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http://classicalguitarmagazine.com/video-pick-of-the-week-mak-grgic-plays-francesco-da-milanos-fantasia-xiii-on-a-meantone-guitar/

OK, I’m not a guy who can talk intelligently about “meantone temperament” and the unusually fretted necks like the one on the 1976 Daniel Friederich “experimental meantone guitar” in this video. That’s why God (or somebody) invented Wikipedia—better yet, do the deep dive into John Schneider’s spectacularly detailed book The Contemporary Guitar, or watch the fascinating […]

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All you (really) long-time readers of Classical Guitar might recognize the name Harvey Hope from the masthead of every issue of the magazine from September/October 1982 (#1!) though October 2002. Mr. Hope was originally listed as the “Historical Editor” for the magazine; later, “History Editor.” During his two-decade tenure with the magazines he wrote numerous […]

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http://classicalguitarmagazine.com/how-the-west-dean-guitar-festival-and-other-short-summer-guitar-programs-are-attracting-adults-and-young-people/

From the Fall 2017 issue of Classical Guitar | BY DAVID LUSTERMAN Teachers frequently tell young students that learning to make music prepares them for a lifetime of pleasure and exploration. All too often, though, the complexities and pressures of early adulthood intervene, music-making takes a back seat, and when the old guitar is finally retrieved […]

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http://classicalguitarmagazine.com/new-elizabethan-award-competition-announced-for-2018/

Here’s some exciting news that comes our way from the Musicians Company of the City of London, who have given out the Ivor Mairants Guitar Award for nearly two decades now: In July 2018 they will be honoring the winner of the group’s inaugural biennial New Elizabethan Award, bestowed on the winner of a competition […]

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The Koshkin Guitar Duo—Russians Asya Selyutina and Olga Kamornik—takes its name from the prolific contemporary Russian guitar composer Nikita Koshkin (b. 1956), who is perhaps best known for his Usher Waltz from 1984. Here, the two guitarists (both established players on their own) perform the third part of Koshkin’s wonderful five-part Cambridge Suite from 1994, […]

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http://classicalguitarmagazine.com/music-to-play-prelude-no-4-by-blue-yates/

From the Fall 2017 issue of Classical Guitar Click here to download a PDF of Prelude No. 4. We asked English guitarist/composer/teacher Blue Yates to tell us a bit about himself and the piece we’ve selected. My interest in classical guitar began when I heard Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez as a child. The music seemed […]

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http://classicalguitarmagazine.com/recent-releases-tuesday-albums-from-brasil-guitar-duo-maria-camitz-leif-hesselberg-and-duo-bohemico/

For the next few weeks, we’re breaking our usual bi-weekly Tuesday format of alternating glimpses at new CDs with new sheet music releases, simply because we have so many new CDs coming in we need to catch up a bit! So, here are some of the CDs that have come into the Classical Guitar office recently. We’ll have […]