This is one if two arrangements I have made of the famous Ode to Joy melody found in the 9th Symphony by Beethoven. This is the harder of the two to play but, to me, it is more fun. You can see the full video at my guitar school on my website.
Jammin’ is a piece I composed about 3 years ago. Score/tab is free at my website.
I hope everyone had a good holiday weekend! It’s been super hot here in Michigan with no end in sight for the heat to end. Which is fine for me because I think about these days in the middle of winter when it is a frozen tundra here. Anyways…
I have added another teaching video to my guitar school. Check it out!
This is a piece I composed a few years ago and the only one I’ve ever written that uses a capo. Score/tab is free at my website.
Scarborough Fair is one of my favorite melodies. It’s a beautiful English folk song made popular by Simon and Garfunkel. You can learn this at my guitar school on my website.
Somewhere Over the Rainbow is a beautiful song sung by Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. You can learn the rest of this piece at my guitar school on my website
There’s Treasure on the Horizon is an etude I composed for the guitarist just starting out. It uses the same right hand pattern throughout and uses one left hand finger at a time. You can learn this at my guitar school on my website.
A Musical Cryptogram on the name Jimi Hendrix is a piece I composed where I attached a musical note to a letter in his name. At the end of the video you can see the key. When I uploaded it to Spotify they said I couldn’t use a famous persons name so it is called, A Musical Cryptogram on the Name of a Famous Left-Handed Guitarist, on Spotify.
Capricho Arabe by Francisco Tarrega. This is a great piece and you can really hear the influence that Chopin had on Tarrega. You can see the full video at my guitar school on my website.
Break Dance Gracie!! was originally composed for a small jazz ensemble. I performed it at the South Haven jazz festival back in September (2019) with guitar, alto saxophone, bass, and drums. I made a full jazz band arrangement of it to be performed back in March but the coronavirus came and cancelled the concert. I decided to make this arrangement for guitar.