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 » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: going to granada…

Tuesday 27 March 23:38:20 UTC 2012

Dunno about guitars butbest time of the yeardepends what you like ..but its absolutely cooking in the summer …when the sun comes out from behind a cloud it's like being hit by a powerful ray beam ..expect to sleep 12-4 to escape ..that means early mornings and late nights ..is nice! but can be hard getting used to that if … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Guitar Concertos after Aranjuez

Tuesday 27 March 23:36:36 UTC 2012

Giuliani's Concerto #1 in A major is a hit IMO.Statistics: Posted by sgraham924 — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 23:36 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Things are different on the forum than in real life …

Tuesday 27 March 23:28:53 UTC 2012

My very first time to find something like this in a forum..i totally go for it! :delcamp_ cool:Statistics: Posted by Ismael P. Pagadian — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 23:28 pm [Link]

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

Tuesday 27 March 23:28:24 UTC 2012

Thanks for letting me know.DianaStatistics: Posted by DianaZB — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 23:28 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Agustín Barrios Mangoré • Barrios Mangoré, Agustín; El Ultimo Tremolo – Video

Tuesday 27 March 23:26:09 UTC 2012

Nice Job!! Sounds like you are almost there. My only thought is you just need to play with the tempoAnd dynamics more.Statistics: Posted by Moderndandy — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 23:26 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Greetings from Smyrna, Delaware, USA

Tuesday 27 March 23:23:50 UTC 2012

Hi stilljazzing,Welcome to the forum! I'm glad you like it, and the more you explore it, the more you'll find to interest you. Please have a look at this page for some useful information to get you started, including links to the rules and helpfiles. You now have access to all members' scores and recordings, and soon after your second … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Newbie from the Philippines!

Tuesday 27 March 23:19:14 UTC 2012

Welcome aboard Mark. :DStatistics: Posted by Ismael P. Pagadian — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 23:19 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Greetings from Smyrna, Delaware, USA

Tuesday 27 March 23:09:47 UTC 2012

Hello Everyone,I could no longer resist joining this wonderful forum. Thanks to everyone for all your insight and passion for classical guitar. I've played pop, jazz, fingerstyle celtic for many years, but of late I've turned my interest to classical guitar. I'm absolutely stunned by what I'm hearing and learning (on youtube, itunes, etc). Wow! I must say that I'm … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Mystery buzz solved!

Tuesday 27 March 23:08:07 UTC 2012

Yes and no. That part of the bridge is where the problem was. The inlay wasn't loose but the lacquer on the edge of it was. And there was a small area where it had separated. But thinkng about it, the inlay may have come loose causing the lacquer to crack.Statistics: Posted by robin loops — Tuesday 27 March 2012, … [Link]

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

Tuesday 27 March 22:56:37 UTC 2012

I was assuming the OP was talking about playing fingerstyle on classical guitar with picks. Obviously there are thousands of people playing everything from bosa-nova to bebop on classical guitars. Charlie Byrd, Earl Klugh, Carlos Barbosa Lima, Ralph Towner, Chet Atkins (he used a flamenco guitar quite often too) on and on and on.Statistics: Posted by sthugh — Tuesday 27 … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Do you build your tops to a certain pitch or body resona

Tuesday 27 March 22:22:52 UTC 2012

It's definitively not about being better. These main resoannces are just a mark of a certain overall constructive balance and say NOTHING about the fine and more important details. Lower resonances indicate a softer build which typically produces a deeper bass, and that's is about all. The easiest way to check is to simply look carefully at the middle of … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Do you build your tops to a certain pitch or body resona

Tuesday 27 March 22:11:53 UTC 2012

I double checked the body resonance and sure enough one guitar is E one is F one is F# and one is G. Which is better? Or can someone describe what this means for overall characteristics of each instrument?Thanks Really curious your thoughts…Statistics: Posted by Dofpic — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 22:11 pm [Link]

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

Tuesday 27 March 22:10:20 UTC 2012

After reading Critics post I realized I mischaracterized Niedt's view. Niedt definitely says that a finger should be in contact with a string at all times. So if one is alternating i and m on a single string I was wrong to say that m has to wait to return until i has played and is resting. m can start … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Guitar Concertos after Aranjuez

Tuesday 27 March 22:10:03 UTC 2012

Written for Bream is the concertos of Lennox Berkeley, Richard Rodney Bennett and Malcolm Arnold. I particularly enjoy the concerto of Malcolm Arnold and think that it is quite satisfying musically. I think that the reason the only concertos that are programmed a lot are the Rodrigo and the Lobos is partly due to the unfortunate fact that guitar concertos … [Link]

