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 » Our recordings of S. L. Weiss • Re: Weiss, S. L.; Prelude & Allegro – Video

Saturday 24 March 23:57:21 UTC 2012

Hi Dave,Nice to see you up here! Glad you have found the site and also met Philip.I have been all over the place the last few months but I am starting to pick my way through 'The Departed', I will get back to you about it soon.I look forward to your contributions up here and I am sure many of … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Happiest day of my life

Saturday 24 March 22:16:21 UTC 2012

Alexandru Marian wrote:That's rare indeed, and the quartering is nice, but other than the novelty and no jointing time spent, why are you so excited? I hope you don't believe the joint is detrimental to the tone, although I can see some non-luthiers believing it. Personally I get more excited about 2/3/4 piece tops that are perfectly quartered across the … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: tuning string 6 to D

Saturday 24 March 22:08:25 UTC 2012

HNLim wrote:You probably have to fix a thicker string for it to sound nice.I agree. If you have a guitar dedicated for drop D tuning, the 6th string sounds a lot better with the extra hard tension variety. Another fringe benefit is less buzzing if your guitar is set up with low action.Statistics: Posted by bacsidoan — Saturday 24 March … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Reference Library • Re: Complete recordings of Carcassi's 25 Etudes, Op 60

Saturday 24 March 22:04:45 UTC 2012

http://www.davidtanenbaum.com/1990/06/e … -gsp-1000/Statistics: Posted by mae — Saturday 24 March 2012, 22:04 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Happiest day of my life

Saturday 24 March 22:04:24 UTC 2012

It is Lutz too, from Shane Neifer. I don't recall exactly how much I paid, but more than usual as such tops are rare within the tree, only the first cut from each big bolt is so close to 90 deg. Btw, Michael I wasn't trying to spoil your fun asking why are so you excited. I would be too … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Brown bands appeared on spruce top

Saturday 24 March 21:57:36 UTC 2012

Two nights ago, the top E just snapped by itself, right in the middle of the scale length, as the guitar was sat in the corner of the room. I've since noticed two faint brown bands appear running from about two inches below and above the sound hole,( running parallel to the neck) from one end of the spruce top … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Artistic Carving Of Guitar Body

Saturday 24 March 21:55:58 UTC 2012

There's nothing wrong with a guitar as a canvas for art. There is a local guy who carves electric and acoustic steel string guitars. Some of his stuff is really wild, amazing stuff. They're not meant to be played. I think people really need to lighten up…Statistics: Posted by AdamX — Saturday 24 March 2012, 21:55 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Happiest day of my life

Saturday 24 March 21:55:35 UTC 2012

Alexander… please… could you tell me who supplied that wonder? please tell me… I beg youStatistics: Posted by rico's — Saturday 24 March 2012, 21:55 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Books on history of CG design?

Saturday 24 March 21:53:27 UTC 2012

The first 138 pages of the book Making Master Guitars by Roy Courtnall is precisely a "history and technical details of different classical guitar designs".Just be aware that Amazon sells it for 50% of what LMI asks for it as of this writing…Statistics: Posted by AdamX — Saturday 24 March 2012, 21:53 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Peter Tsiorba 2012 All Oregon Wood Guitar

Saturday 24 March 21:49:13 UTC 2012

Yes, please post more pics, high res and close-up.Statistics: Posted by AdamX — Saturday 24 March 2012, 21:49 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Happiest day of my life

Saturday 24 March 21:45:32 UTC 2012

That's rare indeed, and the quartering is nice, but other than the novelty and no jointing time spent, why are you so excited? I hope you don't believe the joint is detrimental to the tone, although I can see some non-luthiers believing it. Personally I get more excited about 2/3/4 piece tops that are perfectly quartered across the entire width, … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: tuning string 6 to D

Saturday 24 March 19:26:53 UTC 2012

I just tune down the 6th string of whatever guitar I have at the moment – it's a pretty fast and painless process!Statistics: Posted by Pierre330 — Saturday 24 March 2012, 19:26 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: using a pick with classical guitar

Saturday 24 March 19:16:50 UTC 2012

as i haven't spent thousands on my guitar , i can afford to be sanguine about this , and sometimes use a pick for ensemble playing when i need to be heard above oboe and keyboard.if you are only playing solo and don't see the guitar as another resource for composers then Dogonjon is absolutely correct.Expect to be castigated by … [Link]

