WELCOME TO THE GUITAR GARDEN

A place where compositions & arrangements for guitar grow on a regular basis.
The music you find here is written for different playing levels (1-5), as stand alone compositions or in combination with lesson material on different topics. Feel free to enter the COMPOSITIONS ARCHIVE where every piece is presented with detailed information.


YouTube ChannelOn my YOUTUBE CHANNEL you find every composition performed and a lot of topics related to the guitar.

Two of my earlier books, THE MAGIC LANTERN and OPEN SKY are available here: SONGBOOKS.INFO

At MUSICNOTES.COM you will find an ever-growing library of my guitar arrangements through a wide field of different genres. It is designed for intermediate to advanced guitarists.


A part of my compositions is published by BERGMANN EDITION based in Aarhus, Denmark. They are Europe’s leading publisher of new and rare music for classical guitar.

NEWS

7.6.24
NEW VIDEO ONLINE / GUITAR GARDEN DIARY #1

My new composition LUNAR LANDING is out now. This is one of the pieces that got it’s title afterwards. The tune reminds me of a moon landing, like you can see it on those vintage videos from 1969…it’s until today a state of surreal happening, also the early film material of the moon landing creates this special mood in me, so the feeling of this composition brings that to memory…not that I’m THIS old to have seen it live on TV…
This kind of video shooting I call “COMPOSING IN A TIME LAPSE”. I want to show the process of handwriting I love so much, so you’re free to download the handwritten score or the digital layout.

LUNAR LANDING – HANDWRITTEN SCORE   LUNAR LANDING – DIGITAL SCORE     PLAY VIDEO

 

 

 

 

1.6.24
THE GUITAR & COFFEE SERIES

I recently started a new series on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL, called Guitar & Coffee.
Since I always sit on my beloved chair in our kitchen in the morning, I always grab my guitar and play in the morning. This is
a thing I really enjoy a lot and there is wide, open space in our appartement, the windows above are open in Summer, you can
hear the birds sing and the life outside…I will write a few things about this in my BLOG soon.
This series of videos will be a spontaneous thing, where I play old stuff I composed, maybe some music from others…I´ll see.
Enjoy the first two here, two tunes I wrote maybe 15-20 years ago…

 

GUITAR & COFFEE SERIES N01 / MORNING MOOD  PLAY VIDEO

 

 

 

 

GUITAR & COFFEE SERIES N02 / ROOM N015  PLAY VIDEO

 

 

 

 

25.5.24
A SERIES OF NEW COMPOSITIONS FOR THE BERGMANN EDITION

I got a new collection of compositions out at the great BERGMANN EDITION.
The Book is called TALES FROM THE GUITAR GARDEN and you can get the Scores as PDF or print here: new book
Here are three of the four pieces for you to watch on YOUTUBE. Enjoy !!

I : WHISPERING TREES     PLAY VIDEO

 

 

 

 

II : THE PRINCESS DELIGHT     PLAY VIDEO

 

 

 

 

III : THE WHITE OLD OWL     PLAY VIDEO

 

 

 

 

28.3.24
SEA PRELUDE / COMPOSITION FOR SOLO GUITAR – FREE DOWNLOAD

Recently we had a wonderful vacation on the Slovenian coast with an incredible ocean view from our hotel room. The foggy, rainy and sometimes stormy weather we had is always a great inspiration for me…I just like the mood it creates.
I composed a little piece called SEA PRELUDE, just to catch the feeling I had while looking out into this incredible space for hours.
You can download the FREE SCORE here: SEA PRELUDE – Partitur    PLAY VIDEO

 

 

 

 

16.3.24
A STUDENT ARRANGEMENT FOR GUITAR TRIO ONLINE / HEDWIG’S THEME

I arranged the two main themes of this amazing John Williams composition in a way that the guitars act equally, should mean parts of the main melody in higher ranges is divided between the guitars, so that the difficulty level is the same for all three of them.
I did this arrangement after a request of a students guitar trio I teach and coach weekly. All three of them play on the same level.
You can download the FREE SCORE here: HARRY POTTER – HEDWIG’s THEME  PLAY VIDEO

 

 

 


15.3.24
A COLLECTION OF NEW VIDEOS ONLINE !!

There are a few new videos on the GUITAR GARDEN channel online I want to share with you.

