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August 2019

Mobile-first website

I've converted most of the site now to a new "mobile first" set of web pages.

What does that mean? Simply that if you use a mobile to browse this website, the formatting information that gets sent to you is leaner and faster than the version sent to a desktop.

In short - faster loading, especially if you have a 3G connection...

Downloadable Music

Derek Hasted Guitar Arrangements

Another busy month so far for sales of my Accessible Contemporary Ensemble Music - accessible arrangements of modern pop items - easy to play and with a real audience appeal.

 

The latest addition to my catalogue is that powerful melody "All Out Of Love"

July 2019

Workshop Summer Concert 2019

Workshop Summer Concert

My Guitar Workshop Summer Concert raised £504.38 on the night, and a subsequent donation of £20, which all went to the Daisy Garland, a charity for children with epilepsy - thank you to everyone who made that amazing total possible....


Visit the Workshop website - new members welcome!

Student Concert 2019

Student Summer Concert and Social

Last night saw my Annual Student Social - music, food and drink - a lovely end to the academic year!


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Downloadable Music

Sales of my downloadable music have got off to a very impressive start this month - obviously lots of groups getting ready to practise over the summer!

Student Summer Concert and Social

The first Saturday in July sees my Annual Student Social - we have more students coming this year, and a great selection of solo and duet pieces, plus copious amounts of food and drink!

June 2019

Air Supply's "All Out Of Love" - guitar duet and flute/guitar duet

All Out Of Love (Air Supply) arr Derek Hasted

 

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All Out Of Love?

 

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This delightful piece fits wonderfully, capturing the guitar part that opens the original recording.

At one time, it held the record for the longest pop-song male voice sustained note, but there's nothing strenuous in this very playable arrangement.

 

 

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For the flute & guitar duet, click here

 

 

See a list of all my downloadable contemporary arrangements

May 2019

Elton John's "Basque" - 3 versions - 2 guitars, 3 guitars, flute & guitar

Basque (Elton John) arr Derek Hasted

 

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Basque?

 

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This Grammy Award-winning instrumental by Elton John is a curious piece - just one recording has been released, and at the time of this news item, just one other piece of sheet music (which only contains part of the original).

 

I've arranged versions for 2 guitars, for 3 guitars and for flute (or oboe) & guitar.

 

A fantastic piece to add to a concert!

 

 

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See a list of all my downloadable contemporary arrangements

Guitar Lessons

At the moment I have no vacancies at all for the Summer Term from Easter to July.

Check out my teaching website for vacancies as they arise.

I Giorni - Guitar duet

I Giorni (Einaudi) arr Derek Hasted (2 guitars)

 

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I Giorni

 

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This is a beautiful, reflective piece and it fits two guitars beautifully - it's in the same key as the original and the two players take it in turns to switch between tune and accompaniment.

A fantastic piece to add to the middle of a concert!

 

 

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See & hear a sample on the SMP website

 

See a list of all my downloadable contemporary arrangements

Adele's "Set Fire To The Rain"

I've arranged two different versions of this classic piece (in different keys) one version is for two guitars and the other is for flute and guitar.

Read more about the guitar duet version here - it's set in Am and uses well-known shapes while staying faithful to the original.

The flute and guitar version uses a Capo on fret 5 to bring the music close to the original key and to move it into the sweet spot of the flute range. Read more here.

Feedback from my music in Classical Guitar Magazine

Classical Guitar Magazine - Spring 2019 - featuring Derek Hasted's Captivation

Tom writes

Thank you for sharing the sheet music for your composition "Captivation" in Classical Guitar News "Music to Play"!

"Captivation" is an upbeat piece easily accessible for both the guitarist and the audience.

Congratulations on 50 years of musical success!

The Darktown Strutters' Ball - Guitar quartet or large ensemble

The Darktown Strutters' Ball arr Derek Hasted (4 guitars)

 

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The Darktown Strutters' Ball

 

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Over the years, I've been asked to arrange this for an intermediate quartet on more than one occasion - and here it is - a version of Shelton Brooks's "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" with a Dixieland-jazz-style final chorus.

 

 

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See & hear a sample on the SMP website

 

See a list of all my downloadable contemporary arrangements