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Interview 6 - Eric F Lemieux

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Interview 6 - Eric F Lemieux

Eric F Lemieux Eric F Lemieux is a composer, guitar instructor, concert performer and poet based in Montreal, Canada.  You can read his biography on his website at https://ericlemieux.com/  Eric is also one of the founding composers of Bergmann Edition.  He has a number of major compositions in print with our publisher – see his composer page at https://bergmann-edition.com/collections/lemieux-eric-f You can see and hear Eric in performance on his YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/ericlemieuxmusic In this interview, as always, we focus on Eric as a composer.  A francophone, Eric was more comfortable receiving my questions in advance in writing, and replying...

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Interview 5 – Martin Schley

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Interview 5 – Martin Schley

Martin Schley We have some background on you in the Bergmann Edition composer pages https://bergmann-edition.com/collections/martin-schley - anything you would like to add to that?  What is the current position with your studies? Currently I´m working on my master’s thesis and my exam concert, which will be held at the end of June. In October I will start a second master’s degree with a focus on the instrument. I think your Ten Studies were your first published work? I was interested to read (https://bergmann-edition.com/collections/martin-schley/products/schley-ten-etudes ) that you produced them as undergraduate work, and that your tutor recognised their quality to the...

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Interview 4 – Colette Mourey

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Interview 4 – Colette Mourey

Introduction Colette Mourey was one of the first composers published by Bergmann Edition.  She is a concert guitarist, a prolific composer with over 1000 published works, an arranger, a highly respected academic musicologist with many research and teaching publications to her name.   She is also the author of eight published novels.  There is a lot more information in her Wikipedia entry https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colette_Mourey ; and a selection of compositions for guitar and many ensembles can be found on her YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/keni71240 .  The selection of Colette’s works published by Bergmann Edition can be found at https://bergmann-edition.com/collections/mourey-colette I sent Colette...

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Interview 3 – Angela Mair

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Interview 3 – Angela Mair

Interview 3 – Angela Mair Talking to Angela Mair was a great pleasure.  We met by Zoom. It was an absorbing conversation: Angela thought so deeply about everything I asked and answered everything both seriously and humorously. You can read Angela’s biography at https://bergmann-edition.com/collections/mair-angela . Just as a further bit of background, although Angela now lives in Vienna she was brought up in a rural part of western Austria, 640km from the capital city. Tell me about your start in music. I started to learn piano at 5. I just loved music. I was a fan of the Kelly Family...

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Maximize your Sight-Reading Skills, part 2

Maximize your Sight-Reading Skills, part 2

Guitarists: Maximize your Sight-Reading Skills PART 2 By Eric Lemieux A Step-by-Step Guide to Sight-Reading for Students Where do you actually place your primary focus when you read? On the top, middle or bass parts?  My suggestion is to give more attention to the bass or middle parts, as the melody typically stands out naturally, but this is not an absolute rule. It may depend on the texture of a piece, but if the music is polyphonic, I think it is important to be precise about your main point of focus. There are a few interesting examples in which you need...

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