36 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Members' Compositions • Re: Palis, Antonio M.L.B.; Harana para Kay Hannah

Tuesday 13 March 18:26:24 UTC 2012

dmcharg wrote:Very nice indeed. Catchy little melody. Nice tone and recording. I like your phrasing on the melody and the trebles sing out nicely. Great sound quality from the little Zoom H2, I am continually amazed at the clarity of the sound these small portable devices can produce. RegardsDavid.Thanks, David. Especially for setting a nice standard to aspire to re … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Search for classical guitar sheet music • e – b a y

Tuesday 13 March 18:25:09 UTC 2012

Does anyone know where I could get a hold of the scores for e – b a y's guitar sonatas?Thanks for any help.Statistics: Posted by Jeremy — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 18:25 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Ergonomics and Posture for Classical Guitarists • Re: Elbow pain while playing

Tuesday 13 March 18:16:37 UTC 2012

Magsman wrote:I'm 56 and have been playing regularly (nearly daily) for about 10 years. A couple of months ago I started to notice stiffness and pain in my left elbow (I'm right handed), with the pain radiating sometimes along the muscles that run along the top of my left forearm, and sometimes to the outside of my left shoulder. When … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Search for classical guitar sheet music • Re: Noriyasu Takeuchi and "Summer Knows"?

Tuesday 13 March 18:15:34 UTC 2012

Hallo!Very kindly of you to help me. It´s strange that this book is out of print. I think Noriyasu Takeuchi is one of the best arranger of popularmusic, that you normaly not find for classical guitar. Music that many people can recognize. /Best regardsFrippanStatistics: Posted by Frippan43 — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 18:15 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Madrid vs Granada

Tuesday 13 March 17:47:37 UTC 2012

AdamX wrote:Michael Thames wrote:Carlos, I do have an interesting story about a Granada maker Mr. Bellidio. Carlos lomas was in NYC, when his Bellidio develped a crack, he flew back to Granada to have Bellidio fix it. Carlos arrived in his shop and Bellidio lit up a big old cigar, and took a look at Carlos guitar. Bellidio then took … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • Re: Ideas for a piece to learn?

Tuesday 13 March 17:47:29 UTC 2012

in order to suggest something close to your level, could you please tell us the current 2 pieces that you lean/play?thanksStatistics: Posted by dng — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 17:47 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Romantic and Modern music • Re: Malats, Joaquim; Serenata española – D09 Video

Tuesday 13 March 17:44:14 UTC 2012

:bravo: Who is Pepe Romero :) Very good playing!Statistics: Posted by wilhelmreich — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 17:44 pm [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 17:41:11 UTC 2012

Brasiliana 13 – Radames GnattaliStatistics: Posted by Pragueguy — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 17:41 pm [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 14:46:06 UTC 2012

pogmoor wrote:HNLim wrote:This guitar is giving out a very strong scented spicy smell. I cannot seems to be able to describe the smell. I seems to be getting some eye irritation when I put my eyes near the sound hole. Is this normal?Isn't the scent of the soundboard wood one of the attractions of a brand new guitar? There is … [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 14:32:44 UTC 2012

Michael Thames wrote:Spruce doesn't smell much like anything…Aromatherapists would disagree with you about this!Statistics: Posted by pogmoor — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 14:32 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Neck weight

Tuesday 13 March 14:32:16 UTC 2012

What wood is best for the neck? Where can I buy them and get it shipped to Singapore legally?Statistics: Posted by HNLim — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 14:32 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Madrid vs Granada

Tuesday 13 March 14:31:00 UTC 2012

MT wrote:My friend Carlos came by yesterday to drop off his Bellido (made in Granada) for a new nut, nice guitar, but I forgot to ask him about the leaf of Granada……. next time.Look inside the guitar. Left some leaves there. Hope now, after rubbing properly–don't forget the moon–at least one of your guitars will acquire the mystical Granada charm.Statistics: … [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 14:27:17 UTC 2012

ivan wrote:Mr Lim,You said before that you want to try to put an order for second guitar using different wood for back& side.. Do you still want to put an order to the same luthier?Best, IvanI have not made a decision yet and am very tempted to build my own guitar, all thanks to luthier Sen Goh. He needs some … [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 14:21:08 UTC 2012

pogmoor wrote:HNLim wrote:This guitar is giving out a very strong scented spicy smell. I cannot seems to be able to describe the smell. I seems to be getting some eye irritation when I put my eyes near the sound hole. Is this normal?Isn't the scent of the soundboard wood one of the attractions of a brand new guitar? There is … [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 14:19:14 UTC 2012

