I am a professional scientist who has been playing guitar (classical and other) on and off for many years. Music for me has been a locus of relaxation and inspiration not unlike for others on this site. I have been attracted to the 10 string after hearing Narcisso Yepes and Egberto Gismonti CD's, playing 2 different genres of music on that instrument and I became the owner of two 10 strings over the years. I am not adept at playing this model as of yet, but I plan soon to start again taking lessons. My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org. I live in the state of Ohio.
Adam Ghoneim email@example.com Canada I have been a classical guitarist since about 8 years old. I started playing the 10 string guitar since 2006 and I've been hooked ever since. I love to play baroque music especially Bach and Weiss music so adopting the 10-string guitar was a natural choice where I didn't have to sacrifice too much of the bass lines.
Italy I love to play 10 strings guitar for Baroque and modern music. I will get10 strings guitar in the next days.I have a great feeling with this instrument. Michael L. Elwell firstname.lastname@example.org www.michaelelwellguitars.com I built a ten string guitar for a gentleman that wanted it to play ten course lute music. I currently have an order for another ten string for playing high Renaissance lute tab etc. I am interested in becoming more aware of the ten string guitar world.
Motoki OHNO I'm a Japanese ten-string guitarist My homepage is http://www.guitarmoto.com/ There is English page in my homepage, Please read my biography. My teacher is Ten-string guitarist who studied ten strings guitar with Narciso Yepes. Donn LeVie Jr.
email@example.com Austin, Texas USA Getting Cathedral Guitar (Bartolex) 10-String for Christmas. Awesome quality and sounding instrument for the price. I perform classical guitar arrangements of sacred music and traditional hymns in churches. firstname.lastname@example.org www.silentmusictrio.de Germany I am a theorbo guitar and upright bass player as well as a luthier located in Germany. I try to improve the design of stringed instrumentes. My last effort was the Wilde-13, a 13 string theorbo guitar made 100% out of wild grained timbers. Bob Harrison harbrow@netspace,net.au Sydney Australia I am a professional scientist but have been playing classical guitar for many years, recently participating in a guitar orchestra and small ensemble as well as playing regularly in duets and trios. I became interested in the 10-string some time ago as an option for extending the base register for the ensemble, without going to the large bass guitar that does not sound too good (in my view). A number of members in our ensemble compose or arrange music and I hope we can develop the 10-string to good effect.
ROLANDO V. CUSTODIO email@example.com VALLEY STREAM, NEW YORK – 11580 As a Senior Project Cost Estimator I need a classic guitar music for inspiration and relaxation. So, I like the extended possibilities and the sound of a 10-string guitar. I played classical guitar since I was 10 years old and earn many awards in the Philippines. Custom Made Bartolex Pro (Model SLSF-10Cel ) My present instrument is Fanned Fret 10-string guitar special edition made in 2009.
Johannes Orphal http://www.imk-asf.kit.edu/english/staff_367.php Germany As a scientist I need classic guitar music for inspiration and relaxation. So, I like the extended possibilities and the sound of a 10-string guitar. My instrument is a Manuel Contreras (I) 10-string guitar made in 1980.
classicalguitartoronto.com Canada I have owned and performed on 7, 8, and 10-string guitarsby Jose Oribe, Ramirez, and Michael Menkevich since the 1970s. I only use the low basses for playing lute music, especially worksof Ballard, Bach, and the 17th-Century Italians.Six strings was just never enough.
firstname.lastname@example.org USA I don't have a 10 string guitar yet but am shopping. I am selling one of my 6 string classicals to raise the funds. I also play 7-string Jazz guitar so am already a little bit familiar with the concept. I am a reading guitarist and love the sound of the 10 string guitar.
Cesar Lebel email@example.com http://www.myspce.com/cesarlebel I am a teacher and performer and Composer
I am a 10-string guitarist who is playing and writing original music. Primarily modern music for 10-string guitar. William J. Londree firstname.lastname@example.org U.S.A. I have just completed building my second Classical Guitar, a 10 String modeled on a Torres FE-19 body with my own Neck and Bridge design. I was inspired by Michael Mc Broom's Journal on building 10 strings and by recordings in the 1970's of Maestro Yepes performing on his 10 String.
