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Maestro

Post by HNLim » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:50 pm

I am just curious how or when does the title of maestro is given to a guitarist?
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Re: Maestro

Post by Kent » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:46 pm

I am a Maestro.
according to my wife

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Re: Maestro

Post by CarbonElitist » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:46 pm

Kent wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:46 pm
I am a Maestro.
according to my wife
There's your answer, OP. :lol:
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Re: Maestro

Post by David Norton » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:25 pm

I've only heard the term applied to four CG players/teachers.

Andres Segovia;
Julian Bream;
Angel Romero, in his role as an orchestral conductor and not as a guitarist;
Angelo Gilardino

So the conclusive evidence is that, to be called "Maestro", you MUST have a consecutive "AN" in your first name (ANdres, JuliAN, ANgel, ANgelo)!!
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Re: Maestro

Post by lagartija » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:35 am

Maestro just means (male) teacher, assumed to have “mastered” his craft.
Soooooo.....any accomplished teacher might be addressed as “Maestro”, especially if you want to make him feel important. :-P
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Re: Maestro

Post by HNLim » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:28 am

David Norton wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:25 pm
I've only heard the term applied to four CG players/teachers.

Andres Segovia;
Julian Bream;
Angel Romero, in his role as an orchestral conductor and not as a guitarist;
Angelo Gilardino

So the conclusive evidence is that, to be called "Maestro", you MUST have a consecutive "AN" in your first name (ANdres, JuliAN, ANgel, ANgelo)!!
Mine has NA and not AN, so I will never be a Maestro.
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Re: Maestro

Post by RobMacKillop » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:55 am

In some countries, maestro just means teacher, usually school teacher. In others it means someone at the top of the tree, a complete master, agreed upon by general consensus.

Professor is another one with different meanings, almost the same as for maestro.

No one in the UK gets called maestro as a formal term, and professor is for long-experienced university lecturers. Though, increasingly, the length of the experience doesn't enter the equation so much as the amount of money you have generated for your department!

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Re: Maestro

Post by JohnB » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:29 pm

Forgive if I am wrong but I thought that, in the UK, a professor is someone who has demonstrated noteable academic distinction and who is awarded a "chair". The exception in the UK is in music colleges where a professor is a tutor.
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Re: Maestro

Post by RobMacKillop » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:07 pm

That might have been the case in the old days. Now it's all about money - call me cynical if you like, but I've observed this happening many times.

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Re: Maestro

Post by Kevin Cowen » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:26 pm

HNLim wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:50 pm
I am just curious how or when does the title of maestro is given to a guitarist?
I've no idea but any excuse to revisit Seinfeld is always welcome. 😃

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Re: Maestro

Post by powermrk » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:56 am

HNLim wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:50 pm
I am just curious how or when does the title of maestro is given to a guitarist?
My last name is Maestro, John Maestro. Nice to meet you!!

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