Category Archives: Philosophy

“You don’t choose the guitar…

…you fall in love with it.” ~Manuel Barrueco

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Classical Guitar Helping Kids in Trouble

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The Restaurant Gig

I was nineteen years old, playing in a wine cellar. I’d spent two hours bringing the audience to this point — chatting them up, telling stories about the composers, mixing in a Classical Gas here and a Jobim number there. … Continue reading

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The Joy of Music

In an online discussion the other day, a guitar teacher said about one of his young students: “I’ll be nagging her to find something new and worthy to say about these works. After all, what’s the point of merely repeating … Continue reading

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The Chaconne

In 1935, Segovia premiered his milestone transcription of Bach’s Chaconne and vaulted the classical guitar into the realm of “serious” instruments. In 1955, he recorded it. Thanks to Segovia, we classical guitarists feel like we own a little piece of … Continue reading

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