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New: Play With the Guitar Like a Squeaky Toy

An experiment with 4 year olds shows surprising results
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Paco de Lucía (21 December 1947 - 25 February 2014)

An Appreciation From a Classical Guitarist's Point of View
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CARLOS TEACHES AT AN APACHE RESERVATION SCHOOL ON HIS USA TOUR

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NEW DATES FOR CARLOS' UCL GUITAR CLASSES FOR ADULTS IN CENTRAL LONDON

Carlos Bonell directs the UCL guitar classes which are open to dedicated amateurs and professionals. Want to brush up your guitar-playing? Need to improve your technique? Like to play in a guitar ensemble? Open to dedicated amateur players and aspirant pros just turn up any Monday from 13th January. On 24th March, the last day of term, you can play in a public concert with special guest artist and free admission.
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**New:** CARLOS BONELL GUITARS

- CARLOS BONELL GUITARS MADE IN SPAIN -
Carefully researched and developed for several years they are soon to be available in the shops and on the internet. Watch this space for further announcements.
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LIVE IN THE USA! CARLOS ON TOUR IN JANUARY

- Generations -
Carlos with special guest Brad Richter (guitar)

Music includes world premiere of Richter's Duos and Bonell's arrangements of music by Michael Nyman. On tour from 12 January. See Tour dates page for dates in Arizona.
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UCL list of guest artists at last day of term guitar concerts

On the last day of term of the UCL guitar classes, you can play in a public concert shared with a special guest artist.

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LIVE IN THE USA! CARLOS TEACHING FOR THE GROUND-BREAKING LEAD GUITAR PROGRAM

Between 13th and 17th January Carlos will be teaching for the ground-breaking Lead Guitar program in Arizona during his US tour. Lead Guitar is a school music program with a 14 year track record of building permanent guitar programs in economically challenged public schools. Each year, Lead Guitar teaches more than 1,750 students to play and 50 public school teachers to teach guitar.

For more information, including venues and dates, please visit the Teaching page here at the website. For more information about the aims and activities of Lead Guitar please click here.

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THE PRIVATE COLLECTION REISSUED

Carlos' classic 1998 album The Private Collection has been re-issued with previously unpublished photographs. On its release it was described by the BBC Music Magazine as "a masterclass in magic." Get it for Christmas here in the Store page.
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NOVEMBER 1963: THE MONTH THAT CHANGED THE GUITAR, AND THE WORLD, FOREVER

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POLL RESULTS FOR 20 GUITAR PIECES YOU MUST HEAR BEFORE YOU DIE

- Latin/American composers have a wider base but Europeans hit the top spots
Read full results for your nominations here in the Blog page.
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Carlos is greeted by Dark Horse for his Lammas recital

On his return to Lammas Norfolk on 31st August for a recital Carlos is greeted by his old friend Dark Horse just in front of St Andrew's Church. Dark Horse was here last time too, and came up to say hello. Click on Read more to see photo.
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Carlos with Michael Nyman

Carlos met with composer Michael Nyman in Mexico City to play him Carlos' own guitar arrangement of music for the film "The Piano".
See the latest blog My Summer in Pictures for more pictures from an eventful summer.
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Carlos live on BBC Radio London

Carlos played live with Peter Cowdrey, piano on the Jo and Simon show on BBC Radio London on Saturday 2nd March. Together they played Carlos' arrangements of Spanish Romance and Malagueña and talked about his London concerts the following week.
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Carlos goes to the top of the charts!

On the same day of Carlos' appearance on 18th May on BBC Breakfast TV the Magical Mystery Guitar Tour album went to number one in the UK itunes classical album chart.
Also:
- Here Comes the Sun went to number four in the itunes classical song chart -
- Magical Mystery Guitar Tour album went to number eight in the overall itunes album chart! -
The album is avalailable here at the Store page or on Amazon.

A concerto for guitar and orchestra by Paul McCartney

Carlos is helping Sir Paul McCartney with a concerto for guitar and orchestra that the ex-Beatle is composing. Over many meetings since the beginning of 2006 Carlos has been notating and pre-recording the guitar part at Sir Paul's studio in England.... Read more

Download online Carlos' arrangements in sheet music and tabs, including best-selling Queen Guitar Rhapsodies available

Sheet music and tabs for solo guitar pieces recorded on the Queen Guitar Rhapsodies CD and Carlos' DVD are on internet sale sites' best sellers' lists. They are now available for download from Faber Music

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THE COMPLETE BLOG INDEX

Here is a complete index to all the blogs Carlos has posted since 2010, listed alphabetically by category. Happy reading!

Guitar Camp in the Jungle

- The joys and fears of a simple plucker as he braves the unknown -
"...dark thoughts disturbed my usually calm mind at the mention of prowling tigers..."
Read Carlos' recent blog here in the Blog Page.
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Yesterday I played Penny Lane in Penny Lane

-"The first concert of my tour starts out in Liverpool"-
Carlos writes about playing the music of the Beatles at St.Barnabas Church where Paul McCartney was a choir boy. Read it here in the Blog Page.

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How I arranged Beatles classics for classical guitar

Carlos recorded these arrangements on his CD dedicated to the music of The Beatles' Magical Mystery Guitar Tour. Read Carlos' article in the Blog Page by clicking on June 2011.

Carlos' Youtube channel

Click on the Youtube icon here at the top and you will be transported to Carlos' very own channel, where you will be able to see and hear a selection of music from Bach to the Beatles as performed by Carlos.

“inspired new arrangements of iconic Beatles melodies brought to the crossover appeal of classical guitar”

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Carlos Bonell is a guitarist of superb poetic gifts