Category Archives: guitar

The Impact of Musical Environment on Lyrics and Meaning

This post is directed mainly to my undergraduate musicology students, but I am sure other readers will find it of interest to. This week in our class, we discussed the various ways in which the ‘musical environment’ (the sounds and … Continue reading

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More Notes on Indoctrinating Music with Real Emotion: Adrian Benavides Part 2

A few weeks ago, I  posted about a very moving blog post by Adrian Benavides, when discussing his new album – Same Time Next Time. Not only was I taken by the honesty and open way Adrian discussed the death … Continue reading

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Gig at Torfaen Jazz Club:Ustream

Here is a section of a gig I done at Torfaen Jazz club on 25/3/11. The band is a Scratch Band (playing together for the first time), but I think music aside, it displays how easy it is to capture … Continue reading

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Muthspiel and Blade

For anyone interested in checking out some great music, I can only recommend listening to the work of Austrian guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel. I have included an amazing session he recorded with Brian Blade below, followed by a Spotify link for … Continue reading

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Pat Metheny – Post 3

I am considering writing an  academic paper on the Metheny Orchestration concept for a music technology conference in the UK. Here is a range of links that I still need to explore myself – but interesting information. http://www.eqmag.com/article/number-5-alive/April-2010/110739 http://www.eqmag.com/default.aspx http://www.keijzerfotografie.nl/item-x.php?itemId=222076Continue reading

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Pat Metheny – Part Two

My last post on Pat Metheny has made me think about a book chapter I had published recently on the impact of jazz guitarists on the Jazz canon. Out of all electric guitarists, I would suggest that Metheny has done … Continue reading

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Pat Metheny – The Orchestrion Album

I have been listening to the latest Pat Metheny album recently. As with nearly all of his projects – I love the music. However, this album also has a really interesting ‘process’. Check this out and be amazed! YouTube – … Continue reading

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