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MP3 David Youngman - Solo Guitar

I have found a deep connection with solo guitar music that feels like home to me. I love learning from the classical guitar repertoire, grooving to modern fingerstyle pieces, and letting my own imagination flow through one guitar.

12 MP3 Songs in this album (47:18) !
Related styles: NEW AGE: Solo Instrumental, FOLK: Fingerstyle

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I always try to write my own biographies and pretend that I’m not the one writing it. Well, here it is in first person. I am a guitarist from Michigan with a big dream. I love creating intelligent, emotion driven music. The audiences that take to my music are usually the thinkers, the dreamers, the intellect, etc. I have a great respect for Classical music and always try to include that in my repertoire. Modern fingerstyle guitarists are doing really creative things with the guitar so I also love to play some Leo Kottke, Alex de Grassi, Michael Hedges, Andy McKee, as well as many others in my concerts.

I use pieces from other composers to challenge my thinking and force me to try new things so my own original compositions have as much as possible available to them. An example of this is on my piece “Three Years” which was written for my wife around our third anniversary. I had been working on some pieces by Pierre Bensusan who uses a lot of crazy stretches in the left hand. Well I had this music floating around in my head and I got some of it out on the piano but after working with Pierre’s music I tried getting this piece out on the guitar. I never would have succeeded if it weren’t for Pierre. The only way I could get the notes and chords and music out was to include some stretches and odd fingerings that I would never had done before had my mind not been open to them by this master guitarist.

It’s weird being a musician. You would think that I shape the music and in a way that’s true but I always find the very best music coming out when I notice that one satisfied listener standing in the back. At those times my music is just for that person. I don’t really have a good reason for being a musician except that I know it’s the only thing I want to do with my life and I hope it will serve some good purpose for someone out there.

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