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Composed and interpreted by Yorgos Kertsopoulos the "Passo Doble" in concert at the Muzart Festival, Helexpo Palace, Athens, 20 April 2008, on a double course guitar tuned in octaves. In 1948 A.Segovia introduced the nylon string aesthetic of A.Augustine. The classical and flamenco guitar enjoys this aesthetic for more than sixty years and J.Bream, J.Williams, D.Fampas, the Romero family, C.Parkening, Alirio Diaz, R.Dyens, L.Almeida, Paco de Lucia, P.Pena, C.Montoya, Sabicas, Serranito are only a few of the guitarists that play and have played with great success this aesthetic which has worldwide acceptance today. A.Barrios and H.V.Lobos played with metal strings while D.Prat, A.Lauro, F.Tarrega, R.Montoya played with gut strings. At the time of M.Giuliani, M.Carcassi, L.Legnani, F.Carulli, F.Sor, D.Aguado the guitar was strung with metal, gut and silk strings and had either double courses or single strings. Also further back in history L.Roncalli, G.Sanz, Bermudo, Brescianello played the guitar in higher pitched tunings and also the triple strung guitarra battente was popular mainly in Italy. Y.Kertsopoulos introduced in 1994 the Kertsopoulos Aesthetics which as a multiplex open architecture scheme provide the possibility of reviving and realizing the many faces of the guitar's aesthetics, as they have been recorded in history. Among many guitarists that play the aesthetics Smaro Gregoriadou has made many succesful first world presentations of different aspects of aesthetic styles in guitar interpretation.This topic has started to include single, double and triple course guitar interpretations of Spanish and latin works including flamenco and your participation and feedback will greatly be appreciated.
The arrangement of the triple-double-single strings with the tuning in octaves is as follows:
Triple course: the 6th and the 5th strings are triple course with a difference of two octaves between the strings.
Double course: the 4th and the 3d strings are double course with a difference of one octave between the strings.
Single course: the 2nd and the 1st strings are single course.
Please view the photo below showing the placement of the courses and the tunings.
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Interpretation on a "Kertsopoulos" double course pedal guitar tuned in octaves possessing "Kertsopoulos" metalonylon, metalonymatic and nylon strings.The Museum of Greek Popular Instruments "Foivos Anogianakis" organized a tribute to the classical guitar "forms & strings", on Saturday 7th of February 2009 at BENAKI MUSEUM. Honorary tribute to Amalia Ramirez and the tradition of her family with honoured guests: Mrs Amalia Ramirez and Mrs. Cristina Ramirez.Guitar recital with different historical instruments as they are revived by "Kertsopoulos Aesthetics" interpreted by the soloists Yorgos Kertsopoulos and Smaro Gregoriadou-Reinventing guitar!.
My appreciation is great to dear Amalia Ramirez for her kind comments regarding my work as these comments are also revealed on the video above and also in the interview given by her to Dionysia Blazaki after the concert, found in the video below:
Smaro Gregoriadou interprets Sud-americano by George Kertsopoulos with metalonylon trebles of "Kertsopoulos Aesthetics". Live concert in Athens (Nakas Concert Hall, 22/3/96). Many thanks to Smaro for a great interpretation and also for the beautiful arrangement she made of it.
Farruca performed in concert by Yorgos Kertsopoulos at Muzart Festival, Helexpo Palace, Athens, 20 April 2008, on a TRIPLE-DOUBLE-SINGLE course guitar tuned in DOUBLE AND SINGLE octaves. The two basses are triple strings (tuned in double octaves differences), the fourth and third string are double (tuned in single octave difference) and the second and first are single strings.
The Spanish Romance arranged and performed in concert by Yorgos Kertsopoulos at Muzart Festival, Helexpo Palace, Athens 20 April 2008 on a triple-double-single string Kertsopoulos guitar tuned in octaves difference in-between the double and triple strings.