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 » Classical Guitar Strings • Re: Dogal strings…. WOW!

Friday 13 April 23:45:42 UTC 2012

No problem Leo, I must say I do suffer from OSD(Obsessive String Disorder) Ha!MichaelStatistics: Posted by magigemini777 — Friday 13 April 2012, 23:45 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Greetings from Iowa

Friday 13 April 22:52:46 UTC 2012

Kent wrote:Daniel,We are going to like you here! You are working on a nice set of music too.I like DesMoines, the city named after Monks. The first thing you see driving by Des Moines is that big gold dome!Kent,Yeah, it's one heck of a gold dome there on the capital building:) heheI took a look at yr website:) Tell me … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Segovia Criticism: a "what-if?" game

Friday 13 April 22:49:20 UTC 2012

I believe Regino Sainz de la Maza would have been much more prominent without the Civil War and subsequent World War interfering. Bautista's Preludio y Danza, Jose's Sonata, and the great Aranjuez were written for him, among other fine works that dust has now collected on.Statistics: Posted by Jackson Hewitt — Friday 13 April 2012, 22:49 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: Practice Strategies for Multiple Instruments

Friday 13 April 22:46:02 UTC 2012

I play CG, acoustic guitar, 5 string banjo, violin and mandolin. Although I don't plan it this way, my practice divides up about 70% CG and the remainder shared between the others.The acoustic guitar benefits from very similar requirements to CG with both hands. The banjo is also similar with lots of tight arpeggio patterns. I use a pick for … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Segovia Criticism: a "what-if?" game

Friday 13 April 22:42:59 UTC 2012

Prominent Critic wrote:What might have happened is that other virtuosos – who had basically been living under the shadow of Segovia – would have become more prominent in his absence.With what repertoire?Statistics: Posted by Jackson Hewitt — Friday 13 April 2012, 22:42 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Is it a Cedar? Is it a Spruce? – #3

Friday 13 April 22:42:09 UTC 2012

cedar.Statistics: Posted by rotary joint — Friday 13 April 2012, 22:42 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Segovia Criticism: a "what-if?" game

Friday 13 April 22:28:32 UTC 2012

the classical guitar world would be different but no one would notice the difference.Statistics: Posted by rotary joint — Friday 13 April 2012, 22:28 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Segovia criticism – secrets people don't want you to kno

Friday 13 April 22:26:53 UTC 2012

Robin Loops said:I wonder if the man that invented the wheel was 'morally correct'.. A sufficient reduction to absurdity of the premise of the OP. Nuff said.Also said:Some topics for further discussion might be: 1. Stroking a students ego or 'tough love: Which is the best teaching method?2. CG technique, changes and evolution from the days of Sor to now3. … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: To volute or not to volute?

Friday 13 April 22:22:39 UTC 2012

Scot, the picture posted above by Seans is a Martin C. 1880 2-40 and was taken by Frank Ford of Gryphon strings during it's restoration. It's an accurate depiction of the way Martin made these raised volute Spanish cedar two piece necks.You can see that the volute was part of the neck shaft and was fitted against the back of … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Strings • Re: Dogal strings…. WOW!

Friday 13 April 22:06:54 UTC 2012

So my preferences are in order as follows-Trebles-Labella Hard tension 202 nylon ( note: the strings in the Argento package, and the 2001 package have slightly different tension, I enjoy both)Magigemini777, you prefer the LaBella 2002, and I assume the 2001 trebles over the Dogals? I have tried the 2001's and liked them, and the LaBella rectified trebles. I have … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Strings • Re: Dogal strings…. WOW!

Friday 13 April 21:19:39 UTC 2012

Well I finally put the Dogal Strong Tension trebles on one of my guitars with the Hannabach Custom 728 Med basses, what a great match. The Dogals have a very penetrating bright sound, but also remain warm, and creamy( more creamy than sweet though, also I used Savarez New Cristal for the last 3 years and I do not find … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Greetings from Iowa

Friday 13 April 20:16:26 UTC 2012

Welcome Daniel,It's great to have you here in our company, always such a pleasure to hear you play guitar, and get a nice history lesson on the piece your playing. I'm sure we will all enjoy your company, and the knowledge you have to share. :guitare: MichaelStatistics: Posted by magigemini777 — Friday 13 April 2012, 20:16 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Torres pencil line?

