Andrew York

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Re: Andrew York

Post by wchymeus » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:01 am

cedartop wrote:
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MuseScore 2 is a great program for scoring and its free.
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And you can have stems up and down, add fingering, bars, chords if you fancy, etc. Very complete and not too complex to use (takes a little while to get used to it though).
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Re: Andrew York

Post by Guitar Slim Jr. » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:18 am

Funny, I have exactly the same story as the OP. I once uploaded an original composition to a guitar forum (probably this one), and it was compared to Mr. York. I checked him out, and became a huge fan. Sunburst and Sunday Morning Overcast have been in my repertoire, off and on, for the last 10 years.

As noted, York is one of the founding members of the LA Guitar Quartet (along with Scott Tennant, by the way). I don't know if he's a full-time guitar or composition professor, as some of his LAGQ colleagues are. I think I read somewhere he has a degree in jazz composition.

I do know that he has tons of solo recordings, and a great number of his pieces have been published. If you want to hear even more, pick up just about any LAGQ album and you'll find some of Andy's compositions. He's also got a website with music samples, concert dates, etc.

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Re: Andrew York

Post by ddray » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:57 am

I used to be kind of critical of York, but he's obviously a virtuoso and his music is accessible and enjoyed by loads of people...so why be a "nattering nabob of negativity" :D He's a little bit like Paco de Lucia in being at home in a wide variety of styles. In fact for some reason I sometimes get the feeling that he and Fisk are both flamenco players at heart.

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Re: Andrew York

Post by soltirefa » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:03 pm

Andrew York's hands are really large. It looks like he's holding a child's guitar to watch him play.

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Re: Andrew York

Post by UKsteve » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:37 pm

Indeed it was Mr. York who infected me with the nylon disease.

I was playing 100% steel string for years and then a pal kept playing me vrious York pieces he'd learned. I guess most of Mr. York's pieces appear simple on first listening but they have a nasty habit of drawing you in; I suppose they have great "hooks" as it's known in pop.
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Re: Andrew York

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:09 am

UKsteve wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:37 pm
Indeed it was Mr. York who infected me with the nylon disease.
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Infected with nylon Disease! Yes, I think that's a good way to put it.

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Re: Andrew York

Post by tothebroccolifields » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:17 am

He's also just an interesting person. I've talked to him briefly at parties, and he is extremely down to earth. Talked about rock climbing and jazz.

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Re: Andrew York

Post by Peter Lovett » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:27 am

HIs "Equations of Beauty" played on Bream's Hauser II is, as someone on this thread has already noted, magical.
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Re: Andrew York

Post by Aaron Powell » Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:15 pm

Oh yes Peter, Andrew certainly got the tone out of Hauser. That instrument is so pleasing to my ears.

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Re: Andrew York

Post by kervoas » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:12 pm

I was smitten with "Home" a few weeks ago, downloaded the score and can now struggle through most of it.
York makes it all look so easy - perhaps I should try it with my eyes closed.
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Re: Andrew York

Post by khayes » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:08 pm

kervoas wrote:
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:12 pm
I was smitten with "Home" a few weeks ago, downloaded the score and can now struggle through most of it.
York makes it all look so easy - perhaps I should try it with my eyes closed.
Yes he does make it look easy - all the great ones do, don't they? "Home" is more difficult than one would think after watching him play it. I've long been a fan of his music and am amazed at his consistent output.
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Re: Andrew York

Post by David Gutowski » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:14 am

Does anyone know his e-mail address so I could download his music ? Andrew York
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Re: Andrew York

Post by Yvon » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:00 am

http://www.andrewyork.net/Music.php

But since I'm on Linux I can't seem to be able to download his music.

Any body else with Linux who was able to download Andrew York Music?
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Re: Andrew York

Post by Rick Beauregard » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:41 am

You have to use his free software, which he wrote himself, to download his music. He's a bit of a math/computer geek, and much of his music is sort of mathematical. Kinda cool. There are a few interview podcasts out there with him: try Classical Guitar Insider or All Strings Considered. He has a few scores on his site for free. I really like Avenue of the Giants.

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Re: Andrew York

Post by cefyn » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:32 am

Superb player, brilliant composer - the only problem I've got (mine) is that I just can't bear to watch him play. I find the displays of ecstasy/rapture too uncomfortable to watch! As I said - my problem, not his!

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