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Gallery Of Work

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Over the years I have had the opportunity to write song books, sheet music and scores of all types for many artists on behalf of publishers or after being contacted by the artist directly. Whether guitarists or harpist, song writers or for educational material, I have been writing sound to 'paper' almost since the beginnig of personal computing. Starting with an Apple(or Mac)SE/30 using Finale 2.0, Encore and 'finale lite' - then called Allegro, the challenge has been to accuaretly represent the sound of a song so that the performer can effectively reproduce that song from the written score.

The gallery showscases the projects I have transcribed and engraved over the years. The Guitar projects are in mostly in Standard Notation and TAB. Some projects invovled creating scores by engraving the hand written charts of an artist. Others used a publishers template for the transcription from the CD.

I was one of the first transcribers that was allowed by the publisher to deliver files with the expectation that they were print ready. This meant that the music was accuaretly transcribed, properly engraved and edited leaving the publisher to create the cover, an index and liner notes.

Past projects:

 

Artist: Phil Keaggy

Book &CD Title: Lights of Madrid, enhanced CD w/songs in PDF embedded as data on the CD
Publisher: Word Music, 2001
Book Style: Transcribed note for note from the CD. Engraved in Standard Notation and TAB

Book & CD entitled: Acoustic Sketches
Publisher: JohnAugustMusic/Melbay, 1997
Book Style:Transcribed note for note from the CD. Engraved in Standard Notation and TAB

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Book Title: Acoustic Solos 
Publisher: JohnAugustMusic/Melbay, 1996
Book Style: Songs from 'Wind & the Wheat' , 'Way Back Home' & Beyond Nature' were transcribed note for note. Engraved in Standard Notation and TAB

Book & CD entitled: Master & the Musician, Un-published,1995 - inquiries welcomed!
Book Style: Transcribed note for note from the CD. Engraved in Standard Notation and TAB
With Score and parts for multi part songs. 

 Artist: Ottmar Liebert

Book & CD entitled: 'Nouveau Flamenco'
 Publisher: Creative Concepts(now HalLeonard), 1997
Book Style: Transcribed note for note from the CD. Engraved in Standard Notation and TAB

Book & CD entitled: Borrasca
 Publisher: Creative Concepts(now HalLeonard), 1997
Book Style: Transcribed note for note from the CD. Engraved in Standard Notation and TAB

Artist: Hosanna Integrity

CD Title: Call to Worship - enhanced CD w/songs in PDF embedded as data on the CD
Musician: Hosanna Integrity, 2002
Book Style: Song sheets with lyrics & chord symbols. Added rhythms, intros and outros. View the samples for song sheet format style

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CD Title: More than Life
Musician: Hosanna Integrity, 2002
Book Style:Same as other CD

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Artist: The Ventures

Book Title: The Ventures/Pipeline/Surfin' Hits
Publisher: Creative Concepts(now HalLeonard), 1998
Book Style: Transcribed note for note from various CD's. Engraved in Standard Notation and TAB

Book Title: Surf Guitar
Publisher: Creative Concepts(now HalLeonard), 1998
Book Style: Compliation, Standard Notation and TAB w/Lyrics. Various contributors

Artist: Marcel Dadi
Book & CD entitled: Marcel Dadi~Fingers Crossing Musician: Marcel Dadi and Guests
Publisher: Melbay, 1996
Book Style: Transcribed note for note from the CD. Engraved in Standard Notation and TAB
Special Notes: please see the 'About engraving' page for the story of the realtionship between myself and the late Marcel Dadi as it relates to the writing of this, his last book.

Artist: Dan Crary
Book & CD entitled: Jammed If I Do
Publisher: Melbay, 1996
Book Style: Transcribed note for note from the CD. Engraved in Standard Notation and TAB
Special Notes: Read about Dan Crary and the writing of this book in the About Engraving  page.