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

Saturday 24 March 19:13:34 UTC 2012

byronz wrote:Thank you very much. Here's a quick recording of the Bourree by Bach.Mics are 36 apart from each other with an XY configuration. Rode NT5 faces the 12 fret (distance 45, height from ground to top of the mic 72 ), AKG 414 XLS faces bridge (distance 45, height from ground to the top of the mic 85 ) … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Julio Sagreras Guitar Lessons Books 1-3…

Saturday 24 March 18:37:59 UTC 2012

You purchased one of the best studies/repertoire ever published. With the Sagreras studies books 1-6, there is always a few studies that create physical difficulties combined with unusual contrapuntal configurations, but as a whole, it may be the best graded series ever produced. Right from the beginning, the various studies are fingered in detail and provide interesting melodic rewards. You … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: Noad's Study in Ligados

Saturday 24 March 18:32:05 UTC 2012

Jack,You can find this piece in volume one of Solo Guitar Playnig by Noad, which is a widely used classical guitar book. The piece is in page 86 if you are using the 4th edition. I have been stuck there forever.SammyStatistics: Posted by samTN — Saturday 24 March 2012, 18:32 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Peter Tsiorba 2012 All Oregon Wood Guitar

Saturday 24 March 18:26:35 UTC 2012

Very nice, Sam. Peter does excellent work.Here's the link to the back-story, from Tsiorba's website:http://www.tsiorba.com/alternati~ … de-oregon/Statistics: Posted by David_Norton — Saturday 24 March 2012, 18:26 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Julio Sagreras Guitar Lessons Books 1-3…

Saturday 24 March 18:22:32 UTC 2012

Thank you George. I am also self-taught (or, more accurately, still self-teaching) but have always used particular pieces to learn some new technique (e.g. arpeggios, ligados). This is the first book of exercises specifically designed for learning the guitar that I have bought and the whole thing looks a bit overwhelming. We shall see.Statistics: Posted by NylonStrung — Saturday 24 … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Fernando Sor • Re: Sor, Fernando; op.60/10 C Major – D02 Video

Saturday 24 March 18:19:42 UTC 2012

It's a struggle for all of us. :oops:Statistics: Posted by Erik Zurcher — Saturday 24 March 2012, 18:19 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: "Spanish foot" or not?

Saturday 24 March 18:18:12 UTC 2012

Robert, I agree with everyone here, but Bob it seems covered almost everything, concerning the neck and body made separate case. And certainly David, and Alex have kept with tradition and found what works for them, and I admire their integrity, and dedication to this tradition. However, since I do the hum……. what to call it…. maybe biscuit joint? I'll … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Peter Tsiorba 2012 All Oregon Wood Guitar

Saturday 24 March 18:12:48 UTC 2012

Sam,It's beautiful. I'm sure that there will be a demand for more pix.JackStatistics: Posted by wianno — Saturday 24 March 2012, 18:12 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • "Spanish foot" or not?

Saturday 24 March 16:16:37 UTC 2012

In the topic about camel bone, Michael Thames made the statement that he couldn't think of a single reason to use the Spanish foot method of construction, and he could think of several reasons not to. I would like to hear more about this, and other builders' opinions, but I didn't want to hijack that thread, more. My first guitar … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Fernando Sor • Re: Sor, Fernando; op.60/10 C Major – D02 Video

Saturday 24 March 16:04:19 UTC 2012

Thank you both for your observations and advice, it's all very helpful to me. I think the 'problem' is that when I first started learning I was very rigid in the way I played the notes and my way of getting round this was to force myself to relax as I played because that seemed to make things flow more. … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Think I've found a mistake on my arrangement of HVL etud

Saturday 24 March 16:01:37 UTC 2012

Despite Eschig's bad reputation for misprints, the C-natural is correct. It's very clear in the 1928 manuscript as well.(your "arrangement" – ?)Statistics: Posted by wingarratta — Saturday 24 March 2012, 16:01 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Camel's Bone

Saturday 24 March 15:56:02 UTC 2012

HNLim wrote:Michael Thames wrote:Where does one get Camel bone?Have you started testing the camel bone?HNLim, no I haven't, I'm pretty much hooked on legal Ivory, and cow bone, at this point. Although, I would like to hear any comparison between camel's bone and Ivory, from what you say camels bone is an improvement over bone. I'm not sure what kinda … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: At what age guitar is still "good"?

