it is playing jazz, blues, rock, ragtime, classical, heavy metal,
midi, folk or any combination of styles, I just like playing guitar.
I have been teaching now for 40 years and coming up on my 46th
year as a professional musician. Over the years I have traveled
on the road playing music, been a producer, worked as a studio
musician, written comedy, and played every conceivable kind of
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am now gong to concentrate on composing classical music. It has
been swimming around in my head now for the last few years. I
wanted to finish my commitment to record all the jazz tunes I
prepared from 2000-2011. The ballet "the Black Gloves"
was very challenging and loads of fun to write. Time for another
major work entitled Symphony Mistik. I really like the theme.
It's a four note melody.
those who are interested, here is a link to see some pictures
of the performance of my ballet "The Black Gloves" in
2008. For more information and the libretto select the "Black
Gloves" photo in the left hand column.
finished recording my next project. The title of it is "It's
You That I Love." It is a double CD. That makes 4 CD's in
3 years. To listen to some of the cuts click The CD pic of the
cover. Look for some releases on Youtube next month as well.
tune! It's called "A Mirror of Sorrows." To hear it
check out this link. Thanks!
just recorded a tune I wrote entiltled "The Red Ribbon."
Here is the link:
Finished the drum, piano and bass parts for my next double CD.
On to the guitar parts and mixdown.
for my songs and selections on my You Tube channel dosuna11.
is a link to "Man is Just a Fantasy."
booked the studio time for the next project in late October 2011.
Don Dieterich on drums and Dick Cady on piano and keys. I will
be playing the Guitar synth upright bass, B3 organ, and electric
key parts as well as the 6 string guitar parts. It will be a lot
have started another CD project. It's the fourth in the series
of tunes I have written over the years. I am recording the bass
parts now getting ready to go into the studio for drums and keys.
have another CD that I finished. It is called "Native Language."
I played most of the parts on guitar or guitar synth, reprogramed
the drum REX files to fit the groove of the song, and then added
the fills. This makes 2 CD's I did within a year. It was recorded
and mastered at "The Ranch." To hear a cut:
was searching for some tapes of songs I recorded in 1984 to re-master,
when I came across some music I wrote in 1973 and 1974. I discovered
a string quartet I wrote in 1974. I was 22 years old then. What
fun! I loaded it into the sequencer and found I really enjoyed
it. You can hear it on YouTube.
It is called "Quartet
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I have finished another CD. It is called "Artifacts."
I took some tracks recorded as midi info in 1986-89 and used new
virtual instruments as sounds. These were once artifacts lost
in time and now through technology they have been brought into
the modern era . Richard Warner is playing flute and soprano sax.
Ben Fleck came over to my office studio at 328 in 1989 and played
along to two of my Atari 1040 ST midi tracks on a Roland D-5.
To hear a cut from it check the My Space link at the bottom of
this page. My daughter Rachel did the artwork mask for the cover
photo. It was recorded and mastered at "The Ranch."
Click the "Artfacts Photo."
My ballet "The Black Gloves" was performed October 19,
2008 with performances at 1:00 PM and 4 PM.
The choreogrpher was Christine Juarez. Finally a victory
over the dead composers! For more info select The Black Gloves
link to the left.
did a project for Katie Sanders. We co-wrote the tune. I played
the guitar, bass, used manipulated REX files for the drums, and
produced the project at "The Ranch." Here is a link
to hear the finished project. She put together a slide show video.
have finished " Songs for Wes." I like to write and
have always loved the way Wes Montgomery played. I thought it
would be nice to hear that kind of sound on my tunes. We recorded
the drums at Elliot Bay Recording Co. Scott Ross was the engineer.
We recorded the acoustic piano at Nick Moore's house with both
of us engineering. We used a mic snake from his front room to
his studio into MOTU DP 4.6. The players involved in this project
are Jeff Kashiwa Sax, Nick Moore Piano, Steve Kim Bass, Don Dieierich
Drums, and myself on Guitar. The rest of the project was recorded
at "The Ranch" and engineered by me.
played a gig at Tula's. It was nice being able really play some
guitar again in front of a live audience. We were very well received.
I plan in the late spring of 2006 to start playing more in the
produced a CD for Nick Block. We recorded it at Elliot Bay Recording.
The session players were Nick Moore on piano, Doug Miller on bass,
Don Dierterich on drums and David Lamoreux on trumpet.
produced and engineered a CD for Stella Bonhart. The content was
piano/vocals and guitar/vocals.
have also produced, arranged and played on a CD for Deb Sardi.
She is jazz vocalist who has relocated to Seattle from the Bay
area in California. It features Deb Sardi (vocals), Nick Moore
(piano), Doug Miller (upright bass) Don Dieterich (drums and percussion)
and myself David O'Suna (guitar). It was recorded it at Elliot
Bay Recording (Seattle). The engineer was Scott Ross. It was released
early in 2003 and is called "Faces of Love." It can
be purchased at iTunes music store and at Silver Platters by Northgate.
just finished a solo guitar project entitled "ONE".
It is done fingerstyle. I used my Thompson dreadnaught steel string
and arranging music are also a passion of mine. "The Black Gloves,"
a complete classical work for ballet. (1hr
and 45mins long)
are several tidbits of projects I have done over the years.There
are samples from CDs and lessons, and information on how you can
purchase them. I also sell sets of rubber stamps that I have been
using for years in my teaching, which better represents how we
as guitar players actually view the guitar. Be sure to check out
the many musical examples on this site. I will be updating them
often. This website is filled with music, books, and information
about guitar. If you wish, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org