5th Edition – September 2020

Presentation

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ACOUSTIC GUITAR VILLAGE
inside Cremona Musica International Exhibitions and Festival – CREMONA FAIR

25th-26th-27th September  2020                                                          

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In the exhibition complex of Cremona, inside Cremona Musica International Exhibitions and Festival, from September 25th to September 27th 2020, the ACOUSTIC GUITAR VILLAGE will offer a packed schedule of concerts and events, as well as the extensive exhibition of acoustic classical and modern guitars, other plectrum and plucked instruments and accessories.

Cremona Musica International Exhibitons is the world’s most important event regarding high-level handicraft musical instruments, and it’s the most effective marketplace in the world for contemporary lutherie: a place where artistic and musical culture find an ideal stage to express themselves.
The guitar will have then its dedicated exhibit area, one of great importance and visibility considering its location, at the entrance of the Mondomusica pavilion; a village with the presence of national and international luthiers, small and big companies and distributors of the most prestigious brands, accessories and publishing. Guitar associations, luthiers associations and unions, and formative institutes and schools will also participate in the event.

Our Association, under the coordination of Alessio Ambrosi, will be curating the artistic and organizational direction, guaranteeing as always the utmost professionalism and competence.
True to the successful format of the years in Sarzana, the event will present several concerts and events, right now in the planning process, on the various stages and dedicated areas. The program will include:

– Masterclasses of lutherie and didactic techniques for acoustic guitar
– Contest “NEW SOUNDS OF ACOUSTIC MUSIC”  for acoustic guitarists and emerging acoustic ensemble/bands
– 8th ITALIAN BLUEGRASS MEETING
– 4rd STRINGS & VOICES D’AUTORE, contest and concerts
– “Cremona Mandolini in Mostra”, special event dedicated to the mandolin
– Concerts with international artists
– Historical Exhibitions
– Conferences, workshops, meetings
– Demos and showcases
– CREMONA MUSICA DOWNTOWN, concerts in the historical centre of Cremona

The complete program is on the pages of this website and on www.cremonamondomusica.it/acoustic-guitar-village/

Tickets are available online: http://www.cremonamusica.com/en/how-to-visit/

We will be very happy to have you as exhibitors and partecipants in the event!

As always, in January 2020 we will visit the NAMM Show in Anaheim, Los Angeles US, and in April the Musikmesse in Frankfurt.
We will be available and happy to meet you there.

Thanks to the many partners and sponsors that make all of this possible and safe travel to all of those who will be coming in Cremona on 2020 September 25th-26th-27th!

Sound & accessories by Acus-Sound Engineering – Bespeco – Partners: Città di Cremona, “Cremona Musica”, Dismamusica, Fingerpicking.net, MEI Meeting Etichette Indipendenti, Roma Expo Guitars, Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase, Holy Grail Guitar Show, Osaka SoundMesse, Vancouver International Guitar Festival, Guitares Au Beffroi – Riviste: “DismamusicaMagazine”,  “Chitarra Acustica”, “Guitar Club”, “Suonare News”, “Seicorde”,  “Pagine Musica”, “Big Box”, Guitar Fair Magazine (Spain) Media partner: Fingerpicking.net, MEI

Program

ACOUSTIC GUITAR VILLAGE

inside Cremona Musica International Exhibitions and Festival Cremona Fair-Italy
September 25th-26th-27th 2020

opening hours: Friday 25th, 10am – 7pm, Saturday 26th, 10am – 7pm, Sunday 27th, 10am – 6pm

WORK IN PROGRESS

Friday 25th – Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th, in the Masterclass rooms:

 Lutherie masterclass for Acoustic Guitar and Mandolin, teachers: Master ENRICO BOTTELLI (IT) – Master JOHN MONTELEONE (US) – Master LORENZO LIPPI (IT)

