Mosaic is a collection of twelve, short, Classical Guitar pieces composed as “character pieces”, each evoking a differing mood and style. When I wrote them, I did not have a guitar in my hands, and composed them on a blank staff. As a result, they make excellent studies – for they often present the guitarist with fingering and execution challenges. Most of the pieces cover a wide range of the fretboard. The keys I wrote the pieces in, however, are kind to the guitar tuning.
Perhaps my favorite is the tenth study I titled: “Berceuse”, it is played slowly and was composed to be a lullaby. Studies nine and eleven present challenges as arpeggio studies. Study seven uses the tremelo, which is a technique where the guitarist plays the melody using three fingers of the right hand to repeat the melody notes, while the right thumb plays the bass accompaniment.
I hope you enjoy playing these pieces, and if you like, I have recorded them on a CD.