Friday 13 April 20:03:44 UTC 2012

This text from Torres Hi life his work is really puzzling me. The line “ What is not understood is why he did not keep the pencil line, in the area of the bridge, in the same location in relation to the bridge in every guitar”. I have always assumed this pencil line to be the mark that Torres used … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Piece with rather fast arpeggios

Friday 13 April 20:02:27 UTC 2012

Brouwer – Estudio sencillo no 6…great for the right hand.Statistics: Posted by Cary W — Friday 13 April 2012, 20:02 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: replacement buttons

Friday 13 April 19:57:24 UTC 2012

The easiest way would be to get someone who sells/supplies Gotohs to order them for you when placing their own order. That's what I had to do here in the Uk for special sets of 510s which the suppliers didn't stock. Stewmac or LMI might do it for you in the US.LesStatistics: Posted by Les Backshall — Friday 13 April … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: My journey with focal dystonia

Friday 13 April 19:54:14 UTC 2012

Best wishes for a full recovery. My fear is that botox is a muscle fix for a brain problem. It might ameliorate the symptoms, but the cause remains. I hope it helps you, but I think you should continue seeking ways to address the underlying problem even while enjoying the relief of the symptoms.TomStatistics: Posted by TomPage — Friday 13 … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • Re: How do you judge someone's interpretation

Friday 13 April 19:43:39 UTC 2012

Just like Randy, Simon, and Paula :-DStatistics: Posted by robin loops — Friday 13 April 2012, 19:43 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • replacement buttons

Friday 13 April 19:41:19 UTC 2012

I'd like to replace the ivory buttons on my Gotoh 35G510G tuners with Gotoh 2R wooden buttons. The 2R buttons are listed as an option in the Gotoh catalog but don't seem to be offered by distributors such as Stew-Mac. Does anyone know how to contact Gotoh to place an order. Their on-line catalog doesn't seem to provide a way … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: My journey with focal dystonia

Friday 13 April 19:32:01 UTC 2012

Jstroud,I hear you. One of my close associates also has FD. At times I've wondered if I have it too, as I have had some big problems in tremoloin the past. I appreciate others emphasizing the importance of not over-doing it when it comes to practice. Stretches, frequent breaks,eat foods high in protein to help build muscle, a guitar that … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: African 'Classical' Guitar Music??

Friday 13 April 19:29:39 UTC 2012

I'm willing to bet a large amount of money there isn't a cumbus oud for sale in the southern half of africa : )couldnt even get a kora down here…thats why i had to play it on guitar…will google it though…Statistics: Posted by Derek Gripper — Friday 13 April 2012, 19:29 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: African 'Classical' Guitar Music??

Friday 13 April 19:24:17 UTC 2012

actually I have something like an oud. It's a "cumbus" oud, which is built kind of like a banjo – they're cheap. I've replaced the twelve steel strings it had with 6 nylon strings and it works. I got it a decade ago from Lark In The Morning. It's a bit clunky to play but I use it now and … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Segovia Criticism: a "what-if?" game

Friday 13 April 18:03:13 UTC 2012

The time-space continuum would have been so disrupted without Segovia that I'm afraid we would still be living in the disco music era today.Statistics: Posted by riffmeister — Friday 13 April 2012, 18:03 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • Re: Piece too difficult

Friday 13 April 17:56:40 UTC 2012

There are so many valid points throughout this thread. As a new player, I'm am enjoying myself so much right now that I have to pause every once in awhile and make sure I'm taking care of the business in my life.I'm playing simple pieces from the study guides I'm using, working on my technique. I have tried a few … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Segovia Criticism: a "what-if?" game

Friday 13 April 17:44:08 UTC 2012

I recently saw a YouTube interview of Tatyana Ryzhkova. She said her first teacher gave her records by Segovia and told her, “this is how you should play.” If no Segovia, what records would her teacher have given her?Statistics: Posted by gitgeezer — Friday 13 April 2012, 17:44 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Hello from FSU in Tallahassee, FL

