Category Archives: * Classical Guitar Strings

From The Practice Studio – Expressive Technique: Articulation

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 Chairperson […]

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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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Performance Anxiety, Part 2: Building the Bridge

Performance Anxiety, Part 2: Building the Bridge

Introduction Veteran performer, Strings By Mail owner, and guitar teacher for 15 years at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, John Wunsch presents a series of articles on alleviating performance anxiety. A series of articles beginning with Part 1. This month’s article will present a paced approach to playing comfortably in front of others. This […]

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New options through Tradition and Innovation

New options through Classic Tradition and Modern Innovation By John Wunsch   Classical guitar string technology has seen considerable advances over the decades since Albert Augustine introduce the first nylon strings for guitar in 1947. The combination of today’s best technologies, with both modern and traditional string chemistry, gives us as players more options than […]

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What is the Story on Carbon Strings? – Strings By Mail

What is the Story on Carbon Strings?   Carbon guitar strings and carbon strings for other instruments are favored by many players for their loud bright sound. They are made of harder and generally more durable materials than those used in the formulations for traditional nylon guitar strings. Using a material such as Kevlar, which […]

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Playing Fast, by Collin Bay – Strings By Mail

“Collin Bay is a talented and extremely knowledgeable jazz guitarist who is currently helping many musicians as director of artist relations and product development at Mel Bay publications. It is to all our benefit that he has written this book with a tried and true method to develop speedy chops. I have seen the undeniable […]

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Hector Ayala – Selected Works for Guitar | Edited by Rico Stover – Strings By Mail

Hector Ayala – Selected Works for Guitar   We are honored to have a guest article by Rico Stover, well known for his five decade career primarily focused Latin and South American music, and 2013 recipient of the Guitar Foundation of America’s lifetime Artistic Achievement Award. Strings By Mail is also fortunate to carry many […]

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