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The Science of Memory: How to Effortlessly Boost Your Retention and Recall

There's an easy way to improve your memory, but don't take my word for it - here's the research.<p>Have you ever had trouble remembering names? I know I have. There's nothing more embarrassing than having someone who "knows you" start a conversation while you're running through your mental Rolodex and …

Classical Guitar Musings and more

It was a happy coincidence that I bumped into Will McNicol in Chengdu when I was on my way to my Mum’s 96th birthday.<p>I was met at the airport by …

One size tunes all with the D’Addario NS Micro Headstock Tuner – The Gadgeteer

I’ve purchased several guitar tuners over the years, but the D’Addario NS Micro Headstock Tuner is the smallest clip on tuner that I’ve tried so far. …

Could Google Glass replace stands and sheet music?

<b>Cynthia Turner</b>, a conductor and a professor at Cornell University, is advocating Google Glass as a way of improving the conducting experience. “<b>It</b> …

Google Glass

Fast, faster, fastest, even more faster! Kill! Kill!

Guitar

Neapolitan sixth; Galop of the Goblins; guitar.

The Galop Of The Goblins<br>by Walter Fay Lewis<p>Here's a fun piece. I put a facsimile of it in the "Halloween 2001" edition of the local (Washington, …

This is classical guitar – Bradford Werner’s Classical Guitar Lessons

This page has a list of classical guitar lessons and videos. <b><br>The links are free</b> and are filled with articles and videos on how to play classical …

The Vihuela da Mano and Spanish Guitar by Jose Romanillos

Paul Fischer’s Vihuela ca.1977<p>Paul Fischer made me a vihuela in 1977 and we had to go to great lengths to find a suitable model, as there were not …

Watch an orchestra in action – LSO play

The <b>London Symphony Orchestra</b> has launched a Flash website which allows you to get inside the orchestra with multiple viewpoints of the different …

Guitar in Space

<b>Chris Hadfield</b> is an <b>astronaut</b> who also plays guitar and sings. He is famous for being the first Canadian spacewalker and also for popular science …

David Bowie

Ponce’s Secret Weiss – a list

While looking for information on Manuel Maria Ponce (1882-1948), I came across this illuminating article by<b>Peter Kun Frary, Professor of Music at the</b> …

Flute

Practise practising-more from Stephen Hough

“There is a well-worn saying: practice makes perfect. <i>I don’t believe this</i>, at least in reference to playing the piano: abstract “perfection” is …

Piano

“Why is it that whenever I hear a piece of music I don’t like, it’s always by Villa Lobos?” – Stravinsky

<b>Musical insults, you have to take them with a pinch of salt, or you would never carry on!</b> (Perhaps that is the point!)<p>Also see <b>Nicolas Slonimsky’s</b> …

92nd Street Y An American tribute to Andres Segovia

Segovia and his guitars 92Y concerts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art <b><br>An American tribute to Andres Segovia</b> <b><br>Date:</b> Sat, Oct 26, 2013, 8 pm <b><br>Location:</b> …

Guitar

The Coolest Way To Listen To Classical Music

An awesome interactive website lets you follow an orchestra from four angles.<p>The London Symphony Orchestra has just created a mind-blowingly cool interactive site that lets you channel-surf through different views of the performance. HD cameras followed the orchestra as they played a rendition of …

Piano

Casa Margarita – 18th October 2013, South Hill Park, Recital Room, Bracknell

Doors open 7.30pm, starts 8pm.<p><b>A grand show in an intimate space!</b><br>Enter the lustrous interior of an <b>ancient Spanish house</b> and meet the characters that …

The Contemporary Lute

Here is a curiosity, which is a pity, as players of early music instruments do happen to live in the 21st century and can have some input into the …

Flute

The Metropolitan Museum’s Guitar Heroes app

This is a free app to go with the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition, <b>Guitar Heroes – Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York</b>.<br>Through …

Segovia – The Ramirez Years – John Mills CD

A landmark recording celebrating the most famous guitarist and guitar-maker in the world (well, 100 years ago anyway!).<p>This is a wonderful recording …

Music touches places nothing else can reach

<b>In its onward march, science is always trampling over folk-wisdom</b>. But sometimes a piece of research comes along which shows folk-wisdom might have a …

Cardiology

Guitar Friendly Airlines

Guitar

Why Tough Teachers Get Good Results

(by Joanne Lipman, The Wall Street Journal) – I had a teacher once … (our orchestra conductor, a fierce Ukrainian immigrant named Jerry Kupchynsky), …

Education

Reißiger’s Waltz

When Carl Maria von Weber died in 1826, amongst his belongings was a manuscript which came to be known as “Weber’s Last Waltz” although it was …

Guitar

When Choirs Sing, Many Hearts Beat As One

When Choirs Sing, Many Hearts Beat As One <i><br>“it took almost no time at all for the singers’ heart rates to become synchronized. The readout from the</i> …

Music

Scores by Gerald GarciaGerald's Guitar Grab Bag

Available scores:<p>If you would like any to be made available, please let me know.<p><b>Solo Guitar</b><p>Three Carolan Planxtys <i><br>Carolan’s Concerto</i> <i><br>Fanny Poer</i> <i><br>Madame</i> …

Flute

Samples and free mp3s | Gerald's Guitar Grab Bag

<b>Here are some early recordings:</b><p>Scarlatti Sonata arr G.Garcia<p>Rune of the Weaver – Hebridean arr G.Garcia<p>La Catedral<p>Passeio no Rio from “Brazilian …

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Welcome to Alison’s mp3 shop

<b>Welcome!</b><p>On this site you can find catalogues and ordering information for Holley Music publications such as ‘The Guitarist’s Way‘ series, as well as …

How to Break Through Your Creative Block: Strategies from 90 of Today’s Most Exciting Creators

What extraordinary energy we expend, as a culture and a civilization, on trying to understand where good ideas come from, how creativity works, its secrets, its origins, its mechanisms, and the five-step action plan for coaxing it into manifestation. And little compares to the anguish that comes …

D’Addario Foundation Performance series October 17th 2013

Don’t miss the <b>only performance in the U.S.</b> for 12 year old guitar prodigy <b>Junhong Kuang</b> on October 17th. The D’Addario Performance<br>The series will also …

Bach’s Chaconne, reimagined

<i>I came across this recently while renewing my acquaintance with Bach’s Chaconne (Ciaconna). I think it is a wonderful and imaginative reworking by</i> …