Joseph Spence is an artistic paradox. His music is powerful, captivating, and unique, yet he has never composed a song. He lives in the Bahamas, but describing him as a “Bahamian guitarist” is both inadequate and misleading.
Some additional thoughts on “Ragamuffin” Advising that, without attention to rhythmic intonation, you will lose your gig!
Some additional thoughts on “Rickoverʼs Dream” Illustrating half-beat rhythmic displacement
Some additional thoughts on “Hot Type” Discussing a particular integrated system of right-hand movements used by Michael Hedges for both hot instrumentals and cool ballads
Some additional thoughts on “Aerial Boundaries” Tracking four discrete lines each played on a different string or set of strings