About chitarra

Professional Experience 38 years teaching experience. Professor of Contemporary Guitar Studies, Pacific Lutheran University. Works published by DSM Producers, New York (Warner Music) for use in film and television. Educational Resume' Masters Degree, Boston University, (Summa Cum Laude), Music Education. Bachelor of Music Degree, Pacific Lutheran University, Cum Laude, Major in Composition & Theory. Bachelor of Science equivalency in aviation electronics. Aviation electronics school United States Navy. Graduate, Pacific Northwest Film Scoring School, Bellevue, Washington. Private studies with two times Emmy recipient, Hummie Mann in film composition and orchestration. Jazz arranging studies with Grammy nominee and multiple Downbeat award winner, Roger Terence. Master class with jazz virtuoso, Stanley Jordan. Master class with the most recorded guitar player in the industry, studio guitarist, Tommy Tedesco Master class with Michael Jackson lead guitarist, Jennifer Batten. Master class with Berklee College of Music Assistant Chairman, Rick Peckam. Graduate, Professional Entertainment Training, Green River Community College. Additional studies in guitar, piano, theory, and composition from: Pacific Lutheran University, School of Music California State University, Fullerton, School of Music Ft. Steilacoom Community College Green River Community College Tacoma Community College Military Service: United States Navy veteran. Service years 1969-1973. Vietnam veteran with service on the USS Constellation aircraft carrier and a Pac West cruise aboard the USS Ranger aircraft carrier in the Gulf of Tonkin. Aviation Fire Control Technician for A-6 jet aircraft. Responsibilities: Ballistics computer, track and search radar as well as inertial navigation guidance systems. Secret clearance granted. Honorably discharged November, 1973. Authorship/Publications: Method Behind the Madness: Two Handed Soloing Going in Circles: A Practical Use for the Cycle of Keys Listen Up! A Study in Ear Training Count On It! A Study in Rhythm Think With Your Fingers! A Study in Improvising Stack 'Em Up! A Study in Building Chords Understand What You Can! A Study in Practical Music Theory Cool Riffs! The Fast Track to Improvising CD Releases: Passion in Blue (New Age Guitar and Orchestra) Revelation the 7 Churches - a Musical Passion Suite for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra Squeaky the Clarinet (Children's narrated story with Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra) Deep Blues (Blues) Bonnie Blues Guitar (Children's narrated story for guitar and band) Compositions: Squeaky the Clarinet (In the vein of Peter and the Wolf; a children's musical learning composition that teaches the benefits of practice, patience and perseverance in learning as well as how the orchestra functions.) Bonnie Blues Guitar ( A children's musical learning composition dealing with the blues.) Passion Suite for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra (Depicting the passion of Christ in music.) Passion in Blue (A composition in contemporary New Age style.) Deep Blues (A compositional exercise in the blues.) Double Concerto for Violin and Guitar (A virtuoso composition for two spectacular instruments and orchestra.)


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