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Ever tried composing a piece?

I had several revelations as I learned to write music for classical guitar, and if I share them now with anyone who wants to go down that route, they might save you time and struggle.  My pearls of ineffable wisdom…

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Interviewing other composers for Bergmann Edition

I'm fortunate to have my sheet music published by Bergmann Edition ("BE").  I really like the BE ethos, which is all about working with and for the world's guitar community and getting good quality new music of all styles out…

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Me and my guitars.....

For many years I played only electric and steel-string guitars, and bass. Then some years ago I decided to acquire a good classical guitar and had one made by luthier, Steve Toon .  I've bought a few more guitars since…

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Hearing your work played by other musicians

Much of the music I write is too hard for me to play well. I started writing my pieces roughly at the same time as I took up classical guitar again after a very long break, and the technique just…

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The album Quiet Music

A couple of years ago I had the great good fortune of making contact online with St Petersburg guitarist Aleksandr Loginov.  I was looking for guitarists who were interested in trying out my music; he was looking for new and…

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Why I started writing guitar music

I've always written music in one way or another.  When I got back into playing classical guitar after a long hiatus (30-odd years) I picked up a lot of the stuff I had learned when I was a kid.  I…

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