Friday 13 April 17:42:24 UTC 2012

howdy back from UCF. I'm not in the program for classical guitar, but I have been enjoying the "Classical Guitar Series" of recitals by students and guest artists (including Dautener, Johannes Moller, and Jaime Marquez).What's the CG scene at FSU like?Statistics: Posted by vognell — Friday 13 April 2012, 17:42 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: How does kind of back-side wood change sound timbre&qual

Friday 13 April 17:26:56 UTC 2012

Trevor Gore wrote:"Alan, how are you measuring the semitone?"As you know, this opens up a can of worms. I usually measure it using Chaldni patterns, with the hole open and the opposite plate 'free', as this is the most meaningful measurement of the 'in service' condition. Of course the mode pitches change depending on how you support the instrument. For … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Ergonomics and Posture for Classical Guitarists • Re: Scale length and neck width versus hand size

Friday 13 April 17:23:49 UTC 2012

I agree that it is a good starting point. Databases must be built on statistical averages, and for someone like me with shorter thumbs it wouldn't be too difficult to look at the average thumb length for fingers my size and adjust accordingly. Likewise for a person with stiffer tendons, shorter arms, or other variables. Starting points are just that, … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Ergonomics and Posture for Classical Guitarists • Re: Carpal tunnel Syndrome

Friday 13 April 17:20:32 UTC 2012

I'm glad you are doing well.Statistics: Posted by LVR — Friday 13 April 2012, 17:20 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: concert guitars between $3000-5000?

Friday 13 April 17:14:39 UTC 2012

Hello again, Richard. You and I have exchanged messages before on your Royal Anderson guitar. I know you are attached to it, but may I suggest that the reasons you give for being dissatisfied with it are sufficient reasons to end your attachment and move on. If you are still looking for a 640-scale guitar, you might mention that as … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Sound ports

Friday 13 April 17:03:15 UTC 2012

As I recently completed my 2nd guitar, I had my friend to play the guitar while I walk around him.I noticed that even from directly behind the guitar, it sounded loud (while not as loud as in front of him).But significantly loud compared to one without a port.I attributed it to the sound port located at the upper bout curved … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: How Do You Handle Butterflies?

Friday 13 April 16:57:29 UTC 2012

5-HT is serotonin. (not a precursor) The quality of bananas which promotes more serotonin secretion is the amino acid ratio: high tryptophan, low phenylalanine and leucine. They don't actually contain 5-HT.Not everything one reads on the internet is factual. I suspect anything one believes regarding handling butterflies will work however, and I wish someone would come up with something for … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Segovia criticism – secrets people don't want you to kno

Friday 13 April 15:35:42 UTC 2012

Dillan_S wrote:John Williams (in 1999) has called him a very limited teacher and a limited musicianlimited musician? ..What a complete pile of excrement! …& williams seemed to do all right as one of his pupilsRelated to this point, I would like to add a comment about Bach on the guitar made to me by [b]Yehudi Menuhin, the great American violinist, … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Segovia criticism – secrets people don't want you to kno

Friday 13 April 15:29:40 UTC 2012

Vlad Kosulin wrote:And let's not mix Segovia as CG player and Segovia as personality.I agree with Vlad in that this debate does seem to have somewhat taken that turn. However, I think many followers will believe you cannot realistically do otherwise. I myself think that these two qualities, the player and the personality that the player is are mixed in … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Piece with rather fast arpeggios

Friday 13 April 15:27:03 UTC 2012

HelloFirstly I won't to apologise for terrorising the forum with questions. :)When I practice, I sometimes arpeggiate some chords, just for fun. Because I'm doing this for such a long time I can arpeggiate chords rather fast. (Not very fast though :))Recentely I've been playing a lot of the D01, D02, D03 books from this forum. After I while I grew a … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Segovia Criticism: a "what-if?" game

Friday 13 April 15:22:58 UTC 2012

Allan wrote:If there had been no Segovia I myself may have been able to retire a lot earlier with all the money I would have saved on classical guitars…Agreed, my friend, agreed!!Statistics: Posted by David_Norton — Friday 13 April 2012, 15:22 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Segovia Criticism: a "what-if?" game

Friday 13 April 15:00:19 UTC 2012

If there had been no Segovia I don't think there would have been a Christopher Parkening and thus no one in the American hemisphere who could claim they'd made enough income from recordings and concerts with a classical guitar to retire at the age of 30.If there had been no Segovia I myself may have been able to retire a … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Segovia Criticism: a "what-if?" game

