These stand alone masterclasses are suitable for nylon strung, classical or concert guitar but can also be played finger style on metal strings.
Playing solo pieces on the guitar can bring you a huge amount of satisfaction as well as impressing your friends and family (if you allow them to listen to you). In this module you will find my own composition, 'My Lady Jane's Escape.' First you will watch through my performance filmed in a beautiful Saxon church, nestling in the South Downs of Sussex. I'll then break down the piece for you to learn, step by step.
If you are looking for a challenge, then this is where you will find one. However, take it one step at a time, practice regularly, and you'll be amazed at what you can achieve. Good luck.
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Richard studied guitar, cello, composition and piano at the Royal College of Music. He is an Associate of the Royal College of Music, a Fellow of the London College of Music and a proud ambassador for the Brighton Youth Orchestra.
This guitarist and composer is instantly recognisable as he is the only virtuoso soloist who performs standing up - and usually in bare feet! His playing is richly romantic, truly virtuosic and crosses all musical boundaries.
He performs on concert guitar, tenor guitar, ukulele and a variety of other instruments.
Richard was born in Brighton, England. By the time he entered the Royal College of Music, aged 18, he had already begun to explore classical, folk and contemporary music and had a growing reputation as a concert guitarist.
Following his official debut recital at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London in July 1986, Richard turned sharply left and pursued his diverse interests in electro/acoustic music, improvisation, composition and multi-media. He has remained, by choice, outside of the classical music establishment ever since, in fact he recommends a total abandonment of what he calls “the C word”.