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Guitar Lullaby

Ricardo Cobo, Ricardo CoboAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 20, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Ellipsis Arts
  • ASIN: B00004TWSZ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,679 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Editorial Reviews

Parents with more than a passing interest in classical music and those who make a point of keeping up with sleep studies are apt to be drawn to Guitar Lullaby, which presents 17 tranquil, snooze-inducing songs in two pleasing programs. A lot of research went into this album: the soothing speech patterns parents instinctively switch on when calming children were put under the microscope, as were the soporific effects of traditional "Hush-a-Bye, Baby"-type lullabies and the musical structures restless young ears respond to best. In the liner notes, producer Keith Pearcy explains that children's music mustn't be complicated. To that end, Guitar Lullaby's bag of technical tricks includes short phrases and quicker-than-average resolution to musical structures. The first nine tracks are intended for older children (say, ages 5 and up), while the last eight are for the very young. Each of the two programs starts with an energetic though hardly rollicking number then winds down gradually to slow, gentle strumming. Throughout, Ricardo Cobo, formerly of the Bogotá Philharmonic, displays his gift for getting a guitar to give off emotions--in this case, pure, uncluttered, peaceful ones. And that makes it sort of a shame to tuck this recording into the narrow lullaby category. Although its sleep-promoting potential will serve an important purpose for many, its calming qualities are best enjoyed when the whole family's wide-awake. --Tammy La Gorce

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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great CD, lousy marketing July 27, 2000
By stu
Format:Audio CD
What a dreadful shame to stuff this in the kiddies' CD racks. I presume no one other than the parents of fractious offspring will be lucky enough to come across it.
This is simply an excellent classical guitar CD. The atmospheric recording is superb, with a beautiful guitar tone. The pieces are all lovely and, yes, relaxing (in common with most classical guitar music). In fact, ironically my only reservation is that I would have liked to have heard slightly more variety in tempo :)This deserves better than being marketed as fodder for rendering your sprogs unconscious.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, a classical CD my kids and I both loved. November 30, 2000
By Shari
Format:Audio CD
As a musician myself, I appreciated the expertise of Ricardo Cobo and the pieces he chose. As a lullaby program, I found this recording very clever and quite unique. The first few tracks got my kids attention. The selections were energetic and fun (not what I would usually play for them right before bedtime). The next few tracks seemed to guide them from their usual hyper "I'll prove to you I'm not tired" pre-bedtime behavior to a calm and inquisitive state - asking about the "musical stories" they were hearing. A very gentle and gradual winding down. The last few tracks we found to be very comforting - like coming out of a warm bath. The best part is that it's 8:30pm and they're BOTH asleep!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't let your kids keep it! January 13, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Unfortunately categorized as music for children, this collection is my tonic for adult musical boredom. Beautiful music, beautifully played. I first heard this disc in an interview with Cobo on the radio, and had one of those "driveway moments" where you have to stay in your car to hear the entire interview, and then hurriedly write down the disc info. What a great way to wash away the cares of the day! And, if you do have kids, what a perfect way to introduce them to great music!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful - relaxes mama and baby October 1, 2005
Format:Audio CD
My baby is a good sleeper, but has trouble settling down to nurse. This is a beatiful collection of classical guitar pieces that is soothing for both of us. Never gets old - I will be enjoying this CD long after baby outgrows it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blissful Perfection August 30, 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
My babies are grown so these lullabies are for my ears. I never tire of listening to Ricardo Cobo's guitar- just lovely! Thank you.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpectedly perfect December 5, 2006
By Timo
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
My 2 year old and I have been listening to this album almost every night since she was born. It manages to be simultaneously beautiful, relaxing and interesting. It's great for falling asleep to but I would also recommend it for any other time you want to hear some amazing guitar.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Guitar Work August 29, 2008
Format:Audio CD
We love this CD. Our baby falls asleep to this CD, nurses to this CD, plays on her playmat with this CD. It is a very nice flowing CD and my husband and I both love to hear the guitar as well. So nice for adults too.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for bedtime routine January 29, 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
We play this for my daughter during her bedtime routine. She seems to love it and so do we. We especially like how they have two "programs" of songs that start out more active and get more calm and soothing. It really does seem to help her wind down.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for putting young ones to sleep!
One of my favorite CDs for new parents! What great, soothing lullabies! You won't be disappointed in this wonderful recording.
Published 2 months ago by Grubster
5.0 out of 5 stars True talent
The music on this cd is a true inspiration. These artists are playing from what they love and it comes ........ Enjoy
Published 2 months ago by Tanya T
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet sounds found here
Very calming music to use at bedtime . The first song is a bit bouncier and is terrific to listen to while brushing teeth
Published 8 months ago by Ohio Grandma
5.0 out of 5 stars Soothing Sounds for both adults/children
I love the music from this CD. It is not the traditional lullaby music we usually hear. It's all acoustic/instrumental, and music from many countries - the most soothing sounds. Read more
Published 13 months ago by linda polise
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, chill music -- great for babies, kids, and grownups
When our daughter was a wee fussy baby, I bought this cd at a local bookstore. I had tried multiple "lullaby" cds, most of them were unpleasant to listen to and/or borderline... Read more
Published on February 5, 2012 by Jennifer
5.0 out of 5 stars Magic!!
This cd is simply magic. It puts my baby to sleep like a switch....he's out. The music is soothing and he actually sleeps longer when it plays. Read more
Published on December 4, 2010 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this CD, my daughter thinks it's cool too.
The CD is well done. If you're looking for music that helps put the young one down and keep them sleeping, I highly recommend this CD (except for track 1 - nothing wrong with it,... Read more
Published on March 5, 2010 by food&liquor, mostly liquor.
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful guitar music
I bought this CD for the first time for my toddler back in 2005. I loved it so much I actually picked up classical guitar as a new hobby. Read more
Published on January 26, 2010 by Ji-Sook
4.0 out of 5 stars great naptime music
I work at a daycare where my classroom naps from around 12pm to 3pm. This cd is soothing to listen to. Lovely throughout!
Published on May 5, 2009 by wendy
5.0 out of 5 stars My baby's favorite CD
I put this CD on repeat during my little one's nap. She sleeps really well and I love the music. In fact, I would listen to this CD even if I didn't have a baby. Read more
Published on February 25, 2009 by sunny_peach
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