Friday 13 April 14:59:25 UTC 2012

David_Norton wrote:"WHAT IF"… Segovia hadn't been around?Great question!…if only because [tee-hee-hee] I was thinking about something similar this week :D…not classical guitar, but the course of pop music if the Beatles had not existed. Their arrival at once spurred the imaginations of aspiring wannabes, at the same time bringing to an end the careers of those who were already budding, or … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Ergonomics and Posture for Classical Guitarists • Re: Hand Size And Scale Length

Friday 13 April 14:53:14 UTC 2012

Thanks to those who presented addtional measurements and additional commentary saying that more detail is needed. Indeed, I couldn't agree more. However…this was not meant to be comprehensive – it is just a useful starting point, using simply made measurements, to provide guidance to those who are 'fighting' the ergonomics of their instrument. As to one particular point, what is … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar for Sale • Re: US $1750 Cervates Crossover I PE, Nashville

Friday 13 April 14:51:54 UTC 2012

Links updated, should be good to go.Statistics: Posted by Dyingsea — Friday 13 April 2012, 14:51 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Ergonomics and Posture for Classical Guitarists • Re: Scale length and neck width versus hand size

Friday 13 April 14:43:10 UTC 2012

Thanks to those who presented addtional measurements and additional commentary saying that more detail is needed. Indeed, I couldn't agree more. However…this was not meant to be comprehensive – it is just a useful starting point, using simply made measurements, to provide guidance to those who are 'fighting' the ergonomics of their instrument.As to one particular point, what is more … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Segovia Criticism: a "what-if?" game

Friday 13 April 14:03:13 UTC 2012

Kent wrote:But if everyone lived right now, it would be creepy. :shock:I caught your meaning, and modified the time-sense of the opening post accordingly. I didn't mean to suggest the others ARE still alive in 2012, but rather that they lived their established lifetimes and locations, albeit without Segovia being in the picture at all.Statistics: Posted by David_Norton — Friday 13 … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar for Sale • US $1750 Cervates Crossover I PE, Nashville

Friday 13 April 12:48:52 UTC 2012

– Type / luthier: Cervantes Crossover I cedar/palo escrito- Year of construction: late 2011/early 2012- Scale length (mm): 650- Top: cedar- Back / Sides: palo escrito- Fingerboard / (bridge): ebony- Sound: warm with balanced string separation and plenty of volume- Condition: like new, only a couple months old, no dings or dents to be found- Price: $1750 shipped and paypal'd … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Segovia and his Legacy!!!

Friday 13 April 12:45:23 UTC 2012

Segovia is an never ending story on this forum. So I am repeating what I said some time ago in another thread: I am not an ardent Segovia devotee, but I wonder, how intensively the fundamental historical role of Segovia for the development of the CG is denied by so many of nowaday guitarists. Look at the endless line of … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Greetings from Iowa

Friday 13 April 12:35:36 UTC 2012

Neptune wrote:Herb, Nice to hear you visited us. What guitar did you get? I love Cedar Falls btw:)) Lots of good memories in that town!Let me know next time you come to visit the shop:) I teach mon-thurs:)))My guitar is a Francisco Navarro Garcia 2009. Like you, my husband and I had good memories of CF from our college days … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Self-Promotion • Re: New website

Friday 13 April 12:22:40 UTC 2012

Thanks for your comments Kay and James,My wife said the same thing about it being difficult to read, I think I'll have to experiment with different fonts.Btw James your website looks very good.Statistics: Posted by Grant — Friday 13 April 2012, 12:22 pm [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: A suitable nylon-string guitar for jazz performance

Friday 13 April 12:10:40 UTC 2012

My sometime teacher has had a few Takamine Hirade TH5C's (with cutaway). Through his AER system they have all sounded very good for classical playing. If you like that sound, its worth thinking about. They are robustly built, a real working guitar in my opinion. Their own built in pick up sounds OK to me too.Regards TimStatistics: Posted by OldPotter … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical guitar recording and amplification • recommended kit for this soundcard?

