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Stephanie Jones

Post by seeaxe » Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:57 pm

Nothing much going on in here so I will point you all in the direction of an amazing guitar player I had the privilege of seeing live at the weekend.

I struggle with posting you tube links.... I hope this works.

https://www.youtube.com/user/stephaniejonesguitar

Do yourself a favour and get a cup of coffee and take 15 minutes out of your busy day to see why we all like making guitars so much. Because this is what they can do in the hands of a master. Not bad for 23!

Assume she is playing something made by an Ozzie luthier?? Anyone know who?
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Re: Stephanie Jones

Post by Steve.Toscano » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:51 pm

Amazing player. Thanks for sharing.
seeaxe wrote:
Assume she is playing something made by an Ozzie luthier?? Anyone know who?
Sounds like a lattice. No idea who though.

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Re: Stephanie Jones

Post by Dave M » Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:23 am

Richard thanks a lot for that. She is really good.

I loved her Bach. Her technique is so good that she can concentrate on the structure of the piece, and to my ears at least played it wonderfully. Reliable playing sounds a bit pedestrian but for pieces like that I think that's what you really need to bring the beauty out. Not too much melodrama but a real attention to the detail that Bach actually wrote, which some nominally good players skip over.

I shall keep an eye out for her.

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Re: Stephanie Jones

Post by Nick » Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:43 am

Thanks Richard, a thoroughly enjoyable 20 minutes looking through her channel. It's been years since I've listened to Classical Guitar, I'd forgotten how, when well played, beautiful and tender the instrument can be. :cl :cl
And just to make me even more depressed about my lack of playing talent, she's no slouch with a Saxophone in her hands either! Some people are just gifted.
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Re: Stephanie Jones

Post by seeaxe » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:41 am

Gifted indeed but clearly works very hard at her craft. I bought her cd and asked if there was a secret to playing that many notes without a buzz. Predictably, she said "practice"

Very inspiring, I had to pick up my guitar and play something when I got home to see if I could play anything without any mistakes.....I need to practice more!

Dave, couldn't agree more. The first piece she played was a Bach suite. He's my favourite composer and it was wonderful to hear. I had to shut my eyes because watching her fingers was so mesmerising I couldn't concentrate on the music. My teacher describes Bach pieces as being like getting on a bus. Once you are on you have to keep going, there's no getting off and having a breather between stops. Her timing was rock solid but everything was beautifully phrased.

A complete class act. I hope she prospers. I hope I get to see her again soon.
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Re: Stephanie Jones

Post by Bruce McC » Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:13 pm

Thanks Richard for posting the great video of Stephanie. The following link
is to an interview with her, in it she says her guitar is a 2012 Paul Sheridan.

http://www.guitarwa.com.au/StephanieJ_profile.asp
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Re: Stephanie Jones

Post by seeaxe » Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:38 pm

Thanks Bruce, I looked up Paul Sheridan and sent him an email saying how impressed I was.
Nice Bach piece on the untitled page of his site played on one of his guitars.
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Re: Stephanie Jones

Post by Nick » Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:19 am

seeaxe wrote:Gifted indeed but clearly works very hard at her craft. I bought her cd and asked if there was a secret to playing that many notes without a buzz. Predictably, she said "practice"

Very inspiring, I had to pick up my guitar and play something when I got home to see if I could play anything without any mistakes.....I need to practice more!
Indeed, talent is only one part of the equation. A friend of mine is a drummer (drummer for the NZ Navy band) and he just blows my mind everytime he sits down behind a kit but even before he joined the Navy, he thought nothing of playing/practicing at least six hours a day and sometimes just working on one lick for four of those. I don't think I've got that much dedication! :(
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Re: Stephanie Jones

Post by seeaxe » Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:02 pm

Footnote

Just listened to her latest CD, Colours of Spain ...its stunning. Best guitar cd I have ever heard. a retrospective over the last 500 years.

Not on iTunes ....have asked where I can get them. Will post when I find out.

Well done Australia for producing this one.
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Re: Stephanie Jones

Post by Bruce McC » Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:37 pm

Hi Richard

the Colours of Spain CD, can be purchased directly from

https://stephaniejonesguitar.com/discography/
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