The gentle, intimate voice of a plucked guitar string resembles the human voice in both timbre and range, and this may be why classical guitar music can be especially soothing for baby and parents alike. Even when the music is sprightly, as it is in Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” the inherent warmth of the guitar flows over small ears and rounds out any harsh elements. Baby Needs Guitar is a perfect introduction for a young child to this most popular of musical instruments. It is a wonderful accompaniment to quiet play, reading books or snuggling down in bed with a cherished blanket, stuffed friend or loving caregiver. The music represents some of the most loved melodies of the classical genre, plus a few new gems that are sure to please both the child and adult listener.

18 all-instrumental tracks: Wild Mountain Thyme • Bach: Prelude; Air; Menuet; Prelude; Fugue; Adagio • Tchaikovsky: Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy; Arabian Dance • Debussy: The Girl with the Flaxen Hair • Yradrier: La Paloma • Beethoven: “Moonlight”
Sonata, Adagio • Copland: Corral Nocturne • Boccherini: Introduction • Falla: El circulo mágico • Telemann: Adagio • Gomes: Andante • Warlock: Pieds-en-l’air

Paul Galbraith, 8-string guitar
Angel Romero, guitar
Scott Tennant, guitar
Brazilian Guitar Quartet
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet