Introduction to the History of the Guitar in Japan

This article was first published on Matanya Ophee’s Guitar and Lute Issues site in 1997 and later on my personal site icoldwell.com.

The original title was An Introduction to the History of the Guitar in Japan Including Notes on the First Appearances of the Guitar in Japan and Detailed Biographies of Major Guitarists First Active in the Pre-war Period.

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Mel Bay

Mel Bay is now managing distribution of all DGA Editions books. Our books will still be available through our online store along with any related digital music downloads, but you may order directly from Mel Bay or have your favorite music store order through Mel Bay.

Our complete catalog of editions can be found at this link.

Padovec Concertinos

I am very happy to announce that I will be publishing the recently discovered Concertinos by Padovec edited by Stefan Hackl. Darko Petrinjak recently performed both Concertinos on April 16th and will be assisting with the editions. The editions include text by Stefan, full score and removable parts.