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 » Public Space • Re: How many of you are working on Rondo?

Monday 19 March 23:35:34 UTC 2012

Hi goinbaroke,You may get some additional responses if you clarify in the subject of your post and in the post itself the specific piece you are talking about. Rondo is way too broad. Aguado's Rondo is still too broad — he wrote more than one.Given its popularity, I'll guess that you are talking the A minor rondo from Op.2.Statistics: Posted … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Francisco Tárrega • Re: Tárrega, Francisco; Capricho Arabe – D08

Monday 19 March 23:24:16 UTC 2012

This is wonderful :bravo: Thank you very much for sharing.nok :casque:Statistics: Posted by nokturong — Monday 19 March 2012, 23:24 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical guitar recording and amplification • Re: What are the best mics to record CG?

Monday 19 March 23:23:30 UTC 2012

HiWith an NT5 and the 414, you could go for an M/S Stereo approach. A quick search for M/S Stereo will explain that, if you don't already know. Some would suggest that the mics should be better matched for M/S, but I got some promising results from a 414 B-ULS and a Beyer MC930, though I have yet to get … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Hippie Wedding Processional Suggestions?

Monday 19 March 23:03:47 UTC 2012

Thanks for the help guys!I'm quite enamoured with several of the suggestions. Although I don't think T.N.U.C is appropriate for this occasion…. but you've planted the seed dogonjon! Annie's song is an amazing and beautiful suggestion. I see this joining my repertoire whether or not I play it for this function. I also see me learning "Lucy in the Sky". … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Fernando Sor • Re: Sor, Fernando; op.60/22 Allegretto Moderato – D06 Video

Monday 19 March 23:03:38 UTC 2012

I like your recording. Tone and clarity are good, but I think you can get more out of it musically. Try to find out where there are natural breathing points in the score. Mark them in your score and play from breathing point to breathing point. Ifyouplaylikeitiswrittenitwillsound~ but… if you play it like this,… it will sound natural, exciting. Sor's … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • Re: Segovia Scales

Monday 19 March 22:44:12 UTC 2012

As far as possible I would recommend using a fretted note in preference to an open string. You will find that most 2 octave scales allow good patterns of fingering under these conditions.Statistics: Posted by barry haywood — Monday 19 March 2012, 22:44 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Salutations from NY, NY

Monday 19 March 22:40:50 UTC 2012

Kent, thanks, I will try and post with any sort of progression made. I'm currently shopping around for a decent classical guitar. I regret not picking one up while I was in Spain, but hopefully a gem will show up somewhere in NYC.Statistics: Posted by tuberman01 — Monday 19 March 2012, 22:40 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • High Action

Monday 19 March 22:39:54 UTC 2012

11 mm is pretty close to the top of the range, so lowering a little might not be a big issue. As to break angle, it depends on the tie-block and the tie.Statistics: Posted by Waddy Thomson — Monday 19 March 2012, 22:39 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • Segovia Scales

Monday 19 March 22:39:20 UTC 2012

HelloA moment ago, I was practiising the Segovia scales. They seem to me a useful instrument to know where all scales are to be found on the guitar neck.One thing is still not clear however. Say I am playing the C major scale. If I start to play on the third fret on the fith string (C), how do I … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Hippie Wedding Processional Suggestions?

Monday 19 March 22:29:22 UTC 2012

dogonjon wrote:Annie's Song, John Denver. I arranged a version for a private party.This is a good one. :okok: I loved it. I loved it when John Denver sang it. :flowers: It would be perfect for the recessional.Statistics: Posted by lagartija — Monday 19 March 2012, 22:29 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Salutations from NY, NY

Monday 19 March 21:00:09 UTC 2012

Hello tuberman01 and welcome to Delcamp forum! Enjoy yourself and see you around!To learn more about this forum and its rules, please have a look at our welcome pageYou already have access to all the mp3 files and videos in our recording sections, and to all members' scores. Once you have made 2 posts, you can subscribe to the 002 … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Hello from the U.K Luton

