Notes of a composition from 1998…

corse

I finally got around to putting a piece down in notes and tabs that I have been wanting to notate for a while now. I wrote this piece in 1998 but the theme dates back to the 70s when I spent some time on the island of Corsica. It is a composition for the classical guitar in standard tuning but I do play it on the steel string guitar from time to time. You can find the piece here on my YouTube channel. The notes (and tabs) are available for download in PDF format under the Tab section of this site.

TENSION…

This is a piece I have had in my head (and heart) for quite a while and now it wanted to come out. The composition is played in standard tuning and I am not using a capo for this one. It describes the interplay and tension between melancholy and enthusiasm – I hope it manages to convey the feeling…

Jardim Atlantico

I developed the underlying theme of this piece in April while I was in Madeira. It is named after a hotel on the island. In May, I finished composing the song in Crete where I spent a lot of time playing the guitar.

The song is played with a partial capo on the second fret in standard tuning. It is a little more percussive than most of my compositions. After I had a little creative „drought“, the ideas have recently started flowing again. Which means that I will soon have enough material to fill a CD. What exactly is going to happen with this material is still wide open…

Back on the Hill…

Everybody has a personal magical spot that makes them feel calm and content. A hill in southern Crete is such a magical spot for me. After a few years, I once again sat here on several late afternoons with my guitar, playing, developing new ideas, and refining old ones. This hill was where I composed pieces such as “Retsina Hill ” and “Old Couple”. This new song is titled “Back on the Hill”. I have included a few movie snippets this time to give you a general idea of the place.

 

The Travel Guitar…

 

I have gone on my first trip (to Greece) with my new travel guitar “Little Jane” from Furch and have used the guitar intensively . There were no problems taking it on board as hand luggage. The guitar bag has two additional pockets which accommodate for example a tablet-computer, necessary travel documents etc.

LittleJane

The guitar is good to play, she has the 62 cm scale and 45 mm neck width and has a really nice sound for the size. You can also take the guitar with you when walking for longer distances because the guitar bag can be worn as a backpack. The assembly of the guitar is easy and after a little bit of tuning the guitar is quickly ready to play.