For the past several weeks I’ve been working on the fourth guitar part of Andrew York’s quartet “Quiccan.” I am working on it for the purpose of performing it with three other guitarists, two recent graduates of a music school and the third is currently pursuing his degree. All three are good players and I am very happy to be working with them. “Quiccan” is one of those pieces that doesn’t really have an easy part to play, unlike some quartets or ensemble pieces where there are distinct differences between the parts’ degrees of difficulty. In this case all four parts are decidedly challenging because many of the motifs circulate through all four parts at one point or another. That being said, there are a few in there that don’t come through my part that I must say I’m relieved that I don’t have to pull off at this point!
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