Definition Guitar Canon

Guitar Canon gives us the overview in literature for solo guitar. The canon consists of the 50 most influential and iconic works composed for guitar, original, or transcriptions that have proven themselves over time as being standard works for the classic solo repertoire for guitar.

Obviously, this canon is a snapshot from the perspective of the five promoters who have wanted to lay down a basis only for the discussion. Guitar music develops in such a way that the canon can be updated every 5 years. And what about the inevitable (and interesting) polemic. The choice of the following 50 Frames will inspire a heated debate in the guitar scene and that’s where we are looking for, so hope you do not feel shy to be part of that discussion. Come and join!

Mission Guitar Canon

Gitaarsalon and Brava developed Guitar Canon to start a debate to highlight the classical repertoire for guitar solo at both active and passive lover of this particular instrument. In that way, the current version is just a prototype to kick-of this project. A dynamic top 50 of the repertoire written for solo guitar in classical music.

Guitar Canon will derive its dynamic from the input of professional guitarists, amateur guitarists, stages and passive lovers. An active discussion at international level which will give an annual vote as to which piece and/or performer will lose his or her place for a newcomer of allure. The aim is in addition to the discussion also a better contact between and respect for performer and audience. Do they use the same criteria or walk the interests further and further apart. Guitar Canon aims a brotherhood in which the synergy will prove the added value of this project.

Through the discussion, of course ‘at the table’, but according this project especially on Facebook, we strive for a leading role for Guitar Canon that as a reference point should be apply to concerts, competitions and educational trainees.

By stimulating the communication on Facebook it will become much more easy to exchange new footage or make notice of a newcomer. Also Guitar festivals will participate in our mission in organizing symposiums and master classes according the Guitar Canon.