My main ax is a Augustine Hernandez eight string (one of 12). I've alsogot a Bartolex 10 string, which is okay, but not great. At least itgives me 10 strings to play with, and the price was right. I play mostly Celtic tunes. Rudiger Gretschel South Africa I played classical guitar since I was a boy in Namibia. I bought my 10 string guitar when I was 14 years old. During varsity I stopped playing and now with the age of 30 want to start playing again.
When saw my first 10 sting guitar in a small shop in Hanover I was fascinated and decided it had to be mine sometime.I bought it some 20 years ago as a second hand instrument. It is a Spanish guitar built by Evelio Dominguez in 1978.I just love the love the broad scale of notes and the long sustain. I like to play it in a classical way and as an accompanying instrument in church in worship songs.
Buckinghamshire, England Guitarist, Designer/luthier, Author, Composer Mustafa Umut Sara voicing with finite element analysis / luthier email@example.com Turkey
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firstname.lastname@example.org myspace/paloescrito.com México D.F. * Realizo una investigación acerca de la guitarra de 10 cuerdas, sobre su historia, repertorio y desarrollo en el futuro * Toco una Guitarra de 10 cuerdas afinada como si fuera una Guitarra-Alto, parecido a la afinación de Goram Solsher. * Estoy interesado en reunir todo tipo de información con respecto a este instrumento, y realizando arreglos, espero compartir y aclarar información. * Mi interés por este tipo de instrumento es abarcar los repertorios tradicionales y la música contemporanea. *Organizo un Festival de Compositores a la Guitarra cada año, realizado en la Escuela Nacional de Música de la UNAM, el festival Pa' lo Escrito.
Fabrizio Contini ( email@example.com) After many years playing fingerstyle guitar, I fell in love with the 10 string guitar and baroque music . Now I want learn all I can. Thanks to the Ten -String Guitar Society Italy Frank Wallace firstname.lastname@example.org www.frankwallace.com and gyremusic.com USA I have been involved in early music and guitar for over 30 years. I've done all kinds of music on "authentic" instruments from Medieval music to modern. The only way to bring it all together has been to compose my own music, at first for lute or guitar. Now I have awakened to the beauty of a Connor ten-string guitar - perhaps the only instrument I'll need from now on (famous last words, I know). My passion is for song, however, and have always loved Dowland, Schubert, the Beatles -... So I have written close to 100 songs now, mostly in "song cycles" of 5-16 songs. The latest is my first composition for ten-string - The Great Deep, eight songs on life's final journey, available at www.gyremusic.com or http://stores.lulu.com/frankwallace Wes Dotts email@example.com US, Massachusetts I'm currently renewing my interest in studying 10 string music. I first fell in love with the music while studying under Vincenzo Macaluso a long while back. Bought my first 10 string guitar from Vincent (a Mitsura Tamura 1975) which I still enjoy playing today. I hope to follow the activities on your web site during this process. Thanks . . . Nestor Guestrin firstname.lastname@example.org http://es.geocities.com/nestorguestrin Argentina Argentine guitarist and composer. Also writes about music and narrative fiction. Pastor King Solomon www.tenstringclassicalguitar.com email@example.com USA I have been play Classical Guitar 6 Strings all my life and private Instruction, performance in 20 years. I have been play 10 Strings Classical Guitar for year ago, I love it. I have been 5 years composition for 6 Strings book and CD. I work now for composition 10 String Classical Guitar with orchestra. Bruce Lee China 10 string and 6 string classical guitar firstname.lastname@example.org
