Daily Archives: May 8, 2008

Steven Baughman YouTube – Three Irish Tunes

Steven Baughman is a magnificentopen tuning fingerstyle guitar player. I first heard of himabout 8 years ago when I was playing Celtic style guitar and from memory Pierre Bensusan had mentioned how good he was, so I followed through on therecommendation.

Traditional Celtic tunes are not only beautiful to listen to but as a player they give you a lot back in return for your efforts, regardless how old they often are, there is always something new to be found in them. I recommend if you plan on learning any of the Celtic tunes, see if you can get to hear a vocal version, this may help you interpret them. The third song is very humorous in its execution in this song check out the rhytmic texture created by his right hand, also watch Steve’s left hand very closely in the first two songs. A lot of players try this style, Steve Baughman does it better than most.


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David Qualey youTube – Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring

The David Qualey youTube recording of Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring by Bach is a very interesting one, although the song has been played by many guitarists globally on classical guitar, his interpretation is rather unique. You’ll notice it’s very realaxed and very musical and it’s not stiff like a lot of recordings or performances I’ve heard.

I first heard David Qualey in the eighties when he recorded the album Solioquy on the Windham Hill label, William Akkerman’s record label that brought us the greats Michael Hedges and Alex DeGrassi.

What I like about David’s playing is it’s very relaxed and he manages to take a standard classical piece and make it his own.

I love the intro he has given this song.

David’s site is located at http://www.david-qualey.com/index.html


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