Above: On March 31, 2019, I played and sang "Cool Water" at my church's Offertory. Halfway through, I missed some chords--and now I can't seem to rotate the picture.
This picture was taken at the September 2018 Cheyenne Guitar Society meting. That day attendance was small; some members were glum because only one of us placed in the recent guitar competition, namely Bill Bailey on electric. in Acoustic and in Classical the folks from Greeley and Denver captures all the slots. Oh, well . . . we had fun--and heard a good deal of exceptional guitar playing,
I recently played this piece at my church in Cheyenne. It is an aria from the opera Orpheus and Euridice by Christoph van Gluck, (1714-1787), "Ach ich habe sie verloren": "She is lost to me forever." So Orpheus sings as he discovers that his beloved Euridice is fading back into the underworld.
This Japanese folksong is called "Sakura." I played in on guitar. Seems to me the introductory bars are a it slow.
This Carcassi "Rondo in A Major" is my effort to substitute the planned duet with something of my own. It contains a middle section played in A Minor. See comments under my News Log page.
Angie Payton and yours truly with "Lesson for Two Lutes," recorded Oct. 28, 2017, by Harley Nelson.
Here's another take on "Greensleeves," this time with Angie Payton, guitar, accompanies vocals by your truly. Recorded by Harley Nelson on date as above.
A better version of "La Rossignol" ("The Nightingale") Here, Russ Williams helps out with my score while Angie Payton plays the second voice.
Russ and I with "La Rossignol" at CGS,in which I play rather poorly. (Classical1.mp3 below)
The woman next to me (below) is my cousin who was named after me.
Edith and I sang the German folksong above, "Die Schwarzwaldmühle," at CGS and at my church, UUCC. Edith was visiting during September and October 2016.
Kudos in Cheyenne Guitar Society's newsletter, May 2017
Below: Russ Williams and I performing at the Cheyenne Guitar Society sometime in 2016.
Russ Williams and I have played the piece above. This is the professional production of Alfonso Montes's "Summer" from The Little Four Seasons.
In the summer of 2016 we performed Teleman's "Passepied for Three Lutes" at CGS. Guitarists are William Bailey, Russ Williams, and yours truly.
We are working on this: “Autumn” and “Winter” from Montes’s Little Four Seasons.
To the left: I am accompanying myself in a version of "Greensleeves," recorded on an iPhone at UUCC, Spring 2017.
The above is an unsuccessful effort to enlarge the legend from the CGS newsletter to the left.
Someday I'll post how Russ and I played this. Thisis Due Montes performing "Spring" from The Little Four Seasons
Above: Practicing either at Russ Williams's home--or was it at the library?
The photo above is from a music group in Germany, "Naturfreunde"--"Friends of Nature," circa 1960, in which I played mandolin. The banner in back reads "Heimatnachmittag"--"An Afternoon in the Home Country."
The pieces below I have committed to memory, as my instruction book alerted me to the importance of memorization.