Monday 19 March 20:52:44 UTC 2012

Many thanks for your welcome GeoffStatistics: Posted by reform70 — Monday 19 March 2012, 20:52 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: BBC programme on Madagascar, Lemurs and Guitar trade

Monday 19 March 20:38:20 UTC 2012

Peter Oberg wrote:I for one am really starting to feel like building only with domestic lumber. So many of the trees we use take decades to grow and their harvesting is clearly contributing to a blight affecting in some small way all of us. pMe too. I'm still on my first guitar and already have the rosewood but I think … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: New to the forum…

Monday 19 March 20:35:30 UTC 2012

Hello lagartija and thank you. Careful what you wish for ;-) I'm sure you'll all be sick of me before too long, as I seem to have an opinion on everything :-DThat said, I usually try to preface things that I don't have a concrete 'knowledge' of, with things like "in my opinion" or "what works for me" or "in my experience" … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Thinking of burning my guitalele

Monday 19 March 20:31:51 UTC 2012

guitargeorge wrote:When I read the title of the topic I thought you were talking about throwing it on the fire!I had one, and it was so frustrating to play because of the tiny space between frets, I almost burned it!Statistics: Posted by Kent — Monday 19 March 2012, 20:31 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: RH Apoyando Alternation string contact period

Monday 19 March 20:31:01 UTC 2012

Sorry, I’m not on the net all the time, Beowulf.This is both complex and the work of a large period of time. I’ll limit this to a two examples of how I have taught weight in guitar playing. Demonstration through example back and forth between “teacher and pupil” makes this a lot easier. Someone who knows and sees tension quickly … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: African Classical Guitar Scores

Monday 19 March 20:30:50 UTC 2012

Tim Walker has done some arrangements of African music as well as some compositions on African themes.http://www.impulse-music.co.uk/w~ m –>Statistics: Posted by wingarratta — Monday 19 March 2012, 20:30 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Classical music • Re: Diabelli, Anton; op.29/03/02 Sonata A Major – Video

Monday 19 March 20:29:54 UTC 2012

Interesting comments!The musicology is indeed different now than in 1967, and I hope (and believe) that the difference goes both ways; that there's a greater interest in finding lesser known music and appreciating it for what it is and not instantly change it to whatever one thinks is easier or to ones taste before examining the music thoroughly, but also … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Classical music • Re: Aguado, Dionisio; Lesson 5 in E minor – Video

Monday 19 March 20:17:02 UTC 2012

sting6ph wrote:Nice..I'll have to learn this one to improve some of my technique :)Thanks. Yeah, it's a slur study. I think the trick to the slurs and getting the final note loud and clear is to kind of "throw" all your weight on the last note (hammer ons). If you maintain the fingers before the last note it won't sound loud … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Search for classical guitar sheet music • Re: Choro by Jorge Morel

Monday 19 March 20:13:53 UTC 2012

Look for Jorge Morel's "Three Pieces for Solo Guitar." Hal Leonard publishes it.Statistics: Posted by Jackson Hewitt — Monday 19 March 2012, 20:13 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Fernando Sor • Re: Sor, Fernando; op.60/22 Allegretto Moderato – D06 Video

Monday 19 March 17:58:43 UTC 2012

I realise the classification system etc (I put D02 on my last Sor video post…which is about my level, I think), what I didn't realise was that this was D06 :?Statistics: Posted by NylonStrung — Monday 19 March 2012, 17:58 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Hello from Ottawa, Ontario

Monday 19 March 17:54:21 UTC 2012

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

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Early music • Re: Anon.; Bonny Sweet Boy

Monday 19 March 17:40:51 UTC 2012

How lovely, David—your photograph too (as they always are),Best wishes, V :D :merci:Statistics: Posted by Vesuvio — Monday 19 March 2012, 17:40 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Fernando Sor • Re: Sor, Fernando; op.60/22 Allegretto Moderato – Video