– Masterclass of didactic techniques for acoustic guitar, teachers: Master FRANCESCO BUZZURRO (IT) – Master BEPPE GAMBETTA (IT)

info and registration: info@armadilloclub.org  –  phone. +39 0187 626993 – +39 0372 598011 dawnload registration forms on the dedicated page

Friday 25th – Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th, from 10am to 7pm (Sunday to 6pm)  area ACOUSTIC GUITAR VILLAGE, HALL 1:

– EXHIBITION OF LUTHERIE, IMPORT, PUBLISHING AND ACCESSORIES FOR ACOUSTIC GUITAR, CLASSICAL AND MODERN, AND OTHER PLUCKED AND PLECTRUM INSTRUMENTS, with the presence of the best luthiers and acoustic guitar brands

– HISTORICAL EXHIBITIONS – SPECIAL EVENTS

CREMONA MANDOLINI IN MOSTRA
Events and activities dedicated to the mandolin, little-great string instrument.Artistic direction by Master Carlo Aonzo with the cultural advice of Master luthier Lorenzo Frignani.

  • Historical Exhibition “The Mandolin, from the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s” curated by Master luthier Leonardo Petrucci
  • Conference about the History of the Mandolin, speakers:………………………………………… 
  • Workshops lead by Master Carlo AonzoSaturday 26th, 10-12am: “The virtuoso repertoire for solo mandolin” dedicated to expert players
    Sunday 27th, 2-4pm: “The ‘modal method’: a technique to approach the knowledge of the mandolin fingerboard” dedicated to all levels players
    Visit the dedicated page for the details of the workshops
  • Desk to promote mandolin activities
  • Mini review of orchestras and plucked ensembles on Open Stage 1 outside the pavilions

– Special event about classical guitar, curated by Marco RamelliGabriele LodiFestival Corde d’AutunnoAcoustic Guitar VillageCremona Musica
work in progress

– 3rd Meeting “The Guitar in Italy between ‘800 and ‘900” the Italian instrument in the European development contest, ideated and coordinated by M°Lorenzo Frignani and M°Francesco Taranto

– In the 2020 edition of the AGV it starts the collaboration with the Association VINTAGE AUTHORITY, expert in the world of collecting and vintage and organizer of the event VINTAGE & GUITAR EXPO in Reggio Emiliawww.vintageauthority.com

Vintage Authority will be present at the AGV on September 25-26-27 with an exhibiton corner where everybody will be able to admire beautiful collectible vintage guitars: the world of vintage at the highest level!

Acoustic Guitar Village will be present on November 8 at the next edition of the VINTAGE AND GUITAR EXPO ITALIA in Reggio Emilia, showing beautiful vintage acoustic guitars!

– CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, PRESENTATIONS, MEETINGS inside the special Events Room in the area of the Acoustic Guitar Village

Details and programs visit this page

PROGRAM ON THE LIVE MUSIC STAGES:

Friday September 25th

OPEN STAGE 1
from 10am to 7pm
performance of: …………………………..

LIVE STAGE 2
from 3pm to 7pm:
“NEW SOUNDS OF ACOUSTIC MUSIC”
contest for emerging acoustic guitarists, acoustic ensembles/bands;
performers:
…………………………………………. (solo fingerstylists)
…………………………………………………(acoustic bands)

selections curated by Fingerpicking.net – Armadillo Club 
products offered by Acus-sound Engineering and other accessory brands

CLASSIC GUITAR STAGE 3
from 10am to 7pm
concerts-showcases available to the master luthiers

Saturday September 26th

OPEN STAGE 1
from 10am to 7pm
performance of:………………………………….

LIVE STAGE 2

from 10am to 7pm

8th ITALIAN BLUEGRASS MEETING

concerts, showcases, meetings, workshops by bluegrass musicians

performers: ……………………………………………………….

coordinated by Danilo Cartia

partners: Deering Banjo Company, Martin Guitars

CLASSIC GUITAR STAGE 3
from 10am to 7pm
concerts-showcases available to the master luthiers

Sunday September 27th

OPEN STAGE 1
from 10am to 6pm
performance of:…………………………………………….

