"Thanks so much Frank! Glad you enjoyed the EP as well. The guitar is a custom classical guitar built by Lubos Naprstek :) here is a link to his webpage. http://www.lubosnaprstek.com/ Great to meet you Frank!"
"Awesome work Brandon! And I agree using the "p" definitely brings those voices out front and maintains a more prominent rhythm versus using the "i". Recently got my hands on your "Timeless Moments" excellent !!! What is…"
"Thanks Joseph for your comments. :) This is actually the grand finale of a four movement Theme and Variations. The other three variations are exactly as you described :) Trust me this piece was written for a good friend of…"
"Very nice. I would like to hearth same piece slowed down, and "balanced" with tonal phrases, and volume projection differentiations...
The clarity and moderation are powerful, but almost too "performed" to capture me…"
Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Music teacher
How many years have you been playing guitar?
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Nylon-string guitar, Electric guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Lubos Naprstek Rodrigo Rodriguez model concert classical guitar ( cedar / Brazilian rosewood)
Del Langejans MC-6 classical with LR Baggs I-mix system
( Douglas Fur/ Hondorus Mahogany)
Robert Mattingly concert classical 660 scale ( Spruce/ Indian rosewood)
Adams Strat style custom electric two pearly gate humbukers with split coil. Gibson scale neck ( Alder )
PRS Santana SE model
Cordoba gypsy jazz guitar
I am a guitar composer so I try to bring a little bit of every style and influence into my compositions. I play classical and jazz mainly, but I also enjoy playing rock ,fusion, funk, and blues
I have been studying gypsy jazz for the last three years as well.
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
Brandon, I teach all styles of guitar for a living as well as bass and drums. I'm glad they're are others around making a living from what they love. It's also cool that you're into a wide range of styles. My favourite guitarists are Paco de Lucia, Al de Meola, John Petrucci (Dream Theatre) and also Phil Keaggy. I've just put up some tunes from my cd on my page if you have time to check them out. Cheers, Tim.
Thanks for the friend invite. I grew up on classical guitar and teach it occasionally when a student wants it. I have a student who made it into one of the top classical guitar schools in the country (Australia), credit mostly to him because he was a gun. My original style is a mix of classical/flamenco/folk/blues ideas but all flatpicked because that's what I spend most of my time doing, teaching students to use a pick, so I dont get much of a chance to do any sort of fingerstyle. Regards, Tim.