Tango is Argentina’s best-known musical export. However, the traditional tango guitar style, which includes a specific set of techniques and concepts, is virtually unknown outside of Argentina. Adam Tully fell in love with this particular way of playing nylon-string guitar and spent almost 30 years studying it, eventually moving from his native New York to Buenos Aires, where the tango scene, and tango on six strings, is stronger than ever. And although many classical guitarists have studied and performed the repertoire of Astor Piazzolla, that music in a way is tango, and in a way isn’t. In this article Adam Tully describes what tango guitar is, and how we can learn to play it.
Here at Guitar Magazine, we are very proud to interview Adam Levin, one of the leading figures on the international classical guitar scene right now. Many thanks to Adam for sitting down with us to talk about what he’s been up to lately.
Here at Guitar Magazine, we are very proud to interview David Russell, a leading figure in the international classical guitar scene. Thanks to David, several generations of musicians have now picked up our instrument.
In this conversation, we talk to the members of the Eos Guitar Quartet about their latest release: “El alma de Paco” (Solo Musica), a tribute to Paco de Lucía, featuring new works by Leo Brouwer, John McLaughlin and José Antonio Rodríguez.
Julio Azcano, Marcel Ege, David Sautter and Michael Winkler are the members of the Eos Guitar Quartet. If something makes them stand out, it is their huge versatility; they have dared to play all kinds of repertoire, obtaining great public success and respect from guitarists. Maestro Leo Brouwer even said that they are “one of the best guitar quartets in the world”.