Friday 13 April 11:40:44 UTC 2012

I have a X-Fi XtremeGamer soundcard & not sure what other bits of kit I need to record cg, to participate in the delcamp lessons, upload to youtube etc ..nothing fancy, or expensive but acceptable qualityI have a read a few threads on home recording including the sticky, but to be honest a lot of it is over my head, … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Segovia criticism – secrets people don't want you to kno

Friday 13 April 11:31:24 UTC 2012

Segovia was a great musician, but we shouldn't think we owe him everything (we owe him a lot) and that he was alone. I think the first piece composed for guitar by a non-guitarist composer was De Falla's Hommenaje a Debussy, at it was dedicated to… Llobet. And De Falla was really a great composer…As Dillan says :Dillan_S wrote:Let's not … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Restarting in Norwich

Friday 13 April 11:15:32 UTC 2012

Hi Jo. I remember seeing Julian Bream at the John Innes centre a few years ago. It turned out he was in the Army with my saxophone teacher!! I'll keep a look out for any local concerts.Statistics: Posted by stevec — Friday 13 April 2012, 11:15 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: How Do You Handle Butterflies?

Friday 13 April 10:55:51 UTC 2012

No, you're on the right track, but I think it's 5HT, a precursor of serotonin. In theory a mini Prozac, not a mini inderal. I'm guessing the dose realised would be very low and the effect essentially placebo, however. I've tried to post this three times, but that solicitation for tapatalk or whatever app is messing with my machine again, … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: Right hand fingering – overuse of 'a'

Friday 13 April 10:25:52 UTC 2012

To aim for equal strength in all fingers? You'll never reach that goal, because fingers are naturally unequal! Your thumb will always be the strongest, because it's bigger and it has Newton's law to help it! a and m will never be as independant as i and m unless you go for surgery. Robert Schumann wrecked his hand because he … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: How does kind of back-side wood change sound timbre&qual

Friday 13 April 10:07:52 UTC 2012

Alan Carruth wrote:…When they are tuned so that the back is about a semitone higher in pitch than the top they cooperate about as well as they can without raising trouble…Alan, how are you measuring the semitone?Statistics: Posted by Trevor Gore — Friday 13 April 2012, 10:07 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Binding Router.

Friday 13 April 9:59:56 UTC 2012

James Lister wrote:Trevor Gore wrote:If one of the mods (James?) can fix up the earlier post, it might save some heartache. Thanks in anticipation.Done!JamesThank you James!James Lister wrote:All will probably be revealed if I ever get round to putting together a complete "Classical Guitar Making" DVD set. Now that I'm aware of just how much work was required just to … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Early music • Re: Mudarra, Alonso; Gallarda

Friday 13 April 9:47:00 UTC 2012

Thanks. The collections on this site and many others i find are an excellent resource. I am sure we have all experienced frustration when trying to progress with more difficult pieces but these smaller/simpler pieces provide some welcome relief. Looking back i wish some of the teachers i have taken lessons in the past with had spent way more time … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Restarting in Norwich

Friday 13 April 9:38:32 UTC 2012

Hi Steve not too far away then by Norfolk standards. I think there are (used to be) a couple of people on here within about 5 miles of there, maybe they'll say hi. Actually if enough are interested maybe we could have a group meet up in Norwich sometime. I usually keep an eye out for local guitar concerts and … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: A suitable nylon-string guitar for jazz performance

Friday 13 April 9:38:19 UTC 2012

Have a look at one of these Aranjuez Stage Noveaux. I was very impressed. In Germany incl. vat at 20% its about 1000 Euros.Statistics: Posted by simonm — Friday 13 April 2012, 09:38 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: Binding Router.