Monday 19 March 17:38:00 UTC 2012

NylonStrung wrote:p.s. Someone appears to have added a "D06" to the title of my post (I know I didn't put it there)…if that's the case, it's no wonder I'm having problems with it :shock:The Moderators try to keep an eye on the formatting of titles in the recording forums so that sorting is consistent and helpful. Wherever possible the level of … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Early music • Re: Milan, Luys; Fantasia de Consonancias y Redobles

Monday 19 March 17:37:12 UTC 2012

Most enjoyable!There is a beautiful lute version you might enjoy, by Trond Bengston,Best wishes, V :D :bravo: :merci:Statistics: Posted by Vesuvio — Monday 19 March 2012, 17:37 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Fernando Sor • Re: Sor, Fernando; op.60/22 Allegretto Moderato – Video

Monday 19 March 17:31:36 UTC 2012

Philip.Lawson wrote:if you want to get used to the feeling of the hesitation during a fast tempo you could do an obnoxiously big hesitation- one so big even Segovia would say 'now hold on a sec'! :lol: Many, many thanks for all your suggestions Philip, I will definitely be giving them all a try…and if I do still have some questions … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our scores for classical guitar • Re: [PDF] Brescianello, Guiseppe; Partita No. 16

Monday 19 March 17:27:51 UTC 2012

Fabio Rizza wrote:We're not sure that these works have really been written by Brescianello, whose compositional style was very different.I believe there's a view they may have been written by Schiffelholz. Do you know whether the issue has been resolved?Statistics: Posted by pogmoor — Monday 19 March 2012, 17:27 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Classical music • Re: Diabelli, Anton; op.29/03/02 Sonata A Major – Video

Monday 19 March 17:24:22 UTC 2012

Hello Marcus,Just stumbled upon this on YouTube half an hour ago—what a delightful interpretation!Many thanks, V :D :bravo: :merci:Statistics: Posted by Vesuvio — Monday 19 March 2012, 17:24 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Classical music • Re: Ernst, Phillip; Petite bagatelle agreable n°12 – Video

Monday 19 March 17:13:15 UTC 2012

KeMe wrote::bravo: Very nice performance, Sébastien. This is a short delightful little piece. Thank you for sharing your music with us. :merci: Kay :sorride; :merci: :merci: :bye:Statistics: Posted by Sébastien Biale — Monday 19 March 2012, 17:13 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: Right hand sequencing

Monday 19 March 17:02:26 UTC 2012

Mauro Giuliani op.48-5 is very similar to the animato part of VL prelude 4 (or the other way around), except that the RH sequence is pimami instead of pimaStatistics: Posted by dng — Monday 19 March 2012, 17:02 pm [Link]

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

Monday 19 March 15:26:10 UTC 2012

Michael Thames wrote:I think all we can do, is to try and not act like monsters while we are here visiting planet earth.Well said, Michael. I couldn't agree with you more.We went for a hike yesterday and I have a hard time looking at the trees without thinking how they get cut down for my enjoyment owning classical guitars.Statistics: Posted … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: Tuning

Monday 19 March 15:25:44 UTC 2012

Margot,Just drop your low E string to D, and your good to go.Forget about the alternate tunings involving all the strings.Statistics: Posted by Kent — Monday 19 March 2012, 15:25 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Guitarist

Monday 19 March 15:25:26 UTC 2012

Michael McGrath wrote:I am now automatically disqualified from being a "Certified" Guitarist because that part of the art just doesn't interest me overly much and I don't hold an opinion on it.P.S; Why ARE there two E strings? Someone just decide the extra bass would be nice?I will give you an opportunity to be readmitted to the degree program if … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: Building A Better Right Hand: 3-17-12

Monday 19 March 15:22:54 UTC 2012

Tom Poore wrote:I certainly don't think of raw speed as being useful, except it might suggest that I can eventually convert it into something useful on the guitar. That's an assumption I'm currently trying to prove. The jury is still out on whether I'll succeed.I'm another for the two "types" of speeds. Raw speed shows you how fast your fingers … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: 10-Strings Guitar

