Interview With Nate Lopez 8-String Hybrid Guitar-Bass Player

Photo of Nate Lopez, 8-string hybrid bass-guitarist

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Nate Lopez about his playing technique and upcoming album Rejuvenate. Nate plays a hybrid 8-string bass-guitar instrument he worked with luthiers to build. The guitar uses a fanned fretboard with scale lengths from 25 to 29 inches. He tunes the lower three strings as bass strings EAD and … Read more

Classical Guitar vs. Flamenco Guitar

Two guitarists playing classical and flamenco guitar in digital art style

Classical guitar and flamenco guitar are two beloved styles of guitar playing that have roots in different regions of Spain. Classical guitar has its origins in the Baroque period and has evolved over centuries to become a highly refined and technically demanding art form. Flamenco guitar, on the other hand, emerged from the Andalusian region … Read more

The Impact of Classical Guitarist John Williams

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John Williams, a legendary classical guitarist, dramatically shaped the musical world. Known for his technical skill, he influenced the classical guitar’s perception and playability. He challenged musical norms and presented a unique blend of multiple musical forms. Williams further revolutionized guitar instruction with his all-encompassing teaching strategies, emphasizing understanding music’s essence. His study materials remain … Read more

42 Famous Classical Guitarists

A famous classical guitarist on stage

The classical guitar, a plucked string instrument with a rich history, has evolved significantly since its inception. Skilled luthiers crafted instruments, composers wrote intricate pieces, and talented musicians popularized the classical guitar worldwide. This article dives into the lives and contributions of famous classical guitarists who have shaped the instrument’s repertoire and technique. From Andrés … Read more