LIVE STAGE 2
from 10am to 1pm – from 2pm to 6pm

“STRINGS AND VOICES D’AUTORE” in memory of Stefano Rosso, contest & performances by songwriters and guitarists, solo and in ensembles

performers:……………………………………..

coordinated by Andrea Tarquini

partners: Taylor Guitars, Transeuropa Recording Studios-Torino

CLASSIC GUITAR STAGE 3
from 10am to 6pm
concerts-showcases available to the master luthiers

CREMONA MUSICA DOWNTOWN

Concerts and performances in the historical centre of Cremona by artists and bands of the Acoustic Guitar Village
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th during the day

General Information

ACOUSTIC GUITAR VILLAGE 2020

New map of the Acoustic Guitar Village 2020, inside Hall 1

LIST OF EXHIBITORS PRESENT AT THE ACOUSTIC GUITAR VILLAGE 2019

The Exhibition of Lutherie, Import, Accessories for acoustic guitar will be held inside Cremona Musica International Exhibitions and Festival, Cremona Fair, on Friday September 25th, Saturday September 26th, Sunday September 27th 2020, 10am-7pm (Friday and Saturday), 10am-6pm (Sunday)

Fiera di Cremona, Piazza Zelioli Lanzini, 1 – 26100 CREMONA – ITALY

For further information and for information about visiting the Show, please visit:  www.cremonamondomusica.it/acoustic-guitar-village/

The exhibition area of the ACOUSTIC GUITAR VILLAGE presents three types of stands/booths:

  1. Turnkey booth (min,12sqm. or multiples)  download application form
  2. Raw space (min. 24sqm.)  download application form
  3. Area “Luthier’s Row” ( Collective exhibition area for luthiers organized by Ass. Cult. “Armadillo Club”. Each space includes: panel, carpeting, 1 table, 1 chair, 1 socket,
    electricity, 1 stand name) download application form

Download furnitures-discount schedule

Please contact us for information about price and stands/booths available: acguitar@armadilloclub.org

Visit maps link for the exhibition areas and the location of stands

ACOUSTIC GUITAR VILLAGE CATALOGUE
For the occasion of the AGV a catologue for the event is printed every year, dedicated to the world of acoustic guitar. It is the official magazine of the Show, with inside the map of the stands and list of the Exhibitors. It is given to the public at the entrance of the Fair and after the end of the event will be sent by post to all musical instrument shops and companies in Italy, etc.  More than 12.000 copies printed.
Companies and brands interested to advertise on the catalogue, please contact Mr. Gianni Cameroni at S & G Partners. Phone +39 0362 583672  gianni.cameroni@sgstudio.it

Have a good trip and welcome to the Acoustic Guitar Village in Cremona!

Maps

the Exhibition Area ACOUSTIC GUITAR VILLAGE is located in the Hall 1, left side after the entrance/ticket office

Here is the new detailed map 2020!

Didactic Courses-Workshops-Masterclasses

inside CREMONA MUSICA INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS AND FESTIVAL
CREMONA FAIR

Masterclass of lutherie for acoustic guitar and mandolin

Friday 25th, Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th September 2020

Masterclass room 1 of the Cremona Fair offices

Teachers: Master luthier ENRICO BOTTELLI (IT) – Master luthier JOHN MONTELEONE (US) – Master luthier LORENZO LIPPI (IT)
Master John Monteleone, unable to physically attend to travel problems from the United States, will be remotely connected from his laboratory and will still offer his lesson and expertise.

Translation and assistance by M° Max Monterosso, M° Mirko Borghino and  M° Massimo Gatti

Cost of 230,00 euros

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM

Program:

Master luthier ENRICO BOTTELLI (IT)

Enrico Bottelli was born in Milano, Italy, in 1961. He has been building classical guitars slowly, meticulously, lovingly since 1988. His magnificent concert instruments are esteemed and requested world wide by professional musicians and collectors for their elegant and refined visual beauty, musical qualities and precise craftsmanship enhanced by a flawless french polished shellac varnish.
His first experience in luthiery was in 1981 under the guidance of Master luthier Carlo Raspagni.
In 1982 he learned the steel string guitar construction with the renowned maker and artist Ervin Somogyi, in Berkeley, Ca.
From 1988 to 1993 he studied the innovative Kasha system under U.S luthier Richard Schneider.
Then in 1994 and 1995, he studied the traditional Spanish approach to classical guitar making under the great master José Luis Romanillos.
It was as a result of this intense contact with Romanillos that Enrico Bottelli descovered the early 20th century work of the other great Spanish masters.
Bottelli’s concert guitars derive much inspiration from the iconic guitars of Antonio de Torres and H. Hauser I, whose instruments he has examined and studied extensively.
Today his instruments are especially known for the wide range of delicate beautiful tone colors and balanced blend of deep bass notes, warm mid-range and clear, round, well defined singing trebles.
All of his guitars are built to order and tailored to meet the musical and aesthetic requests of customers. In some instruments the decorative aspect and the choice of rare beautiful woods take on such importance that they can be considered objects of art as well as musical instruments.
Enrico Bottelli’s work has been displayed at numerous important exhibitions and conventions in Italy, Europe and the U.S.A. His rare, much sought after art guitars are offered by the most select dealers in Europe, U.S.A and Japan.  www.bottelliguitars.com

The craft of lutherie: classical guitars, between art and handicraft

1st day – Friday 25th, from 10am to 1pm

  • Spanish classical guitars, projects of the best luthiers, sound characteristics
  • Contemporary classical guitars, new trends
  • Bottelli’s classical guitar
  • Questions

2nd day – Saturday 26th, from 10am to 1pm

  • Hints on the Spanish construction method. Bottelli will show some instrument parts and the assembly technique.
  • Project and construction choices in relation to the desired sound (how to progress from project to sound, some guidelines)
  • Lutherie between art and handicraft, Bottelli’s vision of Lutherie
  • Questions

Master luthier JOHN MONTELEONE (US)

John Monteleone was born in Manhattan in 1947 and was raised on Long Island. He had taught himself at an early age to build guitars and began professionally restoring and building stringed musical instruments in 1973 after graduating at Tarkio College with a degree to teach music.
Recognized as being one of the finest living archtop guitar and mandolin makers in the world today, John Monteleone has been at the forefront of innovative cutting-edge archtop instrument making for many years.
His uniquely designed instruments are the essence of artistic expression, reflected in the subtle but challenging marriage of form and function.
John Monteleone has been pushing the luthiery envelope for more than forty years with his refreshing passion for new and elegant designs. Producing instruments of great tonal expression is also one of Monteleone’s missions in life.
A dedication to the refined harmonic balances of tone and playability is always the central nucleus of structural foundation around which he often introduces the more interesting design accents and playful nature of his original and beautiful works.
Great guitarists, such as Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Pat Metheny, Woody Mann, Mike Marshall and many others own and play Monteleone’s guitars and mandolins.
Some of his instruments are now exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of New York. https://monteleone.net/

Monteleone mandolins and arch-top guitars

1st day – Friday 25th, from 2:30pm to 5:30pm

The evolution of Monteleone arch-top guitars

The first day of the program John Monteleone will talk about arch-top guitars: past, present and future. He will talk about the foundation of this style of guitar building and the thematic designs that he has created over the years. How this marvelous instrument  has  changed to become both a collectible instrument and a musicians tool of choice.

2nd day – Sunday 27th, from 10am to 1pm

Monteleone Grand Artist mandolins and other related mandolin experiences

John Monteleone will focus on the mandolin and will most likely be bringing one with him to talk about.  He will also discuss and show slides of his restoration of Mike Marshall’s Lloyd Loar mandolin that he did a number of years ago.  He will also be talking about the mandocello that he made for Mike, as well as the Modern Mandolin Quartet.

Master luthier LORENZO LIPPI (IT)

Lorenzo Lippi has been considered for a long time one of the most esteemed Italian luthier, well known for his refined works and for the high sound quality of his instruments. He started his career mostly involved in building antique instruments and later, for years, also in classical guitars and mandolins. He is deeply experienced as teacher at the “Civica Scuola di Liuteria” in Milan, where, since 1979, he had an active role in training a big part of the current Italian luthiers and several foreign luthiers as well.
Well known also for his organologic and technologic studies, he is author of several releases; recently he has written some items for the new edition of “Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments”; he is often invited to give lectures and master class overseas.
First Prize and Gold Medal at the “Third International Instrument Making Competition” in Pisogne (BS). Several musicians all over the world (Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Italy, France, Austria, USA, Switzerland, China, Korea, Taiwan, Mexico and Greece) perform with Lorenzo Lippi’s instruments.    www.lippi.net

The making of modern mandolin: history of the Roman mandolin and comparison between Roman and Neapolitan crafting techniques

1st day – Saturday 26th, from 2:30pm to 5:30pm

  • Hints on the history of the Roman mandolin and the “invention” of the modern Roman mandolin by G.B.Maldura in 1884
  • Evolution of the original model up until Embergher
  • Embergher’s style and crafting technique from his debut in Arpino until his success and the transfer of his factory (evolution of models and techniques, experiments of the early years and following standardization)

2nd day – Sunday 27th, from 2:30pm to 5:30pm

  • Differences between Roman and Neapolitan crafting techniques: analysis of historical examples and their modernity
  • Stylistic and crafting characteristics of the most important Roman and Neapolitan luthiers

During the seminar there will be plenty of time for questions and contributions by  the participants.
The seminar will be supported by extensive bibliographic and photographic documentation and by the direct analysis of original instruments, both for the aesthetic “stylistic” part and for the crafting part, also making use of investigative equipment (eg endoscopes, digital microscope, etc.).
Information on relevant techniques will also be provided to acquire crafting information from the original instruments, examining low-cost and easy to find instruments.
Participants will receive a gift: a detailed relief of a Roman instrument chosen from the last ones published by the speaker (Mandolin De Santis, Mandolin quartino Embergher, Mandoloncello Embergher) and visible on the website www.lippi.net

Masterclass of didactic techniques for acoustic guitar

Friday 25th, Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th September 2020

Masterclass room 2 of the Cremona Fair offices

Teachers: Master FRANCESCO BUZZURRO (IT) – Master BEPPE GAMBETTA (IT)

Translation and assistance by Camilla Conti

Cost of 230 euros

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM

Program:

Master FRANCESCO BUZZURRO (IT)

Francesco Buzzurro began to play the guitar at the age of 6, and in his youth he rapidly achieved his Diploma at the Bellini Conservatory of Palermo. He then studied at the International Arts Academy in Rome under the guidance of Stefano Palamidessi and great concert artists such as David Russell, Alberto Ponce, Hopkinson Smith and John Duarte.
After graduating in Foreign Languages ​​and Literatures, he developed an intense concert activity that led him to travel all over the world.
As a classical guitarist, he won three national competitions: the “City of Alassio” and the “Benedetto Albanese” of Caccamo in Sicily and the “Savona in Music”.
His study of classical music and his passion for folk music were soon accompanied by his interest in jazz, which led him to obtain a degree in Jazz Music with an honorable mention. Thanks to a deep research activity in this musical field, he finds a personal and unique style of improvisation, with contaminations of bossanova, ethnic music and Latin-jazz.
For his reputation as guitarist outside the box and for his peculiar technique of improvisation on classical guitar, he is annually invited by the University of Southern California of Los Angeles as a teacher in unified seminars for the classical and jazz guitar departments.
He holds the chair of Jazz Guitar of the Giuseppe Martucci conservatory of Salerno.
Today Francesco Buzzurro is one of the most appreciated and multifaceted guitarists, voted by the famous magazine Musica Jazz as one of the most talented artists on the international guitar scene.   www.francescobuzzurro.it

THE FINGERSTYLE SOLO GUITAR IN LATIN / JAZZ / POP MUSIC

Objective:
The masterclass aims to engage the participants in the study of the Latin-jazz guitar through theoretical and practical lessons, with the purpose of deepening both their repertoire and improvisation skills, which can also be used in pop and related contexts. The knowledge of the basic harmonization techniques on the guitar will enable students to perform standard world music, and to be able to gradually re-elaborate it in a personal way.
There is no foreclosure to the type of guitar used by the participants, since the fundamental purpose of the class is to encourage them to be creative regardless of the specific techniques of the instrument used. Therefore, essential goal of the masterclass is to enhance the experience and the background of each musician, filtering it through the light of the jazz styles.

Calendar Master FRANCESCO BUZZURRO

Friday 25th September, from 10am to 1pm

CHORDS AND HARMONIZATION TECHNIQUES

  • Basic right hand techniques in right hand jazz finger style;
  • Technical and theoretical study of the mechanisms that regulate the functioning of the guitar from the harmonic point of view;
  • The harmonized scales – study hypotheses;
  • Melodization of the chords and the movement of the static chords maj7-min.7-dom7-dim.-half dim.- on the whole fretboard;
  • Main major and minor cadences, that are the harmonic movements most recurring in musical pieces; the Turnarounds;
  • Rhythm guitar in Swing and Brazilian music;

Sunday 27th September, from 10am to 1pm

IMPROVISATION: THEORY AND PRACTICE

  • Technical and theoretical study of the mechanisms that regulate the functioning of guitar from a melodic point of view;
  • Exploration of the keyboard and display of scales and arpeggios in the various boxes;
  • The importance of the playing position;
  • The control of alternating bass in the execution of scales, arpeggios and intervals;
  • Fundamental aspects of improvisation: rationality and instinct;
  • Guide notes, tensions emphasis and diatonic extensions of the chords;
  • Diatonic and chromatic approaches

Sunday 27th September, from 2pm to 5pm

THE ARRANGEMENT AND HARMONIZATION OF A SONG IN A SOLOIST FORM

  • From the theme to polyphony;
  • Choosing the key;
  • The walking bass;
  • Substitutions and secondary dominants;
  • The groove: style and stylistic coherence;
  • Movement of the parts;
  • Directions of phrasing;
  • Dropchords;
  • Conclusions;

THE PROFESSION OF THE MUSICIAN

  • Smart set list and choice of repertoire;
  • Curve of emotions;
  • The musician and the audience: dialogue or monologue?
  • Social messages and values of music;
  • Sound, stage and lights;
  • The importance of management and team play;

Master BEPPE GAMBETTA (IT)

Beppe Gambetta is a guitarist, singer, researcher and composer. Acoustic style Virtuoso, he developed a style in which American and European roots manage to emerge together as a single voice. His career is based on his life “on the road”, but also on research, the “revival”, and the teaching of ancient forgotten music. At home in the United States, where he lives and works part of the year, he has always brought Genoa with him as a source of inspiration. Indeed he has always been proud of its native city, meeting Genoese emigrants of different generations everywhere in the world. Genoa was the inspiration for compositions and whole CDs (“Blu di Genova” is the title of the CD produced in 2003,) and traditional Ligurian music has always been present in his works. He also rearranged and brought with him the music of great Genoese singers and songwriters. In 1995 he made the first acoustic cover of “Creuza De Ma”, and has always proudly included a song by Fabrizio De Andrè (little known in the USA) in his American shows. For 20 years he has produced the shows “Acoustic Nights” at the National Theater of Genoa, inviting artists from the American scene and attracting a large international audience. His new album entitled Where The Wind Blows / Dove Tia O Vento (Borealis Records, May 2020), alludes to the renewal – not only in the double title, English and Genoese. It includes ten original songs in which Beppe Gambetta rediscovers himself as songwriter and electric guitarist, while the “title track” Dove Tia O Vento was a finalist at the prestigious Targhe Tenco 2020.
www.beppegambetta.com

