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Lean your body forward slightly to support the guitar against your chest, for the poetry of the music should resound in your heart.

Lean your body forward slightly to support the guitar against your chest, for the poetry of the music should resound in your heart.

The guitar is a small orchestra. It is polyphonic. Every string is a different color, a different voice. ---->>>

Whoever heard of an electric violin, electric cello or, for that matter, an electric singer?

Whoever heard of an electric violin, electric cello or, for that matter, an electric singer?

Among God's creatures two, the dog and the guitar, have taken all the sizes and all the shapes, in order not to be separated from the man. ---->>>

The advice I am giving always to all my students is above all to study the music profoundly... music is like the ocean, and the instruments are little or bigger islands, very beautiful for the flowers and trees.

The advice I am giving always to all my students is above all to study the music profoundly... music is like the ocean, and the instruments are little or bigger islands, very beautiful for the flowers and trees.

I've had three wives and three guitars. I still play the guitars. ---->>>

The piano is a monster that screams when you touch its teeth. ---->>>

When one puts up a building one makes an elaborate scaffold to get everything into its proper place. But when one takes the scaffold down, the building must stand by itself with no trace of the means by which it was erected. That is how a musician should work. ---->>>

You know what I think? If I am tired now, I don't mind, because I have eternity to rest. ---->>>

When I began, the guitar was en-closed in a vicious circle. There were no composers writing for the guitar, be-cause there were no virtuoso guitarists. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Spanish
Born: February 21, 1893
Birthplace:
Die: 06-03, 1987
Occupation: Musician
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Andrés Segovia Torres, 1st Marquis of Salobreña (Spanish: [anˈdɾes seˈɣoβja ˈtores]) (21 February 1893 – 2 June 1987), known as Andrés Segovia, was a virtuoso Spanish classical guitarist from Linares, Spain. He is regarded as one of the greatest guitarists of all time and the grandfather of the classical guitar (wikipedia)