The next Guitar Society Meeting is Monday September 9th 7:30-9:30 PM

Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis
Free and Open to the Public
Our Motto: Inspiration and Participation

Our inspiring featured artist for this meeting is the fabulous Brazilian guitarist Fabiano do Nascimento (one of Berto’s all time favourites!) who plays both six and seven string guitars. Now living in Los Angeles, Fabiano was born into a musical family that goes back to his great-grand-father “Ladario Teixeira”, a virtuoso saxophone player, who contributed to the evolution of the instrument itself by adding more keys to the older “Aldolph Sax” version.  Check out Fabiano’s website for more information about him and his music: https://www.fabianodonascimentomusic.com/videos
And here’s a great solo piece he played at Guitar Salon International: Fabiano do Nascimento GSI

For participation, the September 9th meeting will also include our OPEN GUITAR ENSEMBLE SESSION. We will begin practicing the music we will be performing at the Winter Concert on December 14th at the Corvallis-Benton County Library.  The music is posted below so check out the scores online, download the parts you would like to play and bring them along to the meeting with your guitar and join in! EVERYONE is welcome and the scores include parts suitable for all levels of playing. If you are not sure about performing in the concert, you are still welcome to come along to the meeting and join in with the ensemble.

AGENDA MONDAY September 9th 2019
7:30 – 7:35 pm Welcome
7:35 – 8:15 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: check out the music and download from the website.
8:15 – 8:40 pm Open Stage: share your music with us – all solo guitar styles (or ensembles) and all abilities welcome.
8:40 – 8:50 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:50 – 9:30 pm Featured Concert Artist: Fabiano do Nascimento

Entrance is FREE and open to the public (donations gratefully received).

Location: Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St, Corvallis, OR 97333. The entrance is between New Morning Bakery and Sedlaks Boots and Shoes.

Best Regards
Jon Sharp
President, Corvallis Guitar Society

Ensemble Music Scores and Parts for September 9th Guitar Society Meeting

Dear Guitar Enthusiasts,
Here is the ensemble music we will be playing at the upcoming meeting September 9th at Odd Fellows Hall starting at 7:30 pm. These are the pieces we plan on performing at the Guitar Society Winter Concert on Saturday December 14th at the Corvallis-Benton County Library. We will rehearse in this order starting with the first four pieces. Everyone is welcome to come and join in. The parts suitably reflect different levels of playing, so take a look at the scores and decide which parts you would like to play, print them out, work on them a bit, and bring them along to the meeting with your guitar. Don’t worry about whether you can play everything, and don’t feel obliged to perform in the concert. The goal is to encourage all local guitarists to pick up their guitars, come along and have fun!

The full score and parts for Nimrod cannot be posted online for copyright reasons. If you wish to choose a part, email me at jmds157@yahoo.com

Ensemble Music Scores and Parts for June 3rd Guitar Society Meeting

Dear Guitar Enthusiasts,
Here is the ensemble music we will be playing at the upcoming meeting June 3rd at Odd Fellows Hall. These are some of the pieces we enjoyed playing so far this year and are on the potential list for the concert at the end of the year. Everyone is welcome to come and join in! Take a look at the scores and decide which parts you would like to play, print them out, work on them a bit, and bring them along to the meeting with your guitar. Don’t worry about whether you can play everything, just come along and have fun.

Best Regards
Jon Sharp