Review: Four Spanish Guitars | American Record Guide, February 26, 2016

Posted by on Mar 7, 2016 in Blog, Reviews | No Comments

Four Spanish Guitars Reviewed by Ken Keaton AGUADO: Fandango Variado; Minuet; GIULIANI: Larghetto; SCHUMANN: Erste Verlust; DIABELLI: Minuet; MERTZ: An die Entfernte; Variations Mignonne; BATEMAN: Shaker’s Dance; TÁRREGA: Adelita; Mareiatta; Capricho Arabe; FALLA: Omenaje; WALLACE: Débil del

A Conversation with Richard Provost

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in Blog, concert, interview | No Comments

The following interview was conducted by Heather Lawless in 2014, in advance of the premiere performance of Frank Wallace’s chamber suite As It Could Be. The work was commissioned by the Hartt School of Music’s Guitar Department

Songs for my fathers

Posted by on Jan 1, 2016 in Blog, music | One Comment

Welcome 2016! I post this video on YouTube in honor of our ancestors and the memories they give us. My grandfather died a year before I was born and I am his namesake. He is the most

CD Release Concerts

Posted by on Oct 5, 2015 in Blog, concert | No Comments
CD Release Concerts

CD RELEASE CONCERTS NOVEMBER 2015 FRANK WALLACE Four Spanish Guitars CD | the grand tradition Frank Wallace plays Aguado, Giuliani, Mertz, Tárrega, de Falla and Wallace on four great Spanish guitars from 1854-1964: Manuel Gutierrez, 1854; Manuel

The Ruth and James Ewing Arts Award

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015 in awards, Blog | No Comments

I am proud to be among the first recipients of the Ruth and James Ewing Arts Award. The Ewing family are long-time owners of the Keene Sentinel as well as advocates of the arts and community service.

From the Windy Place – PDF with MP3 free

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Blog, music, Promotions | No Comments

I am experimenting with including MP3s with PDF downloads of my scores. As a teaser, the first ten people to go to From the Windy Place and order using the Promo Code “WINDY” can download a PDF

Thoughts on Film Scores Video Contest

Posted by on Jun 25, 2015 in Blog, competition, music, video | No Comments

It’s been a couple of weeks since we posted the announcement of the Film Scores Summer Video Contest. Response has been amazing! 31 guitarists have registered and many others have expressed interest. My work over the past

Rest Stroke Slurs

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in #techandtone, Blog | No Comments

Rest stroke slurs (pull-offs) improve tone and aid good rhythm; #techandtone. A rest stroke slur is when the finger of the left hand pulls clearly and strongly into the next string.  This is a pluck as much

Film Scores Summer Video Contest

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Blog, competition, video | 3 Comments
Film Scores Summer Video Contest

[RULES UPDATED ON FEBRUARY 1, 2016] Make a video using one of Frank Wallace’s newest pieces from the collection Film Scores and win a new composition from the composer. Start by downloading Film Scores. Record one or

Stretch to Improve

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in #techandtone, Blog | No Comments

We frequently see magazine articles that start with a statement like this one from the recent issue of the newly revamped Classical Guitar Magazine: ”5 stretches to help you prevent carpal tunnel syndrome.”  It’s a brief one