My Classical Guitar project
will post recordings of my Classical Guitar playing
below as I record them.
J.S. Bach: Allegro
J.S Bach Prelude
have recently decided to study Classical guitar. After
40 years of performing Jazz Violin I wanted a new
Guitar was the instrument I was least familiar with and Classical music is a genre I have almost no experience with.
So, Classical guitar seemed to be the logical choice. "Johann Sebastian Bach" a classical composer from the 16th-17th Century has a reputation of having some of the most difficult compositions to play on guitar. So I choose his most challenging compositions and dove in head first. It took me over a year to to get where I could play the first piece (J.S. Bach: Allegro BWV 998) properly.
After that one they came more easily and now I am getting the hang of it pretty well.
Where Jazz Violin is all about imagination, spontaneity, creativity, classical guitar is all about precision, discipline, endurance and technical skill.
I am constantly amazed at how playing Classical guitar has affected my violin playing. It has very much made me a more rounded musician and I have discovered something about music I never knew existed.