Well, I have finally managed to start to catch up on 21st century technology trends by posting my first video on YouTube! Can fame and fortune be far behind? 🙂
The song is On the Tip of the Tongue recorded at a recent concert in Saskatoon (… Saskatchewan … Canada ). It’s not a flashy, wowza!, showstopper; just a quiet little piece that means a lot to me.
For the guitarists out there, click here for a transcription of this piece.
Mel Bay has posted a copy of the video for my tune The Slippery Slope on YouTube as a promotion for the DVD Masters of Fingerstyle Guitar Vol 1. The DVD is available through the Acoustic Tonic Music Store by clicking on the above link for the DVD.
Losing sleep because you missed the on-air broadcast of Guys and Guitars
last April on Canada Live! ? Well, fret no more. The entire concert is available on the CBC Radio 2 Concerts on Demand
website. (Edit: 2014-03-06 Concert stream no longer available.)
For those of you who haven’t heard the story so far, I had the pleasure of hosting this concert that celebrated the diversity of music played on the guitar for CBC Radio.
For the evening I was joined by four other guitarists, each performing their own distinctive style of guitar music. Rodolfo Pino-Robles
, of Saskatoon, performed music from South America on the guitar and several other instruments derived from or related to the guitar; Tim Vaughn
, also from Saskatoon, held down the fort for electric guitar with some of his original R&B and Funk; tunes; Regina?s own Kris Craig
brought the classic sounds of the electric jazz archtop, and Vancouver’s Don Alder
, the 2007 International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, dazzled the audience with his contemporary steel-string fingerstyle guitar techniques.
Over the years I’ve spent hundreds of hours learning guitar pieces written by other people. So it’s been somewhat humbling to have so many people learn this particular piece of mine. To set the mood, imagine lying looking up at the stars on a a hot, humid night.