Craig Visser

Guitarist & Composer

Canadian Music for Guitar

For Canada Day 2017, I thought I could write a little bit about the Canadian contribution to the classical guitar…

The Roots of a Piece

While I was brainstorming ideas for this month’s blog, I came across an interview with renowned guitarist-composer, Andrew York.  I…

Practicing Creatively

Starting this month, I’m going to start including more playing and practice-related thoughts and ideas in the blog.  Up to…

Caprice No. 1

Here is the first in a small set of caprices that I’m currently working on.  This one is a burst…

Barriers and Breakthroughs

For the better part of last fall, I experienced what seemed to be my first real struggle with writer’s block. …

Music Degrees: Putting an End to the Means

  It occurred to me recently that a lot of my blog posts to date are based on a problem,…

‘Vignettes Vol. 1’ now published

Recently, I compiled a set of four shorter solo pieces that date from 2013 to around 2015-16 and had them revised,…

Crossing Over

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about genre and influence and particularly the changing attitudes towards them in the twenty-first…

La fille aux cheveux de lin

Here’s a recently recorded video with Emily Shaw – Debussy’s ‘La fille aux cheveux de lin’ arranged for two guitars…

Three Scenes for guitar quartet and strings

This summer, I completed another major piece.  A multi-movement work for guitar quartet and strings entitled ‘Three Scenes’.  The inspiration…

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