Posts from ‘Guitar Demonstrations’

Mar
14

Our friends at www.EliteGuitarist.com have just released a great tutorial of the familiar Malagueña. Check out the in-depth, note-for-note tutorial from EliteGuitarist. Malagueña is one of the most recognizable Spanish tunes for the classical guitar and an immediate favorite of audiences. In spite of its simple melody, the piece presents great opportunities to improve your right hand technique. You will learn how to play triplets, rasqueados, and many other exciting techniques. Check out the rest of the note for note tutorials at www.EliteGuitarist.com. For this recording Tavi Jinariu played a 2001 John Weissenrieder “Garcia” guitar

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Mar
04

Irina Kulikova paid us all a nice visit recently, and she picked three fantastic guitars on which to play the three movements of “Sonatina” by Federico Moreno Torroba. She plays the first movement on a 2010 Pepe Romero Jr. made with a spruce top and cypress back and sides, the second movement on a powerful 1961 Arcangel Fernandez, and the third movement on a 2005 Manuel Contreras II “Double Top” that has a very classic Spanish character, which is fitting to the overall sentiment of the final movement.

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Feb
14

*Update: All five of TY’s performances are now available on the GSI YouTube channel.

Our good friend TY Zhang recently visited Los Angeles as part of his North American concert tour, the coveted prize awarded each year to the recent GFA competition winner. We were thrilled when TY was able to stop by and share his incredible virtuosity and musicality on a few of our favorite guitars in the showroom right now. Below are five videos from him performing both “Tuhu” by Roland Dyens and “Sonata K. 53” by Scarlatti on a 2003 Greg Smallman, “Shindler’s List” by filmscore composer John Williams on a 1912 Enrique Garcia, “Valseana” by Sergio Assad on a 2017 Jose Vigil as well as Astor Piazzolla’s “Primavera Portena” on a 2018 Zoran Kuvac. These are all of the five videos TY shot for us, but stay tuned for more in the future!

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Feb
11

We’ve seen Florian Blochinger grow more and more as a guitar player and luthier over the years. Here’s a little taste of the music he’s played in our showroom as well as some of the guitars he’s built for us so that you too can see Florian through the years.

Francisco Tárrega ‘Capricho arabe’                                     Francisco Tárrega ‘Lagrima’
Torroba ‘Romance de los pinos’                                         Francisco Tárrega ‘Adelita’
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Feb
08

The Spanish Classical Guitar Maestro, Pepe Romero, has come by our showroom on various occasions to showcase many interesting guitars – some by his son Pepe Jr. and others of noteworthy history or detail in their build. We’re glad to have such a great friend in Pepe Romero Sr. and to be as involved in his continued work with the guitar as he is with ours.

Joaquin Turina ‘Sevillana’                                            Francisco Tárrega ‘Mazurka’
Francisco Tárrega ‘Mazurka’                                        In Conversation About Pine
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Jan
31

As many of you are aware, we’re big fans of the Park Brothers here at GSI. Alex and Wesley have been coming into the showroom and blowing us away for just about as long as we can remember. Most recently they joined us for our incredible night of performers at the “Scott Tennant & Friends” celebration where they treated our audience to a set of beautiful traditional works (videos coming soon!)

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Jan
30

We’re big fans of Alex Tsiboulski and the music he shares with all of us. Check out his updated collection of videos he’s filmed here in our showroom so far.

Chrystian Dozza ‘Etude #1’                                            Chrystian Dozza ‘Etude #2’
Bach ‘Prelude from Cello Suite 1’                                   Bach ‘Minuet I & II from Cello Suite 1’
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Jan
24

This week, we’ve got more from Sondre Hoymer for you, this time on an incredible 1930 Hermann Hauser I “Llobet.” We’ve already shared a few sensational demonstrations of this guitar from Celil Refik Kaya and Eleftheria Katzia, and Sondre continues its streak of excellent players!

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Jan
17

We are always happy campers when Ukranian-born / Austrialian-based classical guitar phenom Alex Tsiboulski drops by the GSI showroom! In addition to his brilliantly expressive playing, Alex’s repertoire is always a refreshing mix of traditional along with a little something new, often from Brazilian composer and guitarist Chrystian Dozza.

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Jan
08

This week, we have the last videos from our memorable shoot with the Fareed Haque Group. Here Fareed and the boys play two pieces from outside the classical repertoire: “Creep” by the English rock band Radiohead and “Simbi” by Haitian-American guitarist Frantz Casséus.

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