Saturday 24 March 15:55:39 UTC 2012

Really?What sort of innovations do you mean?I know guys who'll change maybe the saddle or the nut to adjust the action or even tuners, but do you mean more than this?Statistics: Posted by Guitar-ded — Saturday 24 March 2012, 15:55 pm [Link]

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

Saturday 24 March 15:29:25 UTC 2012

Along the same line of 10 (or more) strings on the guitar, I am just wondering how Bream and Khan look at each other instrument back in 1963 in this classic BBC recording when both of them played a very nice improvisation session:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j~ m –>I am quite impressed with Khan's skill. Not because he has a 23- strings … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Artistic Carving Of Guitar Body

Saturday 24 March 15:25:18 UTC 2012

DennisK wrote:Dudes, what's with all the hate? If you like building guitars, and you like carving, why not combine the two?Hi Dennis, There was no hatred on my part. When I made the door knocker comment it was simply because the carving pattern on the back looked like many carved solid wood doors I've seen!I think it's cool what the … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: Which Yamaha GC will you choose?

Saturday 24 March 15:22:57 UTC 2012

Finn wrote:HNLim wrote:I have just added a self-made armrest on my Yamaha GC41. Somehow even though the sound is nowhere close to the S.Yairi 950, I still prefer to play on the Yamaha GC41. Maybe the S.Yairi 950 is too precious to play often. I added the armrest because the finishing on my S.Yairi 950 where my forearm touches the … [Link]

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

Saturday 24 March 15:17:02 UTC 2012

Finn wrote:I still like the headstock to be just plain.So am I. The headstock design is the last thing I want to concern with when I buy a guitar. If somone is so fancy with the carving of the headstock then why not just ask a carpenter makes the headstock with lobster, king prawn, salmon, sotong…? then wasting the luthier … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Vicente Camacho

Saturday 24 March 15:13:23 UTC 2012

Pepe Vergara wrote:Camacho built his guitar with an X bracing (kind of the way Martins are, not the same, but close). Try tuning it and playing for a while to see if it works back to its original. I sold mine to a professional Japanese player about a year ago. Those guitars are wonderful and some are made for small … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: Which Yamaha GC will you choose?

Saturday 24 March 12:12:50 UTC 2012

HNLim wrote:I have just added a self-made armrest on my Yamaha GC41. Somehow even though the sound is nowhere close to the S.Yairi 950, I still prefer to play on the Yamaha GC41. Maybe the S.Yairi 950 is too precious to play often. I added the armrest because the finishing on my S.Yairi 950 where my forearm touches the edge … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: Which Yamaha GC will you choose?

Saturday 24 March 12:11:22 UTC 2012

simonm wrote:I don't know what guitar Kevin Loh was playing in the referenced videos however I know that he has had at least two guitars from the Frankfurt based luthiers Brunswicker & Apelt. First it was a smaller model and later a full size model. Brunswicker & Apelt have a workshop near the centre of Frankfurt.Thanks Simon for the info… … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • tuning string 6 to D

Saturday 24 March 11:58:20 UTC 2012

Is "drop D tuning" when you tune string 6 to D or is it something different?Do you willingly tune your 6th string up and down whenever you want to play a piece that requires it, or do most of you tend to own more than one guitar?When I upgrade my guitar, I'm thinking of keeping the beginner's guitar with string … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Rest Day

Saturday 24 March 11:51:47 UTC 2012

HNLim wrote:I have just stop taking guitar lesson after 5 months, I find it so much more relax and enjoyable playing the pieces I love and enjoying playing the guitar even more. I have so much time on my hand and I am considering taking up the flute as well.Wow, Impressive! You only have your lesson for 5 months?! You … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: Which Yamaha GC will you choose?

Saturday 24 March 11:43:25 UTC 2012

HNLim wrote:I have just added a self-made armrest on my Yamaha GC41. Somehow even though the sound is nowhere close to the S.Yairi 950, I still prefer to play on the Yamaha GC41. Maybe the S.Yairi 950 is too precious to play often. I added the armrest because the finishing on my S.Yairi 950 where my forearm touches the edge … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Any really good new works for guitar in last ten years?

Saturday 24 March 11:32:37 UTC 2012

Paul , I'm not that pessimistic although I'm from … Greece (and I'm proud of that !) , I only try to read the "current stream" and I certainly also "refuse to accept" that it will always sail on that direction, in fact if I were a pianist I would not even care if there will ever be any new … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: Which Yamaha GC will you choose?

