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Episode Info: Summary, Episode 15: Stephan Bormann is a guitarist with extreme openness and versatility. With a strong foundation in jazz, he adds creative fun and unique sounds to the music that he plays and helps shape projects with his individual style. His love of the music of America, Scandinavia, Africa and Brazil make him a world traveler on the guitar, versatile in many styles and familiar with the various facets of the instrument. He’s the author of the well-loved definitive guitar arranging bible entitled “Solo Guitar Book” and teaching guitar at the Hochschule für Musik in Dresden since 1994, where he is a professor of guitar jazz, rock, and pop. Show Notes: In this episode Stephan and I talk about his musical roots in Communist (DDR) East Germany, his book “Solo Guitar Book”, his 16 string resonator guitar, and more….enjoy! (Time stamps are for audio version of the podcast.) 3:17 Stephan’s musical beginnings in Communist Germany (DDR) 5:50 Buying records in Germany behind the wall 13:04 Stephan’s inspiration to play guitar 15:29 His jazz guitar influence 16:40 The inspiration of “Friday Night in San Fransisco” 18:33 Stephan’s “Aliquot” resonator 18 string guitar by Oliver Klaproth 22:52 Music Track “Elevation Of Love by Esbjörn Svensson” 26:19 Different guitars for different sounds 28:24 Going deep into the musical moment 31:42 Meeting his musical soulmates 36:36 His longtime projects – duo with Thomas Fellow and a duo with Cristin Class 40:00 The teaching philosohy at the Musik Hochshule in Dresden 43:37 Discovering and supporting the special talents of students 45:58 His best musical advice 46:54 About his “Solo Guitar Book” 55:22 Music Track “Don’t Give Up” – 10 String Orchestra Stephans’s Links: Stephan Bormann on Facebook Stephan Bormann on Youtube Stephan Bormann plays Elevation Of Love by Esbjörn Svensson: The 10 String Orchestra: With Cristin Class Trio: About the Podcast Ask me a question for the podcast Q & A episodes HERE - Like, join friend us on the Facebook podcast page Check out the complete episode playlist here Never Miss an Episode - Subscribe NOW! Subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher or Google Play! The post FGH-0015: Interview with Stephan Bormann, Creative and Versatile World Traveler of Guitar appeared first on Adam Rafferty. ...
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