Category Archives: music

New Snarky Puppy video

Mike just posted this a couple of days ago, it’s the first track off of the upcoming live cd/dvd project that we recorded last December in Brooklyn. You can see me poke my head out for a second amongst the 20-odd musicians.

So Mike is starting a record label called groundUp that will be a subsidiary of the label Snarky Puppy is currently on, Ropeadope, which is pretty exciting! The big label kickoff/cd release show is happening in NYC in four days, and I am sadly missing it. …Anyone want to buy me and Erin plane tickets? Majorly good karma.

Mariachi Nuevo (2008)

Chris McQueen (all inst)

Fair Play (2007)

Snarky Puppy
The World is Getting Smaller (Snarky Puppy, SiTMoM Records, 2007)
An earlier version appears on Fair Play: Jazz Chamber Vol. 2 (UNT Jazz, 2006)

Foe Destroyer (2006)

UNT One O’Clock Lab Band
Lab 2006 (UNT One O’Clock Lab Band, 2006)
Commissioned by the Westlake High School Jazz Ensemble
Published by Walrus Music, sheet music available at

A Collection of Signs (2006)

UNT L5 Electric Guitar Ensemble
A Collection of Signs (UNT L5 Electric Guitar Ensemble, 2007)

Nefertiti, arr (2006)

Solo guitar arrangement of the Wayne Shorter song, UNT senior recital
{ sheet music }

All of You, arr (2006)

Chris McQueen (guitar), Mike League (bass), Ross Pederson (drums)
Fair Play: Jazz Chamber Vol. 2 (UNT Jazz, 2006)

The Birth of Fate (2005)

Solo classical guitar, written to accompany the modern dance piece The Birth of Fate (Stephanie Chavez, UNT, 2005)

When Sunny Gets Blue, arr (2005)

Solo guitar arrangement
{ sheet music }

Etudes for Two Guitars (2005)

These were written with the intention of being etudes + improvising. So the student (or whoever) would be practicing both reading and improvising in the same study–both sides of the brain. They started off attempting to be Bach-inspired, and meandered quickly into other territory. The sheet music was available for a while on a Mel Bay educational website, but has since been taken down, so I put it up here. You can click the links next to each title for the individual parts.

Duet No. 1 sheet music: { gtr 1 } { gtr 2 }

Duet No. 2 sheet music: { gtr 1 } { gtr 2 }

Duet No. 3 sheet music: { gtr 1 } { gtr 2 }