Roman Gurochkin is a cameraman and photographer from St. Petersburg, Russia, and his wife is a classical guitarist. Roman has produced several high quality music videos, including two videos with domra and guitar.
The domra is a plucked instrument from Russia similar to a mandolin. It has 3 or 4 single stings tuned in fifths. You can find more information about the domra in the wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domra or in the Atlas of plucked instruments http://www.atlasofpluckedinstruments.com/europe2.htm
The first piece is a Russian folk song arranged for domra and guitar by M. Sheinkman. In the second piece you can see and hear the domra playing a piece in flamenco style.
Domra-Maya Mikhailova,classical guitar-Marina Gurochkina.
Domra-Maya Mikhailova, classical guitar- Marina Gurochkina.Russkaya folk song arr. M. Sheinkman “monotonous greatest sound the bell”, arrangement for guitar Marina Gurochkina.
Domra, Maya Mikhailova, classical guitar, Marina Gurochkina. Kozlov “piece in the style of flamenco.
Roman Gurochkin has two blogs with some other videos. He has recently made several videos from the earlymusic festival in St. Petersburg. Those include a video by Jose Miguel Moreno on the vihuela and a video of a woman playing the Chinese Pi-pa: http://roman-gurochkin.livejournal.com/ and http://romagurochkin.blogspot.com/
Youtube channel of Roman Gurochkin with more videos with pieces for the guitar by Roland Dyens, Carlo Domeniconi and John Downland: http://www.youtube.com/user/Gurochkin
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Alex Kofanov is a singer, guitarist and composer from St. Petersburg in Russia. He is also a writer and has published in the “Newa” magazine.
Alex Kofanov has also published two books for the guitar. Those books should serve to learn to play the guitar from the basics, to play in many different styles and also to compose.
In his pieces you can find influences from Russian folklore, jazz, blues, bossa-nova – I like his style, and I hope that he will compose more like this.
On of my pavorite pieces by Alex Kofanov for mandolin and guitar is Hello, Gary!
Playlist Alexej Kofanov
Some titles of the pieces by Alex Kofanov:
- Hello, Gary! (by A. Kofanov)
- SUNSET ON THE BANK – Domra und Gitarre
- Poletschka für Olga, a funny piece with some rock and roll influences
The sheet music for the following pieces can be found on the homepage of Alex Kofanov (if you use a translation tool like google to translate this page to english you can find it easily)
Website of Alex Kofanov with free sheet music and videos.
I have compiled the direct links to the most interesting pieces:
Link collection Alex Kofanov
Attention: it might be necessary to rename the images – I could not open the images as long as they had Russian names, but I coudl open the images afte I had renamed the images to a name with the western alphabeth.
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Reminiscences of Russia
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