Saturday 24 March 11:24:23 UTC 2012

I don't know what guitar Kevin Loh was playing in the referenced videos however I know that he has had at least two guitars from the Frankfurt based luthiers Brunswicker & Apelt. First it was a smaller model and later a full size model. Brunswicker & Apelt have a workshop near the centre of Frankfurt.Statistics: Posted by simonm — Saturday … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • using a pick with classical guitar

Saturday 24 March 11:20:45 UTC 2012

Hi all, just started playing a few months ago, and just wondered what kind of music do you use a pick on a classical guitar or is it just a preference, as on a ukulele you very rarly use a pick as the strings are nylon so i never thought of it but i seen it on a web site … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: flamenco old notation

Saturday 24 March 11:17:47 UTC 2012

It looks as though they intended a capo on fret 2 — until you read on :? . Usually the notation is correct, tab is prone to errors.Statistics: Posted by barry haywood — Saturday 24 March 2012, 11:17 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: Classical vs. fingerstyle1

Saturday 24 March 10:58:32 UTC 2012

For me "classical" and "fingerstyle" are really more about the type of music. I believe the usage of the word "fingerstyle" became popular in the '70s and '80s to describe acoustic steel string guitar playing of folk revival and pop music in contrast to the more usually plectrum playing in other music on guitar. Classical is/was reserved for classical music … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • flamenco old notation

Saturday 24 March 8:56:51 UTC 2012

hi peoplethis is an excerpt from rafael marin's “Methodo Para Guitarra- Aires Andaluces“. a very old book which is probably out of print.please take a look. at c2——1 st bar,tab says C. notes say D. which is it? why is it there the notes is exactly one whole step apart? something to do with the capo? thanks in advance christianStatistics: … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: What are you currently learning?

Saturday 24 March 8:56:50 UTC 2012

rever wrote:mesmerizedLove it rever! :lol: AlanStatistics: Posted by Tarbaby — Saturday 24 March 2012, 08:51 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Cracks on the top of the guitar

Saturday 24 March 8:56:49 UTC 2012

Theoretically, the added payload caused by a fly landing in the empty bed of a pickup truck decreases it's gas mileage. This type of over-emphasized theoretical irrelevance abounds in the world of musical instruments.So, perhaps… Perhaps with a battery of scientific instruments, in a perfectly controlled and totally sterile environment, after considerable testing and study, a computer might be able … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: What are you currently learning?

Saturday 24 March 8:43:34 UTC 2012

I learned and mesmerized Pavan For a Dead Princess today. Who knew, it must not be as hard as I thought.Statistics: Posted by rever — Saturday 24 March 2012, 08:13 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: What are you currently learning?

Saturday 24 March 8:33:07 UTC 2012

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring – BachThe Fisherman – SimonCrow River Waltz – KottkeStatistics: Posted by Traveller — Saturday 24 March 2012, 08:03 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Fernando Sor • Re: Sor, Fernando; op.60/10 C Major – D02 Video

Saturday 24 March 8:31:29 UTC 2012

Thanks for posting.It was very clear and I enjoyed listening. To me your style of playing is very controlled but at the same time relaxed. Perhaps this is related to what Erik says. If you could show a bit more expression and movement while playing I believe it would add to your performance.You seem to be distinguishing each phrase and … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Fernando Sor • Re: Sor, Fernando; op.60/10 C Major – D02 Video

Saturday 24 March 8:25:27 UTC 2012

Sor's music is definitely public domain.Less timid is not about tempo, but digging deeper into the strings. It gives more volume, tone and confidence. Try to add more drama.Statistics: Posted by Erik Zurcher — Saturday 24 March 2012, 07:55 am [Link]

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

Saturday 24 March 8:14:01 UTC 2012

Hi ByronzIndeed this question has been covered a lot. It doesn't make it irrelevant though.Some experiences of mine are:1) Keep it simple and play well…2) If you are closer to the guitar than 35 cm you are in a very complicated zone. The sound may vary a lot and you may get unwanted boominess. Watch this for a simple reference: … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: How predictable are luthier-built results?

Saturday 24 March 7:26:28 UTC 2012

Dave1947 wrote:I would like to add that sometimes a guitar will sound different…or have a different character when playing it compared to sitting in front of it listening to it! So if you're serious about getting to really know the sound of the guitar you're thinking of buying, play it then get someone else to play it and listen. You … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: At what age guitar is still "good"?

