Smudger5150 wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:28 pm
Jim Davidson wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:17 pm
Eric Carmen - All By Myself
Procul Harum - Whiter Shade of Pale
Edit: Read Classical GUITAR. In that case, are we talking instrument, style, or both?
Thanks Jim but I was thinking more of pieces composed by non-classical artists and performed on the acoustic/classical guitar.
Ah, so if you just mean the instrument then it's a pretty long list! Nylon string guitar is everywhere from American folk music to flamenco to South American music to jazz, but stylistically and technically it has little of anything in common with classical music.
If you also mean a classical style, then there's a distinction to be made between artists who sample/quote/recite a classical work and those who compose original music in a classical style.
Nylon guitar, regardless of style - most things Willie Nelson
Nylon guitar, quoting classical - Spanish Caravan by the Doors
Nylon guitar, original work in a classical style - Diary of a Madman by Ozzy Osbourne (though this is a subtle ripoff of Brouwer Etude 6). A personal favorite of mine is the end of "Swim to the Moon" by the prog-metal band Between the Buried and Me right before the final, climactic chorus.
If you want more original music in a classical style on guitar, then you'll have far better luck with electric guitar. There's a whole neo-classical shred scene out there pioneered by Ritchie Blackmore and Yngwie Malmsteen. A personal favorite of mine would be Defying Gravity by Vinnie Moore.