Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Digital Manuscripts

While looking for original Tarrega manuscripts, I found this cool little site

I didn't know it existed. Guitarists can see the original manuscripts of Tarrega, Sor and other greats. Tarrega's handwriting is especially beautiful. I still get excited about this stuff after all these years.



Friday, October 23, 2009

Folías (2nd version) by Gaspar Sanz (ca. 1640-c.1710)

2nd Version. I couldn't decide between the two versions, so I decided to post both.

Folías - Gaspar Sanz (c.1640 - c.1710)

Music for the fall.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Classical Guitar Lesson - Op 51 #2 by Mauro Giuliani + PDF of Music Notation

A new lesson - I hope you enjoy.

the PDf of the music notation can be found at

Best wishes


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Domenico Scarlatti - Sonata in A Major K208

I've been studying and arranging a number of Domenico Scarlatti's sonatas these days and ran across this wonderful performance of the brilliant K208, as played by Andreas Staier. I love the way his rhythm bends, dips, falls apart, comes to full stop, and yet always feels human and expressive. It's a sort of improvisation in many ways - a form of speaking.