Current Guitarities

A number of Guitarities are timeless, they are aspects that guitarists and musicians in general have encountered for generations. The current Guitarities are listed below in chronological order. The table contains the links to the PDF documents.

PerformanceHit the stage: What do you encounter there?
RecordingThe microphone as critical listener and helper
Playing by HeartHow do you perform without sheet music?
Guitar LessonsA good teacher is invaluable to learn good playing
Technical ExercisesThey look so boring, all those exercises and studies. Still they are quite necessary.
HolidaysThe guitar is my companion on holidays too
MotivationWhich motives are helpful, which ones are not?
IdolsThere is an ample supply of great examples on the guitar. What about yourself?
EmotionMuziek maakt soms los wat je lief is.
ContemporaryContemporary music: Is it fun or just a heritage that will be appreciated by the next generation?
PatiencePatience is a challenge with a nice pile of music on the stand.
AnnoyancesPlaying together is fun as long as you are able to cope with annoyances. I mention a few.
Solo Again, NaturallyAfter fifteen years of ensemble playing, being a soloist feels lonely sometimes.
The LuthiersBefore a guitarist can play, the luthiers have done their job. I mention a few that were important for me.
Makaroff’s MemoirsAn interesting treatise from the nineteenth century about the guitar and its composers by the Russian guitar enthusiast Makaroff
Master ClassIs a master class useful for amateurs too? Read along!
The new GuitarAfter a long wait, my new Kwakkel Merula guitar is ready
Maintenance and RepairGuitars do require maintenance and incidentally (I hope) repairs too
Back on StageA personal growth process to be able to play on stage again
Masterclass Carlé CostaThe South American Carlé Costa came with a remarkable programme
Background MusicPlaying at dinner time as a background musician? I tried it a few times
On CompetitionsDenis Azabagic describes his vision on guitar competitiosn with their judges
Forever YoungA concert shows me the story of young enthusiasm.
Re-tuning my GuitarI change my tuning from 440 Hz to 432 Hz. Does it sound well?
Studying my PartI accompany a friend on my guitar at a recorder festival. A nice experience!
Anniversary Concert Bert KwakkelBert Kwakkel, the luthier of my guitar, celebrates his work anniversary. An unforgettable on-line experience.
Kruisbrink65A festival on the occasion of the 65th birthday of the composer/guitarist Annette Kruisbrink.
Day of the ComposerA home recital on the occasion of the Dag van de Componist (Day of the Composer), an initiative to promote contemporary music by Dutch composers.
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