Monday 19 March 15:16:10 UTC 2012

viktor van niekerk wrote:The so-called "baroque" tuning mentioned here by some has absolutely nothing to do with the baroque. It is the tuning of Mertz's 10-stringed harp guitar of the 19th century. A baroque lute did not simply have DCBA basses. To play baroque lute music you also require the lute's F and G basses, which the standard (Yepes/modern) tuning … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Tuning

Monday 19 March 15:12:38 UTC 2012

I have seen different tuning settings from capricho arabe. Why are there different tuning settings from various translators and is it possible to play this piece in the normal setting.Thank you,MargotStatistics: Posted by ceddia — Monday 19 March 2012, 15:12 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: African Classical Guitar Scores

Monday 19 March 15:07:54 UTC 2012

Francis Bebey was a Camaroonian guitarist whose renown, deserved in his own right, was further enhanced by his association with John Williams. One of his LP albums, "Une Guitar pour Vence", came in a record jacket that was doubled, which, when opened up, had the score to his composition ""Clementina de Jesus (Lettre a Charlie Byrd)" printed inside. This record … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: 10-Strings Guitar

Monday 19 March 15:07:50 UTC 2012

soltirefa wrote:Stephan Schmidt plays Bach lute works in original keys.BWV 996 in e minor:7th String- low B (an octave below 5th string 2nd fret)8th String- low A (an octave below 5th A string)9th String- low D10th String- G (back up in pitch).BWV 995 in g minor:7th String- low A (an octave below 5th A string);8th String- low G (an octave … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our scores for classical guitar • Re: [PDF] Brescianello, Guiseppe; Partita No. 16

Monday 19 March 15:04:56 UTC 2012

Les Backshall wrote:Here's a Partita by Brescianello.We're not sure that these works have really been written by Brescianello, whose compositional style was very different.By the way, Brescianello's name was Giuseppe, and not Guiseppe.Statistics: Posted by Fabio Rizza — Monday 19 March 2012, 15:04 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Francisco Tárrega • Re: Tárrega, Francisco; Capricho Arabe – D08

Monday 19 March 15:04:13 UTC 2012

That was a perfect recording. Can I ask you how long you have played the guitar and how long it took you to play this music so touchful and inspiring. I realy loved it.Hope to hear more recordings from you in the near future.Statistics: Posted by ceddia — Monday 19 March 2012, 15:04 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Contemporary music • Re: Morin, L. A.; Les Quatre Cents Coups

Monday 19 March 11:43:38 UTC 2012

I recorded with the Edirol R09HR portable recorder which captures the audio in a .WAV format. Then i load into garage band on the Mac and trim any leading/trailing noise of setup. Finally i export it as an mp3 file. As for playing outside, not really an option in sunny scotland…too cold, wet etc lolStatistics: Posted by dmcharg — Monday … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Search for classical guitar sheet music • Re: Debussy, Claude; La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin

Monday 19 March 11:29:47 UTC 2012

Barbosa-Lima "Impressions", GSP, CB-L is a big fan of harmonics and uses plenty in his version of La Fille aux…Statistics: Posted by Pragueguy — Monday 19 March 2012, 11:29 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Greetings from Penistone UK.

Monday 19 March 11:01:24 UTC 2012

Good Morning George andJames,Many thanks for the welcome. i will disclose a little more about myself later, i think it will be quiet interesting. i would especially like to talk to James, off line if possible.CheersAnthonyStatistics: Posted by Eugene — Monday 19 March 2012, 11:01 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • Re: Any tips for overcoming a RH issue?

Monday 19 March 10:59:16 UTC 2012

Since, as has been pointed out, the issue and the goal is finger independence and control, why don't you take a study that works with various RH fingerings, like Brouwer VI, and, as he suggests, work on it with different RH patterns?Statistics: Posted by cookie — Monday 19 March 2012, 10:59 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Shellac: origins and manufacture – video

Monday 19 March 10:42:40 UTC 2012

Erik,Thank you. Most interesting. My use of shellac has been as a glue to fasten pads to the keys of saxophones and in the restoration of old finishes on antique furniture.JackStatistics: Posted by wianno — Monday 19 March 2012, 10:42 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Shellac: application instructions – Video

