So I get a week off, and what really needs to be done?!? I’ve been noticing the deterioration of my massive, 200+, DVD collection which contains ALL my former concerts, ensembles, studio recitals, grad recitals etc… This of course is very precious to me and maintaining my data/media is always a balance of: newest and […]
Shattering the Silence, Acadia’s New Music Festival starts next week and the guitar department will be well represented. The Acadia guitar quartet is going to play Philip Glass’ 3rd String Quartet (Mishima), Leo Brouwer’s Cuban Landscape With Rain & a brand new piece from Martin Campbell (Acadia composition student) called ‘Perspectives’. It should be a […]
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 […]
It’s been a very long time since I posted anything, so it’s my new year’s resolution to do more this year. This first post of the year will be a computer post. Over the holidays I picked up a MacBook Air, and I have to say I love the design. Some of the highlights include: back-lit keyboard, multi-touch […]
We’ve got a slick new interface including: up to the minute events listings, the blog right on the front page, the video player now supports sequential playback of all files in the playlist. I’ll add to the video page and gallery when I get some time, so check back or subscribe to the rss feed. […]
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
About a month ago I decided that it was time for me to pick up some decent recording gear and get moving on a recording. Going to a studio was out of the question for me because 1) I love computers and recording and I want to be involved in every part of the creation […]
While I was in school studying music, on more than one occasion I would hear my profs speak about “Desert Island Discs” ….. music they simply couldn’t live without. Well you may find this funny coming from a professional musician but I have finally come to the realization today that there is music I truly […]
I’m just starting to fully realize how truly amazing mencoder actually is. It’s helping me do things that I previously thought were impossible. For example, I have a few avi files which were split to fit on multiple cds. Now every time in the past that I’ve tried to combine these I’ve seen disaster (problems […]
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 […]