Craig Visser

Guitarist & Composer

Update 2018: Commissions, Conventions and other news

It’s been a while since I’ve written something about my current projects and activities, so here’s a mid-year update for…

El Decameron Negro Analysis – Part 2

Here is the second instalment to my analysis of Leo Brouwer’s El Decameron Negro.  Enjoy!  

Performing My Own Music

A little over a month ago, a friend/colleague asked me a very good question.  The question was about how the…

El Decameron Negro Analysis – Part 1

Here’s an analysis video that I put together recently of the first movement to Leo Brouwer’s ‘El Decameron Negro’.  Enjoy!

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,…

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