Monday 19 March 10:23:53 UTC 2012

target="_blank">object YoutubeMr. Vijay Velji from shellacfinishes in India has given me permission to post his instruction video about the application of shellac.Statistics: Posted by Erik Zurcher — Monday 19 March 2012, 10:23 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Shellac: origins and manufacture – Video

Monday 19 March 10:23:45 UTC 2012

target="_blank">object YoutubeMr. Vijay Velji from shellacfinishes in India has given me permission to post this video about the origin, harvesting and manufacturing of shellac.Statistics: Posted by Erik Zurcher — Monday 19 March 2012, 10:23 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Yamaha GC30 w/ milky poly finish problem

Monday 19 March 10:17:42 UTC 2012

I had a GC50 with a small milky patch on the back. I left it as is. If memory serves me, the back & sides were finished in polyurethene. I imagine mine was from the same era as yours, so perhaps it was an endemic finish problem from that time.Statistics: Posted by TheEvan — Monday 19 March 2012, 10:17 am … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Fernando Sor • Re: Sor, Fernando; op.14 Gran Solo – D08 Video

Monday 19 March 10:16:27 UTC 2012

Hello Marcus,A very good performance of this Gran Solo. Thank you.Do you have more recordings of your concert programme? I am very interested to hear other pieces by you.Kind regards,ReinierStatistics: Posted by Reinier — Monday 19 March 2012, 10:16 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: African Classical Guitar Scores

Monday 19 March 10:14:07 UTC 2012

rmtasker wrote:I'm secretary of the Classical Guitar Society of Victoria (Australia). See http://www.cgsv.org.au/We have a monthly "Guitar Gathering" at which members play pieces relating to a monthly theme. I choose the themes in advance with a view to expanding members' horizons. See http://www.cgsv.org.au/default.aspx?d=357628The theme for our May Gathering is "African Music". I didn't think it would be any … [Link]

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

Monday 19 March 9:25:26 UTC 2012

I don't know if anybody mentioned it already but I also like to do stretching exercises before I play and a a good warmup routine as this seems to help me a lot with different problems… Occasional elbow pain being one. I have found in my case it's usually the muscles just below the elbow in the forearm that are … [Link]

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

Monday 19 March 9:21:16 UTC 2012

Could it also be due to copyright laws? It's not something i'm familiar with, but if it's difficult/expensive to license arrangements of modern tunes for performance, or to sell sheet music, could this be putting some people off creating the arrangements? I guess even putting a video of an arrangement on youtube could be difficult?JonStatistics: Posted by jonc — Monday … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: Guitars suited for high humidity?

Monday 19 March 9:19:30 UTC 2012

@Kent, Thank you for your response. Well, I have scouted around and do not think they fulfill my requirements. If you remember, I was close to buying one from Steve Kakos in MN based on recommendations of the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet, but it was the same problem with humidity that made me look elsewhere. Of course, the price was also … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: Guitars suited for high humidity?

Monday 19 March 9:14:25 UTC 2012

@Abhinav, thank you for your inputs. Yes, I have met Arul in his workshop in Bangalore, and we talk over the phone once in a while. His guitars are well liked and he is a gentleman to the core. At this time though, I am looking for a slightly different sound.Statistics: Posted by TheAmateurGuitarist — Monday 19 March 2012, 09:14 … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: 10-Strings Guitar

Monday 19 March 9:14:16 UTC 2012

sgraham924 wrote:I didn't mean to say you couldn't. It's just that a 10 string instrument is much more imposing than a 6 string instrument, thus it would be more likely for someone to give up in frustration.EDIT: Also, I don't think a beginner guitarist should get something that they basically aren't going to use to it's full potential for a … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our scores for classical guitar • Re: [PDF] Brescianello, Guiseppe; Partita No. 16

Monday 19 March 9:06:08 UTC 2012

Thank you, that looks great!Statistics: Posted by jayjay2008 — Monday 19 March 2012, 09:06 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: New to the forum…

