An Interview with Paul Brown

By Ross Boissoneau If someone does two things well, they’re a double threat. Three makes a triple threat. So Paul Brown must be at least a sextuple threat: composer, arranger, producer, engineer, guitarist, collaborator. Oops, make that septuple: the guy’s a singer too, you know. Reached by phone at his home studio, Brown talked about […]

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From The Practice Studio – Expressive Technique: Timbre

By Brad DeRoche Brad DeRoche is an active concert and recording artist. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Classical Guitar Performance from Eastman School of Music and records for the Centaur Label. He serves on the board of trustees for the Guitar Foundation of America and is currently Professor of Music, Music Department […]

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New Recordings Offer A Variety Of Mostly Fine Listening

By Ross Boissoneau What’s new in the world of guitaring? Well, a number of recent and upcoming releases offer insights into the playing and personalities of some of our favorite artists. Whether you’re into contemporary jazz, swing, rock, ambient, burning fusion or some other variant, you’re bound to find something enticing out there. What would […]

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Transcribing Bach’s Solo String Music: When to Add or Omit Notes

by Frank Koonce and Heather DeRome We at Strings By Mail are proud to be able to share this excellent new article by our good friend Frank and his collaborator Heather. Here are some of Frank’s many fine products currently available at Strings By Mail. ~John Wunsch For guitarists, transcribing Bach’s works that originally were […]

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Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840) – The Guitar Behind The Violin

by Pascal Proust Niccolò Paganini (whose first name is also spelled Nicolò or Nicolo) is definitely one of the greatest musicians of all time, first renowned as an outstanding violin virtuoso and a tremendous entertainer on stage, but also as an innovative and creative artist who inspired lots of musicians and artists beyond the boundaries […]

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Important Anniversaries of 2019 – Brouwer & Villa-Lobos

Specially written by Irene GĂłmez for the Strings By Mail Articles. Browse and shop Leo Brouwer Sheet Music Browse and shop Heitor Villa-Lobos Sheet Music In past years, this series celebrated worldwide anniversaries such as the 400 years of passing of Shakespeare and Cervantes and the publishing of the first books for vihuela, 100 years […]

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