In this video review below, I put Snark and Peterson StroboClip guitar tuners side by side on a nylon string guitar and captured the tuning process. The results of the comparison are not so straightforward. I don’t want to tell which tuner is better and which one is worse. They both good, and they are good for different scenarios.
Here is my arrangement of the Shakespeare’s Sonnet 102, My love is strengthen’d. A composer Mikhael Tariverdiev wrote beauteful music for that sonnet. It was one of the nicest songs performed by trio Meridian in Russia in the 80th. The harmony of this song is relatively easy. It’s in C Major with the pretty standard chord progression I-VI-II-V-I. In this arrangement, I used more or less advanced chords only on the bridge at 1:40. It is Gm6add9 with bass on the 4th string (E) with further transition to Gm6/E followed by A7 and Dm7 chords.
The easiest way to power up the Takamine Cool Tube CTP2 from the external power source is to use Takamine DI+. It provides several essential DI functions, plus it works as an external power supply for CTP2. It’s retail price is around $200. However, I didn’t need a DI and thought that $200 is too much for a power supply function. So, I decided to find a less-than-$20 and easy-to-do DIY (Do-It-Yourself) solution.
Here is another interesting progression from the arrangement of ‘The Nearness of you’ by Walter Rodrigues Jr.
This time, it’s a turnaround which can be used in the middle of the songs for connecting different parts together.
This Takamine TC132SC Review explains my impressions and experience from 2+ years of playing this guitar, why I chose it and what I did to fit it into my style. From one side, TC132SC is a classical nylon-string guitar with standard 2″-wide neck and neck and body joint on 12th fret. From the other side, it has all attributes of the modern guitar: cutaway and electronics. But let’s start from the question why I chose TC132SC.
In this article I collected several videos with Takamine TC132SC reviews and performances by good guitarists and Takamine staff.
“The Nearness of You” was written in 1938 by Hoagy Carmichael with lyrics by Ned Washington.
This is an excellent arrangement by Walter Rodrigues Jr., a very interesting jazz guitarist. In this post, I parsed the 3-chord intro – the progression and chords sound very nice. Happy playing!
In this post I’d like to show a useful V-I guitar chord progression in the keys of C and A. These progressions use very nice diminished chords, A#dim7 in the open position with the root on the fifth string, and movable Gdim7 with the root note on the sixth string. By using these chords and chord progressions you might significantly improve your accompaniment for the songs having V – I transitions and sound more ‘jazzy’