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Special Focus: Arranging and Transcription

  • Artful Arranging and Transcription: Thoughts from Manuel Barrueco, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Bill Kanengiser, and David Russell
  • Assad on Arranging: An in-depth interview with Sérgio Assad
  • Laurindo Almeida: Forgotten genius of guitar arrangement
  • Momentito: Graham Wade on the history of a transcription and arrangement


Features and Departments:

  • Antigoni Goni—The noted Greek guitarist talks about her Volterra Project summer program, guitar competitions, and her latest album, Hymn to the Muse
  • Recording Classical Guitar—Three top recording engineers (John Taylor, Norbert Kraft, and Ricardo Maru) discuss how they capture the classical guitar for albums
  • Judacaël Perroy—One of France’s best guitarists discusses teaching and other aspects of his career
  • View from the Front Row:  A profile of Canadian guitarist Emma Rush
  • Reverberations: A look at Norwegian guitarist Runar Kjeldsberg’s landmark recordings of Classical-era French composer François de Fossa’ solo guitar works
  • Keepers of the Flamenco: TBD
  • Formula for Success: Using Visualization to Improve Performance
  • Method: Learn from Antonio Lauro’s Venezuelan waltz,  La Negra
  • Tools of the Trade: A review of Ortega’s new Ben Woods signature guitar
  • Plus: Classical Guitar News; Music to Play;  album, sheet music and live performance reviews; Festival  & Competition listings; and more

Key Dates

  • Advertising reservations due by January 5, 2018
  • Advertising materials due by January 12, 2018
  • Issue on sale February 27, 2018

*subject to change