This arrangement attempts to mimic the effect of the depressed sustain pedal on the piano by allowing adjacent notes, played on separate strings, to sound on together. Read More
Classical Guitar Albums: Thomas Athanaselos’ South American Journey; Italian and French Romantic Guitar from Pascal Valois
BY BLAIR JACKSON IguazúThomas Athanaselos(self-released) Just as mastering Bach seems to be a rite of passage (of sorts)...
In this trio arrangement by Stephen Kenyon, less experienced players will find this setting fits on the fingerboard without undue difficulty. Read More
This piece features an interesting mixture of chord textures for the less advanced player. Read More
May 29 is Isaac Albéniz’s birthday (he was born in 1860), so we honor him with our favorite...
The BBC broadcast this work played by Ricardo Viñes who was apparently Albéniz's favourite interpreter. Certain features are marked and should be given attention. Read More
Scale practice is commonly thought to have one essential function: the development of speed. But there is so much more to be gained from work on scales. Read More
May 17, 2021 marks the great and eccentric French composer Erik Satie‘s 155th birthday, so we salute him...
This fine Sonata is in the original key; the staccato indications were given on the keyboard version. Read More
Album Reviews: Emma Rush Celebrates 19th Century Women Composers; an Eclectic Outing from Andy Jurik
Emma Rush plays works by little-known 19th century women composers; and Andy Jurik takes on pieces by Ernesto Nazareth, The Beatles, Francis Poulenc and more. Read More