“Guitar Duel” Featuring Classical Guitarist and Seven-String Guitarist

December 6th, 2013

This story is courtesy of GuitarWorld.com.

Check out a new video of classical guitarist Thomas Valeur performing Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen Op. 20 with a female seven-string guitarist called “The Commander-In-Chief.”

The performance is interesting right off the bat because this piece is normally played on violin.

If you want some background info before diving into the video (which features shots of a nice Laney amp at various points), here’s the info that is included with the video on YouTube:

“The two guitarists met when they performed at the Bergen International Festival in June 2013. They agreed to cooperate and soon started to work on this piece of music. It took five months to prepare, and the recording took place in November 2013 at Modern World Studios in Cotswolds, England.”

For more about the Commander-In-Chief, visit thecommanderinchief.net. For more about Valeur, visit thomasvaleur.com.

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  1. Posted by Mike Unsain on December 6th, 2013, 15:32 [Reply]

    Bravo! Bravisimo! Encore!

  2. Posted by Steve Gould on December 6th, 2013, 16:12 [Reply]

    Not my kind of stuff. You guys heard of Jimi Hendrix?

  3. Posted by RAE RAE WILLIS on December 6th, 2013, 17:51 [Reply]

    Nice to a shredder not use distortion. Of course they have heard of Jimi Hendrix. Plus a whole lot of other guitarist you have not.

  4. Posted by Bill on December 7th, 2013, 01:43 [Reply]


  5. Posted by Tony Meeker on December 7th, 2013, 11:08 [Reply]


  6. Posted by james kaye on December 7th, 2013, 12:57 [Reply]

    breath of fresh air moore talent here then on the top 40 radio station average joes cant play this & hiop hop is all pre recoreded sampling

  7. Posted by David Ford on December 7th, 2013, 13:49 [Reply]

    I like it for what it is…very pretty and well executed. However I think the 2 tones are too similar. Would like to hear more distinction between them. Better than I can do though, so props!


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