WHAT I'M DOING NOW
A NEW ARRANGEMENT. AND IT'S FREE!
I finished a beautiful arrangement of "Be Thou My Vision" this summer. It is a timeless hymn, cherished for its profound message and haunting melody. If hymns are not your thing, no worries! The song was originally a Celtic melody with no religious affiliations at all. In fact, I arranged one of the verses as an Irish Slip-Jig. The arrangement takes you on a musical journey, evoking the ancient Celtic origins of the melody while maintaining its spiritual beauty. And yes, it's FREE! Check it out here.
PLAY IT LIKE A PRO™
I finished my new Play It Like a Pro™ tutorial for "Sounds of the Bells" (Sons de Carrilhões) by João Pernambuco. These take many months to produce, but I'm proud to say it's the best "Sounds of the Bells" tutorial on the planet! Check it out here.
1. My latest technique tip is "Amplifying the Classical Guitar: Ultimate Guide of Techniques, Tips, and Equipment for Solo Performances, Guitar with Orchestra or Choir, Ensembles, and Duos." Check it out here.
2. I have a new "Fabulous Fingering." This one is for Étude No. 1 by Heitor Villa-Lobos. Check it out here.
3. If you have an All-Access Pass to the "Vault of Classical Guitar Technique Tips," when you login, you will see a new feature. The tips are now color-coded into categories for beginning, intermediate, and advanced players.
4. I have comprehensive audio frequency charts for Notes on the Guitar on each string, open through the 12th fret in hertz. They are an invaluable aid to amplifying your guitar in performances (note the new technique tip above). Access the frequency charts here.
MY GUITAR PRACTICING
I practice 2-6 hours every day, working on new material, and always staying in shape and maintaining my old repertoire.
I'm teaching lots of video lessons, and private in-person lessons.
The garden has been beautiful this year, but things are slowing down. The weather is suddenly cooling, and some trees are already dropping their leaves. Currently, I'm battling wild violets in the lawn, but I'm getting results. Alas, the end of the season is coming, but I'm already planning for next year.
Updated September 14, 2023
Leawood, Kansas USA