Monday 19 March 8:59:41 UTC 2012

Thank you George. I actually have held back from posting many times (or starting new threads) until I took the time to introduce myself ;-) The last few weeks have been pretty busy. Glad to share what I can and really happy to have the input of 5,124 people that share my love for the guitar…BTW to all those I have … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Strings • Re: When changing strings

Monday 19 March 8:39:33 UTC 2012

About purple guitars… I've read that Prince prefers them purple so he purposely removes all strings at once… Of course you can never entirely trust what you read on the interweb :-DStatistics: Posted by robin loops — Monday 19 March 2012, 08:39 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Strings • Re: When changing strings

Monday 19 March 8:37:36 UTC 2012

Wow! 3 years to discuss this one… Anyway if anyone got here after reading the alternative method and to Sasquatch51 if you even check back here anymore…I'm not commenting on the benefits of this tie off approach but want to make a suggestion about making ball ends… I don't use this exact method, and prefer to use a pretty simple … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Use of nails in playing the classical guitar • Re: Nails or no nails?

Monday 19 March 8:21:48 UTC 2012

@KeMe: yes indeed I liked that one!Statistics: Posted by kloeten — Monday 19 March 2012, 08:21 am [Link]

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

Monday 19 March 6:04:27 UTC 2012

Hahaha, I easily exceed 35 hours a week during my school days, and still not enough. Just that now my wife gives me that kind of look and comment, so stop! No point end up quarrel over guitar.Statistics: Posted by chelson — Monday 19 March 2012, 06:04 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Madrid and Granada

Monday 19 March 6:01:02 UTC 2012

I totally forgot about Candela… This is a pretty cool little bar with a basement that they sometimes do shows in and/or perhaps impromptu shows. It's l;ocated in Lava pies near Atocha (big street that runs down into Retiro Park area (or very close)… There is also a little guitar shop nearby that I think is called candela as well. … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Ignorant to world of guitars – got a requinto

Monday 19 March 5:07:49 UTC 2012

Thanks so much guys! Yeah Nick, I'm 6'3'' and broad haha, but my hands are the hands of a pianist/typist (I.e. long and nimble). So to tune down to normal guitar range it'd be pretty slack you say?Statistics: Posted by Yuri909 — Monday 19 March 2012, 05:07 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: BBC programme on Madagascar, Lemurs and Guitar trade

Monday 19 March 5:07:44 UTC 2012

same thing happening in Borneo where they burnt portion of the forest for palm tree plantations.Statistics: Posted by erictjie — Monday 19 March 2012, 05:07 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: 10-Strings Guitar

Monday 19 March 4:47:56 UTC 2012

sgraham924 wrote:I didn't mean to say you couldn't. It's just that a 10 string instrument is much more imposing than a 6 string instrument, thus it would be more likely for someone to give up in frustration.EDIT: Also, I don't think a beginner guitarist should get something that they basically aren't going to use to it's full potential for a … [Link]

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

Monday 19 March 4:45:20 UTC 2012

Hi Gitgeezer,Thanks for your post-very nice tip!!! will tray the same :bravo:Statistics: Posted by rounie — Monday 19 March 2012, 04:45 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: African Classical Guitar Scores

Monday 19 March 3:54:50 UTC 2012

"The Black Decameron" by Leo Brouwer is based on African folk tales. They sound more like spanish jazz to me but you can listen for yourself by picking up Sharon Isbin's Road to the Sun.Statistics: Posted by noodler — Monday 19 March 2012, 03:54 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: BBC programme on Madagascar, Lemurs and Guitar trade

Monday 19 March 3:37:45 UTC 2012

The current state of things in Madagascar is incredibly tenuous-watch this if you intend to make any guitars with rosewood from this country. I for one am really starting to feel like building only with domestic lumber. So many of the trees we use take decades to grow and their harvesting is clearly contributing to a blight affecting in some … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: 10-Strings Guitar

Monday 19 March 3:37:36 UTC 2012

I didn't mean to say you couldn't. It's just that a 10 string instrument is much more imposing than a 6 string instrument, thus it would be more likely for someone to give up in frustration.EDIT: Also, I don't think a beginner guitarist should get something that they basically aren't going to use to it's full potential for a very … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Is everyone afraid of hurting their hands or fingers?