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

Tuesday 27 March 22:08:18 UTC 2012

jkircoff wrote:I've often read posts and stories that suggest students of the guitar can only be good if they practice hours upon hours per day. This is not a realistic option for almost anyone, as work, school, family, and other commitments must be satisfied first before the study of guitar can be performed, and comments suggesting this tend to discourage … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Hello form Portugal

Tuesday 27 March 22:07:47 UTC 2012

Hello Rui 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 » Public Space • Re: Zoran Dukic – world's best guitarist

Tuesday 27 March 22:06:42 UTC 2012

Well to be all honest I personally think that Segovia's recordings of many pieces are much more indevidual and interesting than most of what is being done by the younger generation. Yes they can play "better" (well Segovias early recordings left nothing to be desired in that regard), but as a musician Segovia is much more polished than many of … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: woodworking 101

Tuesday 27 March 22:03:25 UTC 2012

You've got them all glued up backwards! :shock: Just kidding you. They look excellent. The one at the far left might have a little lift at the sharp end on the head piece but even if that's the case (it could very well not be, it's a little hard to tell just from a photo) it will get carved out anyways.I … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Hello form Portugal

Tuesday 27 March 21:56:24 UTC 2012

Hello everybody, My name is Rui Mourinho and i'm a guitarist from Portugal!Statistics: Posted by rui mourinho — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 21:56 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: barre exercises

Tuesday 27 March 21:55:59 UTC 2012

fernando sor, 2nd and 3rd general maxims (from his method):–require more from skill than strength.–be sparing of the operations called barring and shifting.no better way to carpal tunnel syndrome than overpracticing barre exercises. avoid them like the plague. find intelligent solutions that don't require the barre in your pieces.Statistics: Posted by randalljazz — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 21:55 pm [Link]

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

Tuesday 27 March 19:58:55 UTC 2012

I like a large diaphragm matched pair pointing at the neck joint and the bridge, at a distance from the guitar determined by the room and intention, and a distance from each other and angle determined by phase relationships and intention.Specifically I have recently found good results from a pair of Gefell UMT70S a few feet from the guitar, pretty … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: relatively inexpensive travel guitar?

Tuesday 27 March 19:53:02 UTC 2012

marquezdl wrote:JQ. wrote:Liz Williams wrote:As for air travel, I find a smaller guitar (or ukulele – or, in my case, lap steel) in a gig bag best. Most often I can easily get it in an overhead bin, and it does fine if it needs to be gate-checked. Good luck in your search.I got into ukuleles a couple years ago. … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Any luthiers near Rockford Illinois for possible restora

Tuesday 27 March 19:52:19 UTC 2012

Richard Brune is located in Evanston. Dan Koentopp is in Chicago.Statistics: Posted by chicagoguitar — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 19:52 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Members' Compositions • Re: Krylov, Andrei; Tremolo from "First Noble Truth"

Tuesday 27 March 19:51:14 UTC 2012

Here is the link to video of this my piece *First Noble Truth*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=~ m –>"This is the noble truth of dukkha: birth is dukkha, aging is dukkha, illness is dukkha, death is dukkha; sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief and despair are dukkha; union with what is displeasing is dukkha; separation from what is pleasing is dukkha; not to get … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Mystery buzz solved!

Tuesday 27 March 19:47:36 UTC 2012

Are you talking about the inlay on the top surface of the bridge tie block that came loose?Statistics: Posted by Kent — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 19:47 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: What Happened to the Loriente Clarita???

Tuesday 27 March 19:44:55 UTC 2012

metallurgist wrote:I am reviving this thread to see if anyone has more information. Based on dimensions etc. on Cordoba website we can assume the new loriente models are made based on Cordoba plantilla, rather than old Hauser style plantilla. That is not a deal breaker by itself, as long as the guitars maintain their original quality of sound and workmanship. … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Any luthiers near Rockford Illinois for possible restoration

Tuesday 27 March 19:38:54 UTC 2012

I received an inquiry about a partial restoration. From what I was told, and from a couple of photos, it looks to me like it will probably need a new top, and possibly a new fingerboard.This is a 1982 Jose Ramirez 1A peghead blanca. Any luthiers near enough to Rockford, Illinois who might be interested, please send me a PM.RamonStatistics: … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our facsimiles • Re: Palumbo, Venicio; Collection of music for lute – vol.1 [

Tuesday 27 March 19:36:47 UTC 2012

I'm glad you like the collection richard3 :bye:Statistics: Posted by jimmypage — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 19:36 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Mystery buzz solved!

