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

Started by FloridaGull. Last reply by FloridaGull Apr 28.

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 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,

Clive

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 :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQdbW5Kc544&list=UU4o3o77IhU6c8...

Kind regards, Clive Davies

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

Hmmmmm...

Thanks!

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.

m

Comment by FloridaGull on February 6, 2014 at 1:49pm

Hmm - the guitar that is getting the Pro-Arte lightly-polished set (Walden N610CE) has a solid Englemann top and laminate rosewood back and sides - perhaps I'll try the composite first...

I'm trying the coated EXP's because I don't want to change the strings on the all-laminate ones so often...and the Lucida is the lab guitar... ;-)

Comment by Michael S. Jackson on February 6, 2014 at 12:54pm

Depends on the guitar. I have one that likes the composite (Hauser with rosewood sides and back; englemann spruce on top) but all my other guitars like the plain old plastic. Try both and let me know what you think.

m

 

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