RHYTHM, POETRY AND THE INFINITE POTENTIALS OF THE PLECTRUM GUITAR

Objective:
Developed by great artists (Doc Watson, Norman Blake, Tony Rice and many others) in the context of North American “Roots Music”, Flatpicking (popular plectrum guitar) is present in countless cultures and musical traditions with different functions – ranging from accompaniment to the performance of solos, to the participation in complex arrangements, to its own original compositions.
The masterclass aims to broaden the artistic perspectives by deepening the Flatpicking style. Beppe will share fifty years of experience on the road, analyzing in the most artistically significant details the music of his fathers as well as some fundamental examples of his personal style. In the foreground will be the examples with which Beppe has opened the doors of creativity to his most acclaimed projects. The course will touch upon research, transcription, arrangement, and production of original music, all seen with the transversal perspective of the traveler who touches different cultures capturing their affinity and diversity.
Flatpicking will be dealt as a primary expressive style as well as an aesthetic resource to influence the creativity of those who play different styles but still want to express themselves with their own and unique voice. The basic topics will be introduced with standard tuning, but different tunings will also be treated with their essential characteristics
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Calendar Master BEPPE GAMBETTA

Friday 25th September, from 2pm to 5pm

  • The fundamental technique;
  • Carter Style;
  • Fiddle Tunes;
  • The example of the great fathers of music;
  • Flatpicking for a soloist and in the sound of an ensemble;
  • The subtle dynamics of the back-up;
  • Listening and commenting on pieces proposed by the participants;

Saturday 26th September, from 10am to 1pm

  • The tools of the trade;
  • The multiple functions of the guitar in an arrangement;
  • Traditional Crosspicking;
  • “Down-down-up” on bichords;
  • The open tunings, “friends” of Flatpicking;
  • Mediterranean sounds on plectrum guitars;
  • Listening and commenting on pieces proposed by the participants;

Saturday 26th September, from 2pm to 5pm

  • Creative uses of Crosspicking;
  • Research, transcription and adaptation for Flatpicking guitars;
  • Popular Italian and Mediterranean sounds in the creativity of Fabrizio De Andrè and other songwriters;
  • Criteria of self-criticism in the composition process;
  • Details of the style that are not learned through exercise;
  • The performer musician, preparation for the concert;
  • Listening and commenting on pieces proposed by the participants;

ENJOY THE LESSONS!

NEW SOUNDS OF ACOUSTIC MUSIC

“NEW SOUNDS OF ACOUSTIC MUSIC”, 2020

Young guitarists contest, open to fingerstylists, acoustic bands, inside Acoustic Guitar Village, 25th-26th-27th September 2020.

The contest will take place inside the Acoustic Guitar Village in Cremona Musica on Friday September 25th, Live Stage 2 outside the pavilion of the AGV

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Performers:

……………………………. 

Jury formed by:
Andrea Carpi (giornalista), Reno Brandoni (Fingerpicking.net), Marino Vignali (ADGPA), Letizia Canale (Acus-sound), Sara Kismet Del Bubba (Armadillo Club), ……………… (guitarist), ………(luthier)

The best  performers will win musical instruments and accessories offered by Acus-sound Engineering and others

Welcome to the New Sounds of Acoustic Music in Cremona!

PROGRAM

Conferences, workshops, meetings and events will be held at the Acoustic Guitar Village inside Cremona Musica International Exhibitions and Festival, Cremona Fair on September 25th-26th-27th, 2020.

