Long time classical guitarist, here, and I am approaching the 1 year anniversary of my confirmation. I am curious if there are any others lurking here.
I have been working on a collection of sacred and inspirational music that I have arranged myself. Not as hokey as Rick Foster, not as “classical” as Chris Parkening. My approach to sacred music on classical guitar has been a bit more folksy, even bluesy at times, involves quite a few open tunings. Try to imagine if Martin Simpson were classically trained and played on nylon strings, that’s what this collection kinda sounds like to me. I hope to record it in the next month or 2, and have something available before Advent.
I really want to learn John Michael Talbot’s “Celebration Dance”, but I cannot find the sheet music or tab for it anywhere. I even contacted John directly via his FB page, he suggested I contacted Music Services in Nashville, but they have not returned my messages.
When I am done with this recording project, I plan on throwing my hat into the ring to see if I can be of service to surrounding parishes. There have been times that I have attended an early morning mass where the cantor did not have an accompanist. I have read here and on other forums where some Catholics state that they cannot stand a “guitar mass”, but if I were to do such a thing, I would approach it musically exactly the same as an organist would.