Saturday 24 March 7:26:27 UTC 2012

I think its not the age but the usage that determines the life-span of the guitar.Statistics: Posted by HNLim — Saturday 24 March 2012, 05:18 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: What are you currently learning?

Saturday 24 March 7:10:03 UTC 2012

Hi brokenbirds and welcome!Don't be shy. Please tell us a bit more about yourself in the "Introduce yourself" section here?You will get a proper welcome and some tips on how to get the most out of the Forum.Have fun!AlanStatistics: Posted by Tarbaby — Saturday 24 March 2012, 07:10 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Funeral music for guitar

Saturday 24 March 6:58:19 UTC 2012

sthugh wrote:"Wild Mountain Thyme" says all that when I hear it.There's a very nice arrangement of that tune by one of our members here if that helps.AlanStatistics: Posted by Tarbaby — Saturday 24 March 2012, 06:58 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Word games • Re: Word chains

Saturday 24 March 6:30:15 UTC 2012

TudorStatistics: Posted by Leonie Kaye — Saturday 24 March 2012, 06:30 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our scores for classical guitar • Re: [PDF] Flynn, Dave; Gymno'Paddy No.1

Saturday 24 March 6:06:02 UTC 2012

Thank you for the Gymn P Paddy No. 1! Your book of solo compositions looks very tempting, but I really like your The Mahatma of the Glen solo — have you published it? I knew your name looked familiar — I just bought the Contemporary Anthology of Solo Guitar Music for Five Fingers! Regards,DavidStatistics: Posted by ruizpipo — Saturday 24 … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of J. S. Bach • Re: Bach, J. S.; BWV 1006a Prelude – D10

Saturday 24 March 5:40:55 UTC 2012

Hi Owl, I love hearing your playing. As i am a new member its with great excitementthat i approach listening to your playing when someone brings a recital out of the vault. Inspiring and joyous to hear keep recording and presenting it please!cheersPeter McStatistics: Posted by maton325 — Saturday 24 March 2012, 05:40 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Word games • Re: Word chains

Saturday 24 March 5:32:57 UTC 2012

etudeStatistics: Posted by LVR — Saturday 24 March 2012, 05:32 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Artistic Carving Of Guitar Body

Saturday 24 March 5:16:26 UTC 2012

Kent,Just seen the video of the guitar and at least to my ears it sounds nice-congrats on a wonderful and aesthetic guitar…..would love to seemore pictures and another video…. :merci:Statistics: Posted by rounie — Saturday 24 March 2012, 05:16 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: Right hand index finger movement

Saturday 24 March 5:11:18 UTC 2012

Try playing a imim exercise on two strings, but in a reverse of what you would normally do. That is use m on the 2 (B) string and i on the 1 (E) string. This might force your index finger to move less towards the palm and get you used to how that feels.– EdStatistics: Posted by elindley — Saturday … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Marc Ribot's Silent Movies

Saturday 24 March 5:06:55 UTC 2012

I realise this album isn't strictly classical guitar but I'm curious about what some of your thoughts are on the recording. I love it! I listened to it exclusively for a few weeks after I got it. It's simple but so beautiful. I especially like 'Postcard from New York' and 'Delancey Waltz'.DaveStatistics: Posted by davotronomatic — Saturday 24 March 2012, … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Greetings from Melbourne

Saturday 24 March 5:05:02 UTC 2012

Hello Dave,Welcome to the Delcamp Forum. It’s wonderful that you found us and have joined with our community of classical guitarists. :discussion: I know that you are going to love playing classical guitar, but a word of caution; It's addictive.Our members are very friendly so please feel free to join any discussions that are of interest to you and to start … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Greetings from Melbourne

Saturday 24 March 4:59:08 UTC 2012

Hi DelcampersI was looking around the net for information on Egberto Gismonti when I stumbled upon this forum; I liked it so much I thought I'd join up. I've been playing for about 9ish years now I think. I'm interested in lots of genres and I try to play them all, and as a result I'm a jack of all … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Fernando Sor • Re: Sor, Fernando; op.60/10 C Major – D02 Video

Saturday 24 March 4:55:19 UTC 2012

Many thanks Erik, good feedback as ever. :merci: I'm not sure how I can make it less timid though, I thought it was meant to be a fairly slow study piece?By the way, when I uploaded this to YouTube I got a message saying that it "matches third party content". How is this piece infringing some kind of copyright?Statistics: Posted by … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: How do you practice?