Tuesday 27 March 19:33:46 UTC 2012

I have had an intermittent mystery buzz for a while that has been driving me crazy. I have made 2 new nuts and several new saddles and it kept returning… I had thought it was related to the edge of the saddle because because it first appeared after taking the sharp edge off the front end of a new saddle. … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Members' Compositions • Re: Krylov, Andrei; Last Goodbye for guitar, violin and voi

Tuesday 27 March 19:32:21 UTC 2012

Something happened with my original link to video… here is good new link :) :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6~ m –>Statistics: Posted by AndreiKrylov — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 19:32 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: YouTube problems!

Tuesday 27 March 18:10:18 UTC 2012

:merci: :merci: Dear GeoffStatistics: Posted by Jean-François Delcamp — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 18:10 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: YouTube problems!

Tuesday 27 March 18:04:07 UTC 2012

Merci beaucoup, Jean-François, pour cette réponse très utile.Here is a translation for general information:Jean-François Delcamp wrote:I suggest this response:The music being played on this video is called "Exercise opus 35 n°22 in E minor" by the composer Fernando Sor (1778-1839). This music is in the public domain. My interpretation is based on the original edition held in the Music Library … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Search for classical guitar sheet music • Re: La Boda de Luis Alonso- 4 guitar arrangement anywhere?

Tuesday 27 March 18:00:31 UTC 2012

Turns out I still have it all along. Forgot that it was in the back of Volume 1 of Opera Tres Publication of Torroba's complete works! I also forgot how Torroba has MANY really nice short pieces that seem to have fallen out of favor … a big shame!Statistics: Posted by maxixe — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 18:00 pm [Link]

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

Tuesday 27 March 17:58:35 UTC 2012

I've often read posts and stories that suggest students of the guitar can only be good if they practice hours upon hours per day. This is not a realistic option for almost anyone, as work, school, family, and other commitments must be satisfied first before the study of guitar can be performed, and comments suggesting this tend to discourage students. … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • Re: How to start playing classical guitar?

Tuesday 27 March 17:53:20 UTC 2012

Prominent Critic wrote:To learn to play classical guitar you don't start with "songs," and you don't really even need to play scales yet. If you can't get a teacher, I would recommend buying a method book for self teaching.I think that the best one is "Classic Guitar Technique," by Aaron Shearer. Start with Volume One. Or "Solo Guitar Playing," by … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical guitar recording and amplification • Re: Soloamp

Tuesday 27 March 17:47:58 UTC 2012

I have a Takamine TH5 with the Cool Amp preamp that goes into a Vox AGA70 amp. I think it is a very nice sounding setup — even with the pick residing within the guitar itself. I tried a Fishman Loudbox Mini and was impressed with its sound and features such as effects, so I don't think you'll go wrong … [Link]

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

Tuesday 27 March 17:44:05 UTC 2012

rojarosguitar wrote:We are talking here about the creme de la creme. Used properly you can have absolutely great recordings with Rode NT 1A matched pair. For 40 times less money than for a pair of AKG C12. There is no simple scale from bad to good to best …I'm looking to pick up a second mic so I can record … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: YouTube problems!

Tuesday 27 March 17:43:55 UTC 2012

Hi Elías,Je suggère cette réponse :La musique que je joue sur cette vidéo s'intitule "Exercice opus 35 n°22 en si mineur" du compositeur Fernando Sor (1778-1839). Cette musique est du domaine public. Mon interprétation est basée sur l'édition originale conservée à la Bibliothèque de Suède http://www.muslib.se/ebibliotek/boije/p … %20482.pdf Je suis propriétaire de l'image, c'est moi-même qui apparait à l'image … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Do you build your tops to a certain pitch or body resona

Tuesday 27 March 17:43:21 UTC 2012

James is right. FWIW, what you heard was mostly an _air_ resonance, although the top gets into it as well. The low-pitched 'Helmholtz' type mode tends to mask the 'top' resonance that is usually about an octave higher. Blocking the soundhole as you tap on the bridge can help you hear the top resonance.Statistics: Posted by Alan Carruth — Tuesday … [Link]

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

Tuesday 27 March 17:41:35 UTC 2012

I have a Blue Bluebird condenser mic that hooks up to a Mbox2 with Pro Tools 8 LE. I've recorded myself a couple of times and have yet to find the "right" spot to place the mic to get the best sound, but from what I've recorded I've been very impressed with the mic. Keep in mind I am totally … [Link]

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

Tuesday 27 March 16:00:53 UTC 2012

Sagreras books of lessons (6 in total plus 1 advanced) have been used for years by latinamericans and spanish (perhaps because he is argentinian) beguiners but also to improve skills of those not so beguiners.Btw there is a team of volunteers preparing the edition of the JSS works to be published next Jan 2013. You can check the progress in … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Is it a Cedar? Is it a Spruce?

