A Podcast about the Guitar, its players, builders, teachers, enthusiasts, and great guitars.
All Things Six Strings is what happens when a father and son buy microphones and head out into town with beer money and a mission.
Join Tim and Rick (a.k.a. Dad) in their deep dive into the guitar world.
Michael Partington "New Music by Bryan Johanson" 'Concoctions From the Kitchen'
All Things Six Strings is excited to announce the release of Michael Partington's 11th CD featuring music written over the last ten years by Bryan Johanson, and almost all premiere recordings. Released by Canadian publishers Les Productions d'Oz, it'll be available through Michael's website (www.michaelpartington.com) and locally at the Rosewood Guitar (www.rosewoodguitar.com. Eventually, you'll be able to find it on Spotify, iTunes and elsewhere... Scores for the pieces are available at Productions d'Oz.
Clocking in at just over 73 minutes, it includes selections from 'The Illustrated Guitar' (2023), 'Oranges' (2022), 'Sonatine-Cahier' (2017) in its entirety, the monumental 'Hearing the Things Itself' (2021), and the delightful 'Magic Serenade' (2013).
Listen to the episode as Rick and Michael discuss his newest release and several other guitar topics.
Alan Mearns - Oracion
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Alan Mearns began his musical studies with the classical violin at age five, switching to the guitar at age ten. Moving to the United States in his late teens, he studied classical guitar performance with Douglas James at Appalachian State University (where he held the prestigious Fletcher Scholarship) and with Stanley Yates at Austin Peay State University.
In this podcast, we discuss his composition 'Oracion' which, in this humble podcast host's opinion, is destined to become a major work for the guitar.
Alan Rinehart, Gentleman of the Guitar
Mark Hilliard Wilson and the Guitar Orchestra of Seattle
Guitar Orchestra of Seattle co-founder and conductor Mark Hilliard Wilson talks with Rick about the orchestra's beginnings, history, and recent recording projects.
Geordie Kelly "retired" Navy Band Musician
Rick talks with Chicago area Jazz Guitarist and former, now retired, Navy Band musician Geordie Kelly. Discussions revolve around Geordie's study and application of the original playing styles, chord progressions, and voicings used by early jazz guitarists, using the premier method of learning by listening instead of learning by video and his approach to improvisation.
For a great summary of a career and the benefits of working in military bands, hang around for the outtake after the ending theme music!
Adam Levin and Matthew Rohde "The Kithara Project"
Guitarists and Kithara Project co-founders Adam Levin and Matthew Rohde talk about the Kithara Project its mission to bring the classical guitar to young people through its tuition-free programs.