Linkage: 4/11/09

Ever wished you could get your hands on John Williams arrangements and transcriptions? Rumor has it Mr. Williams will be releasing his arrangements of public domain sheet music for free on John Williams’ Guitar There’s nothing on the website yet, but we may see it launch within the next week weeks or in a month.

UPDATE: John William’s site is up and running. From the news area:

Coming soon: Music for a few more original pieces, and later in 2009 my transcriptions of Vivaldi’s Concerto Opus 3 Number 9 (for solo guitar – also based on Bach’s arrangement for solo harpsichord) and Valses Poeticos by Enrique Granados.

Are you on Twitter? Connect with other guitarists! Jason Shadrick, director of sales and artist relations for the National Guitar Workshop, has a great twitter guitar directory up on his blog.

Several non-commercial radio stations have banded together to create the Free Music Archive. Not much in the way of art music on there, but a ton of royalty free music available for use and download. Just the place to find the perfect background music for your next Youtube epic.

Over at the Music Teachers Blog there’s a post with 20 online music resources. There’s some great stuff. Did you know Berklee and MIT offer free online materials some of their various music courses? Neither did I!

Guitar in the News
Summit, NJ: Duo Fresco to Perform April 19th
Milwaukee, WI: Elina Chekan and Rene Izquierdo Perform
Layfeyette, IN: Jason Vieaux with the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra
Western Illinois University: Tom Clippert concert review
Tracy, CA: David Burgess to Perform, stories about segovia
Bradenton, FL: Joseph Downs, classical guitar teacher
A Very Brief History of the Classical Guitar

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