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Kosei Kubota

Kosei Kubota

Location: Baltimore, MD, and New York, NY, U.S.A.
Date of Birth: January 27, 1968
Been playing guitar since: 1981

I first borrowed two guitars from my cousin when I was in my low teens. One was a steel strung acoustic guitar, and the other was a strat-type electric guitar.
I started learning a few chords, and then started a band with my friends.

I liked Classical music, so I picked up the classical guitar shortly after. I had been mostly self-taught until then. I wanted to study it seriously, so I went to New York to attend the Mannes College of Music majoring in classical guitar.

There, I studied with Frederic Hand and Michael Newman, and took classes for theory, ear-training, sight-reading, and even conducting. I have participated in Master Classes by Eliot Fisk, Manuel Barrueco and David Starobin, among others.

Playing and Influences
While I was at music school, I had friends who played all kinds of the instruments.

My wife is a pianist, and my daughter plays violin, and I think those classical instruments influenced me a lot - many of my ideas for technique come from my daughter's violin lessons.

The way I interpret music is inspired by my favorite pianists and violinists, such as Rubinstein and Menuhin.

At GMC
The guitar is the most versatile instrument of all, and this site proves it! That's what I like about GMC.
Also, I enjoy the great community of this site. All the instructors and students are so constructive and helpful to each other.

As I teach at GMC, I am teaching myself - it is a life-long project to master the guitar and music!

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Kosei Kubota's lessons (301,930 views)

Name Level Type Technique Category
Study Nr 18 in A Major, Op. 60-18 by M. Carcassi 6 of 10 Acoustic Fingerpicking Classical
Study Nr 17 in A Minor, Op. 60-17 by M. Carcassi 6 of 10 Acoustic Fingerpicking Classical
Study Nr 16 in F Major, Op. 60-16 by M. Carcassi 3 of 10 Acoustic Fingerpicking Classical
Study Nr 15 in C Major, Op. 60-15 by M. Carcassi 4 of 10 Acoustic Fingerpicking Classical
Study Nr 14 in D Major, Op. 60-14 by M. Carcassi 6 of 10 Acoustic Fingerpicking Classical
Study Nr 13 in A Major, Op. 60-13 by M. Carcassi 5 of 10 Etude Fingerpicking Classical
Study Nr 12 in D Major, Op. 60-12 by M. Carcassi 4 of 10 Acoustic Fingerpicking Classical
Study Nr 11 in D Minor, Op. 60-11 by M. Carcassi 5 of 10 Acoustic Classical
Variation 1 from Handel Variations Op. 107 by M. Giuliani 5 of 10 Acoustic Picking (more than one type) Classical
Study Nr 10 in D Major, Op. 60-10 by M. Carcassi 4 of 10 Acoustic Fingerpicking Classical
Theme from Handel Variations Op. 107 by M. Giuliani 5 of 10 Acoustic Fingerpicking Classical
Study Nr 9 in A Major, Op. 60-9 by M. Carcassi 4 of 10 Acoustic Fingerpicking Classical
Study Nr 8 in E Minor, Op. 60-8 by M. Carcassi 3 of 10 Acoustic Picking (more than one type) Classical
Study Nr 7 in A Minor, Op. 60-7 by M. Carcassi 4 of 10 Acoustic Alternate Picking Classical
Prelude Nr. 20, Op. 28-20, by Chopin 5 of 10 Acoustic Chords Classical
Study Nr 6 in C Major, Op. 60-6 by M. Carcassi 5 of 10 Acoustic Fingerpicking Classical
Prelude Nr. 7, Op. 28-7, by Chopin 5 of 10 Acoustic Fingerpicking Classical
Study Nr 5 in G Major, Op. 60-5 by M. Carcassi 4 of 10 Acoustic Fingerpicking Classical
Study Nr 4 in D Major, Op. 60-4 by M. Carcassi 4 of 10 Acoustic Fingerpicking Classical
Study Nr 3 in A Major, Op. 60-3 by M. Carcassi 3 of 10 Acoustic Fingerpicking Classical
Study Nr 2 in A Minor, Op. 60-2 by M. Carcassi 4 of 10 Acoustic Fingerpicking Classical
Study nr 1 in C Major, Op. 60-1 by M. Carcassi 5 of 10 Acoustic Alternate Picking Classical
Study in C Major by Fernando Sor 5 of 10 Acoustic Fingerpicking Classical
Chromatic Scale in 5ths 5 of 10 Exercise Classical
Nokia Tune - Gran Vals by Tarrega 4 of 10 Acoustic Phrasing Classical
Study in B Minor by Fernando Sor 4 of 10 Acoustic Classical
Saltarello - Vincenzo Galilei 6 of 10 Acoustic Classical
Caprice No. 24 - Paganini 5 of 10 Acoustic Alternate Picking Classical
Bach Prelude 3 4 of 10 Acoustic Classical
Bach Prelude 2 5 of 10 Acoustic Classical
Bach Prelude 4 of 10 Acoustic Classical
La Folia Variation 3 - Mauro Giuliani 5 of 10 Acoustic Classical
La Folia Variation 2 - Mauro Giuliani 6 of 10 Acoustic Classical
La Folia Variation 1 - Mauro Giuliani 4 of 10 Acoustic Classical
La Folia - Mauro Giuliani 3 of 10 Acoustic Classical
Carcassi Arpeggio Studies 2 of 10 Acoustic Fingerpicking Classical
Bourree 2- Bach Lesson 6 of 10 Acoustic Classical
Bourree - Bach Lesson 4 of 10 Acoustic Fingerpicking Classical
Lagrima Lesson 2 3 of 10 Acoustic Classical
Lagrima Lesson 3 of 10 Acoustic Classical
Spanish Romance part 2 4 of 10 Acoustic Fingerpicking Classical
Spanish Romance 2 of 10 Acoustic Fingerpicking Classical