Classical Guitar Insider

University of Wisconsin guitar professor, Elina Chekan, moved to the U.S. from Belarus, learned english, went to Yale, and is completing her Doctorate. I moved to Brooklyn last week and am struggling with a wall fixture from IKEA. 

Direct download: Elina_CHekan_Edit_1.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT

Grammy nominated recording engineer David Bowles takes time out from a three day lecture at NYU about spherical recording techniques and explains in scientific terms what I’ve been telling you hipsters for years: Records are not better than CD’s. Sorry Mustache Kid, you’ll have to find something else to spend your money on. Maybe hats? 

Direct download: DAvid_Bowles_Final_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

USC Professor and founding member of the Grammy winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Scott Tennant, talks about how William Kanengiser makes the the cutest little pancakes, how Andrew York is taking time off from the ensemble to invent an ethical dolphin saddle, and how John Dearman is changing his name to John Dearperson. 

Direct download: Scott_Tennant_Edit_1.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

July 16, 2015: Ryan’s Daughter 350 E. 85 St. New York, NY 10128 $15 comes with free drink. Party afterwards in the venue. 

Direct download: Concert_Promo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:34pm EDT

Gizem Gokoglu (not pronounced Gizem Gokoglu), a brilliant young composer from Turkey, explains how she had to choose between engineering and composition. I had to choose between working in mens’ suits at JC Penny and catering at birthday parties in Yonkers. 

Direct download: Gizem_Gokoglu_Final_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:13pm EDT

Juilliard Guitar Professor Tali Roth thinks I’m from Texas. I’m not from Texas everyone. I just struggle with my weight. I’m from California. 

Direct download: Tali_Roth_Final_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

With the instrumentation of an early European jazz ensemble, this group of fusion players reference Andalusia, Americana and Django Reinhardt. It's Django Unchained!  

Direct download: Amerinouche_Master_Edit_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

I hate Apple's recording software, but I love the head of University of Washington's guitar department, Michael Partington. Just pretend it's an NPR phone interview from 1993 and you should be fine. 

Direct download: Michael_Partington_Edit_2.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:19pm EDT

Bay Area guitarist Giacomo Fiore argues that new music is not too new and I ask Chris Roberts from the San Fransisco Examiner if it’s ethical for Fanfare to charge musicians for positive reviews. Spoiler alert: it’s not.

Direct download: Giocomo_Fiore_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:05pm EDT

EMI recording artist Xuefei Yang explains to me that China is a country that is not in Africa and that Africa is not a country either. USC Professor William Kanengiser comes on to talk about the new Los Angeles Guitar Quartet release, and I buy a chair for the park. 

Direct download: Fei_Yang_Fianl_for_Edit_volume.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT