Gary Ryan plays Benga Beat


gary-ryanGuitarist and composer Gary Ryan plays Benga Beat, composed by Ryan in 2011. This comes via Guy Traviss on YouTube. I think I’ve featured this work on the site before but this video is so up close and high quality I had to share it again. I like the light nature yet driving rhythm of the piece and also the singing bits. Ryan has a bunch books and sheet music available and he has a real touch for making things work smoothly on guitar. I regularly use his Play Piazzolla (Amazon link) book with my students and want to look at his other works.

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Bradford Werner is a guitarist and teacher living in Victoria, BC, Canada. He teaches at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, a private studio, and performs as a freelancing musician. He also plays in the Victoria Guitar Trio, a group focusing on new music commissions by Canadian composers. This is Classical Guitar is based in Victoria, BC, Canada. Check out more Victoria posts at Classical Guitar in Victoria.

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