Monday 19 March 3:37:27 UTC 2012

I actually (knock on wood) don't worry too much about hurting my hands …. I spend half my day sometimes tearing them up working on my cars. But I am fortunate to have really strong nails as well.What I DO worry about is damage from repetitive use. I am a compulsive stretcher and never play through pain. In my 20's … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Use of nails in playing the classical guitar • Re: Nails or no nails?

Monday 19 March 3:35:36 UTC 2012

This topic of the use of nails vs. no nails has been discussed a number of times. These are just a few of the topics where you might find some good information that you are looking for.viewtopic.php?f=87&t=27424viewtopic.php?f=87&t=3152viewtopic.php?f=87&t=5240 ( You'll like this one.)viewtopic.php?f=87&t=5856viewtopic.php?f=87&t=2378Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: HVL Etude 2 question

Monday 19 March 3:30:34 UTC 2012

Hi Jackson,Sorry to tell you, i am not good enough to share my fingering, i do study this piece many years ago..But having similar problem..I also living at a place that no guitar pro, so when i have finger or doubt about the piece,My only help is the youtude, but do select the good, famous guitarist..Hope this will help.Regards,ChooStatistics: Posted … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Guitarist

Monday 19 March 3:23:09 UTC 2012

It was good up until five;"Political" opinions should have no place in a qualification for anything! ;) (except a politics/religion/etc degree)Statistics: Posted by Michael McGrath — Monday 19 March 2012, 03:23 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Use of nails in playing the classical guitar • Re: Electric Nail Buffers?

Monday 19 March 3:09:38 UTC 2012

I have a battery driven buffer/grinder and I really can't get it to do what I want it to, so I've been less than impressed with it. The battery driven buffer bogs down when I put any pressure at all. Perhaps the electric buffer would work better. It certainly would save time.Kay :sorride:Statistics: Posted by KeMe — Monday 19 March 2012, … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Guitarist

Monday 19 March 2:58:41 UTC 2012

What we need is a diploma mill for guitarists. Upon graduation, the student would be presented with an embossed degree, suitable for framing, proclaiming him or her a “Certified Guitarist.” We would of course have to work out the minimum knowledge and skills the student would have to demonstrate for graduation. I will suggest a few here:1. It is not … [Link]

Guitarist.com Blog » Birtwistle: Guitar and White Hand – Forbes Henderson

Monday 19 March 2:52:28 UTC 2012

What a terrific sound! (Remind you of anyone?) The guitar you hear was made by Simon Ambridge. The guitar you see was made by Picasso. It’s called I Love Eve. (Eva Gouel.) [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: ABRSM Diploma….any advice?

Monday 19 March 2:29:33 UTC 2012

hyz wrote:senunkan wrote:irfan wrote:I couldn't agree more than you, i do have one piece of this kind of paper, but its only help me to find a job.Doesn't do anything good for my guitar playing.. Actually exam do more bad thing for my guitar playing..I injured my finger seriusly long time ago, due to over practising for exam..Personally i think … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Self-Promotion • Re: glassynails

Monday 19 March 2:29:08 UTC 2012

KeMe wrote:Glassynails, I just looked at your Youtube channel and it really looks nice. I like the way that you have organized your recordings by the composers. I can tell that you've done a great deal of work :chaud: making it with all of your recordings and layout.Good job.Kay :sorride:thanks Keme!Statistics: Posted by glassynails — Monday 19 March 2012, 02:29 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: Building A Better Right Hand: 3-17-12

Monday 19 March 0:05:54 UTC 2012

Amadan wrote:In "Rasgeados" we develop opposite muscles which will improve global agility.Excellent point, Amadan!As you know, I'm also a drummer. When a student is working on speed for a single stroke roll (RLRLRLRL), I try to make them aware of making "active lifts". Speed comes not from how quickly you can get the sticks to the drum, but how quickly … [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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