Monthly Archives: February 2011

Baroque Ornamentation on Guitar

Guitarist Nataly Makovskaya performs Ground in C-minor by William Croft (1678 – 1727), an English composer and organist. Richard Yates has transcribed into standard notation the ornaments as performed on this video. He provides the score on his website (free). … Continue reading

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Legendary Guitar Heroes

No, not those heroes, THESE heroes: Wendelin Tieffenbrucker David Tecchler Matteo Sellas Giacomo (Jacob) Ertel Antonio Stradivari Gennaro Fabricatore Nicòla Turturro Mario Maccaferri John D’Angelico James D’Aquisto …and others. These are some of the guitar makers featured in Guitar Heroes: … Continue reading

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Julian Orbon – Danza with Drums

This is cool. Bill Harris composed and performed this accompaniment to the Danza from Orbon’s great Preludio y Danza for classical guitar, as performed (brilliantly) by classical guitarist Manuel Barrueco on his recording Brouwer, Villa-Lobos & Orbon.

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Vicente Amigo – Bolero de Vicente

Flamenco guitarist Vicente Amigo.

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Jennifer Lopez Connects

J-Lo? What’s she got to do with guitar playing? Here’s a great remark from Jennifer Lopez to American Idol contestant James Durbin, as observed by New York Times Arts Beat blogger Jon Caramanica: “You go away when you sing,” Ms. … Continue reading

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