COOL BREEZE
From the Rainbow Collection of the BERGMANN EDITION.   PLAY VIDEO

 

 

 

 

DANCING LIZARD
From the Rainbow Collection of the BERGMANN EDITION. PLAY VIDEO

 

 

 

 


SMILES FROM HEAVEN

From the Rainbow Collection of the BERGMANN EDITION. PLAY VIDEO

 

 

 

 

5.1.24
FIRST VIDEO OF THE NEW YEAR ONLINE !!

On the morning of the new year I did what I do all the time at home, play guitar…and a new tune came out very fast. I was inspired
by the foggy morning outside the window and I call it FOGGY NEW YEAR.

 

 

 

 

 

You can download the PDF as Free Sheet Music.
There is a version in Standard Notation and one in TAB here: FOGGY NEW YEAR – Partitur FOGGY NEW YEAR TAB – Partitur
I also did a new BLOG ENTRY on the topic of inspiration. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section.
Best wishes for the new year to all of you

23.12.23
NEW CHRISTMAS VIDEO & FREE SHEET MUSIC ONLINE !!

I made an arrangement of a beautiful Xmas tune called ADVENT form the Austrian composer Franz Moser. I did this from a 4-part choir arrangement into a solo guitar piece with some variations. Feel free to play the piece. The arrangement is published as Free Sheet Music here on the Guitar Garden website

find the FREE SHEET MUSIC here: ADVENT with Var – Partitur

22.12.23
NEW VIDEOS & SCORES FROM ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS ONLINE !!

LAST BUTTERFLY
The 2nd release of the new BERGMANN EDITION scores.

see my catalogue of compositions here: COMPOSITIONS

 

MY PERSONAL RAINBOW
The 1st release of the new BERGMANN EDITION scores.

see my catalogue of compositions here: COMPOSITIONS

 

RISE AND FALL OF AN OCEAN WAVE
Original composition published exclusively at MUSICNOTES.COM

see my catalogue of compositions here: COMPOSITIONS

 

CHORAL FOR A GROWING FLOWER
Original composition, published as FREE SHEET MUSIC.

see my catalogue of compositions here: COMPOSITIONS

 

15.09.23
Free Sheet Music PDF

A new composition is online. It´s a piece for solo guitar with the title CHORAL FOR A GROWING FLOWER.
There are three PDF for FREE download on my BLOG. The first one is a digital sheet music edition, the second a scan of my handwritten score and a third one with some analysis and personal thoughts on the composition.

13.09.23
Recording of 14 Guitar Instrumentals this Summer…

I was very busy in August recording my solo album with 14 guitar instrumentals. I recorded the whole MAGIC LANTERN collection and a new Suite with the Title PERSONAL RAINBOW,
which will also hopefully be available as sheetmusic this autumn. The album will have the title “CATS & DRAGONS”. I recorded the music all by myself at the awesome TRACKLINKING STUDIOS and did the digital editing. The Tracks are now delivered back to the Studio for mastering. I will post a blog entry about the process of the whole thing in the near future.
Here is a short impression from the studio work:

 

10.09.23
!! MORE NEW VIDEOS ONLINE NOW !!

I was very busy during the Summer, recording my album with guitar instrumentals,
named CATS & DRAGONS. So I was a bit lazy updating the Guitar Garden website…
So here we are: This one is called FIRST DAY OF SUMMER on the page COMPOSITIONS

This is the last one from THE MAGIC LANTERN Book. The composition is called Stardust and you find it here: COMPOSITIONS

And finally this summer I filmed BALLAD FOR A SUNKEN SHIP. The last composition edited here from the OPEN SKY Book.
Also here: COMPOSITIONS

26.05.23
!! NEW VIDEO ONLINE !!
You will find my new tune LOVE SCENE on the page COMPOSITIONS

12.05.2023
!! NEW VIDEO ONLINE !!
You will find my new tune MORNING MOOD on the page COMPOSITIONS