Here is a my relatively easy fingerstyle arrangement of the main theme of J.S. Bach’s beautiful melody “Sheep May Safely Graze.” It is set in the key of G, standard tuning. To play it in the original key of B-flat, capo it at III. One challenging “stretch” fingering occurs in measure 3: an F#dim chord over a droning G in the bass. (You can think of this as a D7 chord with G in the bass.) Finger the sixth string in that passage with your ring finger, and the fourth-fret note with your little finger. SheepMaySafelyGrazeMainTheme
Mark and Greta join their friend singer-guitarist Beth Pinney for Sunday morning services at Laguna Presbyterian Church in downtown Laguna Beach, California.
Acoustic Guitar Summit returns to the Lake Theater Monday Night Music Series in Lake Oswego, Oregon, for their annual holiday concert on December 11. This is a fantastic, but small venue. Seating is limited to 100. Food and beverage are available. Tickets.
Acoustic Guitar Summit in California!
Acoustic Guitar Summit plays a benefit concert in Cameron Park, California.
Acoustic Guitar Summit’s 23rd annual holiday concert.
Mark and his hotshot fingerstyle guitar buddies Doug Smith and Terry Robb begin their 23rd annual series of holiday concerts at Meridian UCC (“Frog Pond” church) in Wilsonville, just south of Portland. Tickets will be available in the autumn of 2017.
The day after Thanksgiving Mark returns to the Holloran Winery in the Willamette Valley’s lovely rolling hills for three hours of guitar solos in the tasting room. Come enjoy Bill’s great wines (Tempranillo is a specialty) and listen to me play my decades-long list of guitar solos.
Mark & Greta in Los Altos, California
Mark, Teja, and Doug will play acoustic fingerstyle guitar solos, duos and trios over the course of the evening. Great music, and great fun!