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May 2020

We Have All The Time In The World

This gorgeous slow song by Louis Armstrong graced the James Bond film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"

And what a perfect piece for the Coronavirus Lockdown.

I've arranged this piece in two ways...

 

Both versions are in the key of the original and contain all the thematic material and also the Flugelhorn solo, fitted rather comfortably onto the guitar.

 

 

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News from my Guitar Workshop

Guitar Workshop - my ensemble for adult intermediate players - is currently closed owing to Coronavirus restrictions

Following on from e-recital number 5 (see below), we have another performance crafted from soundtracks recorded all over Hampshire.

 

Watch the video and play along with us!

The Muppets Theme

THe Muppets Theme - an easy to play accessible arrangement for 4 Guitars/large ensemble

 

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The Muppets Theme?

 

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"It's Time To Face The Music."

This is a fun and very accessible arrangement of this superb tango-style piece. My ensemble group have played this in concert and it always goes down well with audiences.

It suits an Early Intermediate quartet or a large ensemble - ideal for School Concert or informal Adult concert!

 

Click or tap the image for more information and to see & hear a snippet of this fun piece.

 

 

 

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Hernando's Hideaway

Hernando's Hideaway - a fun to play and accessible arrangement for 4 Guitars/large ensemble

 

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Hernando's Hideaway?

 

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"We Know A Dark, Secluded Place..."

This is a fun and very accessible arrangement of this superb tango-style piece. My ensemble group have played this in concert and it always goes down well with audiences.

It suits an Early Intermediate quartet or a large ensemble

 

Click or tap the image for more information and to see & hear a snippet of this glorious piece.

 

 

 

See a list of all my downloadable contemporary arrangements

 

News from my Guitar Workshop

Guitar Workshop - my ensemble for adult intermediate players - is currently closed owing to Coronavirus restrictions

Following on from e-recital number 4 (see below), we have another performance crafted from soundtracks recorded all over Hampshire.

 

As you'll see below, you can get a copy of the music as an instant download and play along with us!

"Busy Doing Nothing"

Busy Doing Nothing - TWO accessible arrangement for 3 Guitars/large ensemble

 

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Busy Doing Nothing?

 

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What piece of music better captures the mind-numbing sameness of Coronavirus Lockdown than this Bing Crosby "Croonavirus" song!

I've arranged the music for 3 guitars (or large ensemble) and there are two versions - one all in first position to suit an ensemble with limited experience; the other is slightly more complex and everyone has a chance at the tune as it has 3 verses.

 

Click or tap the image for more information and to see an&d hear a snippet of this fun piece.

 

 

 

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News from my Guitar Workshop

Guitar Workshop - my ensemble for adult intermediate players - is currently closed owing to Coronavirus restrictions

Following on from our e-meeting two weeks ago, we have another performance crafted from 52 soundtracks recorded all over Hampshire.

 

News from my Guitar Workshop

One of my Guitar Workshop players has sent me a donation she received from a colleague who watched our Workshop e-recitals recorded in Lockdown. I am pleased to pass that donation on to our local Hospice - the Rowans Hospice - in recognition of the wonderful care they are providing in this stressful time.

April 2020

News from my Guitar Workshop

Guitar Workshop - my ensemble for adult intermediate players - is currently closed owing to Coronavirus restrictions

Following on from our e-meeting two weeks ago, we have another performance crafted from 19 soundtracks recorded all over Hampshire.

Celebrate 32 years of music-making by filling a glass or grabbing an instrument and joining in - we do both in this video!

32 and counting

Workshop is 32 today

Today is the 32nd birthday of the Guitar Workshop

We're stuck at home (or rather, in homes all across Hampshire & West Sussex) but that doesn't stop us celebrating.

Later this week I'm hoping to assemble our latest e-recital - check back for more details later, and there will be some more celebration photos too.

Below you'll find our first two e-recitals - all made one line at a time!

You can buy the music for those and the forthcoming e-recitals in my shop.

Hymne by Vangelis

Hymne (Vangelis) - accessible arrangement for 3, 4, 5 or 6 Guitars

 

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Hymne?

 

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While the world is in lockdown, the power of music to provide a heady mix of soothing and uplifting sounds is starting to assume a new significance.

My arrangement of this gentle but inspiring piece by Vangelis will work with 3 guitars, but there are additional lines that add more richness and sustain. This one edition will suit 3, 4, 5 or 6 guitars, or even better a large ensemble

 

Click or tap the image for more information and to see and hear a snippet of this glorious piece.

 

 

 

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News from my Guitar Workshop

Guitar Workshop - my ensemble for adult intermediate players - is currently closed owing to Coronavirus restrictions

Following on from our e-meeting two weeks ago, we have another performance crafted from 13 soundtracks recorded all over Hampshire.

You can buy an arrangement of Uptown Girl for 3 guitars/large ensemble in my shop

March 2020

News from my Guitar Workshop

Guitar Workshop - my ensemble for adult intermediate players - is currently closed owing to Coronavirus restrictions

That doesn't mean we're idle - have a look at this...

You can buy an arrangement of I Dreamed A Dream for 4 guitars/large ensemble in my shop

Those Magnificent Men

Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines - accessible arrangement for 4 Guitars/large ensembe

 

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Those Magnificent Men?

 

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I'm pleased to announce another fun arrangement for 4 guitars or large ensemble, which is at the early-intermediate to intermediate level.

This is the theme music to "Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines", said to be the inspiration for Dick Dastardly and Mutley.

 

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New music sales

Sheet Music Sales

As the UK tax year comes to a close, it's been an amazing year!
Sales of my guitar arrangements are up 34% on a year ago...

In the last 6 months, I've sold music to America, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Wales

 

Here's a list of all my downloadable contemporary arrangements

 

Uptown Girl - flute & guitar

Uptown Girl (Billy Joel/Westlife) - accessible arrangement for 3 or 4 Guitars

 

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Uptown Girl?

 

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Following the exciting uptake of my "Uptown Girl" arrangement for 3 or 4 guitars, I've now added a version for flute and guitar.

 

 

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Uptown Girl - 3 or 4 guitars/large ensemble

Uptown Girl (Billy Joel/Westlife) - accessible arrangement for 3 or 4 Guitars

 

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Uptown Girl?

 

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This is a very accessible and straightforward arrangement of Billy Joel's "Uptown Girl", but it contains all the verses, choruses and bridges of the original. And more importantly it includes all the uplifting key-changes of the original too, all now falling neatly into comfortable chord shapes, most of which are instantly familiar to an intermediate guitarist.

 

In a large ensemble, Guitar Two can split between players to suit novice guitarists, and the download includes additional parts to make the reading easier.

 

 

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See a list of all my downloadable contemporary arrangements