I have a new EP out today. It has 5 tracks on with music written for piano and strings. I started writing the pieces for this EP after my move to Limerick around September into October. Since my normal studio setup was in storage I needed to find a new way to write and record. … Continue reading New EP – Winter | Piano and Strings
The Disquiet Junto [Disquiet.com] is a project set up by Marc Weidenbaum where a group is assigned a weekly musical composition task. I last took part a long long time ago, but I’d like to get back into them. This week the task was to create a short piece of music with space left for … Continue reading Disquiet Junto 0472
In todays Irish Times Magazine I spoke in a piece by Arlene Harris about some plans for the year. I spoke about completing my BA in Music and how I’ll be releasing some of my composition work. Arlene also spoke to some other amazing people making changes in 2021. Rozanne Stevens moving home to South … Continue reading An Irish Times Mention
Here’s a short playlist of some music I’m liking at the moment.
I’ve added a sheet music page to my site. Have a look here – https://chrisledwidgemusic.com/sheet-music-2/ I’ll be adding music notation on there so you can download it and work on some of my pieces. There’s just one piece on there at the moment but I’ll be adding more as new ones as they are released … Continue reading Sheet Music
Since March 2020 I have moved all of my lessons online by video call and we have seen a really seamless transition with this. It took a little getting used to but with good planning from both the tutor and student side it works very well. I haven’t taken on many new students in 2020 … Continue reading Covid19 – Where we’re at with music lessons now
Here’s an arrangement I did of Fix You by Coldplay for solo guitar. I recorded it as a reference for a couple of students who are studying this in their guitar lessons with me.
Here’s a really nice classical guitar piece by Cuban compser Leo Brouwer. It’s one of a few south american pieces that I’ve been working on lately. I’m a fan of Brouwer’s guitar pieces, they really are essential for anyone studying classical style playing a higher level.
A student of mine has recently been studying Adelita by Francisco Tárrega. I’ve recorded a video of this as a reference for them. Hopefully plenty of others will enjoy this too. I’ve tried to keep the phrasing clear on this version. I also have tried not to use much rubato in the phrasing as this … Continue reading Francisco Tárrega – Adelita
This weekend there are lots of events on radio and TV commemorating the birth date of Maurice Ravel, March 7th 1875. BBC Radio 3 had dedicated a full day of broadcasting to his music in their ‘Ravel Day’. So all day I’ve been hearing versions of Boléro, his most famous piece of music, though a … Continue reading Maurice Ravel