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La Patrie classical guitars - screwed-on bridge? 2 Replies

Started by FloridaGull. Last reply by FloridaGull Apr 28, 2014.

Arm Rests 4 Replies

Started by Michael S. Jackson. Last reply by Michael S. Jackson Oct 18, 2013.

Andre's Segovia In Portrait

Started by Michael S. Jackson Oct 12, 2013.

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Comment by FloridaGull on June 10, 2016 at 6:26pm

OK - let's try this - -   (rofl)

Gotta fine-tune it yet, of course... 

Check it out!    :))

It is Acoustic Guitar Cabin because Acoustic Guitar Spoken Here wouldn't fit...   ;)

Comment by Pascal Proust on December 21, 2014 at 4:02pm

Hi all classical guitarists!

If some of you enjoy playing chamber music, here is a link to an arrangement I've written for flute, violin and guitar of classic Scott Joplin rag The Easy Winners :

It's my first published arrangement, and further more will follow up. Enjoy and spread the word around the world! :)

Comment by Clive Davies on May 30, 2014 at 10:58pm

Such valued comments! Thank you Michael and David, your words inspire me to write more classical / jazz variations in this way!

Warm regards from Spain,


Comment by David Pelham on May 30, 2014 at 12:50pm

Very creative and distinctly modern, but listenable and fun with plenty of regard for the original.  Deftly done!

Comment by Michael S. Jackson on May 30, 2014 at 11:28am

Clive -

Thank you, so much for posting that. I really liked your variations. I enjoy doing my own variations also and love to come up with beginnings and endings for every piece I know. The melodiy within melody and contra lines your employ show not only understanding of the music you "linked together" but also great love for what you are doing. You are quite an accomplished musician... you inspire!

Thanks again - m

Comment by Clive Davies on May 30, 2014 at 8:36am

Packington's Pound

Many student guitarists will have found this delightful piece ascribed to Francis Cutting.

It inspired me to write some variations, here's the video link of me playing them

- I'd love to hear your views on it :

Kind regards, Clive Davies

Comment by Michael S. Jackson on February 18, 2014 at 4:37pm



Comment by FloridaGull on February 18, 2014 at 11:28am
Now, I wouldn't put these on my only classical - they do not provide a true classical sound - however, I have other classicals with "regular" strings, and wanted to try something different. I like them - they provide much more sparkly highs - which the regular nylon trebles sometimes lack...
Comment by FloridaGull on February 18, 2014 at 11:20am
OK - the best laid plans of mice and men oft do go astray... ;-)
I finally put the John Pierce strings on the Cordoba C5 last night - haven't had time to do any others yet... :-(
I'm glad I put them on the C5 - with the cedar top. To me, I feel they'd be a tad too bright on a spruce-topped classical. They sound like a cross between a steel-string set and a typical classical set.
Comment by Michael S. Jackson on February 6, 2014 at 2:23pm

Good plan.

The composite string - in my experience - stays in tune better, is crisper and more responsive. Not as warm. See what you think.



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