Countdown! The 5 Most Read Stories from 2015

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 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


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


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


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


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’


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.


Make sure you don’t miss anything in 2016 – sign up for our free e-mail newsletter now!