Tuesday 27 March 15:46:57 UTC 2012

Hi RobertI thought it was spruce…. but I would not be surprised if I was wrong. I also just enjoyed the piece and your playing.Regards TimStatistics: Posted by OldPotter — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 15:46 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Is it a Cedar? Is it a Spruce?

Tuesday 27 March 15:45:46 UTC 2012

my guess – cedarBrianStatistics: Posted by Brian99 — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 15:45 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: barre exercises

Tuesday 27 March 15:38:50 UTC 2012

The famous Sor etude from op 29 in B flat major is a true etude for barre chords.If you are not so experienced, be aware that many many times in this study you can and need to play the barre chord without barring all six strings, rather only the strings that need to 'sound'.. it saves lot of left-hand stress … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: New World Almeria – any reviews?

Tuesday 27 March 15:37:45 UTC 2012

I have a 2007 Almeria, 640 scale, that I bought used on e – b a y that I am very happy with. I like the smaller size and weight.The sound is nicely balanced with good resonance and sustain without being overly bright or boomy. It does seem to be sensative to the strings used:I have changed strings every 6 … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Zoran Dukic – world's best guitarist

Tuesday 27 March 15:37:20 UTC 2012

It may seem a bit funny to ask people who are so familiar with all things spanish guitar if they really understand the players they mention in passing; liking or not liking someone for one reasion or another. Have they never listened with fresh ears and insight to depths of meaning and play hidden in old 'warhorse' recordings? It was … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Chord Buddy

Tuesday 27 March 15:31:04 UTC 2012

Hi Kayperhaps the guitar needs setting up a little and also perhaps use a simple version of the chords. If I can remember that long ago it took me a long time to play a full F major.Best wishes TimStatistics: Posted by OldPotter — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 15:31 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Strings • Re: Average life of treble vs bass strings

Tuesday 27 March 15:28:12 UTC 2012

antoniotorres wrote:It depends a lot on what trebles you use ( basses also but …)The traditional nylon trebles like D´Addario Pro-Arte or Hannabach 815 last longer because they do not get scratched by the nails so fast.The Carbon trebles come next , they do not get scratched very fast but they lose their intonation precision from note to note with … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: barre exercises

Tuesday 27 March 15:26:56 UTC 2012

There are barre exercises in the Delcamp levels 03 and 04 (at least) collections in the exercise sections at the back. They're very simple. Just an open barre across the neck, up the fret board and back down.Statistics: Posted by BugDog — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 15:26 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Is it a Cedar? Is it a Spruce?

Tuesday 27 March 15:21:29 UTC 2012

Dear Forum members, apparently the little game I started in the thread: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=66843withe question, whether the following piece was played on a cedar or on a spruce guitar: target="_blank">object Youtubehas found some interest.For the techincally interested: this recording was done in my living room with a Tascam DR-40 portable stereo recorder, with microphones aligned parallel (after some experiments I … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Gaspar Sanz • Re: Sanz, Gaspar; Canarios – D05

Tuesday 27 March 13:24:43 UTC 2012

Really nicely done! Thanks for sharing it with us! :bravo:Statistics: Posted by oski79 — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 13:24 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Materials for practice builds

Tuesday 27 March 13:18:33 UTC 2012

I prefer to acquire materials from local sources (lumber yards or mills) if possible and machine them myself. If you have the tools, it's perfectly possible to find and resaw GOOD materials in a lumber yard for backs, sides and tops for a fraction of the cost. You can inspect the end grain for quarter sawn boards (bring a small … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Chord Buddy

Tuesday 27 March 13:01:14 UTC 2012

You probably could use this device to play simple tunes on a guitar by pushing the button for a chord that contains the note you want: push the C chord button and pluck the fifth or second for a C; push the G chord button and puck the second string for a D, etc. Some auto harpists do something similar … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Guitarist

Tuesday 27 March 12:47:36 UTC 2012

I now recall there's a PBS special entitled a"Chet Atkins: Certified Guiatrist". Or maybe it was "Guitar Player". Anyway, they tend to trot this out from time to time during pledge drives, so perhaps us here in the US can catch this sometime. Chet has several guests that he refers to as "certified guiatrist", but it's pretty clear that this … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our scores for classical guitar • [PDF] Gardel, Carlos; Volver

Tuesday 27 March 12:39:06 UTC 2012

Another one I arranged a long time agoStatistics: Posted by banl — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 12:39 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our scores for classical guitar • [PDF] Gardel, Carlos; Mi Buenos Aires Querido

Tuesday 27 March 12:36:07 UTC 2012

The recording was already here http://www.classicalguitardelcamp.c~ Posted by banl — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 12:36 pm [Link]

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

Tuesday 27 March 12:35:56 UTC 2012

rogerleec wrote:Willie Nelson uses a pick on a classical guitar to play his music and the guitar looks like it has been through a war.http://www.google.com/imgres?im~ belive the guitar is a 1969 Martin N20, but may be mistaken.As does Willie himself!Statistics: Posted by WilliamSchart — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 12:35 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: whats the combined string pressure in lbs?

