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The Study of Mandolin and Guitar 「マンドリンとギター研究」

The Japanese journal “The Study of Mandolin and Guitar” 「マンドリンとギター研究」was published by Morishige Takei from March 1924 until October 1941. This journal started after a publishing pause from his first journal “Mandolin and Guitar” 「マンドリンとギター」caused

Mandolin and Guitar 「マンドリンとギター」

The Japanese journal “Mandolin and Guitar” 「マンドリンとギター」was published by Morishige Takei from April 1916 until August 1923. The series was interrupted by the Great Kanto Earthquake in September 1923. Takei restarted the journal under a

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Early Japanese guitar records

I recently acquired a few recordings by Morishige Takei, Shun Ogura and Yoshie Okawara I would like to share.

A. T. Huerta plagiarizing Sor

After the publication of the book “A. T. Huerta Life and Works” in 2006 by Javier Suárez-Pajares and myself, we continued researching Huerta references and music. Recently I discovered an edition in Harvard Library with

The Takei Music Library

Below are translations from the Japan Mandolin Union bulletins in 1990 and 1991 detailing the depositing of the Takei Music Library in the Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo, Japan. Please see my earlier articles

DGA Editions

DGA Editions is the publishing output of Digital Guitar Archive with both print and digital formats available for most editions. Books are available on J. N. de Bobrowicz, Napléon Coste, William Foden, Emilia Giuliani, A. T. Huerta, J. K. Mertz, Alphonse Meurger, Ivan Padovec, Matvei Pavlov-Azancheev, Giulio Regondi, Francisco Tárrega, and Marco Aurelio Zani de Ferranti.