Greetings from Leicestershire


Greetings from Leicestershire

Post by blinks » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:45 pm

Hello, it's Blinks here,

I am a classical guitarist currently involved in composition, arrangement and performing.

I have been playing guitar since the age of 11. My early experiences were on electric guitar and I played in a rock group professionally. I started classical guitar lessons aged 21 and am fortunate to have had lessons from many esteemed guitarists.

At the moment I play with a number of other musicians. I have a trio comprising clarinet, guitar and percussion: we play classical, latin and klezmer music. Additionally, I work in duo with a jazz guitarist. I perform regularly with both ensembles and arrange/compose most of the music we play.

I have an eclectic taste in music and especially love the music of JS Bach. Some indication of the range of music I love can be seen in the pieces I am currently working on:

"The Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso" - a splendid arrangement by Nemanja Bogunovic
"Alfie" by Burt Bacharach - my own arrangement
Bach Chorale "Ich ruf zu Dir...." - I am working from the original organ music

I frequently play through latin pieces and find Edson Lopes, a Brazilian maestro, an excellent source of good performance and music scores.

That's probably enough from me for now

Time to practice.

Best wishes


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Re: Greetings from Leicestershire

Post by GeoffB » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:31 pm

Hi Blinks,

Welcome to the forum! I'm sure you'll find plenty here to interest you. Please have a look at this page for some useful information to get you started, including links to the rules and helpfiles. After your second message has been approved, you will have access to all members' scores and recordings plus the first 3 levels of the Delcamp score collections. After you have posted 20 messages, you can apply for the 020 group, which will give you access to the remaining levels. Just ask if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you around!

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