Tuesday 27 March 12:33:14 UTC 2012

Les Backshall posted a useful string tension chart here.JamesStatistics: Posted by James Lister — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 12:33 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our scores for classical guitar • [PDF] Gardel, Carlos; El Dia Que Me Quieras

Tuesday 27 March 12:33:04 UTC 2012

Uploaded a second timeStatistics: Posted by banl — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 12:33 pm [Link]

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

Tuesday 27 March 12:32:39 UTC 2012

You might be tempted by the information that my new Stenzel is cedar with Honduran b&s. It is not this guitarUps. Then, according to the original count (two cedar and two spruce) there is only one cedar left and two spruce. Probabilities have changed.Statistics: Posted by carlos — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 12:32 pm [Link]

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

Tuesday 27 March 11:51:06 UTC 2012

Penn wrote:The 10 string guitar can be useful for music, in which one seeks the kind of uniform sympathetic resonance over all chromatic notes: e.g. Ohana, Maderna, etc.But the 10 string guitar is a bad match for a lot of early music, because of the inharmonic A#, G#, F# which together don't match well with the typical keys one uses … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: whats the combined string pressure in lbs?

Tuesday 27 March 11:41:53 UTC 2012

hIThere's an awful lot of information for different brands and tensions.Just looked at my present set of EJ46 d'Addario's at around 90lbs.Regards TimStatistics: Posted by OldPotter — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 11:41 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Strings • Re: Punchy Bass

Tuesday 27 March 11:38:56 UTC 2012

HNLim wrote:ben etow wrote:At 0.4, iwould suggest you a bright Hannabach 815 red (Extra/Super? HT) or a warmer blue Augustine (a bit less tense too) E.Would that ripped off my 37 years old bridge?At 4.0, I doubt it, but if you own a 670 guitar very lightly built like the ones made in Granada (which probably doesn't exist), it could … [Link]

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

Tuesday 27 March 11:34:51 UTC 2012

We still desperately need more Finale users to help with copying some of the works. If anyone would like to help, please see this message from the project coordinator :arrow: viewtopic.php?f=59&t=66792&start=15#p737788GeoffStatistics: Posted by GeoffB — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 11:34 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: Redgate Tone

Tuesday 27 March 11:25:23 UTC 2012

nerdz1 wrote:Am I the only person who dislikes the tone (although I like Smallman's)? It seems so icy and has no flavour at all!No you are not, but i prefer the Redgate tone than the Smallman's… As to Australian style builders, I prefer the Price (then Marty).Statistics: Posted by ben etow — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 11:25 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Zoran Dukic – world's best guitarist

Tuesday 27 March 11:09:10 UTC 2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJIF6N-Pm80Lukasz Kuropaczewski, I also have a recording of PFA by him, but it's not released unfortunately.And Marcin Dylla playing Nicholas Maw, but there is no good video of that (check out his CD, though).Statistics: Posted by Artem — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 11:09 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: versions of (bwv1006a) Prelude

Tuesday 27 March 11:07:48 UTC 2012

soundknight21 wrote:I am afraid that's not true. Bach did write for the lute.The lautenwerk or lute-harpsichord is not a lute, it's a keyboard instrument that was designed to sound like a lute. There is no historical justification based on original instrumentation for using F# tuning in this prelude. However, if it's easier to play that way there's no reason not … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Search for classical guitar sheet music • Sidney Pratten Catharina

Tuesday 27 March 10:48:49 UTC 2012

I am looking for :-Instructions for the Guitar-The Guitar Tutor, 2 volumes, Londres en 1881-Learning Guitar Simplified the, maison d'édition propre, 1891-Colored Diagrams of Notes the of panneau de doigt the of Guitar the-Instructions for Guitar Tuned the dans E commandantif someone had information …Thank you :bye:Statistics: Posted by francis privet — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 10:48 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • barre exercises

Tuesday 27 March 10:47:07 UTC 2012

Can anyone recommend a good source of studies or exercises for improving your barring and left hand strength?Statistics: Posted by AndrewF — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 10:47 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Do you build your tops to a certain pitch or body resona

Tuesday 27 March 10:42:58 UTC 2012

i heard that for flamenco blanca the desire tapping sound is F#. i am interested to know what luthiers will say too :roll:Statistics: Posted by erictjie — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 10:42 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • whats the combined string pressure in lbs?

