Guy is available for private lessons, clinics, workshops and guest lectures at universities and colleges. He is a regular guest lecturer/teacher at these universities: UWS, Sydney, Macquarie, UNWS and ANU.
Coaching is available for HSC Music 1 as well as university entry tests.
Enquiries: intermediate to advanced students and professionals only
Guitar styles: European and South American classical, classical fusion, traditional and experimental Brazil’s samba and choro, Afro-Cuban, and acoustic World jazz fusion.
Traditional guitar techniques: Carcassi’s method, Tarrega’s Elementos Fundamentales, Yepes (imami) technique), Segovia’s scales and arpeggios, G. Pickler (right-hand technique). Hanon for classical guitar, M. Giuliani Arpeggio Studies, F. Sor (Foundation rest/free stroke etudes), Bach Lute Suites, Villa Lobos (12 Etudes). J. Duarte’s Foundation Studies in Classic Guitar Technique.
Contemporary Techniques: Ralph Towner (prepared right-hand technique). Powell/Bellinati/Faria (right-hand rhythms for Brazilian guitar). Paco De Lucia/Tomatito (flamenco falsetas), Leo Brower (Afro Cuban rhythmic influence on the classical guitar), Modern Guitar Workbook e.Book (Strazz, 2015), and Indian konnakol rhythms.
This is a Brazilian choro, Lamentos do Morros, by Garoto; I used an 8-string classical guitar by Pedrini – the percussionist is Geronimo Santo da Silva
PICK STYLE TECHNIQUE
Guitar styles: American jazz, intercultural jazz, blues, acoustic rock fusion, funk.
Modern Guitar Workbook (Strazz, 2015), Joe Pass Guitar Style, The Advancing Guitarist (Goodrick) , Transcriptions of numerous players including: Jim Hall, Mike Stern, Wes Montgomery, John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny, Bill Evans, Miles Davies etc.
Improvisation – harmonic/melodic relationships in jazz, phrasing, rhythms, melodic patterns, harmonic structures for guitar, ornaments, composition.
This track – About Stern – is one of my compositions from the Blue Phoenix album (ABC Jazz) I played it on a customised Guild Starfire III with Bartolini jazz pickups – the amp is a Fender Deluxe Deville 40w
Hariprasad Chaurasia - (bansuri flute) any recording.
Bill Evans at the Village Vanguard
Rebel Music by Fischlin and Heble.
The Origins of Music by Nils Lennart Wallin, Björn Merker.
History of improvisation in music
Improvisation in music education