Friday 13 April 8:36:41 UTC 2012

Trevor Gore wrote:If one of the mods (James?) can fix up the earlier post, it might save some heartache. Thanks in anticipation.Done!JamesStatistics: Posted by James Lister — Friday 13 April 2012, 08:36 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Ergonomics and Posture for Classical Guitarists • Re: Scale length and neck width versus hand size

Friday 13 April 8:34:42 UTC 2012

Pinky to Thumb: 200mmPinky to Index: 150mmPinky to Middle: 120mmPinky to Ring: 65mmStatistics: Posted by Vassily — Friday 13 April 2012, 08:34 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Sound ports

Friday 13 April 8:21:26 UTC 2012

Hi from England – seems that there are growing number of Luthiers who use sound ports in CGs. I have also built a CG using a sound port and it gives the player a whole new experience. What do you guys think? :discussion:Statistics: Posted by thomaskeith — Friday 13 April 2012, 08:21 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • Re: Torroba Burgalesa

Friday 13 April 8:14:43 UTC 2012

cool09 wrote:It's really not hard. A little stretching in a couple areas but it's a slow piece so you have time to plant your hand. I was glad I could play it. It's a really beautiful piece and fell in love with it after I heard Segovia play it on his "Favorite Spanish Encores" LP – you can hear lots … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Advice on buying a guitar • Re: A suitable nylon-string guitar for jazz performance

Friday 13 April 8:09:32 UTC 2012

You might consider the nylon string Taylor models. Although they may not be exceptional acoustically, they are more than adequate plugged in. Also, Lag Guitars have some models which would fit your needs. Good Luck!Statistics: Posted by stringman — Friday 13 April 2012, 08:09 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: How Do You Handle Butterflies?

Friday 13 April 8:00:23 UTC 2012

Nope.I suppose I'm probably wrong on the natural beta-blocker thing but for whatever reason, bananas seem to be effective in reducing performance anxiety.Statistics: Posted by Jeffrey.C — Friday 13 April 2012, 08:00 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Restarting in Norwich

Friday 13 April 7:44:35 UTC 2012

Just east. Near the end of the southern bypass.Statistics: Posted by stevec — Friday 13 April 2012, 07:44 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: No footstool/support

Friday 13 April 7:37:40 UTC 2012

Hi Ken I'm looking forward too! All the payments are in dollars via paypal.Thank you!DerekStatistics: Posted by Derek Gripper — Friday 13 April 2012, 07:37 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: Right hand fingering – overuse of 'a'

Friday 13 April 7:12:29 UTC 2012

Yes, it's seems essential to aim towards developing equal strength in all fingers. I used to do sweat inducing exercises to develop finger independence and strength when I was playing the piano a lot. I remember, it used to drive me quite nuts at times! With the guitar, before I focused my practice, I was 'noodling around' a lot, and … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Hello

Friday 13 April 6:54:55 UTC 2012

CheersI am surprised it took me so long to find this place – but it looks excellent. I will take it bit by bit, but hope I have found a home.Statistics: Posted by dslippy — Friday 13 April 2012, 06:54 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Segovia criticism – secrets people don't want you to kno

Friday 13 April 6:06:48 UTC 2012

It sounded to me as if the OP was posting about his disalusion on finding that Segovia was just a man. Hence the St Nick/Easter Bunny comment. And in the Video I watched about the changed fingerings, Segovia first said Ok that's for you and didn't get irritated about it until the guy started playing and his fingerings had not … [Link]

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

Friday 13 April 5:54:40 UTC 2012

I took those pictures with my crappy phone and now it is cloudy and the pictures come out fuzzy and dark. 1. The back side is just a flat board that is stiff and wide enough to give a base. Rounded ends and edges to keep from damaging the string, a few passes with a half-round rasp where the joint … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Self-Promotion • Re: SELF PROMOTION BULLETIN BOARD: Apr 11, 2012

Friday 13 April 5:43:06 UTC 2012

Bulletin Board last updated Apr 12, 2012Statistics: Posted by Hans W — Friday 13 April 2012, 05:43 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Search for classical guitar sheet music • Re: Ferrabosco's Ayres (1609)

Friday 13 April 5:24:41 UTC 2012

aha. Thanks. I've cleaned up the midi file for "so, so, leave off…" and i should be able to use it. I can't seem to find a downloadable copy of the facsimile but i'll take another look when I have a chance.Statistics: Posted by Brian Brock — Friday 13 April 2012, 05:24 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Members' Compositions • Brown, Ken; The Long March

Friday 13 April 5:22:23 UTC 2012

This is a Celtic influenced piece that I composed a few months ago. Not the best recording but I thought I would share it anyway. I hope you enjoy it.Statistics: Posted by Kenbobpdx — Friday 13 April 2012, 05:22 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Segovia criticism – secrets people don't want you to kno

Friday 13 April 5:03:29 UTC 2012

Not many believe that The evolution of CG began nor ended with Segovia. I don't think he even thought that himself (Although he may have been arrogant). As far as references to him and his work goes, I don't hear him mentioned more than say Sor or Tarrega. He did contribute a lot of transcriptions to the repertoire, perhaps more … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Luthiers, Classical Guitar Makers • Re: To volute or not to volute?

