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GPOTD - Furry Lewis

2018-01-25 music Rob Baruch
New Blog Series: GPOTD (Guitar Player of the Day): Featured Artist: Furry Lewis. Aside from writing about technical matters, I enjoy writing about music and musicians from time to time. To that end, I want to kick-off a new series GPOTD which features a guitar player that you likely aren't familiar with. Today at the end of my acoustic guitar lesson, my teacher pulled up some music by this lesser-known player of the American Folk Music Revival. Continue reading

Sagreras Book 2, Lesson 11

2017-11-28 music etudes Rob Baruch
Etude Sagreras Lesson 11 Here's my first cut at recording Sagreras Etude #11. Although the etude feels like it's easy to play, recording it reveals an altogether unsatisfying experience when played back to the ear. My goal is to show how the exercise evolves over time when practicing it with the intention of not just playing it as a site-reading piece, but rather practicing it with the intention of recording it with more attention beyond mere site-reading. Continue reading

Julio Salvador Sagreras

2017-11-28 music guitar Rob Baruch
√Čtudes Someone once asked… How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice! Practice! Practice! Well, I think the Amtrak is a better way for me to get there at this point in my life! I've decided to spend time recording Sagreras etudes as I'm on a push to finish Book II and start Book III by March of 2018. Stay tuned for

Great Tonne!

2017-11-21 Video Music Guitar
This dude can rock the classical guitar with a ton of attitude (and four extra strings)! Check out Estas Tonne, a classical guitar player that inspires all of us would-be bad-ass guitar players, acoustic or classical. If you liked that, you'll love this!

Lets Get Together

2017-11-21 Video Music Guitar
A favorite from Rev. Gary Davis! Here's a video of me playing Let's Get Together on guitar - made over three years ago. I thought I'd see what the video looks like here ony Cyberspy. I may have to make more recordings and put them on the blog when I'm not busy writing code. -- more to come!

Happy Halloween!

2017-10-31 music
Happy Halloween! Some music to go along with the spooky holiday! Here's some more halloween midi music to entertain you. Remember you can convert or play it directly with fluidsynth or mplay, respectively. — Enjoy!