Posts from ‘EliteGuitarist’

Mar
24

We at GSI have partnered with EliteGuitarist.com to offer you 30 Days of FREE Guitar Lessons. This is our own version of a care package in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 international crisis seems to have disrupted every aspect of our lives, but it shouldn’t be allowed to put a damper on our enjoyment of the guitar and music. We hope these premium guitar lesson packages below will brighten your outlook during these challenging times, and we hope they make the following weeks a bit easier to get through. Let’s make the most of this situation, (wash our hands please!), grab our guitars and learn some new music whether it’s your first time on the guitar or your 5th year in. Stay safe, and happy learning!

—> Make sure to sign up before April 1st to take advantage of the full 30-Day offer! <—

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Jan
24

Learn to play flamenco guitar with comprehensive lessons from flamenco greats such as Ricardo Marlow, Antonio Rey, El Amir, Jose Tanaka and Vahagni. See the complete Flamenco catalog here. Plus, check out the rest of the comprehensive classical, flamenco and jazz guitar lessons developed by our friends at www.EliteGuitarist.com.

Flamenco guitarist Ricardo Marlow treats us to an exciting bulerias performance, which you can watch below, on the sharp, crisp-sounding 2019 Teodoro Perez “Flamenco Blanca” in spruce and cypress.

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Nov
20

This is one of the most beloved sonatas by Scarlatti transcribed for the classical guitar. Beyond the note-for-note tutorial you will also learn elements of Baroque interpretation, ornamentation & counterpoint. Learn to play this advanced-level sonata with the Elite Guitarist tutorial taught by Taso Comanescu. See the Full Tutorial for this Piece at: https://tinyurl.com/y452kzqa. For this lesson, Taso performs on a 2019 Masaki Sakurai “PC” SP/CSAR. Check out the comprehensive classical, flamenco and jazz guitar lessons developed by our friends at www.EliteGuitarist.com.

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Nov
08

Our friends from EliteGuitarist.com bring to you this performance and tutorial of “Spatter the Dew” – an Irish Slip jig geared towards the advanced players among us. With a plethora of techniques and demand for accurate speed, this piece will test the endurance of the most advanced of players. Check out the full note for note tutorial of this piece taught by Taso Comanescu on the EliteGuitarist website. In these videos, you can hear and watch Taso play on our 2019 Michel Belair “Hommage a Daniel Friederich” guitar.

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Aug
13

Amir John Haddad is one of the most recognizable names in the flamenco guitar world. He has recently joined our friends at EliteGuitarist.com as one of their instructors, alongside other flamenco greats like Antonio Rey, Jose Tanaka, Vahagni and Ricardo Marlow. Hermano Cortes is an emotive Solea perfectly matched with this 1971 Miguel Rodriguez flamenco guitar.

Check out Amir’s Solea lessons at EliteGuitarist and the comprehensive flamenco curriculum developed for students ranging from absolute beginners to the most advanced.

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Jun
17

Elite Guitarist: Flamenco Guitar Lessons with Amir John Haddad

Amir John Haddad is one of the most recognizable names in the flamenco guitar world. He has recently joined our friends at Elite Guitarist as one of their instructors, alongside other flamenco greats like Antonio Rey, Jose Tanaka and Vahagni. Dos Palomas Vuelan is an emotive ballad perfectly matched with this 1971 Manuel de la Chica flamenco guitar. Check out his flamenco guitar lessons at EliteGuitarist.com and the comprehensive flamenco curriculum developed for students ranging from absolute beginners to the most advanced.

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Jun
05

Our friends at EliteGuitarist.com have released a new tutorial of “Late at Night” recorded by Christina Sandsengen on a 2015 Federico Sheppard guitar. “Late at Night” by Sven Lundestad is a short composition, lyrical with jazzy overtones and a wonderful accessible melody. In this tutorial Christina Sandsengen will teach you how to play this piece both correctly and beautifully. Check out the soulful performance of this beautiful piece and the many other tutorials available at www.EliteGuitarist.com.

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May
21

Our friends from EliteGuitarist.com bring to you this performance and tutorial of Sergio Assad’s “Farewell”. The piece, played and taught here by Tavi Jinariu, is a deeply emotional one. Structured around repeating chord progressions and recurring motifs, “Farewell” provides ample opportunities for tonal and phrase explorations. Go to the next level in your musical interpretation as Tavi Jinariu explains his tonal, phrasing and fingering choices in this Elite Guitarist tutorial.

For the performance video, you can hear and watch Tavi play on our 2015 Federico Sheppard “Camino Dos Bocas” guitar.

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Apr
11

This performance and tutorial from EliteGuitarist.com is for Francisco Tárrega’s “Recuerdos de la Alhambra”, one of the most iconic pieces in the classical guitar repertoire. This piece is deeply evocative of the Spanish gardens of Alhambra and employs tremolo, a technique that is unique in its form to the guitar. Check out the note-for-note tutorial taught by Taso Comanescu and the full technique tutorial “Tremolo – A Comprehensive Approach.” For this video, Taso plays a beautiful 2017 German Vazquez Rubio Custom Elite, Rubio’s absolutely top-of-the-line model in spruce and African blackwood with stunning materials and workmanship.

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Mar
30

Our friends at www.EliteGuitarist.com have just released another tutorial of Bach’s Gavotte En Rondeau. Check out the in-depth, note-for-note tutorial from EliteGuitarist. Originally written for solo violin, Bach’s “Gavotte En Rondeau” has become a standard in the classical guitar repertoire. In this piece you will be able to improve your left hand slurs (hammer-on and pull-off) and overall dexterity, experiment with a variety of tonal colors and create phrasing variations. Check out the rest of the note for note tutorials at www.EliteGuitarist.com. For this recording Taso Comanescu played a 2018 Vladimir Druzhinin guitar.

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