Giacomo Fiore, a musicologist and guitarist currently studying and living in Santa Cruz, is recording a new CD. And he wants your help to get it off the ground. His project involved recording a lot of modern music, which means big licensing costs. So click here (or look to the widget at the right) and lend him a few dollars if you can. Giacomo is a great player, and his interpretations of 20th century music are really very good.
Nick Cutroneo wrote about left hand fingering considerations this week. “[D]epending on what you want to hear, and musically what you are trying to express, certain fingerings may work while others you have to fight to get your musical ideas across.” That pretty much sums the article up. If you’re looking for some thoughts or reasons why you should try out different fingerings, it doesn’t get much better than this.
Philip Hii wrote a bit about Cook Hii vs. Cook Ting. Sounds a bit abstract, right? There’s a fairly obvious meaning to this post, but I don’t want to ruin it for you. Go read it.
Bradford Werner explains Quantity vs. Quality in practicing. This is a great post that discusses something I tell my students repeatedly: the goal of practicing is play something perfectly as many times as possible.