Artist: Dan Crary
Book & CD entitled: Dan Crary~Guitar
Publisher: Melbay, 1998
Book Style: Transcribed note for note from the CD. Engraved in Standard Notation and TAB 

Artist: Duke levine
Book & CD entitled: Country Soul Guitar
Publisher: Melbay, 1998
Book Style: Transcribed note for note from the CD. Engraved in Standard Notation and TAB

Artist: James Alan Shelton
Book & CD entitled: Road To Coeburn
Publisher: Melbay, 1999
Book Style: Transcribed note for note from the CD. Engraved in Standard Notation and TAB  

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Artist: Jay Leach
Book entitled: Contemporary Christian Fingerstyle Guitar Solos
 Publisher: MelBay, 2001
Book Style: Transcribed note for note from the CD 'Infinte Horizins' that is available with the purchase of the book. Engraved in Standard Notation and TAB

Artist: John Standefer
Book & CD entitled: Gospel Cookin'
Publisher: JohnAugustMusic/Melbay, 1996
Book Style:  Engraved in Standard Notation and TAB.  Drafts of John's handwritten scores were entered into Finale. Edits and final engraving by FSG staff.

Book Title: Pro Charts for Jazz 
Publisher: PMI( Professional Musicians Institute),  2006
Book Style:Transcribed note for note from the CD. Other songs arranged and adpated from source recodings. Engraved in Standard Notation and TAB

BookTitle:The Christmas Guitar Big Book - Compliation of traditional Christmas Songs 
Arrangements by Dan Libertino
Publisher: Warner Brothers( now Alfreds),1998
Book Style: Standard Notation with lyrics and guitar chord frames.

Artist: Steve Hancoff
Book & CD entitled: Duke Ellington for Fingerstyle guitar
Publisher: Warner Brothers (now AlfredsMusic), 1999
Book Style: Engraved in Standard Notation and TAB
All arrangements were entered into Finale from the hand written scores of the artist ( iahve wanted to add some jpgs for this project. Maybe I will save them for the About Engravingpage

Artist: Joni Mitchell
Book: The Complete Joni MItchell Anthology - every song from every record
 Publisher: Commissioned by Warner Brothers (now AlfredsMusic), 1999 -
project was completed but not published.  CDs listed beow
Book Style: for information on project please read the anecdotes related to this project on the 'About Engraving Page'
1. Song to a Seagull, 1968 
2. Clouds, 1969
3. Ladies of the Canyon, 1970
4. Blue, 1971
5. For the Roses, 1972
6. Court and Spark, 1974
7. The Hissing of Summer Lawns, 1975
8. Hejira, 1976
9. Don Juan's Reckless Daughter, 1977
10. Mingus,1979
11. Wild Things Run Fast, 1982
12. Dog Eat Dog, 1985
13. Chalk Mark in a Rain Storm, 1988
14. Knight Ride Home, 1991
15. Turbulent Indigo, 1994 
16. Taming the Tiger, 1998

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CURRENT PROJECT: 2012

Artist: David Parkhurst Crane
Book & CD entitled: Gently (2009), Timely (2007)
Publisher: Arbor Note Produciton
Book Style: Note for note transcriptions engraved in Standard notation and TAB of selected songs from the before mentioned CDs.

 

 

Artists: Beppe Gambetta, Alan Shadd, Mike Whitehead, Todd Hallawell
Book Title's: Flatpicking Guitar Anthology
Publisher: MelBay, 1999
Song Title: On the Road with Mamma, Sweet Hour of Prayer, Sisters Waltz, Leola Kay
Details: Transcribed and engraved from artist's source files in Standard notation and TAB

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Artist: T-Bone Walker
Publisher: Creative Concepts, 2000
Song Titles : I'm Still in Love with You, Papa Ain't Salty, T-Bone Shuffle, Play on Little Girl, T-Bone Blue Special
Details: Note for note transcriptions arranged and engraved in standard notation and TAB from original scores and recordings. Includes guitar solos, melody & lyrics

Artist: The Kinks
Publisher: Creative Concepts, 1999
Song Title: All Day and All of the Night, You Really Got Me, Tired of Waiting
Details: Note for note transcriptions arranged and engraved in standard notation and TAB from original scores and recordings. Includes guitar solos, melody & lyrics

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Artist: Annalisa Wald (Solo guitarist & wedding arrangements), 2011
Details: Commisioned custom arrangements of several standards .The arrangements had to be adjusted to limit barring due to her hand injuires. 

