Compostion for Guitar

Gigue en Cinq

A gigue, or jig, is a type of dance that usually uses a compound meter. This piece, Gigue en Cinq, as implied in the title, uses an irregular compound meter, 5/8, resulting in an underlying beat that sounds uneven. Sometimes an irregular time signature like 5/8 or 5/4 is used for convenience, and the music… Continue reading Gigue en Cinq

Compostion for Guitar

Blue Blues

A hexatonic scale is any scale consisting of six pitches. There are numerous ways to construct such a scale, but some of them are used more often than others and even have their own names. The so-called tritone scale is a hexatonic scale constructed from two triads related by a tritone. For example, combining the… Continue reading Blue Blues

Compostion for Guitar

Transformation

Does harmony exist in the absence of a chord? Does it reside in our minds as musical experience? Do we impose our previous experiences and expectations to a new piece of art or music? What harmonic implications exist in a single pitch or an unaccompanied melody other than except for what exists in our mind?… Continue reading Transformation

Compostion for Guitar

Phrygian Meditation

The phrygian scale is a type of minor scale similar to the natural minor (or aoelian) scale, but with a lowered second. The term phrygian as applied to music comes from the music theory of the ancient Greeks, although the Greek phrygian scale was likely different than the one used today, and was certainly used… Continue reading Phrygian Meditation