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Favorite American Guitar solos

When I think of South American music, I think of Leo Brouwer (Cuba), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), Heitor Villa Lobos (Brazil) – when I think of North American music, I think of J.S. Sagreras (Mexico), Andrew York (US) and many other contemporary and modern composers that have written some of the most distinguished and game changer […]

10 String Classical Guitar & Narciso Yepes

Even though 10 string guitars are not very popular among classical guitarists, playing a 10 string guitar can bring some advantages to the classical guitar world, a wider range is the most remarkable one. Moreover, on a standard guitar, guitarists face some so called “unusual fingering” sooner or later. But on a 10 string guitar, […]

The Transformative Power of Classical Music

I would like to share with you this wonderful TED presentation by Benjamin Zander, about “the transformative power of classical music”. Since 1979, Benjamin Zander has been the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic. He is known around the world as both a guest conductor and a speaker on leadership — and he’s been known to […]

Music Suggestion No. 3

The third music suggestion is a 15th century (Renaissance) work, called “L’homme armé Mass” (The armed man Mass) written in 1460s by Guillaume Du Fay. “The Story of Music (part 4)” post talks about this era and the composer more. “L’homme armé” was used so widely by the composers of the Renaissance era, and that’s […]

Music Suggestion No. 2

The second music suggestion is a late 13th century dance song in genre of troubadour dance (as talked about in “The story of music part 2” and “The story of music part 3“), called Kalenda maya (The first of May) by Raimbaut de Vaqueiras. It has a strophic poem text and the familiar ABC musical […]

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The Art of Performance & beyond

It’s a long road toward an ideal performance. What makes a performance academically ideal could be defined and listed (in fact it is defined and listed). One may argue that it can be reached through analysis, practice, interpretation, etc., and of course it takes time. Therefore, it is not a mystery! But what makes a […]