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We have for you some new videos of our friend and a GSI veteran, Taso Comanescu. Taso is a phenomenal player and we’re always impressed by his ability to develop an individual approach to each guitar only after a few minutes of warming up on them!Continue Reading
New videos of Taso Comanescu are published on our GSI YouTube channel (SUBSCRIBE)! This time, our good friend Taso recorded 4 of the 12 Preludes (Nos. 1, 2, 4 and 6) by Manuel María Ponce (1882-1948). These are incredibly charming, albeit short pieces (around 1-minute long each), but each one presents a broad range of colors and dynamic levels, which makes them perfect miniatures for easy consumption. We recommend you check them out!Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
You can now watch the complete performance of Manuel de Falla’s ‘Suite Populaire Espagnole’ by Taso Comanescu and cellist Yoshika Masuda on our YouTube channel (SUBSCRIBE)! This arrangement of the composition is based on Maurice Maréchal’s arrangement for cello and piano – which is itself modeled on Paul Kochanski and Falla’s arrangement for piano and violin. Originally named ‘Siete canciones populares españolas’ (“Seven Spanish Folksongs”) for voice and piano, it was later retitled ‘Suite Populaire Espagnole’, which is what we’ll call it, in its instrumental form (perhaps fancier in French). You may be wondering why there are only 6 videos and 6 guitars in them rather than “siete” (7); that’s because the instrumental arrangement omits song two and reorders them as follows: “El Paño Moruno”, “Nana”, “Canción”, “Polo”, “Asturiana” and “Jota”. Yoshika sounds amazing with such a nice cello, and we think Taso chose great guitars to compliment it; first up is a 2005 Fritz Ober, then a 2016 François Leonard, a historic 1912 Enrique Garcia, a 1971 Manuel de la Chica, a 2009 Tobias Berg and last but not least a 2017 Paolo Coriani.Continue Reading
We have another great video of Taso Comanescu and his duo partner, cellist Yoshika Masuda. Here they play El Paño Moruno, the first movement from from Manuel de Falla’s Suite Populaire Espagnole, with Taso playing a gorgeous 2005 Fritz Ober guitar in spruce and CSA rosewood. And be sure to also check out their video of Astor Piazzolla’s Tanti Anni Prima.
Our good friend Taso Comanescu came by with his friend, cellist Yoshika Masuda, and they recorded some beautiful pieces for us, starting with Taso’s arrangement of Astor Piazzolla’s Tanti Anni Prima, with Taso playing a lovely 2016 Francois Leonard guitar in cedar and Indian rosewood. That guitar is sold, but we have a new spruce and maple guitar from Leonard in stock right now.