5. Mics may give more possibilities to guitarist - who would not have to force sound most of the time, just to be heard in big hall
6. Programmers ? (Concert hall managers? etc? ) they prefer
a) something which will bring people in and make sales
b) something which will be profitable to them in other ways
Certainly if classical guitar made itself a venue for limited amount aficionados and not to general audience, they may not want it, unless by second reason
7. this article you mentioned seems to confirm my point - that (popular) music in general becoming more primitive and timbral richness are not really that iportat for modern listener...
9. I like experimentation and played midi guitar and synths a lot, i have guitar with same RMC pickups as Godin guitars.
It is very interesting and in future could be even more interesting if technology will improve, but so far (acc. to my own experience) natural acoustic guitar sound and opportunities are far superior of midi.
Midi sound is still sound a bit cold and artificial...(and people feel it even unconciesly) - I hope this problem will be solved in future.
Main problem of the "classical guitar" in particular and other "guitars" and instruments lay down more in mental realm rather than in physical one.
It seems like it grew into kind of martial art discipline rather than Art form.
Art is characterized by creativity, creation of new Art pieces, individual freedom, unlimited searching for new forms and new ideas. Classical guitar discipline is full of different rituals and Taboos, which enforced by educational system which press hard pupil into submissions to rules, rituals and taboos for many years until one feels that all those things are only possible ways to do, to see, to play...
All changes (like standing with the guitar, different unusual technics, use of any electronics etc.) perceived as breaking of Taboo and rejected, as well as rejected any composers who do not belong to certain approved academic groups.
It become self reproducing circle which do not grow anymore.
But nowadays anyone could publish music and new classical guitar music on WWW and reach audience this way, which was not possible in the past.
By the way - Vila-Lobos is great composer! I played him a lot and love his music!
And I do change many things myself and promoted changes to others therefore you are wrong on this assertion.
hoppy wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:11 pm
AndreiKrylov wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:42 pm
I disagree with many points
I expect many will, but I don't see people playing Villa-Lobos and Pujol really well is going to change anything. I don't think the current situation is a bad one and could healthily continue, I was setting out what I thought would need to change for a wider audience. It wouldn't have to change the core of the discipline and repertoire but might offer more avenues into classical guitar music - particularly composed artworks as opposed to riff-based or improvisational music.
Re 5 - I'm interested to know how microphones solve the guitar's dynamics problem. It solves the volume problem but not dynamics and sustain.
6. the issue with relation to audience is that people/programmers prefer group music to solo instrument performers.
7. Yes that was opinion and disproved here! http://newatlas.com/pop-music-trends/23535/
But with reference to solo guitar it is hard to compete on sound colours to keep a less dedicated audience interested.
Re point on 9 - I love the sound of a classical unamplified or with light reinforcement but I am suggesting that experimentation with technology could be beneficial for repertoire and audiences - Sean Shibe is another example of using electric guitar to good effect while still offering classical repertoire. https://seanshibe.com/
Barrios played steel string. It's like when someone earlier said that only f-hole guitars should be used for jazz - Mike Stern and Julian Lage might be offended to think that they don't play jazz guitar because they use solid body guitars. Similarly using an electric bass instead of a standup acoustic - it's still jazz. The reason I mentioned the godin is that you can still have the feel of nylon for classical technique but with more functionality of an electric in terms of colour/effects (not to compete on clean/unadjusted sound) - and this means being able to control attack and sustain and get different sounds to shape the repertoire, use loop pedals to create different solo compositions - it might dampen the spruce vs cedar debate though...One of the models also has direct synth output. I get that lots of classical guitarists would think it's terrible or 'not classical' but they're already sold.
I'd better speak by music...Please listen it on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, etc. Thanks!