OCTAVES New Music Friday: Shambhala Duet For Classical Guitar

Listen here: https://on.soundcloud.com/pFPzVTdzaJBTergRA This is the latest of the sheet music series, a duet for classical guitar with a rock flavor. “Shambhala” is a Buddhist word for a futuristic “kingdom” or mindset in which good is emphasized.

Studio Shangri-La Publications: Transcription of Bach Cello Suite No.1 For Guitar In G Major

Out today on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BC5JJXNV# After 20 years this transcription of Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 for guitar gets its due. What’s special about it? Well, it’s transcribed in the original cello key, which means the guitar tuning in the bass strings drops to C and G. The drop tuning is sonorous and stirring likeContinue reading “Studio Shangri-La Publications: Transcription of Bach Cello Suite No.1 For Guitar In G Major”

OCTAVES Music Goes Neoclassical

“Nirvana” was more or less composed by improvisation, though with a couple of parameters. I decided to map the letters of the word over the sequence of musical keys and that decided the notes for the theme. Reason being, I wanted to create something evocative yet that I wouldn’t normally create. The result is aContinue reading “OCTAVES Music Goes Neoclassical”