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The tonebase Classical Guitar Podcast, with David Steinhardt

Author: David Steinhardt

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Classical guitar fanatic? Casual hobbyist? Segovia disciple? Regardless of your diagnosis, the tonebase Classical Guitar Podcast with David Steinhardt has the cure for you!

Tune in every other Sunday for in-depth conversations with some of greatest minds in the classical guitar world. Guest artists include Scott Tennant, Judicael Perroy, Bill Kanengiser, Eliot Fisk, and Pepe Romero to list a few. Topics range from pedagogical philosophies, upcoming CD releases and performances, composing, arranging, all hosted by the by the entertaining personality and wit of David Steinhardt.
21 Episodes
S3 E3: Kai Narezo

S3 E3: Kai Narezo


In today’s episode, David is joined by our second flamenco guitarist on the show: Kai Narezo! Along with being a great performer, Kai is a dedicated teacher and talented recording engineer. Throughout their conversation, Kai spoke about his approach and philosophy on teaching the flamenco guitar. He has recently published a new method, Flamenco Explained: The Guitarist’s Survival Guide and has started one of the first university flamenco programs at CSU Dominguez Hills. As a producer, Kai has recorded every video for Guitar Salon International’s extensive library. He spoke about his microphone choices and mixing techniques to produce a clear, realistic, and beautiful sound to help reveal the true character of each instrument. While there is no official Guinness World Record, it is believed that Kai has recorded the most classical guitars out of any engineer!Intro Music: Couperin Les Sylvains (Scott Tennant)Bulerias De KaiMarchena (Sevillanas)
S3 E2: Mark Eden

S3 E2: Mark Eden


While visiting London, David had a chance to sit down with Mark Eden of the Vida Guitar Quartet and Eden Stell Guitar Duo. Throughout their conversation, Mark discusses his approach to arranging, ensemble programming, and directing The Winchester Guitar Festival (which takes place October 3rd-7th)! Music: Couperin Les Sylvains (Scott Tennant)S. Assad Pintoe (Eden Stell)Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 (arr. Eden): Aria: Cantilena (VIDA Quartet/Amy Green)
S3 E1: Stephen Goss

S3 E1: Stephen Goss


Join David for an exciting conversation with the Welsh composer/guitarist Steve Goss for the season 3 premier of The tonebase Classical Guitar Podcast! Throughout the interview, Steve discusses his compositional approaches/techniques and recent commissions with guitar legends Aniello Desiderio, Zoran Dukic, and John Williams.Intro Music: Couperin Les Sylvains (Scott Tennant)Goss: Park of Idols Mov I. Jump Start (Annie Jacobs-Perkins/David Steinhardt)Goss: Theorbo Concerto Mov IV. Finale (Matthew Wadsworth/Scottish Chamber Orchestra)Goss: Guitar Concerto Finale: Allegro Molto (John Williams/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
In the first installment of a two part episode, David sits down with recording artist and professor of guitar at the Yale School of Music, Ben Verdery. Ben speaks about his exciting, contemporary collaborations with the 2016 American Beatboxing Champion Mark Martin and Andy Summers (of The Police). He also talks about his video productions, and how he captured a magical performance of Bach's Chaconne despite weather postponements and having his car towed the day of the shoot!Intro Music: Couperin Les Sylvains (Scott Tennant)From Aristotle (Martin/Verdery)Bach Cello Suite No. 4 Prelude (BWV 1010)
In today's conversation, David is joined by the Slovenian guitarist Mak Grgic. They discussed Mak's current projects including duets with Adam Del Monte (Duo Deloro), his microtonal record Makrotonal, and his founding of the organization Euro Strings. Intro Music: Couperin Les Sylvains (Scott Tennant)Dahab-Jaleo (Del Monte)Lute Sonata No. 23 in A Minor (Weiss)
After visiting Leisner in Manhattan, David had a chance to sit down and speak with the Armenian guitarist Gohar Vardanyan. Vardanyan studied with Isbin and Barrueco before embarking on her international career, concertizing throughout the US, Mexico, Panama, Italy, Canada, and Argentina. In today's conversation, Gohar spoke about her (4!) books released by Mel Bay Publications, her current program, and how she tours with only a guitar and a backpack! Intro Music: Couperin Les Sylvains (Scott Tennant)La Vida Breva (de Falla)Cordoba (Albeniz)
While visiting New York, Steinhardt had a chance to meet up with the acclaimed guitarist, David Leisner, of the Manhattan School of Music.  Throughout their conversation, Leisner discussed his newly released book, Playing With Ease: A Healthy Approach to Guitar Technique. As a musician who recovered from focal dystonia, Leisner brings a unique perspective on injury prevention and performance longevity. Leisner also discussed his teaching, composition, and transcription approaches, along with his current tour with duet partner, Eduardo Fernandez. Intro Music: Couperin Les Sylvains (Scott Tennant)Etude No. 10 (Villa-Lobos)Arpeggione Sonata in A Minor, Mov. III (Schubert)-Zuill Bailey, cello-Leisner transcription 
Join David for a conversation with tonebase artist Matt Palmer on a discussion of A-M-I scales, upcoming CDs, and Matt's metal guitar heroes! Intro Music: Couperin Les Sylvains (Scott Tennant)Ты Поди Моя Коровушка Домой (Vysotsky)Lament for the Death of his Second Wife (Gow)
In today's episode, David interviews Nicholas Goluses of the Eastman School of Music. In their conversation, you'll hear Nick's philosophy on chamber music, his studies with Andres Segovia, and his approach to transcribing the Bach violin sonatas.Intro Music: Couperin Les Sylvains (Scott Tennant)Bach Fugue BWV 1001Adler Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra Mov III. Fast with Good Spirit
 While visiting Baltimore, David had a chance to catch up with one of our favorite tonebase artists, Thomas Viloteau! Over the course of the hour-long conversation, Thomas shares the details behind his new gig as professor at Peabody Conservatory and his life with the guitar leading up to his new appointment.The conversation begins on the topic of Thomas's past teachers including his time studying with lutenist Paul O'Dette who helped him create a truly unique interpretation of Bach’s masterpiece, the Chaconne, which can be heard at the end of the episode.After this, Thomas goes on to share the intricate process behind his two latest CD’s, both of which he produced. He also shares the story of how Suite Brasileira 4, which can be heard on his most recent album, was written for him after hanging out with Sergio Assad at a party and casually asking the question, “Hey, would you write me a piece?”Tune in to this conversation with Thomas to experience all this and more, and be sure to check out his many insightful lessons on tonebase!Intro Music: Couperin Les Sylvains (Scott Tennant)Triaela, Mov III. Clown Down (Dyens)Chaconne (J.S Bach)
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