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Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by Christy Marsteller | Uncategorized

ANDRES SEGOVIA...

(1893-1987)

known as the father of the classical guitar, which is the predecessor of every other modern guitar genre.  A self-taught musician, Segovia transcribed the works of J. S. Bach into guitar repertoire, and his efforts promoted the guitar from the lowly status of a folk instrument into recognition as a full-fledged member of the modern orchestra.

Andres Segovia believed all the sounds of the orchestra could be reproduced, albeit on a much smaller scale, through playing the guitar.  This fascinating video demonstrates his view, as well as his masterful artistry, of his instrument: CLICK HERE