“GUITARtistry”

The fingerstyle Guitar Music of Rick Cyge

Why do I call my music “GUITARtistry” (Guitar Artistry)?

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bio

Acoustic guitarist, Rick Cyge, has been doing what he loves for 40 years – first in New England where he cut his teeth in the vibrant New England folk music scene and more recently (since 1988) in Arizona performing with his wife and partner, flutist Lynn Trombetta as the group ‘Meadowlark’. Cyge performs on acoustic steel string guitar as well as nylon string guitar and mandolin. Over the years he has blended influences as diverse as contemporary folk and pop, Celtic, Country Blues, New Age and World Music into a signature sound that is uniquely his own. Many of his own compositions are fingerstyle pieces in various open tunings.

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calendar

All performances are Rick Cyge’s ‘GUITARtistry” (solo instrumental guitar) unless otherwise noted. Mouse over the listing on the monthly calendar view and click on the venue name in the pop-up box to get more details. See you...

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cds & audio

Rick's debut solo CD!

NEW RELEASE!
GUITARtistry 2: The fingerstyle guitar music of Rick Cyge   
reg $20.00

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teaching

  I’ve been teaching acoustic fingerstyle guitar for over 40 years! I especially enjoy helping developing guitarists find their own “voice” on the guitar and develop techniques to create their own arrangements of songs and pieces of music as solo fingerstyle guitar pieces. We will explore open tunings, especially “DADGAD”, travis picking styles, and various other tools and techniques for creating your arrangements. For me, teaching at this level is as much about mentoring my students and guiding them on their own journey of exploration and discovery and making sure they are having a good time in that process! If you’d like to study with me, you can arrange lessons either in your home (if you live in the Sedona area) or online through Skype or other video calling services by clicking here!   Or… click on the logo -> GUITARtistry – Inspiring Guitar Lessons! GUITARtistry – Inspiring Guitar Lessons! GUITARtistry – Inspiring Guitar Lessons! Trusted and Verified Questions? Comments? Requests? Get in touch. Contact Now Brought to you...

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duos and collaborations

In addition to performing solo as both an instrumental fingerstyle guitarist and singer/guitarist, Cyge also collaborates in several duo configurations  and ensembles offering a broad palette of styles and musical experiences. Meadowlark has been Cyge’s primary focus since teaming up with flautist Lynn Trombetta to create and perform original compositions, inspired by nature, with Celtic and world music influences. The newly formed Sedona Guitar Duo with guitarist/bassist Steve Douglas expands the music Cyge arranges for his solo GUITARtistry with the addition of Douglas’s keen ear for harmony and counterpoint.  Douglas weaves his guitar and bass work around Cyge’s strong foundation to create a more complex interpretation of the pieces. Seymour & Cyge teams Cyge with his “partner in crime”, singer/guitarist Chris Seymour to perform a nostalgic mix of songs from the Baby Boomer era on twin guitars and vocals.  In live performance, the banter between the two is reminiscent of the Smothers Brothers melding lighthearted humor into the...

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contact

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Get Your Tickets: Sedona Guitar Duo in Concert on Saturday, September 30th in Sedona!

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in gig news!

A Perfect Sedona Night Out,” a monthly dinner and music concert series features the Sedona Guitar Duo at Greg Lawson Gallereum in West Sedona on Saturday, September 30, at 7:30 p.m.


Tickets

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This new music concert series is collaboration between Earthsong Music, The Golden Goose American Grill, Gerardo’s Italian Kitchen and the treasure that is Greg Lawson Gallereum. “We have put together a perfect Sedona evening out for each night of the new monthly concert series which offers a memorable evening of dining, live music and stunning photographic art,” Cyge said. “All are within a short walk or drive of one another. By purchasing concert tickets in advance, concert-goers will receive discount coupons for the restaurants to use the evening of the show.”

Greg Lawson Gallereum features Lawson’s exquisite nature and wildlife photography created from travels to every corner of the world. In this inspiring setting, The Sedona Guitar Duo, featuring fingerstyle guitarist Rick Cyge and acoustic guitarist & bassist Steve Douglas, will perform their engaging and nostalgic instrumental arrangements of Baby Boomer Classics from The Beatles, Paul Simon, James Taylor, The Eagles, Steely Dan, The Beach Boys and more!

Over the past few years, Cyge, a versatile composer and arranger, has turned his focus to assembling a vast repertoire of fingerstyle guitar arrangements of the music of the Baby Boomer era. He explained, “My approach is to identify the key elements of the song, the melody, harmonic structure and rhythmic style and weave these elements into a solo guitar piece that marries those elements into a single cohesive guitar interpretation.  In addition to his ongoing solo fingerstyle performances around northern Arizona, Cyge performs in various duos around the region including the popular “Meadowlark” with wife, flutist Lynn Trombetta,  Seymour & Cyge, an acoustic vocal/guitar duo and Sedona Guitar Duo with Douglas.

Douglas has earned his reputation in Arizona as a much sought after upright and electric bassist, performing frequently with various regional jazz, gypsy jazz and pop music ensembles and vocalists.  He also has created a trio, Pop Goes Vivaldi, for which he pens classical style arrangements for flute, cello and acoustic guitar of popular songs by artists including The Beatles, Elton John, Cat Stevens and Moody Blues.

The Gallereum in West Sedona is a Greg Lawson global image gallery and museum featuring “old school” photographic equipment and publishing artifacts dating from the mid-century. Join the Sedona Guitar Duo as they stir up some spirited fun with their popular high-energy sound in the inspiring setting.

Dinner reservations strongly suggested, allowing time for both dining and the nearby concert during the evening. The Golden Goose American Grill is located in west Sedona at 2545 W. Hwy 89A. For dinner reservations please call, (928) 282-1447. Gerardo’s Italian Kitchen is nearby at 2675 W. State Route 89A, (928) 862-4009.

Ticket price is $15.00 each or two for $25.00, available at www.RickCyge.com; by calling 480-481-9647 and during business hours at Greg Lawson Gallereum, 2679 AZ-89A, Sedona, 928-202-0340.

Seating for the concert is limited so do not wait – purchase your tickets today!

Greg Lawson Gallereum, Concert Location, 2679 West State Route 89A, Sedona, 928-202-0340.

Golden Goose American Grill, 2545 W. State Route 89A, Sedona. Reservations strongly suggested allowing time for both dining and the concert during the evening. Please call 928-282-1447.

Gerardo’s Italian Kitchen, 2675 W State Route 89A, Sedona, 928-862-4009.

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