Guitar Concerts Melbourne
Please view the short video of my latest guitar concert around Melbourne. Live at the Frankston Performance Centre this year:
Performers include students from my Creative Guitar School in Melbourne.
My music school caters for guitar lessons for beginners to advanced guitar students. We are located in Melbourne Eastern Suburbs. In the video you will hear my performance with my nylon string guitar, a Flamenco Guitar crafted by Hermanos Conde. This flamenco guitar is hand made. I personally selected the guitar at his workshop in Madrid, Spain. I remember spending more than two days in the shop trying out all the guitars he had available. They all had their special nuances. I finally selected the one you hear in the video because of its amazing capability to project the sound towards an audience. The resulting spectrum occurs from vibrations throughout the guitar and not only from the sound hole area. This results in clarity of sound in the amplification process where the guitar may be easily heard without the need of equalization. The Spanish Guitar is a versatile instrument on which you can play almost all styles of music. I personally enjoy acoustic music in small formats where the resulting sound is more a consequence of natural relative volume than amplification.
Creative Guitar School
At the Creative Guitar School students learn how to play the guitar. However, in order to express emotions and feel good about what we accomplish, all guitar students will learn to understand music as a language and how this language is conveyed through the guitar. The resulting sound and experience may be that of well-being. I urge you to be patient in your learning. Frustration can quickly sink in and abort much desired goals to feel more joy in our lives. Please feel welcome to visit my website or call me. I would love to hear from you and learn about your goals as a musician and as a guitarist here in Melbourne, no matter what style of music you wish to pursue.
I encourage my students to perform live at my Guitar Concerts in Melboourne.
Paris Cat Melbourne
This year 2015 I have been performing regularly at the Paris Cat Jazz Club in Melbourne
6 Goldie Place, Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9642 4711
During my years as a guitarist I have encountered the need to broaden my array of expression. The electric guitar allows a more lyrical approach to phrasing than the nylon string guitar. The electric guitar produces a timbre with a a longer sustain than that of the nylon string.
When the Spanish guitar is played alongside drums bass or piano it is easily buried in the background of the music. This can at a first glance be solved by amplifying the guitar but this never tends to work well.
The nylon string guitars plays short notes that need to be accompanied by staccato sounds like wood percussion or string plucked instruments. Drums will bury the guitar as cymbals, snares and kick drums can produce longer tones than those of the guitar.
At the Paris Cat I perform with electric guitar. I am accompanied on drums by Darryn Farrugia and on Upright bass by Tamara Murphy. The result is that of musical magic. We have played on May 14 th July 9th and are scheduled for our next performance on September 3rd.
I strongly recommend our live concerts where the guitar is the solo instrument and where I devote the concert to playing jazz, funk, blues , pop and latin music with a, electric lyrical approach.