Friday 13 April 4:46:13 UTC 2012

When the Spanish started making guitars they copied the northern Europeans (Germans and French) who had used the "V" joint with the accompanying volute to join necks to pegheads on their 5 course guitars of the 17th century.When the Spanish made the "V" however it was simply carved into a neck and peghead which had been joined by the use … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Greetings from Iowa

Friday 13 April 4:39:26 UTC 2012

Alan,Thank you for welcoming me:)))Statistics: Posted by Neptune — Friday 13 April 2012, 04:39 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Greetings from Iowa

Friday 13 April 4:35:35 UTC 2012

Herb, Nice to hear you visited us. What guitar did you get? I love Cedar Falls btw:)) Lots of good memories in that town!Let me know next time you come to visit the shop:) I teach mon-thurs:)))Statistics: Posted by Neptune — Friday 13 April 2012, 04:35 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Greetings from Iowa

Friday 13 April 4:32:09 UTC 2012

Neptune wrote:My name is Daniel……I am from Des Moines, Iowa USA…… I was most fortunate to have Ye Olde Guitar Shoppe as one of my educators in the world of classical guitar. Paul, the owner has been such an influence to us all here……. I am currently preparing for a concert. In practice mode and it feels nice:)Welcome, Daniel! I … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our favourite websites • Re: McGill University Guitar class recital

Friday 13 April 3:18:43 UTC 2012

The recital was held in Tanna Schulich hall…incredible warm sound…I enjoyed the whole program…even the pieces that were quite demanding of the listener…ie: Berkeley variations, and Brouwer variations on Reinhardt…One pleasant surprise was a player announcing he would not do the Nocturne by Hétu, but instead the Sakura variations…He gave a very convincing performance. Interestingly, he played the least expensive … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our favourite websites • Re: Dose of Drama

Friday 13 April 3:18:08 UTC 2012

Whoa! It looks like someone could get hurt in a scenario like that. But I guess they're all highly trained.I had a bit of drama myself, just today. I was driving in a quite neighborhood and was passing an auto parts store. Suddenly, a young man came running across the street right in front of my car! I had to … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Segovia criticism – secrets people don't want you to kno

Friday 13 April 2:55:18 UTC 2012

I can't listen to Segovia because of his tone and his botched rubato.Granted, some early recordings have great phrasing and show impressive technical ability – you just have to pick an choose (kinda like Horowitz, I guess).And some of his editing of composer's intentions – I don't know, I can't do that to someone's music. Maybe that was the zeitgeist.But, … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • Re: Piece too difficult

Friday 13 April 2:52:43 UTC 2012

I could spend lots of time trying to get La Catedral or Sor B-flat Barre study or Sor Studies #17 or #12 (Segovia ed.) right w/o any hiccups. But something just for pleasure could be a Luis Milan Pavan or a Carcassi study or Sor Studies #1 or #3. Those easier pieces kind of make it worth it to stick … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Segovia criticism – secrets people don't want you to kno

Friday 13 April 2:48:41 UTC 2012

Jackson Hewitt wrote:Wow, I'm underwhelmed with the Segovia bashing. As several folks mentioned above, none of what the original poster posits is anything new. Segovia is what he is because he earned every inch of it, and all the bashing in the world isn't going to change that.I think this thread is really about that fact that he earned some … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Segovia criticism – secrets people don't want you to kno

Friday 13 April 2:45:15 UTC 2012

robin loops wrote:To add to the bad news: Santa Claus doesn't exist either and neither is the Easter Bunny… It wasn't until he then played it horribly that he took issue with the changes.C'mon, MC had serious chops… Segovia never let the guy play and was just a big weenie. I can't dig his style anyway. I also think the … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar Classes • Re: Torroba Burgalesa

