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hago in Concert - over 15 videos
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More about ensembles
Free music, hints & tips and articles.
150 pages of ensemble technique, free music and singularly bad musical definitions.
Informal Guitar Group
If you live near Havant & Portsmouth and have 1+ years' experience, this informal adult guitar ensemble is for you!
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Private Guitar Lessons
Guitar Lessons from complete beginners to advanced - Derek has a structured syllabus and a relaxed, professional and patient approach
Our friends - great people with whom we've shared great concerts
- Amanda Cook
- Bruce Paine - visit our gallery of photos
- Cambridge Guitar Orchestra - visit our gallery of photos
- The Hampshire Guitar Workshop - our MD's informal ensemble for novice & intermediate adults - always a warm welcome for new players
- Flautissimo - visit our gallery of photos
- Highbury Area Band
- Havant Clarinet & Saxophone Choir(website not functioning last time we checked it)
- Milton Glee Club
- Steve Hewlett - ventriloquist
- West Sussex Guitar Club - visit our gallery of photos
Organisations we've worked with, websites we refer to on hago.org.uk
- Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
- Bristol Spanish Guitar Centre - stocks Capper guitars
- Classical Guitar Centre - Niibori guitars - Birmingham
- Classical Guitar Magazine - 2 articles about hago & our guitars
- D'Addario Strings
- Eden-Stell Guitar Duo - Mark ran a Masterclass for us in 2009
- Guitar CDs Ltd - UK suppliers of Bruce Paine's CDs
- Hantsweb - organisers of the Hantsweb Awards
- Hannabach Strings
- International Guitar Foundation/Festivals, competitions
- Music Medals - ensembles for kids
- Niibori Guitar World
- Rod Capper Guitars - Rod gave us a talk on luthiery in 2000 - his guitars are available in the UK at Bristol Guitar Centre
- Rowans Hospice
- StringsByMail (Mail order strings)
Ensemble music on the web
- Corda Music Publications - home to over 50 arrangements by our MD Derek Hasted.
- Lathkill Music Publishers - home to another 13 arrangements by Derek. Lathkill music is also distributed by GuitarNotes.
- Les Productions d'Oz - a wide range of ensemble music including technically straightforward yet musically satisfying pieces. Derek has reviewed many in Classical Guitar Magazine.
- Consonance - A Russian based orchestra which is led by Lyubov Milovanova.
- Forrest Guitar Ensembles - a comprehensive list of Guitar Orchestras and Ensembles. Visit their survey!
- Gitarren Ensemble Graz - this Austrian based orchestra is led by Manfred Steflitsch.
- Jan-Olof Eriksson works at the School of Music, Pitea, Sweden.
- Jugendgitarrenorchester baden-württemberg is conducted by Helmut Oesterreich. Read their reviews!
- Guitarstrophe!, the Australian youth guitar orchestra is nothing less than stunning - check out their soundclips!
- Maynooth Guitar Orchestra - an Irish ensemble with as varied a taste in music as ours :-)
- Dr Hiroki Niibori has rationalised the guitar orchestra so we can enjoy the same camaraderie and rich sound as other music ensembles. The website has fascinating information as well as photographs of the largest guitar orchestras you'll ever see!
- NYGE, the National Youth Guitar Ensemble, featuring the finest of the UK's young guitarists. Read more on the EGTA website.
- Centocorde is an Italian guitar orchestra, whose website has a number of MP3s to listen to and some quite unexpected videos!
- The British Banjo Mandolin and Guitar Federation is a UK society that promotes ensemble work across a whole raft of fretted instruments.