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Seattle class of '73
Cathy Zobel, Anne Bergsma, Molly Sloan, Gae James; 
Photo by Bob French
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Links & Resources

Music Forte:
Music Forte is a list of links to a wide variety of music and music education sites

Ultimate Guide to Classical Guitars and Lutes:
The lute has been a part of instrumental music since the Renaissance and Baroque eras. The lute was extremely popular until the 1800ís. Then in the 1900ís the interest of the lute was revived. During this time musicians built lutes similar to the construction of classical guitars. Classical guitars are not guitars named for only classical repertoire. Classical guitars are early guitars of the same eras of the lute and more. The lute and the modern classical guitar hold similarities such as the finger style technique. The classical guitar also spanned across the classical, romantic, and modern periods.

Classical Guitar Forum:
A Classical Guitar community where all levels of enthusiasts can share
advise, experiences, techniques, methods and performances.


A&R Company

TAXI:  
The world's leading independent A&R company helping unsigned bands, artists and songwriters get record deals, publishing deals and placement in films and TV Shows.


Individual Home Pages

Classical Guitar Review
An online publication dedicated to the classical guitar with a range of articles, reviews, player profiles and other resources.

Laurindo Almeida
This is a link to the NEW and OFFICIAL Laurindo Almeida Web Site.  Five time Grammy Award winner, Laurindo Almeida, now offers a web site of his many accomplishments over the years.  Music, CD's, Books, Links and a lot of memories.  Owned and operated by his wife Didi Almeida (Soprano Deltra Eamon).  Lots of music and memories.  Check this one out, you won't be sorry.

The Classical Guitar Home Page
John Phillip Dimick was one of the first and best to make a net home for the classical guitar. His site has evolved extensively with time and includes flamenco links as well. He also hosts the Segovia mailing list. Be sure to visit

Elliott Randall
Much interesting information, including a valuable series of essays by sound and MIDI guru Craig Anderton.

Juliet Waugh Home Page
Juliet Waugh Classical Guitar Tutor and Fylde Coast Agent for Cedar Box Guitars
Thornton Cleveleys Lancashire.  Registered RGT Teacher.

Katunori Shiota's Classical Guitar Page in Japan
A fascinating and wide-ranging presentation. Be sure to visit the Guitar Cultural Hall, which houses a guitar collection based on that of by Manuel Diaz Cano; also a range of guitars by Marcelino Lopez.

Matthew Greif's Home Page
Matthew Greif's debut CD is a musical feast which blurs the line between classical and jazz. His performance of Koyunbaba is exceptional.

Naftali Lahav
An interesting composer and educator in Israel.

Sonia Michelson
Sonia has created a new approach to teaching young children the classical guitar


On Line Instruction

Solo Performer
Some interesting instruction, arrangements, legal and practical information about the music world.


Publishers

Music Sales Ltd., London
This company publishes my Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Romantic anthologies. They also distribute my instruction books in the U.K.. They also have the new Chester anthologies.

Hal Leonard Online
Hal Leonard are distributors in the US for the Schirmer items mentioned above.

Midi Classics
Phil Sabatine publishes many items for the guitarist, including MIDI tracks for several of my books. These are useful for play-along practice since they can be slowed down without changing pitch

Editions Orphee
Matanya Ophee's extensive site with details of his guitar and lute publications, also a magazine section. There is much fascinating material to browse here.

Classical Guitar Magazine
Maurice Summerfield's fine magazine devoted to the classical guitar.


Guitar Makers and Suppliers

Guitarras Alvarez

Guitar Salon International
Guitar Salon International offers one of the largest selections of concert, classical, and flamenco guitars in the world.

Digital Revolution/Bird of Paradise
Capos to surprise and delight

Just Strings
Strings for guitar, lute, gamba and many other instruments.


Lute Pages

The Lute Society of America Page Much of interest, including how to download the catalog of their extensive microfilm collection.

Wayne Cripps Homepage
Wayne Cripps' colourful lute page, with many interesting links, pictures of lutes etc..

Arto Wikla's Music Page
"I especially enjoy playing continuo (improvising harmonic texture on a written bass line, an example ) for a singer or a melody instrument player. That's why I wrote a small manual for those, who want to start this tremendous art: Basics of the basics of lute continuo (in PostScript). " Download it from his site.

 


Research

The International Guitar Research Archive
A most interesting site both for content and presentation from Prof. Ronald Purcell and team at Cal. State University, Northridge.

 


Guitar Societies

The Guitar Foundation of America Homepage
Much interesting information, including how to join, how to get back issues of Soundboard etc.

The Classical Guitar Society of Northern Colorado
Lists several Societies in Colorado

The Tidewater (Virginia) Classical Guitar Society The Tidewater Classical Guitar Society is a nonprofit arts organization founded in 1984 to provide cultural and educational opportunities to those interested in the classical guitar. The Society programs a season of seven performances (with 5 repeated at another venue) by many of the world's best known and most outstanding guitarists and lutenists. Mandolin and balalaika have also been featured.

The Baltimore Classical Guitar Society
About the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society... The Baltimore Classical Guitar Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art of the classical guitar. The Society's aims include promoting the awareness of the classical guitar, organizing performances for local schools and retirement communities, publishing a classical guitar newsletter, and organizing classical guitar concerts and competitions.

Ealing Guitar Society (United Kingdom)
Ealing Guitar Society was conceived as a result of discussions which emerged from an Adult Education class on classical guitar.  The official launch of the Society was in 1969 and has since met consistently on a monthly basis.  Come visit us!

Guitar Society of Las Vegas
The mission of the Las Vegas Guitar Society shall have as its specific and primary purpose to assist in the promotion, education, and appreciation of the acoustic guitar.


Sheet Music

Guitar Solo Publications
One of the most comprehensive sources for guitar sheet music and books.

Glen Weiser
This interesting and elegant site is a source for Celtic music. Some free downloads are available.



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