Tuesday 27 March 9:50:06 UTC 2012

Hi. whats the combined string pressure in lbs? I'm designing a lattice and thought maybe I would do it better if I knew what weight it has to support.Statistics: Posted by midiaxbill — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 09:50 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Use of nails in playing the classical guitar • Re: Weak fingernails. An alternative?!

Tuesday 27 March 9:38:38 UTC 2012

I haven't seen neatsfoot oil recommended, and given that American lawyers might troll the site would not, but it has been a cheap, if messy godsend for my old weak and flaky nails. It seems to contain the same basic ingredient as a very expensive French nail hardener, undiluted. But some formulations do contain tannin which might discolour the nails. … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Romantic and Modern music • Re: Craeyvanger, K. A.; op.03 Introduction et variations – V

Tuesday 27 March 9:21:54 UTC 2012

Hi Erik, Sure, my pleasure!Karel Arnoldus Craeijvanger was born in 1817, in Utrecht (NL). He was a prominent figure in the Dutch male choir scene. He was violinist (presumably taught by his father, also a violinist), conductor, composer, guitarist and had a fine bass voice. He played regularly in a stringquartet and sang in public. The well balanced nature of … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: versions of (bwv1006a) Prelude

Tuesday 27 March 9:21:21 UTC 2012

pogmoor wrote:That's misleading. Bach probably never wrote for the lute. If he had he would have written for the baroque lute which does not have "F#" tuning but a D minor tuning (adfadf).My bad. I should have written "lute-harpsichord version". Thanks Soundknight.Statistics: Posted by guitarseller345645 — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 09:21 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: versions of (bwv1006a) Prelude

Tuesday 27 March 9:13:40 UTC 2012

pogmoor wrote:guitarseller345645 wrote:The F# version is closest to the lute version, I think.That's misleading. Bach probably never wrote for the lute. If he had he would have written for the baroque lute which does not have "F#" tuning but a D minor tuning (adfadf). I am afraid that's not true. Bach did write for the lute. He used a harpsichord … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: versions of (bwv1006a) Prelude

Tuesday 27 March 9:12:21 UTC 2012

pogmoor wrote:guitarseller345645 wrote:The F# version is closest to the lute version, I think.That's misleading. Bach probably never wrote for the lute. If he had he would have written for the baroque lute which does not have "F#" tuning but a D minor tuning (adfadf). I am afraid that's not true. Bach did write for the lute. He used a harpsichord … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: Redgate Tone

Tuesday 27 March 9:11:30 UTC 2012

It's very difficult to judge anything from recordings. Recording setups can be very different, and there's so much processing that can be done to change the sound of the guitar, it's not really a reliable way of comparing them.JamesStatistics: Posted by James Lister — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 09:11 am [Link]

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

Tuesday 27 March 9:11:16 UTC 2012

Penn wrote:Your 10 string guitar's design is like a typical modern guitar, which is quite unsuitable for Bach in my opinion.Are you saying that modern guitars in general are unsuitable for Bach, if so why?Statistics: Posted by pogmoor — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 09:11 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Use of nails in playing the classical guitar • Re: Weak fingernails. An alternative?!

Tuesday 27 March 9:05:55 UTC 2012

wedge wrote:Here's an update to my earlier post:I bought the guitar player nails – great stuff. I wore them until my m and i nails grew out; the i would always break at a certain point, and I would be left with a stub. Once they grew out, I placed little pads of silkwrap on all my nails – this … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Use of nails in playing the classical guitar • Re: Finger Nail Length

Tuesday 27 March 8:57:54 UTC 2012

I started using vasaline hand and nail cream a year ago put it on in morning and at night i also do it in a break between sets as beating my nails for 2 hours can cause damage. Thanks for the tip regarding warm olive oil. I use to date a greek macedonian woman years ago and she used olive … [Link]

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

Tuesday 27 March 7:20:44 UTC 2012

R e c i t a l C h a l l e n g e ( G a m e )So here's a thought — if you were to programme part of a recital (say 30-40 minutes) to showcase the best publications of the current millennium — including the Andres Segovia Archive items (thank you David_Norton for the reminder) … [Link]

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

Tuesday 27 March 7:09:01 UTC 2012

This news item here looks like a significant boost for the current decade:http://www.rolanddyens.com/n~ news for guitarists of intermediate, semi-beginner, and more experienced amateur levels. Roland Dyens has just composed no less than 100 pieces just for them. Solo guitar pieces are given a place of choice but there are also a few duos, quartets and a trio. Published in separate … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Hi 2 all