Artist: Henry Austin (Fingerstyle steel string guitarist), 2007
Song Titles: Off the Grid
Details: Note for note transcriptions engraved in Standard Notation and TAB from recording and artists draft 

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Artist: Cliff Olander, 2007
Details: Note for note transcriptions arranged and engraved in Standard Notation from artists original scores and recordings. Include melody & lyrics for Library of Congress copyright submissions.

Artist:Eric Henderson (Classical guitarist & composer), 2002
Details: Engraving for copyright & and part generation for performance

Artist: Mike Marshall (Fingerstyle steel string guitarist), 2001
Song Titles: O Come all ye Faithful...
Details: Original arrangments of Christmas songs engraved and edited from artists drafts 

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Artist: Michael O'Dorn (Fingerstyle steel string guitarist), 2000
Song Titles: Spirit of Brother Marcel
Details: Transcribed and engraved in Standard Notation and TAB

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Artist: Steve Bell (Guitarist, singer and song writer), 1998
Song Titles: Comfort My People, Hymn Meledy: Come Thou Long Expexted Jesus, Be Throu My Vision & Great is Thy Faithfulness; The Wellspring; Faith's Song; How Long, She's In Love with Me, Cache Island;
Details: Transcribed and engraved in Standard Notation and TAB. Includes melody & lyrics

Artist: Harvery Reid (Fingerstyle guitarist),1996
Song Titles: Highwire Hornpipe; Red in the Sky
Details: Transcribed and engraved in Standard Notation and TAB

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Artist: Brett Boyer (Fingerstyle guitarist), 1995
Song Titles: The Beauty of the Earth; What a Friend We have in Jesus; Sweet Hour of Prayer; Hark! The Hearlad Angels Sing; How Great Thou Art
Details: Scored these songs from his CD 'BeanTown' and hand written drafts in Standard Notation and TAB

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Artist: Wyatt 'Tony' Rice
Magazine: Flatpicking Guitar (July/August 1997)
Song Titles: Santa Cruz Breakdown
Details: Transcribed Guitar solo. The music was type set into Illustrator by editor. 

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Artist: Norman Blake
Magazine: Acoustic Guitar (March/April 1997)
Song Titles: Arkansas Traveller, Rawhide
Details: Transcribed Guitar solo. The music was type set into Illustrator by editor for print purposes.  

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Artist: Phil Keaggy, Scott Dente & Wes King
Magazine: CMI/Christian Musicians Institute (September/October 1997 Vol.2, Issue 5)
Details: Excerpts from the CD transcribed and engraved in Standard Notation and TAB  

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Artist: Larry Carlton
Magazine: CMI/Christian Musicians Institute (May/June 1997 Vol.2, Issue 2)
Details: Excerpts from the CD transcribed and engraved in Standard Notation and TAB

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Artist: Phil Keaggy
Magazine:CMI/Christian Musicians Institute (January/February 1997 Vol.2, Issue 1)
Details: Excerpts from the CD '220' transcribed and engraved in Standard Notation and TAB

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 Artist: Phil Keaggy (Guitarist)
 Magazine: Phil Keaggy Fan Club News Letter (Summer 1997)
 Song Titles:From the song 'The Sojourner'
 Details: Lick of the month… Musical excpert in Standard Notation and TAB from the CD 'On the Fly'

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Artist: Phil Keaggy (Guitarist)
Magazine: Phil Keaggy Fan Club News Letter (Fall 1996)
Song Titles:From the song 'Stomp'
Details: Lick of the month… Musical excpert in Standard Notation and TAB from the CD 'On the Fly' 

