It’s been an exciting year in the world of classical guitar. As it comes to an end, we take a look back at the most read and shared stories on classicalguitarmagazine.com for 2015. Read them all here and get to know the music, musicians, and instruments that matter!

 

5. 5 Ways to Transition Successfully to Your Performance Phase

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We’ve all heard the old joke about how to get to Carnegie Hall. “Practice, practice, practice!”

 

4. Córdoba’s F7 Paco is a Versatile, Fun-to-Play Guitar

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I’m not necessarily a flamenco guitarist, but when I play some basic rasgueados and golpes on Córdoba’s F7 Paco, the sound is unmistakably Iberian.

 

3. The Recent Rise of Female Flamenco Guitarists

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Female guitarists—tocaoras—have existed only as a tiny, uncelebrated minority. Until now, that is.

 

2. Catching Up with Julian Bream: The Legendary Master Looks Back

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I think that the movement towards authentic instruments, such as we have witnessed in the last 30 years, has been a magnificent movement and as such it has changed the historical face of music forever.

 

1. George Sakellariou: ‘Toccata and Fugue in D minor’

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Here is Sakellariou performing Bach’s ‘Toccata and Fugue in D minor’ (BWV 565), a piece that has become a fixture in haunted houses and spooky cinema.

 

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