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December 11, 2009 7:33 AM   Subscribe

The classical guitar will make you feel
posted by past (25 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
like * smashing * it * into * a * thousand * elegant * little * shards * of * maple
posted by e.e. coli at 7:44 AM on December 11, 2009 [2 favorites]


...like you are dining at an upscale brunch spot.
posted by turaho at 7:45 AM on December 11, 2009 [1 favorite]


.. like sitting with your ankles crossed and nodding politely.
posted by louche mustachio at 7:52 AM on December 11, 2009


...like applauding softly.
posted by fixedgear at 7:54 AM on December 11, 2009


It might induce a simulacrum of feeling, but it won't actually make you feel. Your heart died along with your inner child many years ago.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:56 AM on December 11, 2009 [1 favorite]


...like Buddy Holly.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 7:56 AM on December 11, 2009


...your pants pocket to check that your wallet is still there.
posted by etc. at 7:58 AM on December 11, 2009


...like you are as smooth as the guy from No Country for Old Men?
posted by jckll at 8:01 AM on December 11, 2009


The just intonation guitar will make you... uh... fret.

more info
posted by Anything at 8:03 AM on December 11, 2009


...like having a martini. (It's a bit early though.)
posted by snsranch at 8:17 AM on December 11, 2009


How fucking dare anyone out there make fun of the guitar, after all it's been through. It's a GUITAR. Leave it ALONE! You're lucky it even performed for you BASTARDS!
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:19 AM on December 11, 2009 [1 favorite]


Thanks! Barrios' La Catedral is a favourite, and this is a nice perfomance. It's definitely worth checking out other Barrios music, if you have not heard of him before.
posted by carter at 8:42 AM on December 11, 2009


That last one is smile-inducing. Thanks.
posted by fish tick at 8:49 AM on December 11, 2009


Toru Takemitsu made very sweet guitar arrangements of contemporary songs (Over the rainbow, yesterday). And, of course, Paulinho Nogueira was a master of the classical guitar.
posted by nicolin at 8:55 AM on December 11, 2009


This post made my day. Thanks!
posted by tiger yang at 9:10 AM on December 11, 2009


Needs more Paco.
posted by elmono at 9:11 AM on December 11, 2009


>The just intonation guitar will make you... uh... fret.

It will also make you feel like the world is in perfect harmony. Never take your tuning system for granted, people! I also wanted to chime in that no discussion of the classical guitar is complete without mentioning Carcassi (the teacher), Segovia (the master), or my favorite piece of all time -- Claude Debussy's La fille aux cheveux de lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair), originally for solo piano.
posted by PostOfficeBuddy at 9:23 AM on December 11, 2009


In high school, I took classical guitar lessons on one day of the week and rock/blues (electric) guitar lessons on another day of the week (from different teachers). I learned a lot more from my electric guitar teacher, because he wasn't obsessed with getting me to sit just right, have my foot on just the right foot riser thinggy, hold my head just right, and keep my hand position just right. Instead, my electric guitar teacher would quickly teach me at the beginning of each lesson how to play a new classical guitar tune, and then proceed to the elecric rock and blues stuff.

Also, my classical guitar teacher was really weird - not a single light fixture in his house and all kinds of occult stuff everywhere. Some people like to say that Rock & Roll is the music of the devil. But I know they're wrong. Classical guitar is the music of the devil. Everytime you slide the guitar over to your left leg instead of your right one and then put your foot on a little stool, an angel loses his or her wings (unless the guitar is a Flying V, of course, since you can't really sit with one of those on your right leg).
posted by The World Famous at 9:24 AM on December 11, 2009


The Fender Stratocaster will make you feel...

... gasoline in the sand

... a motorcycle at a hotdog stand

... the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan

... the Thrifty Drugs in Santa An'

... a tin can falling on a dead end street

... a bitchy girl who just don't care

... Woo Woo Ginsberg at the juke box joint
You hear the sound and you get the point.


(sorry, this post just made me think of the song)

More on topic, the late, great John King turned his Ukulele into a vehicle for some beautiful classical playing.
posted by JBennett at 9:25 AM on December 11, 2009 [4 favorites]


"Fender Stratocaster" without the 30 second cut off for subsequent clicks. Sorry.
posted by JBennett at 9:29 AM on December 11, 2009


Also, anyone interested in classical guitar may also find pleasure in learning about the oud, the great grandfather of the classical guitar with many similarities in playing style.
posted by PostOfficeBuddy at 9:31 AM on December 11, 2009


I like this other one by Los Angeles Guitar Quartet called Djembe. It's half of an African suite - the other half of which is called Mbira (sample only). The first one is happy and peppy. The second one is gentle and beautiful.
posted by Askr at 9:46 AM on December 11, 2009


These are plain awesome, thanks.
posted by vladimirfrolov at 11:00 AM on December 11, 2009


You make me feel like a natural woman.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:26 PM on December 11, 2009


Holy shit koyunbaba
posted by azarbayejani at 8:15 PM on December 11, 2009


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