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Archive of entries posted on March 2013

Guitar Sonatas

Guitar Sonatas is a collection of four extended compositions for guitar.  The sonatas were composed in the keys of D, Dm, E and Em and each contains 3 or 4 movements.  Every sonata reflects an array of musical moods, colors and harmonic textures.  They were composed to provide concert and recital material for the flatpick [...]

Plectrum Guitar Etudes Recording

Plectrum Guitar Etudes is a recording of the etudes composed for my book Short Etudes for Guitar. I began playing guitar while listening to my father, Mel Bay, performing wonderful classical pieces on his D’Angelico archtop guitar. So at an early age I heard the beautiful possibilities of the guitar played with a pick. While these original [...]

Psalms for Guitar Recording

This is the recording of the compositions in my Psalms for Guitar book.   I selected 13 verses from Psalms.  On each I set a melodic line to the verse and then composed 9 variations on that melodic line.  Most of the guitar solos are contemplative in nature but several are rhythmic and upbeat.  I [...]