October 2020
Collegiate Artists Showcase
When: Saturday, November 28th, 2020
Time: 7:00pm
Location: YouTube Live

Sacramento Guitar Society is proud to present the first annual Collegiate Artists Showcase as part of a collaborative effort with two other Harris Center Partners, Sacramento Baroque Soloists and Vita Academy's Great Composers Chamber Music Series!

Our event, the Collegiate Artists Showcase, will feature College students majoring in Guitar Studies performing for the virtual audience, followed by a live Question & Answer session to interact with you!

This free event will be presented as a live event on YouTube, so be sure to sign up in advance to get the link and mark your calendars! P.S. the link below is hosted on the Sacramento Baroque Soloist website, so do not be surprised to see their logo on the registration page.
NOTE to College guitar students: If you are a currently-enrolled Guitar Studies major and want to participate, visit our site to sign up!
Pandemic Driveway Concert Series: Duo7
When: Saturday, November 14th, 2020
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: East Davis, CA

Please join us for an evening of guitar duo music performed by Duo 7, a rare father and son guitar ensemble. Their program includes works by: Debussy, Mussorgsky, Elgar, Satie, Mompou, Grasso, selections from “Westside Story”, and more. Duo 7 specializes in creating new transcriptions and compositions for the extended 7‐string duo.

This “Pandemic Driveway Performance” will take place outside on a driveway requiring at least eight feet of social distancing, plus masks for everyone’s safety. Please bring your own chair, hat, and beverage. Although the concert is free, please consider donating $15‐$20 to help support the musicians. The program will last about an hour.


  • Matthew Grasso – extended 7‐string guitar
  • Miyan Grasso – extended 7‐string guitar

Limited sidewalk seating; advanced reservation only. The exact address will be given when you RSVP by sending email to: mysticalsounds@yahoo.com.
Virtual Strum For Fun
Thanks to a grant from the City of Sacramento's Office of Arts & Culture, Strum For Fun is back in an online format. These free "Struminars" were originally held at libraries for youth ages 8 to 18, but in the online format, adults are welcomed too!

Participants will use their own guitars at a group Zoom session, hosted by one of our fabulous teachers, and learn to play their favorite songs. These sessions are offered from October 2020 thru May 2021 on a virtual basis, so please help us spread the word by sharing this information with your friends and neighbors. Register on the website and get ready to strum along!
Online Harmony Seminars
Halloween may have come and gone, so now it's time to practice for next year! Come see the latest from musical master Sean O'Connor as he shows us how to use the guitar to give our music a frightful tone.
New SGS Merchandise Store!!
Want to show your support for Sacramento Guitar Society with some cool swag? Need to get started on your holiday shopping? We're proud to announce the opening of our online merchandise store, courtesy of TeeSpring!

There are many SGS-branded products available, from shirts and hoodies to coffee mugs and even face masks! Come on over and see how we can help you show your love for the art of guitar!
Veterans In The Arts
The Sacramento Guitar Society is proud to have received a grant from the California Arts Council for their Veterans in Arts grant program.

With this program, the Sacramento Guitar Society offers our Veterans an opportunity to re-engage in our communities to form friendships as they develop their musical journey.

If you are interested in this program, visit our site for more information. Please share this information with any Veterans you may know so they may take advantage of this great opportunity to receive free guitar lessons.
Giving Tuesday - Coming Soon
Everyone can have an impact on #GivingTuesday! Join Sacramento Guitar Society on December 1 by pledging your time, skills, voice, dollars to support our mission to share the art of guitar!

More details will be revealed as we get closer to the day. If you want to learn more about GivingTuesday, click here.
Solo Section
This month's featured solo comes from Sean O'Connor! Click the video above to see Sean perform his original composition Leaving the Nest.

A native of Sacramento, Sean O'Connor works tirelessly at his dream job, performing and teaching classical and electric guitar. In more recent years, he has been performing, arranging, and composing on the 11-string alto guitar, making his job at least 80% more interesting. He also deeply enjoys his work as the Director of SGS's Sacramento Community Guitar Orchestras, and looks forward to when they can meet in person again. 

Sean studied with Richard Savino at CSUS and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the program in the early 2000s. On the side, he enjoys tabletop RPGs, video games, and the company of friends and family. 

If you enjoyed this song, please visit Sean's YouTube channel:
GuitarMojoMan and subscribe to his channel.

Want to take lessons with Sean? Visit his website: http://oconnorguitar.com/
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