It turns out, I've always been very good at bending my own rules :PStatistics: Posted by Marko Räsänen — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 14:19 pm [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 14:11:51 UTC 2012

HNLim wrote:This guitar is giving out a very strong scented spicy smell. I cannot seems to be able to describe the smell. I seems to be getting some eye irritation when I put my eyes near the sound hole. Is this normal?Isn't the scent of the soundboard wood one of the attractions of a brand new guitar? There is still … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Elbow pain while playing

Tuesday 13 March 14:02:42 UTC 2012

I'm 56 and have been playing regularly (nearly daily) for about 10 years. A couple of months ago I started to notice stiffness and pain in my left elbow (I'm right handed), with the pain radiating sometimes along the muscles that run along the top of my left forearm, and sometimes to the outside of my left shoulder. When I … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Madrid vs Granada

Tuesday 13 March 13:55:40 UTC 2012

Robert Webster wrote:Michael Thames wrote:Robert Webster wrote:Michael, aren't there a few species indigenous to your area that could alter the outcome of your efforts? Maybe a swap is in order?BobBob, are referring to a leaf that grows in the southwestern desert that when mixed properly makes you think your guitar has a certain pedigree, or diploma, from say a city … [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 12:12:21 UTC 2012

Granandos – OrientalVilla-Lobos – Choros No. 1Sor – Opus 6 No. 11Statistics: Posted by NylonStrung — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 12:12 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Volunteers needed for Sagreras project

Tuesday 13 March 12:08:29 UTC 2012

Thanks, Kampret, that's great. Could you post a similar reply on this thread, or send a PM to M. Delcamp, mentioning which aspect you'd like to help with, if you have any preference?Best wishes,GeoffStatistics: Posted by GeoffB — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 12:08 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Francisco Tárrega • Re: Tárrega, Francisco; Capricho Árabe – Video

Tuesday 13 March 11:55:28 UTC 2012

Very Good performance. I loved it. I think this piece is my favorite Tarrega composition that I know of. Plying this piece nice and clear and with the right rymth is a remarkable achievement.I often see people commenting on the slower speed when people play certain pieces that are played faster by other performers; however I prefer often the slower … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our scores for classical guitar • Re: [PDF] Tomkins, Thomas; In Nomine,VdGS No. 2 – Duo

Tuesday 13 March 11:44:31 UTC 2012

This looks excellent, can't wait to have a go at it. Thanks for sharing this.Statistics: Posted by Montgomery — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 11:44 am [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 11:33:57 UTC 2012

Rodgers neverr reply to my email so what the heck, i will buy 4 tuners from Alessi and easier on my wallet too :)Statistics: Posted by erictjie — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 11:33 am [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 11:11:46 UTC 2012

Ooh, that's very clever Ned! When I made the rules, I didn't think about chords inside a single voice at all, and didn't specify whether you are allowed to have them or not. Furthermore I notice I DID specify the minimum duration of notes, but not a minimum time interval between them, so using chords is ok from that point … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • Re: "apagados" notes in Mendelssohn's "Canzonetta"

Tuesday 13 March 11:04:21 UTC 2012

I found this on a flamenco site. "The Spanish word ‘apagado’ means ‘quenched’ or ‘silenced.’ That is exactly what happens in this Flamenco technique, which parallels the more familiar pizzicato technique in ‘classical’ music. Apagado can be performed by both the right and left hands."Statistics: Posted by barry haywood — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 11:04 am [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 11:01:37 UTC 2012

Hi Marko :oops: Just realised I broke the rules with my submission since I have two notes in the treble voice and three in the bass….unintended, but to me the added bar felt harmonious with what went before it…NedStatistics: Posted by Ned Henderson — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 11:01 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Word games • Re: Word chains

Tuesday 13 March 10:57:07 UTC 2012

CalorieStatistics: Posted by barry haywood — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 10:57 am [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 10:28:40 UTC 2012

The Tonerite discussion is interesting, but rather off-topic. If anyone wants to pursue the Tonerite discussion, I'd suggest starting a new thread, or continuing the existing one here:viewtopic.php?f=11&t=59314JamesStatistics: Posted by James Lister — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 10:28 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Members' Compositions • Pénicaud, Eric; Garrawog Blues- guitar quartet

Tuesday 13 March 8:57:43 UTC 2012

target="_blank">object YoutubeI am pleased to send you this small professional movie, realized a short time ago, by a team of Brazilian television : a whole video of my guitar quartet " Garrawog Blues" , performed by the excellent Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet. :arrow: This is an early work (written at about 20 years old): of course my musical writing grew rich since … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Bloodwood Smells Like Hot Chocolate?