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Artist: Phil Keaggy (Guitarist)
Magazine:Phil Keaggy Fan Club News Letter (Fall 1995)
Song Titles: Entire song 'Evensong' - transcirbed and engraved in Standard Notation and TAB   

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Artist: Phil Keaggy
Magazine: Fingerstyle Guitar (2000)
Song Titles: Musical excerpt is from the 'Overture for Gutar and Orchestra'
Details: Written article and commentary on the CD 'Lights of Madrid'. Excerpts from the CD transcribed and engraved in Standard Notation and TAB

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Artist: Michael O'Dorn
Magazine: Fingerstyle Guitar (1999)
Song Titles: Mom's Melody & Marcels Rag
Details: Transcribed in Standard Notation and TAB
   
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Artist: John Standefer
Magazine: Fingerstyle Guitar (1995)
Details: Transcribed score for the magazine promoting the book that was published by JohnAugutsMusic. John was the editor of Fingerstyle Guitar at the time. 

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Artist: Robert Winfiled
Magazine: Fingerstyle Guitar (1995)
Details: Transcription in Standard Notation and TAB of flatpicking guitar part from the Winfield Winner    

Artist: Adrian Legg
Magazine:Fingerstyle Guitar (1994)
Song Titles: Mrs Crowe's Blue Waltz
Details: Complete song in Standard Notation and TAB. One of the first transcriptions I was hired for. 

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Artist: Kelly Joe Phelps
Magazine: Acoustic Guitar
Song Titles: River Rat Jimmy
Details: Transcribed note for note from the CD. Engraved in Standard Notation and TAB

Artist: Preston Reid
Magazine: Acoustic Guitar
Song Titles: A Day at the Dog Races
Details: Entered into Finale from the artists original scores. In Standard Notation & TAB
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Book Title: Beginning Music Theory for the Guitar
Author: Dan Libertino
Publisher: Libertino Music
Year: 1995
Style: Theory workbook for the guitarist. For more information, visit the web page…Music Theory for the Guitar. This is the text for a college class started in 1992 entitled 'Beginning Music Theory for the Guitar. Taught at MIraCosta College in Oceanside, CA. The book is currently for sale online. 

Artist: Emerald Harp - Harpist Christina Tourin
Book Title: Iona Inspirations - Music for Harp and Piano
 Publisher: Emerald Harp, 2010
Book Style: Songs adapted from Emerald Harp recordings. Transcribed & engraved in Standard Notation (bass & treble clef) from arrangements of Christina Tourin.

Artist: Christina Tourin  - Harpist
Book Title: Illuminations - Music for Harp and Piano
 Publisher: Emerald Harp, 2003
 Book Style: Songs adapted from Emerald Harp recordings. Transcribed & engraved in Standard Notation (bass & treble clef) from arrangements of Christina Tourin.

Artist: Michele Pelligrino (Songwriter Jazz Vocals & Instrumental)
Year: 2010
Song Titles: Nadia, Mr. September, September Wind
Details: Engraved orginal compositions from Mr Pelligrino's hand written charts
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Artist: David Rhodes (Songwriter)
Year: 2010
Song Titles: The Blanket My Mother Made Me
Details: Transcirbed an original composition by Mr. Rhodes. The Christmas song was written in Standard Notation and includes the melody, lyrics & chord Symbols
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Artist: Dr. Rogers Alden Sanderson (Educator and Choir director)
Year: 2007
Song Titles: Del Dios
Details: Engraved an orginal composition by Dr. Sanderson into Finale includes lyrics and parts. 9 page score. 

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Artist: ARCO (Gas Company)
Year: 1999
Song Titles: We Can Make it Happen
Details: Engraved a copy of the music that was used for a commercial. 

Artist: Michael Hoppe (New age piano), 1998
Song Titles: Renouncement
Details: Cello melody written for piano tune entitled 'Renouncement'

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