TRAN DUC TAI email@example.com Country: Vietnam An amateur classical 7-string guitar and a professional journalist. Switched to 7-stringer since 2005 to adapt Baroque music to my guitar repertoire and re-arranged all standard guitar music I've ever played. I used a custom-built 7-string guitar by the Vietnamese luthier Giang Van Than. Anthony Ocaña firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.anthonyocana.com Spain / Dominican Republic I´m a composer and guitarist, I develop a personal musical language as a composer and performer. I perform with 10 and 6 string guitars. I discovered the 10 string guitar through Egberto Gismonti. I find the 10 string guitar fascinating, most of all because, as a composer, it allows all the freedom I need to create music. Gabriel Tapia www.panaconserv.blogspot.com Compositor, guitarrista y ejecutante de la guitarra de 6 y 10 cuerdas. Discípulo del finado José Luis Lopátegui. email@example.com michael coppola 6 timberlane drive shelton, ct 06484 firstname.lastname@example.org www.9string.com mc performs on a self invented 9 string guitar. this unique instrument has inner mid range strings, rather than an extended bass or treble range. the extra strings lie between the 4th and 5th of a normally tuned 6 string. with this instrument, michael can create dissonances, harp like sounds, and pianistic runs, inaccessible to traditional guitarists, while retaining the beautiful qualities one normally hears from a well played guitar. Patrick Haupt email@example.com www.patrick-haupt.de Germany / Bavaria I'm a german tenstring guitar artist and teacher. In cooperation with my guitar builder I designed a 10-String 30-Fret Instrument to have the option of playing piano works on strings and bring the instrument to the next level of sound. Also it's the combination of music, art, and nature that I try to fit together. Adam Raz from Israel firstname.lastname@example.org playing music. love music. avant-garde classic music
Jeff Lee email@example.com www.eightstring.org Country: USA We are an innovative electric/acoustic guitar and bass manufacturer. We offer all our guitar models in left/right hand, 6,7,8,9,and 10 string versions.
Koek Wei Chew 42B-21-1, BAM Villa, Jalan Pria. Taman Maluri, Kuala Lumpur, 55100, Malaysia wckoekATyahoo.com I am a Malaysian who plays Classical and Jazz guitar and divide my time between composing, learning and reading. Looking forward to join the multi-string community.
Richard Urwin firstname.lastname@example.org Rotorua, New Zealand. I have been a follower of your 10 string music for quite a while now. I have just received my first 10 string and am coming to terms with it. Vinícius Degenaro email@example.com www.myspace.com/viniciusdegenaro Six, Seven (Brazilian Seven Strings), and Ten Strings Guitarist and Composer from Brazil with influences of Brazilian Popular Music from Jobim and others. Also traditional repertoire from Classical guitar with special taste for Renaissance and Baroque Music. Joe Castiglioni myspace.com/franticrecovery, USA, I play bass guitar in a rock band and want to be able to play both bass and guitar without changing instruments. I'd love to learn more about the 10 string guitar.
Sergio Medina firstname.lastname@example.org Guadalajara, México Ten string guitarist, teacher at the Music Department of the University of Guadalajara. John Francis (Composer, Guitarist, Impresario, Entrepreneur) http://sologuitarist.net/johnfrancis.html email@example.com USA I divide my time between teaching, composing, producing and promoting concert artists and their masterclasses as the director of the Wichita Guitar Society. That is, when I am not busy dealing with the rigors of my on;line music business: SoloGuitarist.Net My musical influences are diverse, ranging from the Baroque to the Blues, from Celtic to Rock, from Jazz to many eclectic World Musics. I am an advocate of multistring guitars.
Pablo Patricio Visit www.flairck.com for references Wortegem-Petege Belgium
Alexander MacAllister, www.middle-ear-music.com firstname.lastname@example.org and am a Scot who is teaching and performing in Oslo Norway. My particular interests have been the general repertoire for voice and guitar, and solos of the Romantic period for ten-string guitar. That means songs and solos by Mertz, Regondi, Paganini, Berlioz, Weber and others. Also the 20th. century pieces by people like Katchaturian, Respighi, Virgil Thompson and Terry Riley. In a word - there's TOO MUCH good stuff, and it's all by really important people that you will actually find in the music dictionaries! I hope to open a website and make sheet music available. More as it happens. With best regards Alexander MacAllister, DipABRSM
Brian Canzanella http://www.briancanzanella.com/ email@example.com Hartford Area, CT USA 8 String Guitarist. Performer, Teacher, Arranger. JJ Haaz firstname.lastname@example.org jjhaaz.com I just love multi-stringed instruments.
