Here from time to time I’ll be posting updates to give a little more insight on my work, random thoughts on other subjects as well as information on new projects and similar things.

Learning guitar

По-русски ниже. Eesti keeles allpool. EN May – June. Examinations in progress. First year of studies is introduction to guitar: simple, characteristic pieces on one, two and more strings; melodies on treble, on bass strings; solo pieces, guitar duo with teacher. Basic skills are obtained: correct posture, sound producing; improvisation, composition (song form). Second year […]

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Cuban Salsa (continuation)

Piece is getting ready. Feet are already stomping into the rhythm of the music and melody is simple and memorable – tested on several people (no one died or got injured). It is a good sign! To make it even better and more authentic soon I am going to consult and to clarify some things […]

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New piece coming

A Fantasy form in musical composition always seemed a bit difficult to me. Basically, it is freely developed melody, based on its variation and imitation (though at some point it was strictly contrapuntal). The term Fantasia appeared somewhere around 16th century, but the form obviously was practiced well before that. Couple of weeks ago I […]

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Cuban salsa

Recently I received an order to write a piece in a style of Cuban salsa. I used to dance LA salsa and obviously to listen a lot of that music, but never liked the Cuban one. Cuban salsa dance for me looked chaotic and music sounded the same as well. So, first, when I was […]

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“The Mystic River” (Video)

The piece was composed in 2014. At the time I was living and working in Finland. All seemed to be settled down and planned for few years ahead. But after a few months I felt getting bored. I won a competition and went to live and study in Switzerland. The piece was inspired by that […]

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Composition competition

Recently was revealed that also this year, in February, few of my little composer – performer program students are going to part in composition competition. Each of them wrote a piece for solo guitar and going to perform it to the audience and respected jury. Behind the scenes: new composition tricks were tried out and […]

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