Kaki King: two short videos recorded at TED conferences

“A musical escape into a world of light and color” Today I want to share two videos from TED.com featuring Kaki King (born Katherine Elizabeth King), a guitarist and composer known for her percussive technique applied on multiple tunings on acoustic and lap steel guitar, and on diverse range in different genres. The first video was…

Guitar tips: my own daily warm-up exercises

Every morning a guitarist wakes up … and doing the warm-up! The warm-up is a very important step of a musician’s daily routine: a simple set of progressive exercises useful to predispose muscles and articulation for more complex movements and stretching. Today I propose my own set of warm-up exercises. Usually i use this exercises also with…

Andres Segovia concert on Italian television

A valuable historical document In the 1960s, the Italian TV broadcaster RAI broadcast a fascinating concert by Andres Segovia.I’ve found a copy on Youtube, the sound is slightly distorted, but the program very respectable: 1:27 — “Da un Codice Lautenbuch”, Six lute pieces of the renaissance, transcribed by Oscar Chilesotti:1. Vaghe belleze et bionde treccie d’oro vedi…