Seattle class of '73
Cathy Zobel, Anne Bergsma, Molly
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Links & Resources
Music Forte is a list of links to a wide variety of music and music
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.
A Classical Guitar community where all levels of enthusiasts can share
advise, experiences, techniques, methods and performances.
leading independent A&R company helping unsigned bands, artists and
songwriters get record deals, publishing deals and placement in films and
Individual Home Pages
An online publication dedicated to the classical guitar with a range of
articles, reviews, player profiles and other resources.
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
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
Much interesting information, including a valuable series of essays by
sound and MIDI guru Craig Anderton.
Waugh Home Page
Juliet Waugh Classical Guitar Tutor and Fylde Coast Agent for Cedar
Thornton Cleveleys Lancashire. Registered RGT Teacher.
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.
An interesting composer and educator in Israel.
Sonia has created a new approach to teaching young children the classical
On Line Instruction
Some interesting instruction, arrangements, legal and practical
information about the music world.
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
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
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
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
Strings for guitar, lute, gamba and many other instruments.
Society of America Page Much of interest, including how to
download the catalog of their extensive microfilm collection.
Wayne Cripps' colourful lute page, with many interesting links, pictures
of lutes etc..
"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.
The International Guitar Research
A most interesting site both for content and presentation from Prof.
Ronald Purcell and team at Cal. State University, Northridge.
The Guitar Foundation of America
Much interesting information, including how to join, how to get back
issues of Soundboard etc.
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
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
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.
One of the most comprehensive sources for guitar sheet music and books.
This interesting and elegant site is a source for Celtic music.
Some free downloads are available.