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by Miguel Saldivar, GSI


(August 8, 1929-September 13, 2001)

August 8, 1929, was a day that left a significant imprint on the history of contemporary guitar pedagogy. It was on this day that a great teacher, author, performer, arranger, and transcriber was born.

Frederick McNeill Noad was born in Blankenburg, Belgium, and grew up in the rural village of Eversley, in England. Although he was originally trained in the violin and the piano, he took up the guitar in his teens; first as a flamenco player, and eventually as a classical player.

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