Often we find ourselves associating classical guitars to classical music. The association might seem obvious, but it is inaccurate and on many levels simply wrong. As the nylon string guitar is commonly known for representing certain types of music belonging to specific composers and even specific periods in time, it is also known as a very popular instrument in the most varied music genres. These genres transcend classical guitar technique and repertoire to the point in which they have greatly influenced both its technical and its compositional aspects. It's easy today to witness a performance of a great virtuoso playing in the same night music of the Beatles, Bach, Tarrega and Jobim. The instrument itself has had many modifications through the years in its need to adapt to diverse musical expressions and art manifestations. On this video, you can hear a Jose Ramirez "classical guitar" in a non classical music situation. Lovely.
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