Tuesday 13 March 8:50:56 UTC 2012

I didn't notice anything when worked cold, but heated it is very strong and pleasant. I didn't think of chocolate but I love it. When I have visitors saying the shop smells nicely I bring out some cypress, Brazilian rosewood for them to sniff closer and then heat some bloodwood with a lighter – it fills the entire room, no … [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 8:37:27 UTC 2012

chelson wrote:hyz wrote:Chelson,if you have a chance to play with the Tonerite you will know… it only gives you tempoorary satisification. You will need to continue to use it on your guitar or else it will lose it's charm.hyzHmm…don't think I will ever try that thingy. Being so contented, I only have two guitars to manage – the Spanish one … [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 8:36:04 UTC 2012

Excellent Marko. :D I am going next… already working on a couple of ideas…NedStatistics: Posted by Ned Henderson — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 08:36 am [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 8:31:01 UTC 2012

pogmoor wrote:There is some previous discussion of the ToneRite in this thread, viewtopic.php?f=11&t=59314 (In which I also reference two earlier threads on the topic). For what it's worth I agree with hyz on this one; I think the ToneRite is an example of what we call in the UK (and perhaps elsewhere) a gimmick (a device or feature which … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of J. S. Bach • Re: Bach, J. S.; BWV 1006a Gavotte en rondeau – Video

Tuesday 13 March 8:27:24 UTC 2012

:bravo: Another very nice performance and recording, Val. I agree with those who comment about it being light and lively. Quite refreshing. :merci:Statistics: Posted by George Crocket — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 08:27 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Members' Compositions • Re: Palis, Antonio M.L.B.; Harana para Kay Hannah

Tuesday 13 March 8:10:52 UTC 2012

Very nice indeed. Catchy little melody. Nice tone and recording. RegardsDavid.Statistics: Posted by dmcharg — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 08:10 am [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 8:03:04 UTC 2012

Yuval wrote:I tried to get the scores of the piece "Five Merrycate" op. 6, (in the internet the name sometimes appears also in french as "Cinque Merrycate") by György Kurtag, but I even couldn't find out at which publisher it is published….. maybe somebody can help me also with this problem….? :DSheerpluck lists the publisher as Editio Musica Budapest, but sadly … [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 7:53:01 UTC 2012

hyz wrote:Chelson,if you have a chance to play with the Tonerite you will know… it only gives you tempoorary satisification. You will need to continue to use it on your guitar or else it will lose it's charm.hyzHmm…don't think I will ever try that thingy. Being so contented, I only have two guitars to manage – the Spanish one is … [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 7:51:32 UTC 2012

There is some previous discussion of the ToneRite in this thread, viewtopic.php?f=11&t=59314 (In which I also reference two earlier threads on the topic). For what it's worth I agree with hyz on this one; I think the ToneRite is an example of what we call in the UK (and perhaps elsewhere) a gimmick (a device or feature which is … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of J. S. Bach • Re: Bach, J. S.; BWV 1006a Gavotte en rondeau – Video

Tuesday 13 March 5:48:54 UTC 2012

hanks a lot all ;-)Yes KeMe, 5 courses (top single anyway)Statistics: Posted by Valéry Sauvage — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 05:48 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Volunteers needed for Sagreras project

Tuesday 13 March 5:46:56 UTC 2012

GeoffI'd like to be involved in this.KampretStatistics: Posted by Kampret — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 05:46 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of J. S. Bach • Re: Bach, J. S.; BWV 1006a Gavotte en rondeau – Video

Tuesday 13 March 5:44:17 UTC 2012

i closed my eyes and felt transported to a different era. i've always loved this piece and enjoyed your interpretation very much. great playing and sound.Statistics: Posted by brooks — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 05:44 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Word games • Re: Word chains

Tuesday 13 March 5:27:02 UTC 2012

geraniumStatistics: Posted by Kampret — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 05:27 am [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 5:26:48 UTC 2012

I like the Union Jack analogy. Today with Photoshop we can do wonders. So by changing the hues we can create a multiplicity of Union Jacks. but which one feels the best to you?it's all subjective but up to a point.Let's take the theme of 'Jaws' for instance. It's a very simple tune based on the dissonant minor second. But … [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 5:25:44 UTC 2012

