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

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Matt Palmer - Please join us for a live concert Saturday 7:00 pm US-EDT May 22, 2021

Matt Palmer live event - participate in the online concert with tickets for May 22 obtained here with Konnectclub
TGS members $7.50 (TGS members look in your newsletter email for the discount code), public $15.00




In the TGS May/Jun 2021 Newsletter emailed to Members:
  • An advance on Matt Palmer's exciting upcoming concert for us (May 22, 7 p.m., on Konnectclub -- sign up today! Don't forget to use the discount code for TGS members),
  • Matt Palmer Q&A
  • Guitar Ramblings, a new column by TGS Secretary Scott Merkle, on an engaging steel-string fingerstyle
  • Clear Sayling, by Jon Sayles, on micro-musicianship
  • Tech Workshop, by Andre Tempera, on how to record professional-sounding classical guitar music at home
  • A bouquet of nine miniatures from Julio Sagreras's cornerstone opus of guitar pedagogy, curated, edited, revised, refingered, and occasionally reimagined, by TGS  President and Music Editor Randy Reed
  • PLUS: A listing of all the online (and now a few in-person) guitar concerts, a listing of summer camps and festivals

In the TGS Mar/Apr 2021 Newsletter emailed to Members:
  • Steve CowanA review of TGS's fantastic Feb. 20 online concert by Canadian guitarist Steve Cowan
  • A new column by Dennis Aberle, Flamenco Corner, with news and features on flamenco music
  • A new column by Jon Sayles on classical guitar topics, with this installment focusing on guitar ensemble music
  • Insightful expert tips in the ongoing Tech Workshop column by Andre Tempera on playing harmonics
  • A new performance edition of a masterwork by Fernando Sor, the Grand Solo, Op. 14, edited and revised by Randy Reed
  • Calendar listings of guitar concerts from around the continent you can attend  virtually over the next two months
  • North Carolina guitar summer camps and festivals to come



Steven Cowan, Classical Guitarist, at the TGS on line recital Saturday Feb 20, 2021    
Steve Cowan  - J.S. Bach: Allemande from Suite No.1 for Lute, BWV 996  YouTube    

From the Music Editor:



TGS ENSEMBLE INTRODUCTORY MEETING! You are invited to an introductory interest meeting for the guitar ensemble on Thursday Feb. 4, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. hosted by Drew. The meeting will be at the fellowship hall of First Reformed Presbyterian Church of Durham, 1316 Watts St., Durham.  We will follow the appropriate social-distancing and mask-wearing protocols. For those coming to the introductory interest meeting, please bring your own music stand as well as your guitar and mask.  At this meeting we will read through some music together and determine future repertoire. All levels of playing ability and experience welcome!  If you are planning to attend the introductory meeting or would like more information, please send a message to Drew at


Membership renewals are due for the 2020-21 season.  The Triangle Guitar Society relies on its members for support.  Please renew your membership with Donnie or online with a credit card - Thank you!

The Triangle Guitar Society relies on member membership to fund the concerts, newsletters and other activities we all enjoy.  If you are not a member, please consider joining us.  If you are a member tell your friends, co-workers, and so on 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 2021-05-08

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