Quote from Phil Kinman, producer at MTR studios

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Phil Kinman is a producer and the owner of MTR studios in West London, UK. Sam recorded Bach’s 1st Cello Suite and his debut heavy metal album there: “Sam was a pleasure to work with, a great player and a true professional.”    Click here to read more about the record Phil produced

Review by R James Tobin of Classical.net

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This is a review from R James Tolbin, published on 3rd July 2016:   “This transcription for a plucked instrument naturally sounds very different from the usual performances on the instrument for which Bach wrote the piece. However Bach himself was no stranger to transcribing music written for string instrument to keyboard, when he transformed […]

Review by Kaderverinezine, published June 8th, 2016

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This is a review by the Editor of Kadaverine Zine (http://kadaverinezine.tumblr.com), published on June 8th, 2016: Electric guitar virtuoso Sam Russell has painstakingly transcribed Bach’s first cello suite for the electric guitar and released an accompanying CD to showcase the beauty and compatibility of Bach’s work on the electric guitar. The suite is comprised of […]

Quote from Robert Florczak, professional artist

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Robert Florczak was artist-In-residence at Widener University, and taught painting at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, the Laguna College Of Art and Design, and the San Francisco Academy of Art University. After being sent a copy of Bach’s 1st cello suite for electric guitar, here is what he had to say (quoted with permission): “Hello, […]

Quote from Professional Cellist Jacqueline Phillips

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Jacqueline is a professional cello player who is a guest leading the Irish Chamber Orchestra, guest sub-principle of BBC Philharmonic and guest co- leading the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and BBC Concert Orchestra. Here is what she thinks about Bach’s 1st cello suite for electric guitar: “A very thoughtful, tranquil and beautifully articulated performance, a […]

Review by Ultimate Guitar, Published July 4th 2016

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This is a review that was published by Ultimate Guitar (www.UltimateGuitar.com) on July 4th 2016. Score:8/10 User Score: 8.7/10   Tackling a piece of baroque music is no easy task on any instrument, with melodies that weave in and out, and huge arpeggios that can be challenging for even experienced musicians. Sam Russell‘s take on […]

Two String Arpeggio Riffs

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This is a very cool technique and will serve two big purposes: Give you a new songwriting tool Help fix up what is (probably) a weak area of your playing. What we are looking at with this lesson is creating riffs using arpeggios based on two strings. Let’s quickly recap the intervals in the arpeggios […]

Studio Time!

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I was in a recording studio last week putting together an electric guitar version of Bach’s 1st Cello Suite. You can see some photos here: I’m currently putting together the artwork for the record and it will be out before the end of April!

6 Reasons You Should Learn Your Scale Patterns

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Learning to create different sounds Different scales create different sounds. By learning your scales you will learn how to create different sounds – i.e. you will start to be able to know what you are about to play will sound like before you play it.   Improvise up the entire neck I tend to find […]

 

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