Articles Written By: Paul Erickson

About Paul Erickson

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As a guitarist for nearly 50 years, Paul can be heard performing classical music regularly around Everett, WA. He is known for his recordings of classical music and as a composer of original sheet music for solo classical guitar.

Sonata No. 4 in D Minor
(P. Erickson)

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Sonata No. 3 in C Major

Some of my Music is available at Spotify!
Here is my latest release, Sonata No. 3 in C Major

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Douze Valses
(M. Giuliani)

This album includes 12 Waltzes composed by Mauro Giuliani from his Opus #90

Mauro Giuliani

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Sonata No. 2 in A Major
(P. Erickson)

Here is my 2nd Sonata:

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Sonata No. 1 in E Minor
(P. Erickson)

This is my first attempt at composing a Sonata for Guitar.
I plan to compose more Sonatas this year.

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Next Live Virtual Concert

The next Live Virtual Concert will be on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 12 Noon Pacific Time.

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Mistress Winter’s Jump
(J. Dowland)

I wanted to round out my classical by doing some renaissance music. This is a piece by John Dowland (1563-1626) Although it’s short, I really like it. Hopefully I’ll have time to explore more of his music in the future.

  Mistress Winter’s Jump

 

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Petite Pieces Vol. 1
(P. Erickson)

Here are some of the results from my recent session at Beehive Sound Studio in Snohomish, WA. The crew there did a great job recording some of the sweet sounds that come out of Ko-no-hana (my name for the classical guitar I use for recording).

These are 5 original compositions, for which you can find the sheet music for on my sheet music page.

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Gymnopedie #1
(E. Satie)

When my wife was a teenager, she heard this piece of music on a Breck Shampoo commercial.  She just loved the music, but had no idea who the composer was or what the name of the piece was.  Occasionally when she would go into music stores and she would hum the music in hopes that someone would know what it was. Finally almost 20 years later, she found someone in a music store who knew the piece was by Erik Satie.  Upon further research she learned that Erik Satie was from Honfleur, a seaside town she had visited when she lived in Normandy, France.

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Etude in B Minor
(F. Sor)

A couple of years ago, I saw a documentary on the life of Julian Bream.  As the story goes, this piece is one that he first performed for a guitar society when he was a teenager, and was the start of his performing career.  It is also a common piece of music to study for classical guitarists.  It was featured as music for the documentary and I thought it was interesting that after a career of 50 years that Julian still practiced and played it.  Anyway it inspired me to learn it.  I’ve been performing it for a while, but just got around to recording it.

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You may download the music at no charge. Thank you for recommending my music to others. Newly re-recorded at Beehive Sound on 05/18/2016

Bach Cello Suite #1
(J. S. Bach)

J.S. Bach

  Prelude

  Allemande

  Courante

  Sarabande

  Menuets

  Gigue

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Single – Clair de Lune
(C. Debussy)

I really always wanted to play this, even back in my younger days when I was a piano student.  This version was arranged for guitar by Joe Harris.  Used by permission.

  Clair de Lune

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All the music on this site is performed and recorded by Paul Erickson.

Most comes from public domain sources, and original compositions.

Even so, in respect for other music composers, arrangers, and publishers, interactive music on this website is also licensed by ASCAP.

ASCAP Licensed

You may download the Music at no charge. Thank you for recommending my music to others. Newly re-recorded at Beehive Sound on 05/18/2016.

17 Etudes & Waltzes
(P. Erickson)

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  Etude #4

  Etude #5

  Etude #6

  Etude #7

  Etude #8

  Etude #9

  Etude #10

  Etude #11

  Etude #12

  Rondo #1

  Waltz #3

  Waltz #4

  Waltz #5

  Waltz #6

  Waltz #7

  Waltz #8

  Waltz #9

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Carcassi Project
(M. Carcassi)

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  Etude #2

  Etude #3

  Etude #4

  Etude #5

  Etude #6

  Etude #7

  Etude #8

  Etude #9

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Classical Anyone?
(Various Composers)

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  Adelita (F. Tarrega)

  La Grima (F. Tarrega)

  Capricho Arabe (F. Tarrega)

  My Waltz #1 (P. Erickson)

  My Waltz #2 (P. Erickson)

  Romance (C. Debussy)

  Waltz #1 (D. Aguado)

  Canon in D (J. Pachelbel)

  Greensleeves (Traditional)

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Old Favorites
(Various Composers)

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  Danny Boy (Traditional)

  Saint Louis Blues (W. C. Handy)

  Skater’s Waltz (E. Waldteufel)

  The Cat Came Back (H. Miller)

  Trees (O. Rasbach)

  Now is the Hour (C. Scott)

  Romanza (Anonymous)

  Little Brown Jug (J. Winner)

  Allouette (Traditional)

  Motherless Child (Traditional)

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