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Category Archives: Performance
Just uploaded my 2007 performance of the Chet Atkins’ tune “Maybelle,” dedicated to the great Maybelle Carter. The song uses the Chet Atkins fingerstyle techniques, his take on “banjo” rolls for guitar, and Carter-style strumming.
I just set up a page on SoundCloud where I’ll be uploading my music. Feel free to check it out, follow my stream, and see what I’m listening to. The address is http://soundcloud.com/mikeopmusic
This is a video slideshow for my chord melody arrangement of the Beatles’ classic “Michelle.” A transcription of the chord melody is available here.
Here’s a video slideshow of my original Afro-jazz tune “A Night in Dzodze.” You can view the leadsheet and score here. I’ll be adding more videos of my playing and original compositions to my Youtube channel over the coming weeks.
It’s a little late, but one month into 2013, I’ve finally settled on some resolutions for this blog! I’m adding a couple of new running topics to the blog such as album and concert reviews, instructional book, DVD, and website … Continue reading
Guitar International Magazine just published my Intro to Hindustani Music primer and reviews of two Indian classical guitar DVDs. Give it a read here.
Just added another old tune to the Music page of this site. I actually dug up the first solo instrumental I ever composed. This dates probably from October 2007. The song is called Leo’s Hedges, inspired by Leo Kottke and Michael … Continue reading
Soundscape refers to all of the aural features of a locale. This includes musical, natural, and man-made phenomena such as speech, machinery, automobiles, birds, flowing water, etc. The Vancouver Sound Walk Collective describes itself as “a community of listeners that … Continue reading
In a very interesting article appearing in November 2012, in The New Yorker (“The Vast Recorded Legacy of the Grateful Dead”), Nick Paumgarten writes about many aspects of the culture surrounding the Grateful Dead. However, his perspective is unique in that it … Continue reading