New Video, Finished Piece and More…

I just uploaded a video I recorded back in December. I recorded myself playing for about a 1/2 hour and then cut it down to this. The order of songs is:

Texting and Improvisation

A Little Waltz for a Little Girl 1:28

Improvisation 5:02

Grey Skies 5:28

Fur Elise 7:17

Amazing Grace 8:18

Fantasia (Red Guitar Suite) 10:47

I finally finished the Piano Trio piece I was working on:

The piece is going to be performed in April. It’s going to be on a program of Beethoven pieces so I incorporated a few of my favorite Beethoven melodies and themes into this piece. Some are obvious and some are not so obvious. You can download and listen to the full score here:

Two Strings, One Piano, and a Slice of Beethoven

On a side note I got booties for my dog which he hates. Here is a picture of him being like, “if I don’t see him, he’s not there.”

I teach at Lake Michigan College. I have taught there on and off since 1997 and last week I taught in a place in the building that I have never taught before and saw this:

I have taught in this building for over 20 years and just now seeing this!!! My wife does tell me I am not the most observant person but DANG. Very cool. Looking down in this picture.

I hope everyone is doing well.

-Rob

Hurt (Nine Inch Nails/Johnny Cash) arranged for Guitar

Hurt played by Rob Lunn

New arrangement of Hurt by Nine Inch Nails. The Downward Spiral album came out when I was in college and I wore that tape out! Love that album and listened to it a lot. Still listen to it. I have always loved the song, Hurt, and I thought it might work well on the guitar. Johnny Cash did an amazing cover of the song and this arrangement is based more on that version than the original.

Sheet music/tabs are available from Sheet Music Plus. You can click on the picture to get there.

Passion

Passion is everything to me. When I am completely absorbed in playing music I feel it throughout my body. It’s like explosions going off in my body. When I listen to music I love, the hair on my arm still stands up. Even if it is a song I have heard thousands of times. When I was in middle school I heard Sweet Child O’ Mine for the first time and the solo was a hair raising experience for me. Still is. I was listening to it in the car the other day and almost crashed my car because I was focusing on the solo. 

That is why I hate hearing people argue about music. This band sucks, this guitarists sucks and so on. Maybe that band or artist creates a hair raising experience for somebody. That artist/band is important to that person. That is a great thing.

Music is a beautiful thing. This world needs beautiful things. 

I took the picture a few years ago. I was playing guitar outside which is something I love doing. 

The Godfather (Love Theme) arranged for Guitar

The Godfather (Love Theme) arranged for guitar by Rob Lunn

I have always loved this melody ever since I first heard it. I remember having a roommate in college who used to play the recording a lot and of course, Slash (huge man-crush) often plays it during is solo section in live concerts.

The score/tab is available at Sheet Music Plus (click on the picture)…