I’m happy to announce the publications of 3 new editions of my own compositions for guitar, written over the past two years: Lost and Found, Stolen Moments Suite and Songs from Home. The stay-at-home era and travel hiatus gave me the opportunity to dig into composing in the way I had long wanted to, but had been procrastinating for too many years.
Thursday, March 31, 2022
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Over the last 3 months I’ve been writing this piece Twilight, usually in the wee morning hours, before I get to work at guitar making. The piece was just recently completed, at least I‘ve declared it so. It’s tricky knowing when to quit.During this time I’ve also been taking an online composition course with my friend Johannes Möller. This course is a live Zoom meeting between composers around the world, led by Johannes. It’s a very interesting thing. Johannes is in Sweden these days, and there are student participants in Romania, Germany, Mexico City, South Africa, California, Australia, China, Bangladesh and India — all live on screen. The only downside is that for me it happens at 5:00AM on Sunday morning. The upside is that I’m usually up at that time working on music anyway.
But the more significant upside is that I get to meet weekly with all of these really talented people around the world. The quality and beauty of what each person is doing is very good, surprising and varied. It’s a unique opportunity and really a whole new way of learning and getting together. There is no scenario that all of these talented people would be together in person, and it is stimulating and inspiring to have these online relationships.
I want to thank Johannes Moller for conceiving this and making it happen. He has been a most supportive and helpful teacher, and everyone who takes this class gets a lot out of it. If you are interested in guitar composing you should look into it on his social media. It has been very good for me.
And now, beyond that, Johannes recently made a beautiful video recording of this piece Twilight. I’m really proud to have it played so eloquently by such a masterful player and composer and friend. It's deeply gratifying. I’m delighted to share the recording here. The sheet music is available from me as PDF and will be in book form very soon. I hope you like it!
Friday, November 20, 2020
I just finished a new composition for guitar called Twilight. I’ve been working on it steadily over the last few weeks, and now it is done. The engraving is also done just this morning so I will be able to publish it soon.
Friday, July 31, 2020
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Used for Arthur Dente's east coast tour in January/February 2020. Good condition. It has strap buttons.
— P650S Cutaway 2016
Used, good condition
— P650C 2017
Used good condition. Small irregularity in the finish
650 scale, Laminated Bubinga back and sides, solid cedar top. Light color blemish in top finish. Sounds great!
Used Fingerstyle, very slight play wear. 48mm nut, cutaway, 16” radius fingerboard.
— Player Series Flamenco, 2017
650 scale, solid Spanish cypress. Clear tap plates.
— P650C, 2020
Small repaired wood checks, lower back near tail block.
bridge re-glued, solid, but visible chip at front of bridge under the strings.
— P640S 2019
— Used, slight play wear.
Used, excellent condition
String pop bridge top ding
— P650C 2017
String pop bridge top dings
— P650S 2020
It has highly figured burl pattern in the rosewood back, ornate, structurally sound.
Finish dent under 1st string
Friday, May 22, 2020
This is dedicated to my wife Roberta who’s strength, humor and goodness is there always, in good times and in bad. I’m grateful for the opportunity to make music, which can relieve and purify out of nowhere, and not do any harm at all.
Solitaire is really just a homemade folk song. It’s simple, though not exactly easy. The harmonics require care both in the left hand and the right. They’re sweet when it comes out right.