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OK, for whatever it is worth, since the list has grown longer than I had ever anticipated (I'm playing and recording quite a bit lately), I am culling out a few of my favorites here at the top. As always, however, the whole list is available below, and the newest pieces are at the bottom...

Favorites

My newest pieces, a combination of experiments with rough-to-fair-quality recording (mostly to get down ideas):
1) A vaguely Middle-Eastern sounding electric blues trio: Baghdad Blues
2) A rough blues cross between Jeff Beck and early-days Al DiMeola: Midnight Blues
3) An extremely brief Samba-esqe piece with guitar, bass, and percussion: Latin Minute
4) A rough instrumental demo of a song from my band days (and even before), Guitars, Bass, Drums (a pseudo-anthemic piece that originally had vocals): Walking Through Fire
5) 16th-century folk combined with flamenco and just a touch of arena rock. My brother Alan is on bass and maracas, and I am on electric and acoustic guitars: Greensleeves in Heaven

A newish piece inspired by the always-good-for-a-laugh "Shakespeare didn't write Shakespeare" crowd: Big Dumb Hoe Reading Shakespeare Blues

And some of the older pieces:

1) La Guitarra Ardiente, La Cuarta Parte--an entirely acoustic piece (the fourth part of a suite). I'm pretty happy with the playing in this one.

2) Russian Tango--A slow acoustic/electric combo piece...kinda Jeff Beckish, perhaps a touch Santana-ish in the electric part.

3) Ararat--Another acoustic electric combo. All the soloing is done on acoustic guitar, with electric serving in melody and rhythmic doubling functions (along with acoustic rhythm guitar).

4) Fall from Grace--A really old piece...my attempt to imagine, in terms of heavy guitar feedback, the "Farewell happy fields" speech of Satan from book 1 of Paradise Lost.

5) One Minute Flamenco--More like 90 seconds, but who's counting?

6) Bellissima--A variation on flamenco, with acoustic rhythm guitar and an electric solo.

7) Caprice--Part Paganini, part Al DiMeola, part grunge, part pure showing off...perhaps more athletic than musical, but it was fun.

8) Elegy--A combination of David Gilmour and Santana, I guess...

9) With Ease--An electric/acoustic number, trading solos

10) Turning Point--And another electric/acoustic number, trading solos into the fadeout...

11) In Solitude, We Cry--Another in a series...


12)  Siren Song--Blues and Flamenco mixed...

13) Metaphysical Graffiti--A shamless Jimmy Page ripoff...

 

Entire List
F
rom my days as a musician...newer pieces are down at the bottom of the page...

1) The recording is a little rough (as is the performance), but this is a piece I have been working on for a while...gypsy crossed with flamenco and Jimmy-Page-styled Celtic...

Guitar Suite

Guitar Suite, Second Movement

Guitar Suite, Third Movement

Guitar Suite, Fourth Movement

Guitar Suite, Fifth Movement


2) An old piece...my attempt to imagine, in terms of heavy guitar feedback, the "Farewell happy fields" speech of Satan from book 1 of Paradise Lost.

Fall from Grace


3) Another old instrumental...a guitar ballad in the Santana tradition

Cry for No One


4) Two guitars--one acoustic, one electric. A pseudo-Spanish piece.

No Me Toques


5) This one is a really basic two-chord garage-punk thing, very rough, but the guitar player (who is all of about 19 at the time) has just recently discovered the sheer joy of velocity. 

Say Something Nice to Me


6) An old song from my pre-academic career. Guitar (me), bass, drums, lead singer. Hard rock with a heavy bass riff...

Open Up My Eyes


7) Another old song...same band, even heavier bass riff. Hendrix crossed with Parliament/Funkadelic, or some such thing.

Truth


8) Same band, more of a Santana/Al DiMeola feel to the guitar. Hard rock/Spanish pop?

She's What I Need


9) Another one...guitar solo in the middle is vaguely Indian or Middle Eastern. The drum work on this one was always my favorite part, though.

Confusion


10) Last one. No more, I say! The vocals on this are all over the map sometimes (he had a tendency to flat when he over emoted...and he over emoted a lot). But the guitar at the beginning, and then the bass/drums combo throughout still works well.

Questions


11) OK, I lied. One more. More heavy bass and guitar...

Don't Play With My Heart


12) One more piece. An all-acoustic retake of the basic idea behind #4 above (I like this one better)...

Three Guitars


13) And yet another. Variations composed on Jimmy Page's Bron-Y-Aur.

Bron-Y-Aur Variations


14) Variations composed on Jimmy Page's Kashmir.

Kashmir Variations


15) Another guitar suite, in four parts.

La Guitarra Ardiente


Part 2 of the above...

La Guitarra Ardiente, La Segunda Parte
 


Part 3...

La Guitarra Ardiente, La Tercera Parte
 


Part 4...

La Guitarra Ardiente, La Cuarta Parte
 


16) Like the title says...

Totally Self-Indulgent Guitar Solo
 


17) And another...

Midnight Mass with Electric Guitar
 


18) And another still...

Morning Song
 


19) A reworked/remixed version of the above...

Morning Song (Redux)
 


20) Variations very loosely based on Jimmy Page's Black Mountain Side.

Black Mountain Side Variations
 


21) Agressive and vaguely prog-metally....

Release


22) More agressive and vaguely prog-metally stuff....

Redemption
 


23) Vaguely Middle-Eastern sounding metal track...

Renewal (Samadhi)


24) Self-explanatory, really...

Grunge in D


25) Another Jimmy Page-style acoustic piece...

Light and Shade
 


26) An Al Di Meola crossed with Soundgarden exercise...

Spanish Grunge
 


27) A piece written in response to Christopher Hitchens' recent (2010) revelation of espophageal cancer...

Denial, Bargaining, Acceptance
 


28) Like the title says...

One Minute Flamenco
 


29) A piece about paths not taken...

What Might Have Been
 


30) Garage-y grunge...

B.F.D.
 


31) Part Paganini, part Al Di Meola, part grunge...

Caprice
 


32) An acoustic/electric combo piece...

Dadivania / Finding Home
 


33) A slow piece based on an old melody...

Russian Tango
 


34) An electric varation on Flamenco...

Bellissima
 


35) A Flamenco(ish) piece with a touch of Kashmir...

Ararat
 


36) Metal crossed with Morroco...

Sheer Arrogance
 



37) A Blues number...more Jimmy Page influence here...

End Times Blues
 



38) A really old piece, from the garage band days...a pseudo-trippy mashup of Robert Fripp and David Gilmour...a kind of Pink Crimson (or King Floyd) piece, I suppose.

Emerald Star
 


39) A new piece, a combination of David Gilmour and Santana, I guess...

Elegy


40) Another electric/acoustic number, trading solos

With Ease


41) And another electric/acoustic number, trading solos into the fadeout...

Turning Point


42) Another in a series...

In Solitude, We Cry


43) Blues and Flamenco mixed...

Siren Song


44) An old open-G Blues...

Old Scratch Blues


45) A shamless Jimmy Page ripoff...

Metaphysical Graffiti


46) Another Page-esque acoustic/electric piece...

Damnation's Dance