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Some awesome reverse composition (ie. analysis) of Two-Tap draft 1

Some awesome reverse composition (ie. analysis) of Two-Tap draft 1

This is just some extra little fun stuff for those of you dedicated enough to actually read my blog posts…

A couple of years ago I was commissioned by Paint it Red to write a trio for three guitars for three of my best friends, Ben Ellerby, Libby Meyers and Joe Fallon, who together make up the Rosa Guitar Trio. The resulting work, Two-Tap, is probably one of my favourite pieces I’ve written, but IT’S A KILLER. It’s just so tight knit, with interwoven patterns hocketing about all over the place, shifts and metric-modulations abundant, and glittered with harmonics generously. The trio loved it, but needless to say the first draft needed a good bit of work before it was playable.

In the process of editing, Ben created THIS marvellous thing…