The guitar base E is tuned to a D as the key for this piece. It is a semi-classical guitar piece built on three themes with an overlay of strings in three parts. It moves the dominant "A" only at the end of the piece to give a harmonic heightening. The piece is melodic, rich and soothing, and has a light latin touch.
A latin Bossa Nova rhythm with a classic 'semi tone' drop to introduce the melody. I wrote this piece some 15 years ago and it is normally played as a solo guitar piece. The second pass of the work has some very expressive guitar work and chord structures. A favourite for many.
A latin piece where the bass line lets the music flow. The melody is melancholic and very expressive and the piece opens with the sound of children playing on a beach overlaid with a short poem reflecting the care and love we have for them as they learn about themselves and the world that is theirs. Lyrics have been written and a vocal version will be recorded soon.
I felt your voice as a child laughing
I didn't know you were really there
Thinking you were a dream
Hiding in the wind, playing at my feet, pushing me along
Well, there I was listening to to the Gypsy Kings at a concert in Melbourne and i watched the way they formatted their cords on the guitar. At times they were playing the guitars with the high strings on the top to make the rhumba backing more percussive. They format the cords to ensure they get the feel of the 'semi tone' on every cord. So the chordal structure to this piece can be attributed to the boys from France. The piece has a strong vocal melodic line and will be recorded as a song.
This piece plays on an ostinato with a swirling harmonic character to a simple single note piano. A string theme is introduced and then interwoven with the piano theme. A reflective piano piece that always evokes a response from the listener. I have had people speak of sailing, other of watching someone walk towards them on a country road, or sitting by a window on a rainy day. Where are you?