Saturday 24 March 4:45:59 UTC 2012

I do more just playing my guitar for my own pleasure, it's my way of stepping out of the crazy world that we live in and putting myself inside of the music and nothing else on earth matters. I usually choose pieces that reinforce a certain skill that I'm working on and commit them to memory. I play through my … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Fretboard contribute to sound?

Saturday 24 March 4:35:38 UTC 2012

cool09 wrote:Was wondering if the fretboard contributes to the sound of the guitar? If so, how much and does it vary from guitar to guitar? Reason I ask is some guitars I've had seems like I could hear more or less sound coming from the fretboard in addition to the guitar top (and which produces an overall sound that is … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: How predictable are luthier-built results?

Saturday 24 March 3:47:35 UTC 2012

I would like to add that sometimes a guitar will sound different…or have a different character when playing it compared to sitting in front of it listening to it! So if you're serious about getting to really know the sound of the guitar you're thinking of buying, play it then get someone else to play it and listen. You might … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Guitarist

Saturday 24 March 3:44:33 UTC 2012

gitgeezer wrote:Robert Goodwin wrote:In my mind, it is about the dedication to learning and, yes, I think someone can be a beginning guitarist.We need to put this dedicated “beginning guitarist” concept into the context of our diploma mill. I suggest the following progression:Non-Guitarist (thinks all guitar players are morons)Aspiring Guitarist (is overwhelmed by an unaccountable urge to play a guitar)Guitar … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Romantic and Modern music • Re: Mertz, J. K.; Elegie

Saturday 24 March 3:41:57 UTC 2012

Thank you for listening Dofpic… it's wonderful music to play… I hope you enjoy the journey :D Thank you jpequeno0725… I'm happy you enjoyed itJoy in the musicOwlStatistics: Posted by owl — Saturday 24 March 2012, 03:41 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Dare to be different – Non-traditional head-stock

Saturday 24 March 3:38:48 UTC 2012

Nope. And…, if you imagine that end and general motif on a standard shaped peghead, the symbol is only, shall we say, enhanced? :oops: AnonymousStatistics: Posted by Robert Webster — Saturday 24 March 2012, 03:38 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Francisco Tárrega • Re: Tárrega, Francisco; Fantasia Traviata – D10

Saturday 24 March 3:38:09 UTC 2012

I'm happy you enjoyed the music abhinav chhetri… thank you for responding :D Joy in the musicOwlStatistics: Posted by owl — Saturday 24 March 2012, 03:38 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of J. S. Bach • Re: Bach, J. S.; BWV 1006a Prelude – D10

Saturday 24 March 3:35:33 UTC 2012

Thank you for taking the time to respond Gary… I'm glad you enjoyed the piece :D Joy in the musicOwlStatistics: Posted by owl — Saturday 24 March 2012, 03:35 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Hello from Samara, Russia

Saturday 24 March 3:30:05 UTC 2012

Catherine,Welcome to the forum!This is great community, and you will enjoy it a lot here.Good luck with your guitar study, and with University classes, also! I am sure you can become good player and interpreter :)Statistics: Posted by Vlad Kosulin — Saturday 24 March 2012, 03:30 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: At what age guitar is still "good"?

Saturday 24 March 3:29:54 UTC 2012

There is a tendency for some luthiers to use CA glue in structural joints of guitars these days, for example, joining the back pieces together. I read somewhere that CA glue has a short life, relative to the lifetime we expect from guitars. i did some Internet research on this issue, but all I learned is that there are several … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Fretboard contribute to sound?

Saturday 24 March 3:27:58 UTC 2012

I think the main reasons the use ebony on the best guitars is that it wears really well, looks great and has a smooth dense grain structure that you can smoothly work the string against when playing. I doubt that the type of material used for the fingerboard would make much difference one way or the other but I'll leave … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Dare to be different – Non-traditional head-stock

Saturday 24 March 3:24:12 UTC 2012

Non-traditional is the least you can say.Am I the only one one who can see the symbol of male power in the headstock tip (the first picture)? :shock:Statistics: Posted by Vlad Kosulin — Saturday 24 March 2012, 03:24 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Self-Promotion • Re: Short video Interview in Peru!

Saturday 24 March 0:04:24 UTC 2012

Like, also…love your playing.lineaStatistics: Posted by Linda — Saturday 24 March 2012, 00:04 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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