Tuesday 27 March 7:08:24 UTC 2012

Hi kdc.Welcome to the forum.I notice you have already found the Terada Guitar Fan Club thread – that's where you should get help with the information you want.To add pictures to your posts, after clicking "Post A Reply" just scroll down a touch, open the "Upload attachment" tab, and put in the file details.Good luck.Statistics: Posted by George Crocket — … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: versions of (bwv1006a) Prelude

Tuesday 27 March 7:06:55 UTC 2012

guitarseller345645 wrote:The F# version is closest to the lute version, I think.That's misleading. Bach probably never wrote for the lute. If he had he would have written for the baroque lute which does not have "F#" tuning but a D minor tuning (adfadf).Statistics: Posted by pogmoor — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 07:06 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Interested in the world guitar scene

Tuesday 27 March 7:02:54 UTC 2012

Hi Josey.Welcome to the forum.Lots of us have found that google links here whenever searches about classical guitar are made. It's just because there is so much great information here. :discussion: I hope you enjoy your visits.Statistics: Posted by George Crocket — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 07:02 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Greetings from Lilburn GA, USA

Tuesday 27 March 6:59:13 UTC 2012

Hi Matthew.Welcome to the forum.You already know what a great place this is for everything to do with classical guitar. You'll find lots of interest here, and it should help maintain your enthousiasm and your learning. Just be sure not to let us keep you from practising. :mrgreen: See you around.Statistics: Posted by George Crocket — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 06:59 … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • tuning string 6 to D

Tuesday 27 March 6:57:24 UTC 2012

AndrewF wrote:I have a beginner's guitar. One day I'll upgrade to an all-solid-wood guitar. Then I can do what I want with the beginner's guitar. It's not a question of buying another guitar just for drop D tuning.Bass joke: Q: How do you make a bass player cry?A: detune one of his strings and don't tell him which one it … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Gaspar Sanz • Re: Sanz, Gaspar; Canarios

Tuesday 27 March 6:55:06 UTC 2012

:bravo: A fine recording. Well-played, and fast. I enjoyed it. :merci:Statistics: Posted by George Crocket — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 06:55 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: Redgate Tone

Tuesday 27 March 6:49:39 UTC 2012

I don't like either, smallman or redgate, not my cup of tea..Call me conservative, i like traditional, expecially granada style guitar.I did compare Ana Vidovic's redgate tone with her previous guitar recording..Statistics: Posted by irfan — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 06:49 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Self-Promotion • Re: Free Bass Strings

Tuesday 27 March 6:44:07 UTC 2012

pogmoor wrote:It remains to be seen what they will be like when they settle in – as they are stretchy I wonder if this will take longer than usual?OK, I've answered that – they settled down in about 3 days!Statistics: Posted by pogmoor — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 06:44 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • Re: What does this symbol mean?

Tuesday 27 March 4:37:58 UTC 2012

NickIt's not all that clear, but it looks like a double sharp symbol, so the F is raised two semitones, effectively becoming a G.http://www.music.vt.edu/musicdic~ … sharp.htmlStatistics: Posted by David — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 04:37 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Gaspar Sanz • Re: Sanz, Gaspar; Canarios

Tuesday 27 March 4:29:17 UTC 2012

Apollo… There doesn't seem to be an audio file attached…Statistics: Posted by oski79 — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 04:29 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Zoran Dukic – world's best guitarist

Tuesday 27 March 4:14:22 UTC 2012

David_Norton wrote:elhombre wrote:With all due respect I don't share your point of view at all. Segovia was perhaps THE VERY FIRST but I personally I don't gravitate to his musicality at all. I'll take Bream, Galbraith, Vynograd, Vidovic, Russell and many others over Segovia any day of the week–I don't own even one recording of his. These folks have far … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Zoran Dukic – world's best guitarist

Tuesday 27 March 4:09:30 UTC 2012

I recently someone playing the Bach Italian concerto on solo guitar, I vaguely recall it was someone from Russia (?) Anyone else see that video? It was pretty impressive.Judicael Perroy's playing of Bach's BWV 826 (2nd Keyboard Partita-complete) is also pretty darn spectacular!!! He's great.Statistics: Posted by elhombre — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 04:09 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Gaspar Sanz • Sanz, Gaspar; Canarios

Tuesday 27 March 4:05:26 UTC 2012

Check it out. I hope you all enjoy. :DStatistics: Posted by apollo335 — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 04:05 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Zoran Dukic – world's best guitarist

Tuesday 27 March 4:03:32 UTC 2012

elhombre wrote:With all due respect I don't share your point of view at all. Segovia was perhaps THE VERY FIRST but I personally I don't gravitate to his musicality at all. I'll take Bream, Galbraith, Vynograd, Vidovic, Russell and many others over Segovia any day of the week–I don't own even one recording of his. These folks have far surpassed … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • What does this symbol mean?

