Wow! I love this song and Chuck Berry's original version... but this guy making it into a classical piece is the best Classical Version I've come across yet.
~~~Johnny B Goode Classical Guitar Solo ~ by Germán Arnolt
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"Johnny B. Goode" by Chuck Berry.
Notes: "Johnny B. Goode" is a very famous 1958 rock and roll song. Written by Berry in 1955, the song is a rock and roll version of the American dream — a poor country boy becomes a celebrity by hard work and inspired guitar playing. As a possible source for the last name, it has been noted that Berry was born on Goode Avenue in St. Louis.
Biography of Germán Arnolt
Germán Gustavo Arnolt was born in Argentina, in the city of Rosario, province of Santa Fe.
He started his musical studies at the age of 11, beginning with piano and then, at the age of 13, turning to guitar, to which he has devoted fully up to date.
He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in guitar performance from the Escuela de Música of the Universidad Nacional de Rosario, granted after eight years of studies.
Classical in formation, he then ventured in other genres like tango, studying with Aníbal Arias, the guitarist of the Aníbal Troilo quintet, and also flamenco, studying with the virtuoso guitarist Enrique de Córdoba.
He was selected to take part in several masterclasses of famous guitarist such as Ernesto Bitteti and Eduardo Isaac.
He has devoted such a varied education to teaching classical and folk music as well.
As arranger, he worked on numerous guitar transcriptions of songs from a wide range of genres. Many of his arrangements are currently used as material for examination and teaching in several schools and universities in Argentina.
During his vast career he has played with many singers, participating in many tango festivals in Rosario, Buenos Aires, and surrounding areas. Together with the singer Jorge Cabrera, he set up the tango duo El Farol, and outstandingly performed all throughout the country.
Lately, he has been performing mainly as soloist, developing a vast and varied repertoire, which allows him to deliver presentations in different types of events, being public or private.