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Theme and Variations of a Brother Man

This is the last Variation of a new composition I am working on for my friend Russell Hays who passed away about a year and 5 months ago.

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Comment by Brandon Dyke on February 26, 2012 at 9:52am

Thanks Joseph for your comments.  :)  This is actually the grand finale of a four movement Theme and Variations.  The other three variations are exactly as you described :)  Trust me this piece was written for a good friend of mine that past away 3 years ago!  There has to have heart in it :) I will post a video someday of the whole thing so you can see it .  Glad we were on the same page.  My solo guitar EP Timeless Moments is out now, I think you will hear what you are looking or there :)  Here is a complete preview video of the EP  You can purchase it on itunes, amazon, etc Thanks bro!    

Comment by Joseph Anthony Zarola on February 26, 2012 at 9:34am

Very nice.  I would like to hearth same piece slowed down, and "balanced" with tonal phrases, and volume projection differentiations...

The clarity and moderation are powerful, but almost too "performed" to capture me fully.

My observations are only from my own understanding of music played from the "heart"...this piece of yours has greatness in is a blue-diamond in the rough...

Comment by Brandon Dyke on September 21, 2010 at 3:52pm
Jerry very nice to meet you my friend! I am glad and thrilled you enjoyed the video! I am glad you are picking back up this wonderful instrument again. Please keep in touch and check out my website sometime
Comment by Jerry Johnson on September 18, 2010 at 3:25pm
Thanks for sharing that! The compassion for your friend truly comes through in this video. I'm finally getting back to the guitar after many years in the military where, let's just say, a guitar was not an option. I'll never get to your level Brandon, but it gives me impetus to "pick on." Thanks again!
Comment by Brandon Dyke on September 6, 2010 at 8:14pm
Thanks so much Russell! it takes a lot of practice for sure my friend! :) Trying to play tremolo on different stings is always tough! :) Great to meet you my new friend
Comment by Russell Sheppard on September 4, 2010 at 12:47pm
Wonderful ! well worked out, that took some would have taken me some practising.
Comment by Joseph Anthony Zarola on April 25, 2010 at 7:41am
When we receive a gift, we honor the giver when we make good use of it. Bravo! Thank you for the invite. As a fingerstylist with similar techniques as yours, I also teach, and enjoy watching my students develop, and blossom. The first mention of a musician in the bible, is recorded at Genesis; 4:21. I see the happiness in your eyes when you play...never loose that!! We will talk again I am sure.....Cheers, Joseph
Comment by Brandon Dyke on April 18, 2010 at 10:24am
Thanks Rick and David! I am glad you enjoyed it, and your kind words mean a lot to me :) Brandon
Comment by David Fawcett on April 17, 2010 at 11:05pm
Loved it! You make it look easy to play.
Comment by Rick Waugh on April 15, 2010 at 8:37pm
Lovely little piece, very nicely played.

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