Michael Hedges, guitar can do that?

8 08 2010

I just got a bunch of old sheet music and music books from my folks as they were cleaning out some stuff, and included in that pile was a book about the guitar genius named Michael Hedges. It has prompted me to revisit a couple of his sensuous, virtuosic classics. They are really creative, with alternate tunings for just about every song, and such a rich set of melody, harmony, rhythm, tone and silence. He uses it all. I’m so happy I got to see him perform live. I was living in Belgium years ago when I heard he died; it was terrible.  But his music lives on!

Ritual Dance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPB-ShG_UWY

Funky Avocado

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNMCeQorOSA&feature=related