Bernard Ponce email@example.com Teacher and Guitarist 122 Boulevard Perier Entree E 13008 Marseille, France 0033 (0) 491.814.101
June Martin firstname.lastname@example.org Commerce, MI, USA Humberto 'Tito' Cotos email@example.com Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA Amateur on Ten String Guitar and 7 Course Charango Chris N. Amberger 25, rue Merle d’Aubigné, CH 1207 Geneva Switzerland Dr. Michael Patilla Assistant Professor of Classical Guitar Mississippi State University Department of Music Education P.O. Box 6240 Mississippi State, MS 39762 (662) 325-2866 http://music.msstate.edu Assistant Professor of Classical GuitarMississippi State University Department of Music Education P.O. Box 6240 Mississippi State, MS 39762(662) 325-2866 Marcos Puña Guitarrista Clásico Av. Victor Eduardo 2258-A Miraflores Cel: 777 82342 La Paz Bolivia http://www.marcospuna.com
firstname.lastname@example.org Husband, Father, player since the 50s, student of Korean Martial Arts. Recently have become highly intrigued over the possiblities of the 10 string.www.worldconcertguitars.com Michael Thames, Luthier Thames Classical Guitars PO box 288 Taos NM 87571Been playing baroque lute for pass 5 years.I'm finishing up a 13 string swanneck guitar tuned in D minor. Soon to be unveiled, on my website. www.ThamesClassicalGuitars.com Scott M. Rifkin www.explorationproj.com avant garde music,Classical Music- just about anything except pop music. email@example.com avant garde music,Classical Music- just about anything except pop music. Jonathan Klass Collectors Treasury CTP House 244 Commissioner Street Johannesburg South Africa 2001. Tel:270113346556 Fax:270113345344 Home:270117265506 Email Home firstname.lastname@example.org Email Laptop: email@example.com James Raphael Smith firstname.lastname@example.org 58 Bankside close,Whitley, England,CV3 4GD. Janet Marlow www.janetmarlowmusic.com Litchfield, CT USA 10-string guitarist, composer, performer, Founder and Director International Ten-String Guitar Society Brian Steffen email@example.com 29th street Rock Island, IL 61201. Rock Island is on the Mississippi River in the United States. I currenty play a 6 string guitarbut hope to some day own a 10 string. My life right now is school at Black Hawk College, I am majoring in philosophy and I love to play my guitar. Matthew Grasso www.cambium.com firstname.lastname@example.org Davis, CA. USA 7-string guitarist,composer,arranger, and improviser David Norton email@example.com Salt Lake City, UT Amateur classical guitarist and CG musicologist
Gianni Fazzone firstname.lastname@example.org Zurich, Switzerland classical guitarist 6 strings as well 10 strings, memberEGTA Switzerland
Stephen C.Zippilli Zippilli@Charter.net Bethlehem, Connecticut Ten string classical guitarist- student of Janet Marlow (The best teacher I’ve ever had). I also enjoy all forms of the arts.. I’m also a fine art black and white photographer and I enjoy cooking… I am very pleased to be a part of this new and growing society of fellow musicians and friends!!!
Mari Mäntylä Petranpolku 3 88900 Kuhmo Finland www.marimantyla.net email@example.com 10-string guitar player, performer, guitar teacher at the Kuhmo Music Institute Derek Mathis firstname.lastname@example.org Washington, DC, USA I have background in voice, lute and vihuela,and some experience playing early music on 8-string guitar.I am interested in 10-string guitar both for accompanying lute songs and solo work.
NESTOR BENITO www.nestorbenito.com.ar email@example.com Buenos Aires, Argentina 10-string guitarist, composer, arranger, performer, teacher. Classic music, tango and Argentine folklore. Karla Fisher www.kfisherx.com firstname.lastname@example.org Gaston, Oregon USA A beginning guitarist and now 10-string guitarist. Currently I study early renaissance and baroque music with John Doan at his University in Salem. I am just three weeks into having the 10-string guitar and could not be more in love or happy. I look forward to growing with all of you.
