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Encyclopedia > Andrés Segovia

Andrés Segovia ( February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ...February 21, Events January 1 _ Japan accepts the Gregorian calendar January 2 _ Introduction by Webb C. Ball of the General Railroad Timepiece Standards in North America: Railroad chronometers January 13 _ The UK has its first meeting. ...1893 June 3 is the 154th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (155th in leap years), with 211 days remaining. ...June 3, 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...1987) was a The Kingdom of Spain or Spain ( Spanish: Reino de España or España; Catalan: Regne dEspanya; Basque: Espainiako Erresuma; Galician: Reino da España) is a country located in the southwest of Europe. ...Spanish classical guitar A classical guitar, also called a Spanish guitar, is a musical instrument from the guitar family. ...classical guitarist and is generally considered to be the father of the modern classical guitar movement by most modern scholars. Many feel that without his efforts, the classical guitar would still be considered a peasant instrument, suitable for bars but not concert halls.


Segovia's introduction to the guitar was at an early age of four years old. His uncle would frequently sing songs to him while pretending to strum an imaginary guitar. This prompted Segovia to set out on a quest to elevate the guitar to a prominent position in the music world. He wanted to elevate guitar studies to the status of the piano and the violin. In particular, he wanted to have it played and studied in every country and university in the world. He also wanted to pass on his love of the guitar to the generations after him.


His first appearance was in Spain at the age of sixteen, and a few years later he held his first professional A concert comprises a performance, usually involving some degree of formality, and particularly a performance featuring music. ...concert in This article is about the Spanish capital. ...Madrid, playing Transcription may be one of the following: In linguistics, transcription is the conversion of spoken words into written language. ...transcriptions for guitar by Francisco Tárrega and some songs by For other people named Bach and other meanings of the word, see Bach (disambiguation). ...Johann Sebastian Bach, which he had transcribed himself. Although he was discouraged by his family, he continued to pursue his studies of the guitar throughout his life.


Many prominent musicians believed that Segovia's guitar would not be accepted by the This article is about the broad genre of classical music in the Western musical tradition. ...classical music community because in their mind, the guitar could not be used to play classical music. However, Segovia's excellent technique and unique touch astounded his audiences. Consequently, the guitar was no longer seen as a strictly Popular music, sometimes abbreviated pop music, is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are broadly popular. ...popular A musical instrument is a device that has been constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ...instrument, but suitable for playing This article is about the broad genre of classical music in the Western musical tradition. ...classical music as well.


As Segovia progressed in his career and as he performed for bigger audiences, Segovia found that existing guitars were not sufficient for playing large concert halls because they could not produce enough volume. This prompted Segovia to look into technological advances that would improve the guitar's natural amplification.


Working together with luthiers, he helped design what is now known as the classical guitar A classical guitar, also called a Spanish guitar, is a musical instrument from the guitar family. ...classical guitar, which featured better wood and Nylon is a synthetic polymer, a plastic, invented on February 28, 1935 by Wallace Carothers at DuPont of Wilmington, Delaware, USA. The material was announced in 1938 and the first nylon products; a nylon bristle toothbrush made with nylon yarn (went on sale on February 24, 1938) and more famously...nylon Generally, string is a thin piece of fiber which is used to tie, bind, or hang other objects. ...strings. The shape of the guitar was also changed to improve the Acoustics is a branch of physics and is the study of sound, mechanical waves in gases, liquids, and solids. ...acoustics. This new guitar could produce louder notes than previous guitar designs being used in The Kingdom of Spain or Spain ( Spanish: Reino de España or España; Catalan: Regne dEspanya; Basque: Espainiako Erresuma; Galician: Reino da España) is a country located in the southwest of Europe. ...Spain and in other parts of the world.


After a tour in For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ...America in 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...1928, he soon became known as "the guitar player" and composers like Heitor Villa_Lobos (March 5, 1887 _ November 17, 1959) was a Brazilian composer. ...Heitor Villa_Lobos started writing guitar pieces for him. He also transcribed many classical pieces himself and revived the pieces transcribed by men like Tárrega.


Segovia had many students throughout his career, including some famous guitarists such as Abel Carlevaro, This article needs cleanup. ...Ben Bolt, Christopher Parkening (born 14 December 1947) is an American classical guitarist best known for his interpretations of Johann Sebastian Bach. ...Christopher Parkening, This article is about John Williams, the noted classical guitarist. ...John Williams, and Oscar Ghiglia. These students, along with many others, carry on Segovia's tradition of expanding the guitar's presence, repertoire, and recognition.


He died in Madrid of a A myocardial infarction occurs when an atherosclerotic plaque slowly builds up in the inner lining of a coronary artery and then suddenly ruptures, totally occluding the artery and preventing blood flow downstream. ...heart attack at the age of 94.


External links

  • A picture (http://www.classicalguitar.net/artists/artist-images/segovia2.jpg)
  • The Segovia Museum (http://www.segoviamuseo.com/)

 
 

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