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July 2020

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 8 (see below), we have our final performance this side of Summer - entirely crafted from soundtracks recorded all over Hampshire and neighbouring counties.

 

Watch the video and play along with us - the tune is on the screen! Order the 4-part arrangement for YOUR ensemble at this page...

June 2020

Cinema Paradiso - a moving, gentle piece arranged for 2 guitars by Derek Hasted.

Cinema Paradiso - Ennio Morricone

The sad news that Ennio Morricone has passed away means I've bubbled this post back to the top of my news...

With bittersweet timing, I completed two arrangements of his Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso less than three weeks ago. With the passing of Ennio Morricone, my arrangements have been snapped up and there's a warm feeling in my heart that all over the world the memory of his powerful music is being kept alive...

 

The Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso rightly won a BAFTA award - it is a moving and passionate melody underpinned with gentle but slowly building chords and arpeggios.

 

I've written two different arrangements - which one suits you? You can see and hear more in the links below...

Summer Holiday (Cliff Richard)

Summer Holiday - a fun and accessible arrangement for 4 Guitars/large ensemble

 

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Summer Holiday?

 

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This piece has closed my Guitar Workshop Summer Charity Concert since the first concert in 1999. It reminds us that as the Summer Term closes, so it is, indeed, time for a Summer Holiday. Here in the UK, the easing of the 2020 Coronavirus Lockdown suggests that maybe we can indeed go on a summer holiday this year after all. And what a fun piece this is to capture that mood...

 

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.

 

 

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 7 (see below), we have another performance crafted from soundtracks recorded all over Hampshire.

 

Watch the video and play along with us! You can order the music for YOUR ensemble at this page...

In An Octopus's Garden- a bouncy, fun piece for 2 guitars by Derek Hasted.

Octopus's Garden - The Beatles

What a gem this is - a ragtime, almost bluegrass, accompaniment underpins the bouncy and cheeky tune and this makes for a full length concert piece without page-turns.

 

I've written 3 different arrangements - which one suits you? You can see and hear more in the links below...

Cinema Paradiso - a moving, gentle piece arranged for 2 guitars by Derek Hasted.

Cinema Paradiso

The Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso rightly won a BAFTA award - it is a moving and passionate melody underpinned with gentle but slowly building chords and arpeggios.

 

I've written two different arrangements - which one suits you? You can see and hear more in the links below...

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 6 (see below), we have another performance crafted from soundtracks recorded all over Hampshire.

 

Watch the video and play along with us!

More duets for sale!

Having published another duet today I thought you might like to sample some of the styles of music I've arranged for 2 guitars...

 

For more details on the pieces in the video, click here to visit my shop

The James Bond Theme

The James Bond Theme - an accessible arrangement for 3 Guitars/large ensemble

 

Want to see & hear
The James Bond Theme?

 

Read more here

This very atmospheric and instantly recognisable piece fits 3 guitars well; my arrangement locks together more tightly than some of the other 4-part arrangements for sale elsewhere and works well with a large mixed ability group.

It suits an Early Intermediate trio 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.

 

 

 

See a list of all my downloadable contemporary arrangements

 

May 2020

We Have All The Time In The World - 3 easy guitars.

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.

 

 

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 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.

 

 

 

See a list of all my downloadable contemporary arrangements

 

Hernando's Hideaway

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

 

Want to find out more about
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

 

Want to find out more about
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.

 

 

 

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 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.