Mischa Zawaskis MischaZ01@charter.net 1312 Stephanie Way Minden, NV, USA Mischa Z, a guitarist and vocalist from Lake Tahoe, began his professional career in the mid-60s. In theearly 70s, he began training under Maestro Narciso Yepes, performing since then on the 10-String guitar, and teaching for the Naropa Institute and for the University of Colorado in Boulder. He later ran the classical Guitar Performance Major program for UA-Anchorage. In 1995,Mischa began ongoing studies with India's Grandmaster composer and sarodist, Ali Akbar Khan. Mischa is now working with re-designed "East/West" 10-String guitars, exploring new directions in World Classical Music. Eric Lovett email@example.com Heidelberg, Germany 7-string rock/metal/experimental guitarist and singer. I've been playing 7 string guitars since 1990 and have recently switched to a baritone scale (28 5/8"), tuned DADGCEA. My interest in the 10 string guitar stems from my desire to have the entire range of a standard four string bass and six or seven string guitar on one neck. Federico O’Reilly firstname.lastname@example.org Bronx, NY, US. I’m originally from Mexico City, just here for my degree. I’m a classical guitarist and have been playing a ten string guitar for over a year. I’m doing my master’s degree at Manhattan School of Music. Tom Nothnagle email@example.com www.tomsguitarshow.com Iowa City, Iowa USA Performer, composer, teacher of broad range of genres, Renaissance to reggae, polka to punk, rumba to rockabilly, on 10-string, 12-string, flamenco, electric bass, string bass, banjo and mandolin.
Simon Tomik firstname.lastname@example.orgIran / Tehran Having 20 years playing guitar classic experiences Having 3 years playing 10 string guitar experiences without any sufficient courses because of situation of my country and just playing Suite of Gaspar Sanz and changing some parts of Bach Suites in order to play with 4 bass strings.
Tyler Alan Hawkins email@example.com http://homepage.mac.com/tylerhawkins/index.html Hay River, Northwest Territories Canada I am a middle school teacher and part-time guitar instructor here in circumpolar,Hay River, Northwest Territories Canada. I am a multi-string guitar enthusiast (owning an 8 string (1981) and a 17 string (1985) both built by the Canadian luthier
@http://dejongeguitars.com I have a BFA in classical guitar performance from York University, Toronto (1989). I've participated with the University of Toronto Guitar Orchestra (1985) under the direction of Leo Brower. My interest in the multi-string guitar was first sparked when I heard the Bach Lute Suites recordings of Narciso Yepes. Since then I have had the honor of meeting Narciso Yepes at the home of Eli Kassner (Toronto) in 1986. I was most fortunate to have a very personal discussion with the Maestro about his family, music, astronomy, recording and of course the multi-string guitar concept. He saw and played my 17 string during that meeting. A particular goal with the multi-string guitar is to focus my technique, tuning and fingering decisions on maximizing the incredible timbre this kind of instrument has to offer. I'm happy to be part of the First Ten String Guitar Society as a way of celebrating the instrument's development along with those who enjoy playing and listening to this unique kind of guitar.
Siddhi Johan SundtSolistvägen 53756 54 UppsalaSwedenphone: +46(0)18 51 51 55email: firstname.lastname@example.org: http://www.siddhi.se John H. Hedderman email@example.com Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. I have studied classical guitar privately with John Holmquist, former head of the guitar department at the Cleveland Institute of Music and have studied Harmony, Sight Singing, and Ear Training with Adeline Huss also at CIM. My primary interest is in composition and arrangement of religous works for the classical guitar and/or voice. Wayne Rowand firstname.lastname@example.org Morgantown,WV, US I am a full time teacher and recitalist playing exclusively on an eight string guitar. I focus mainly on baroque and contemporary latin music. Also i have recently found 8 string transcriptions by my teacher, David Harris, that have been missing since his death 6 years ago. Steven P. Bastien email@example.com 320 Yawgoo Valley Rd, Exeter, RI 02822, USA Amateur guitarist (engineer professionally) - Play primarily6- and 8-string guitar; now adding 10-string to the mix! Enjoy transcribing/arranging for "multi-string" guitar(s). Scott Rainville firstname.lastname@example.org Springfield, Massachusetts Amateur classical guitarist