Tuesday 27 March 4:03:08 UTC 2012

What does the symbol in front of the second F in the bar mean (Sagreras Sonatina Estudio #3)? It occurs at several places in the score, always preceding one or other of the notes with a sharp in the key signature. ImageStatistics: Posted by Nick Payne — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 04:03 am [Link]

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

Tuesday 27 March 3:50:17 UTC 2012

dlmoak wrote:A simple method for tuning the 6th string down to "D" with minimal subsequent rise of pitch is to lower the pitch 10 turns of the tuner and then raising it 7 turns. don't even bother to listen to the pitch change. When you have completed you will be close to "D" and after you adjust to pitch, you … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Zoran Dukic – world's best guitarist

Tuesday 27 March 3:46:17 UTC 2012

David_Norton wrote:Josey wrote:So which other guitarists are worthy of mention? Andres Segovia? – haha only kidding!Agreed, there is no reason to mention The Very Best. Once someone else becomes the internationally established benchmark of success in the CG world, a position Segovia firmly retains even some 25 years after his death, then we can discuss it.With all due respect I … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: versions of (bwv1006a) Prelude

Tuesday 27 March 3:35:25 UTC 2012

The F# version is closest to the lute version, I think.I am playing a version that is in standard tuning – don't remember where I got it but it works and sounds fine. It is nice too in that you do not have to retune to play the Gavotte.My 2 cents.Statistics: Posted by guitarseller345645 — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 03:35 … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Zoran Dukic – world's best guitarist

Tuesday 27 March 2:06:26 UTC 2012

How about Jozsef Eotvos playing the Goldberg Variations.Statistics: Posted by sgraham924 — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 02:06 am [Link]

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

Tuesday 27 March 1:59:47 UTC 2012

Spiders – search for spider exercises on youtube.Here is one expample. There are many variaitons off of this exercise.http://www.youtube.com/wat~ Posted by rogerleec — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 01:59 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Self-Promotion • Re: SELF PROMOTION BULLETIN BOARD: Mar 23, 2012

Tuesday 27 March 1:45:24 UTC 2012

Bulletin Board last updated Mar 23, 2012Statistics: Posted by Hans W — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 01:45 am [Link]

About.com Guitar » Choosing the Right Guitar Strings

Tuesday 27 March 1:33:33 UTC 2012

The type of guitar strings you choose, and how often you change them will not only dramatically affect your tone, but also impact the playability of your guitar. By learning about the different string options available for your guitar, you can find the strings which strike the best balance between great tone and playability. Choosing the Right Guitar Strings….Read Full … [Link]

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

Tuesday 27 March 1:27:03 UTC 2012

Thanks to all of you. My problem is that after I paly the G on the sixth string and hold it with the third finger, I cannot pul the the G on the first string with the 4th finger to sound the F on the same string. The third finger finger is in the way so the slur will sound … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: New World Almeria – any reviews?

Tuesday 27 March 1:24:17 UTC 2012

I have one for sale, if anybody is interested. I just have too many guitars. Overall quality is pretty good. It's pretty light and responsive. Good note separation. Pretty resonant. The volume is not bad at all. It's very easy to play. Mine is 640mm, so I don't know about the 650mm. I think it's hard to beat for the … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Do you build your tops to a certain pitch or body resonance?

Tuesday 27 March 0:34:51 UTC 2012

I was curious when you build your guitars do you try and get the guitar to a certain pitch without strings when you tap on it? I was playing around with my four instruments. I tapped the top with my finger and damped the strings and these are the pitches i got. One was at low F. One was between … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Aargh! I'm going to chuck my cabinet scraper in the bin!

Tuesday 27 March 0:24:30 UTC 2012

mqbernardo wrote:FWIW i take them to a 8000 naniwa superstone, but maybe 5000 would be enough? I'm only doing this for less than one year, though, so i'm still learning…Cheers,Miguel.It probably would be just fine.I go to 8K because my stones go to 8K but say I only had stones up to 2K, I wouldn't feel overwhelmed to buy the … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Self-Promotion • Re: Baroque Guitar Collection VOL. 1 is now available

Tuesday 27 March 0:19:58 UTC 2012

Yes, that answers my question. However, clicking on a link goes to a blank page (essentially, cannot get there from here or anywhere else). Site down?Statistics: Posted by slidika — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 00:19 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Strings • Re: Average life of treble vs bass strings

Tuesday 27 March 0:03:02 UTC 2012

I don't know how you guys can wear out treble strings before bass strings. That does not comply with the logic of the universe!I use Hannabach PR trebles(perfectly round) nylon strings. They easily out last two sets of bass strings.Statistics: Posted by Kent — Tuesday 27 March 2012, 00:03 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.

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      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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