I’m performing tonight with the Turko-Balkan dance band ORO! The show starts at 7:30 at the Wolfville curling club. Come on out, have a beer, listen and dance to some cool music!
There’s going to be lots of classical guitar offerings at the TR concert tonight including: The Acadia Guitar Quartet (Me, Alec Leard, Matthew Martin & Jeff Torbert) will play the entire 3rd String Quartet by Philip Glass The Cormier/Martin Guitar Duo will play Jongo by Paulo Bellinati And Alec Leard, winner of this year’s Tom […]
I just wanted to let everyone know that I’ve been invited to join ORO!, a Turkish/Balkan Dance band. We’ve had a few rehearsals and it’s very fun music to play. We also have a number of performances coming up starting with this coming weekend and the Deep Roots Music Festival. Keep an eye on upcoming […]
So I’ve just gotten home from a few weeks on the road. Edmonton and Montreal were great. I got to hear many good players while I was out, but I’m very happy to be home again. The next thing that I’m getting ready for is another concert playing the great Steve Reich piece 2×5….time to […]
I just posted a new video of myself and Matthew Martin playing Maximo Diego Pujol’s “Tango, Milonga y Final” on my Media page. It was recorded on Feb. 11, 2012 at the Tom Regan concert. I hope you enjoy, we had a lot of fun playing it!
Well it’s official, I’ll be judging the 2012 Montreal Guitar Competition this year again! you can read more about that here. I’ll be playing a concert as well as a masterclass that weekend which is right after I return from adjudicating the Edmonton Kiwanis (busy April this year). Also I’ve added some non-classical-guitar gigs to […]
I had a request, so I’m posting some classical guitar music that I arranged recently and typeset in Lilypond hope it’s helpful While the Angelus Was Singing: Lilypond Source Code Resulting PDF Output
How often have I heard (or more than likely said!) ‘you need to play more legato’ With legato on guitar there are many problems as well as many solutions. Aural: Problem: Very often I find that my students simply don’t hear their legato issues. This is usually a result of chopping up phrases in order […]
Practicing: Obviously people fill tomes about different “practice” methods, and it’s a very complex topic. In this post I just want to write about what I find works for me right now (over the years I’ve tried many different ways of practicing). Most of the time when I pick up a new piece (or even […]