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Andrés Segovia blazed many trails for the modern classical guitarist, and one of them was a systematized approach to scale practice. We may take his scale set for granted today, but when he compiled and fingered his collection of scales, the young Segovia was demonstrating his visionary approach to the instrument along with an innovative […]

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http://classicalguitarmagazine.com/segovia-sunday-7-the-maestro-plays-fandanguillo-by-torroba/

Andrés Segovia and Spanish composer Federico Moreno Torroba (1891–1982) enjoyed a friendship and professional relationship for more than five decades; Segovia championed Toroba’s works and helped establish him in the guitar world. The Fandanguillo heard here was part one of Torroba’s Suite Castellana, written in 1926 and presented to Segovia, who recorded Fandanguillo for the […]

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http://classicalguitarmagazine.com/recent-album-releases-new-zealand-guitar-quartet-joel-karlsson-and-alan-rinehart/

Most weeks we take a peak at recent albums or sheet music releases. Here are three of the CDs that have come into the Classical Guitar office recently. If you have a CD you’d like to submit to us, here’s our address: Classical Guitar 501 Canal Blvd. suite J Richmond, CA 94804-3505 Some of the albums we […]

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http://classicalguitarmagazine.com/video-pick-of-the-week-gohar-vardanyan-plays-manolo-sanlucars-colombiana-de-bajo-guia/

Every video I’ve watched by Armenian-born guitarist Gohar Vardanyan has been sensational! It’s not surprising, then, to learn that she studied guitar with the likes of Antigoni Goni, Sharon Isbin, and Manuel Barrueco. In turn, she’s become a fine teacher herself, has written several books for Mel Bay, and offered lessons/tips through Strings By Mail […]

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From the Winter 2017 issue of Classical Guitar | BY JULIA CROWE Michael Newman and Laura Oltman have been playing together as the Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo for 40 years. In this time, they have expanded the duet repertoire through commissions from a number of prominent composers, in addition to serving as down-to-earth anchors […]

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http://classicalguitarmagazine.com/four-big-fat-books-of-music-sight-reading-contemporary-guitar-composers-of-the-americas-baroque-guitar-easy-preludes/

Generally when we write about sheet music books online, we’re talking about individual pieces or perhaps a set of pieces by the same composer. But we also receive larger method/ instructional books, which we tend not to review in the magazine but might be of interest to some of you out there. Here are four […]

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http://classicalguitarmagazine.com/segovia-sunday-6-the-maestro-plays-minuet-in-a-major-by-fernando-sor/

It’s difficult to picture the current president of the United States inviting a classical guitarist to perform at the White House (where the president lives). But in 1979, when Jimmy Carter was president, Andrés Segovia, age 86, was invited to perform in that stately and historic building. After all, it was Segovia! The video of […]