The Triangle Guitar Society
Serving the guitar enthusiast in the Triangle Area
North Carolina since 1988

TGS Charter  



Julian Bream: "I devoted my life to music for a reason, and the reason wasn't because I wanted to get on or make money, but to try to fulfil myself and also to give people pleasure. That's been my credo."


Prez Sez Aug/Sept 2020



Highlights in the 2020 Aug/Sept Newsletter emailed to members:

  • A review of the Guitar Foundation of America and Southern Guitar festivals, held virtually this summer, with links to archived content, by Billy Switzer.
  • A discussion of optimal left-hand fingering choices, by Andre Tempera.
  • Sheet music for two more arrangements of classic Beatles tunes, by Randy Reed.
  • Plus links to other guitar happenings, including a live stream performance of the Ed Stephenson Guitar Quartet, including Billy and Andre



Highlights in the 2020 May/June Newsletter:

  • A survey of how some TGS members have adapted their performing, teaching, and learning to transcend the pandemic's restrictions
  • In-depth instruction by Andre Tempera on how to play tremolo with fluency and confidence
  • Three offerings of sheet music edited by Randy Reed, among them one of the most beautiful and inspiring guitar pieces using the tremolo technique, Una Limnosa por el Amor de Dios by Agustin Barrios
  • A farewell and special thank-you to Todd Plessel, longtime TGS treasurer, concert equipment wrangler, and all-around great fellow. Todd, unfortunately for us, will be moving from the Triangle



In the 2020 Mar/April Newsletter:

  • Tips on how to carry on making music in this time of social distancing
  • A review and photos of TGS's fabulous Feb. 29 concert by the Great Necks Guitar Trio
  • Notes from TGS President Randy Reed
  • Advice by Andre Tempera about finger preparation in playing
  • A schedule of *potential* upcoming events, including summer camps, with postponements noted where known
  • Two brilliant scores of suitably "somber" pieces, edited by Randy Reed in his role as music editor



In the 2020 Jan/Feb Newsletter:
  • Review of Nov 9 Kossler Brothers Duo
  • Preview of Great Neck Trio
  • Tech workshop - Tune your guitar by ear
  • My Dream Guitar Experience - Luthier Aaron Green
  • The Music Editor - Bach’s Bouree and Sanz’s Canarios

Notice: B. Dale could you please contact Michael 

André Tempera
Oct 12, 2019
20th Century, Classical and Baroque
Saturday 7:00 PM
The Church of the Good Shepard
3741 Garret Rd., Durham NC 27707

General $20 / members $12 

  • Program:

  • Fantasia for Solo Violin n.7 - G.P. Telemann
  • Rossiniana n.5, op.123 - M. Giuliani
  • Fantasy on Hungarian Themes - J. Dubez
  • Invocación y Danza - J. Rodrigo
  • A l’Aube du Dernier Jour, op.33 - F. Kleynjans


Adam Holzman
Oct 24 7:00 PM, 2019
Master Class - Nelson Music Room Duke U., Durham
Performers - email Dennis Aberle
Auditors Members $15, become membership at the door, free Duke students


The Kossler Duo -
Nov 9, 2019 - Durham Hope Valley area
Adam & John Kossler
Selections from Brahms, Mendelssohn,  Hayden & others

House concert for TGS members
5:30 PM drinks and snacks, 6:30 PM music


The Great Necks Guitar Trio
Saturday Feb 29  7:00 pm
The Church of the Good Shepard
3741 Garret Rd., Durham NC 27707
Tickets $20 general, TGS members $15 - cash/check/credit at the door or credit on line

TGN Guitar Trio is Adam Levin, Matthew Rohde, and Scott Borg
Featuring works by Holst, Bach and Sibelius - Program


The Triangle Guitar Society relies heavily on member subscriptions to fund the concerts, newsletters and other activities we all enjoy.  If you are not a member, please consider joining us - it's quite inexpensive.  If you are a member, why not tell your friends, co-workers, even your mailman about what a joy listening to classical guitar is and how, by joining the Triangle Guitar Society, you can spread that joy around.


Last updated 2020-08-20

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