New Tutorial: Girl With the Flaxen Hair

Kevin Enstrom Girl with Flaxen Hair Debussy

‘The Girl with the Flaxen Hair’ is known for its musical simplicity and is one of Debussy’s most recorded pieces, both in its original version and in subsequent various arrangements.The guitar arrangement is one of the few arrangements that accurately renders Debussy’s compositional genius. Something is often lost in transcribing a piece originally written for the piano to the guitar but in this case the arrangement is fluid and guitaristic in approach.

Check out Kevin Enstrom’s soulful playing of this piece and detailed tutorial. Grab your guitars and let’s practice, people!

Guitar Used for Tutorial: 1987 Manuel Velazquez, Courtesy of Guitar Salon International


Scott Tennant Album Release
We would like to congratulate Scott Tennant on the release of his latest album with the compositions of Andres Segovia. Taso and Tavi alongside Andrew York, the Park Brothers and the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, joined Scott Tennant in a concert celebrating the completion of this wonderful recording. Check out the blog posting on the GSI website and enjoy the photos. It was a wonderful evening of music making on a very special guitar, namely, Segovia’s own 1969 Ramirez.


Ines Thome: Status Update
Many of you inquired about Ines Thome and her relationship to EliteGuitarist. Upon her graduating with a doctoral degree from USC, Ines and her husband Michael both accepted teaching appointments in Ohio. We were sad to see them leave Southern California but we are so excited to see how their individual careers are developing. Ines and Michael are expecting their first child who is due to arrive any day now. We miss Ines sorely and, with regards to her playing and pedagogical proficiency, she is irreplaceable. We can’t wait to have Ines back recording and teaching again, as soon as they get a bit more settled in their new family routine.

Ines Thome EliteGuitarist


Jazz Tutorials:
* Falling in Love with Love – Larry Koonse
* Alone Together – Larry Koonse
* Giant Steps – Larry Koonse

Classical Tutorials:
* Gavotte En Rondeau – Taso Comanescu
* Malaguena – Tavi Jinariu
* Farewell – Tavi Jinariu
* Natalia (Valse Venezolano) – Tavi Jinariu
* Andaluza (Granados’ Spanish Dance #5) – Kevin Enstrom