Masterclass of lutherie for acoustic guitar and mandolin

Friday 25th, Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th September 2020

Masterclass room 1 of the Cremona Fair offices

Teachers: M° Enrico Bottelli (IT),  M° John Monteleone (US),  M° Lorenzo Lippi (IT)

 

 

 

Masterclass of didactic techniques for acoustic guitar

Friday 25th, Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th September 2020

Masterclass room 2 of the Cremona Fair offices

Teachers: M° Francesco Buzzurro (IT), M° Beppe Gambetta (IT)

           

 

 

info and registration: info@armadilloclub.org  –  tel. +39 0187 626993 – +39 0372 598011 – program and registration forms at the dedicated page

SPECIAL EVENT: “CREMONA MANDOLINI IN MOSTRA”

Event dedicated to the mandolin, the little-great string instrument. Artistic Direction by Master Carlo Aonzo with the collaboration and the historical  advice of Master luthier Lorenzo Frignani.

  • Historical Exhibition “The Mandolin” curated by Master luthier Leonardo Petrucci and Martina Gozzini
  • Conference on the story of the mandolin through the centuries, speakers:…………………………………………
  • Desk for disclosure of mandolin activities
  • Presentation and performances of orchestras and plucked ensembles on Open Stage 1 outside the pavilions
  • Workshops with Master Carlo Aonzo

Saturday 26th, 10-12am:“The virtuoso repertoire for solo mandolin: analysis of the historical solo works; musical praxis and technical solutions (Riggieri, Calace, Milanesi); the philological approach vs the free interpretation” dedicated to expert players

Sunday 27th, 2-4pm:“The ‘modal method’: a technique to approach the knowledge of the mandolin fingerboard. How to build patterns as reference points useful for all musical genres (classical, jazz, bluegrass)” dedicated to all levels players

 

HISTORICAL EXHIBITIONS (inside the Acoustic Guitar Village area)

“THE MANDOLIN” curated by Master luthier Leonardo Petrucci and Martina Gozzini

           

 

 

“THE GUITAR IN THE CENTURIES” exhibition of historical guitars, curated by Master Francesco Taranto   

 

 

 “Music is our life” exhibition of ethnical string instruments from all over the world, curated by Master Bruno Brunetti          

 

 

 

CONFERENCES-WORKSHOPS-PRESENTATIONS (in the Events Area, dedicated space inside the Acoustic Guitar Village)

– ……………………………………………………………………………….   curated by Marco Ramelli, Gabriele Lodi, Festival Corde d’Autunno – Centro Asteria, Acoustic Guitar Village, Cremona Musica

Detailed program of the event:

Friday September 25th……………….

Saturday September 26th……………….

Sunday September 27th……………… 

       

 

 

  – 3rd Meeting “The guitar in Italy between the 19th and 20th centuries” organized by Master Francesco Taranto
programmed on Saturday September 26th, from 12am to 3:30pm

 

 


Photos of the 2019-2018-2017-2016-2015 exhibitions and events:

                                            

 

                                       

Photos and Videos

Watch a short movie of the 2019 edition of the Acoustic Guitar Village inside Cremona Musica filmed by Jacopo Grassi

Here is the link for another video realized by Cremona Telecolor TV
https://youtu.be/2gX42jpl3mw

PHOTO GALLERY:

Concert tickets

ENTRANCE TO THE ACOUSTIC GUITAR VILLAGE:

Friday 25th – Saturday 26th September 2020, hours 10am-7pm, Sunday 27th, hours 10am-6pm
All the concerts, live performances and other events during the day time of the Acoustic Guitar Village, inside Cremona Musica International Exhibitions, Cremona Exhibition Centre, are  free  with the ticket entrance of the Fair .

Tickets are available online: http://www.cremonamusica.com/en/how-to-visit/

GALA CONCERT HELD IN 2017 AT THE TEATRO PONCHIELLI, CREMONA