I’ll include on this page any compositions I write for the archtop guitar. So far I’ve only written one piece! I hope more will follow.

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Blues for Barney Kessel

This is a homage to the great jazz archtop player, Barney Kessel, taking a motif from his hit single with Julie London, Cry Me A River. It’s a 3-part Blues in Cm, using a mixture of traditional and modern harmonies. I like it played with a plectrum/pick on either an acoustic or electric archtop, and even fingerstyle on a classical guitar.