Let me play you Beethoven like you've never heard before, with guitars, bass, drums, strings, and synths.I hope these recordings of my modern arrangements will encourage young players to delve into experimenting more with classical music.
Challenges: I got back to working on my guitar again as I do every so often. I go back and forth between playing and practicing keys and guitar. Even after more than 5 decades of playing keys, I still practice to keep up my technique. At times the hands won't allow it so I simply switch over to guitar.
I recently did a composition called One Fer Anudda. It's a remake of an older tune I played with a band called Jazz Enigma. I thought that it might be cool and challenging to double some of the piano parts on guitar. At this tempo, it was a killer but managed to do it.
I'm always having to keep myself...
George Benson type riffs and runs: I've added some George Benson type riffs and runs in my blog outside of SClick for anyone interested in checking them out. Here's the link: http://inthekeyofm.blogspot.com/
The blog has become quite popular for guitar players looking to improve themselves especially for those into jazz.. There's plenty of comments from my audience from all over the world. Stop by and leave your comment and link....
One less Strad in the world ...: You'd have to sedate me if this happened to me!
Virtuoso's trip destroys priceless Stradivarius
By Andy McSmith
Wednesday, 13 February 2008
As a former child prodigy blessed with chiselled good looks, they called him the David Beckham of the classical violin. Now he is more likely to be known as the lad with the broken Strad.
David Garrett, 26, one of the nation's foremost young concert performers, had an accident that every world-class musician must dread: at the end of a concert at the Barbican he tripped and landed on his violin.
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