Friday 13 April 2:42:27 UTC 2012

It's really not hard. A little stretching in a couple areas but it's a slow piece so you have time to plant your hand. I was glad I could play it. It's a really beautiful piece and fell in love with it after I heard Segovia play it on his "Favorite Spanish Encores" LP – you can hear lots of … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Segovia criticism – secrets people don't want you to kno

Friday 13 April 2:38:38 UTC 2012

Richard Christie wrote:Before Chapdelaine had played a note he had effectively thrown Segovia's advice back in Segovia's face by ditching the fingerings. Segovia may have behaved with ill grace but there are two sides to that incident.I dunno, I don't think changing fingering is throwing anything in Segovia's face. Look at how different their hands are. Why could not have … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Fernando Sor • Re: Sor, Fernando; op.44/11 Andante – Video

Friday 13 April 2:24:52 UTC 2012

:bravo: Well done!! :okok: I was wondering about that 13th measure, too. I couldn't reach it. The 15th measure is tricky, too. You have a pull off with the G to the F# and playing the open A with the F# at the right time. :chaud: This is a piece that I had to walk away from and told myself that this wasn't … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Our recordings of Fernando Sor • Re: Sor, Fernando; op.35/04 – Video

Friday 13 April 2:20:55 UTC 2012

Thanks Keme.Statistics: Posted by glassynails — Friday 13 April 2012, 02:20 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Segovia criticism – secrets people don't want you to kno

Friday 13 April 0:45:54 UTC 2012

Let's face it, Segovia influenced the CG world much more than anybody else in the 20th century. He built the CG world the way he saw it. There were many brilliant players and composers, but is this his fault that he was the only one with guts to push for the goal?There is no need to build a cult of … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Classical Guitar technique • Re: How Do You Handle Butterflies?

Friday 13 April 0:36:45 UTC 2012

Eat a banana or two before playing. Bananas have natural beta-blockers in them.Statistics: Posted by Jeffrey.C — Friday 13 April 2012, 00:36 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Self-Promotion • Re: New website

Friday 13 April 0:26:21 UTC 2012

Hi Grant,Your website is really beautiful and well laid out. I know that folks will enjoy visiting it as much as I did.Kay :sorride:Statistics: Posted by KeMe — Friday 13 April 2012, 00:26 am [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Greetings from Alberta, Canada

Friday 13 April 0:20:59 UTC 2012

Hello Classical canuk,Welcome to the Delcamp Forum. It’s wonderful that you found us and have joined with our community of classical guitarists. :discussion: Our members are very friendly so please feel free to join any discussions that are of interest to you and to start new ones. I look forward to seeing you around the forum.Kay :sorride:Statistics: Posted by KeMe — Friday … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Hello from an amateur guitarist

Friday 13 April 0:18:33 UTC 2012

Hello Dillan,Welcome to the Delcamp Forum. It’s wonderful that you found us and have joined with our community of classical guitarists. :discussion: We have a wealth of knowledge within our members who are always very happy to help answer any questions that you may have. I’m glad that you are here and I look forward to seeing you around the forum.Kay … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Hello from Michigan

Friday 13 April 0:16:57 UTC 2012

Hello Burke,Welcome to the Delcamp Forum. Our members are very friendly so please feel free to join any discussions that are of interest to you and to start new ones. Mr. Delcamp has recently made classical guitar lessons available to forum members. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn classical guitar from one of the most knowledgeable classical guitar teachers … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Introduce yourself • Re: Just starting

Friday 13 April 0:14:52 UTC 2012

Hi Vassily,Welcome to Delcamp. It’s wonderful that you found us and have joined with our community of classical guitarists. :discussion: Our members are very friendly so please feel free to join any discussions that are of interest to you and to start new ones. Learning to play classical guitar is a lifetime process. It will be easier and faster with a … [Link]

Classical Guitar » Public Space • Re: Segovia criticism – secrets people don't want you to kno

Friday 13 April 0:04:26 UTC 2012

Andres Segovia was an influential guitarist during his lifetime……we all stand on his shoulders to some degree. The extreme views about him are all just…….silliness, IMO. Guitar and guitar music are much bigger than any one individual.Statistics: Posted by riffmeister — Friday 13 April 2012, 00:04 am [Link]

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