Monthly Archives: January 2011

New Tricks

Tom Poore, a 54-year-old classical guitar teacher (and editor of Aaron Shearer’s best-selling guitar method Learning the Classic Guitar, which I recommend to all), has an interesting project going on. He wants to improve his right-hand technique. He has a … Continue reading

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Seasick Steve

There’s a great guitar lesson here for any guitar player. In this beautiful example of “less is more,” Seasick Steve delivers the Hank Williams classic I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry. After that there’s a short documentary film the gives … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Guitar

These are pictures of a new guitar made by luthier Jeffrey Elliott for Portland guitarist David Bertman, who says they worked together on the design over a long period of time. Materials: Top: European Spruce Back and sides: European Maple … Continue reading

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The Emperor’s Song

The classic Narváez arrangement for solo vihuela of Josquin’s Mille Regretz (A Thousand Regrets). Luis de Narváez (fl.1530-1550) La Canción del Emperador from ‘Los seys libros del delphin (Valladolid, 1538) Performed by Hideki Yamaya, vihuela www.hyamaya.com A thousand regrets at … Continue reading

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