AdamX wrote:…but all you rich dudes, go ahead, be extravagant. :mrgreen:Well, the Alessi came as the standard option with my guitar at no extra cost, whereas I'd had to pay few hundreds Euros more for Rodgers … I call it more expensive :lol:Statistics: Posted by rojarosguitar — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 05:25 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Members' Compositions • Palis, Antonio M.L.B.;Harana para Kay Hannah

Tuesday 13 March 5:16:50 UTC 2012

I've been taken with this piece for a few months and finally got around to a recording session today. It is a Filipino serenade by a member of the forum. I hope you enjoy the piece. I am still figuring out how to use my recorder. It is recorded using a Zoom H2 with a slight amplification tweak in Audacity. … [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 4:56:02 UTC 2012

18 Hole tie blocks are not completely immune to string slippage, but if it does happen, there is no unrestrained section to whip over and onto the soundboard.When changing strings I generally have to cut the loop behind the tieblock with nail clippers to release the string.Statistics: Posted by jeffhigh — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 04:56 am [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 4:54:58 UTC 2012

rojarosguitar wrote:I don't find the argument convincing that people without perfect pitch don't sense the effect of transposition only because they can't tell one key from another. There are a great many of sensations that people cannot properly call by their correct names but that doesn't disprove their experience…I don't believe I have perfect pitch, BTW.Well said, Robert! And I … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Fretless Guitar

Tuesday 13 March 4:36:02 UTC 2012

I would like to try this . Maybe I will use an old guitar and take off the frets. Like Robert I have an oud and do like the freedom to play the mictotonal intervals needed in the makams. I wouldnt expect an oud-like tone – too many differences. But as an ' instrument with its own personality, I guess … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Erez Perlman

Tuesday 13 March 3:34:13 UTC 2012

Anyone owns or has played Erez Perlman classical guitar? No reviews on the internet. His guitars are sold thru Guitar salon international. I see they have posted videos also on youtube. Any impressions of playability/sound would be helpful.Statistics: Posted by djaninja — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 03:34 am [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 3:32:48 UTC 2012

Here is a photo of the Sloanes. Very nice look!Statistics: Posted by chicagoguitar — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 03:32 am [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 3:30:49 UTC 2012

Ok, no problem Mark. I'll take the next turn.Statistics: Posted by Marko Räsänen — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 03:30 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Early music • Re: Mudarra, Alonso; Pavana de Alexandre – D06

Tuesday 13 March 3:30:19 UTC 2012

:bravo: Great performance, Jean-François, it is a delight to watch you play. Thank you. :merci: Kay :sorride:Statistics: Posted by KeMe — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 03:30 am [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 3:24:50 UTC 2012

Hello Hyz,Personally, I haven't visit Tomas Music yet.. I only heard the story from my student in Singapore (an Indonesian who study in singapore).. 2 – 3 weeks ago, he went to Tomas Music with his father to buy a new classical guitar.. Later, Tomas show him various guitar incl. Kohno Maestro, Paul Fischer, Paulino Bernabe Imperial & Concierto. Finally, … [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 3:19:48 UTC 2012

hyz wrote:Any idea where to get a Sloanes for $248?hyzYes, StewMac. They have both styles, the range is roughly $231 – $253. The stippled bronze look really good IMHO.Statistics: Posted by AdamX — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 03:19 am [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 3:15:28 UTC 2012

AdamX wrote:rojarosguitar wrote:I'm very content with the new, improved Alessi tuners. I also have older Alessi on my Baarslag, but the new ones are really a great improvement. Very fine and precise and elegant. And I believe also quite a lot less expensive than Rodgers.They're not less expensive from the US dealer LMI. I priced a Rodgers comparable to the … [Link]

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

Tuesday 13 March 3:07:59 UTC 2012

rojarosguitar wrote:I'm very content with the new, improved Alessi tuners. I also have older Alessi on my Baarslag, but the new ones are really a great improvement. Very fine and precise and elegant. And I believe also quite a lot less expensive than Rodgers.They're not less expensive from the US dealer LMI. I priced a Rodgers comparable to the AH4GEONW … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: Classical for about $1800 or so.

Tuesday 13 March 2:36:36 UTC 2012

A Loriente Clarita or Aparicio AA100 is smack right in your budget…and you could save a little bit if you get a used one. I like the Clarita Spruce and the Aparicio Cedar.Statistics: Posted by Taloy54 — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 02:36 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • Re: Measures 39-46 Prelude to Lute Suite Nr. 1

Tuesday 13 March 2:28:30 UTC 2012

I have his version. I still like my fingering better. I don't play Lute, I play guitar and I feel my version a bit more guitaristic.Statistics: Posted by sgraham924 — Tuesday 13 March 2012, 02:28 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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