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

Upcoming June Corvallis Guitar Society Meeting

Dear Guitar Friends,

Thanks to everyone who came out for the fabulous festival on May 11th! What a wonderful range of guitar styles, top flight concert artists, events, and ukulele music we had, all of which got great feedback! If you weren’t able to make it, you can see photos and videos of some of things you missed on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CorvallisGuitarSociety/

The next Guitar Society Meeting is Monday June 3rd 7-9PM

Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis
Free & Open to the Public

The featured concert for this meeting will be the OSU Guitar Ensemble directed by our wonderful local maestro Cameron O’Connor combined with solos and duets by the ensemble members.

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The June 3rd meeting will also include our OPEN GUITAR ENSEMBLE SESSION. We will be reviewing some of the music we have played so far this year in anticipation of the winter concert series later on in the year.  The music is already posted to the website so check out the scores online (scroll down to see the ensemble scores), 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.

AGENDA MONDAY June 3rd 2019
7:00 – 7:05 pm Welcome
7:05 – 7:45 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: check out the music and download from the website.
7:45 – 8:10 pm Open Stage: share your music with us – all solo guitar styles (or ensembles) and all abilities welcome.
8:10 – 8:20 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:20 – 9:00 pm Featured Concert: OSU Guitar Ensemble directed by Cameron O’Connor

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.

Looking Forward..

Now we have reached the summit for the first half of the year with the wonderful Guitar Festival and the last Society meeting on June 3rd, the Guitar Society will take a break over the summer. We will get back together again on Monday September 9th with our Guitar Society meeting kicking off the Fall series of activities and events. More details will follow regarding the schedule.

In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you on June 3rd at our Guitar Society Meeting, and have a great summer!

Best Regards

Jon Sharp

President, Corvallis Guitar Society