The fingerstyle Guitar Music of Rick Cyge

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

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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.

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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 & digital music

Rick's debut solo CD!

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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.

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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.

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I look forward to hearing from you!

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New Beatles CD finally here!

Posted by on Sep 25, 2018 in recordings, the music

New Beatles CD finally here!

It’s been a busy couple of months! I was recently voted “Sedona’s Best Musician For 2018” in KUDOS Reader’s Choice Awards and then received the shipment of my new Beatles CDs just in time for its debut with my “Rick Picks The Beatles” concert for Sedona Film Festival’s summer programming at Mary D. Fisher Theatre!

Rick Picks The Beatles features my instrumental fingerstyle guitar arrangements of 35 songs from the vast Beatles repertoire in 13 tracks!

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I’ve become progressively more well known for my subtle and intricate arrangements of popular tunes and for my approach to coaxing what often sounds like more than one guitar out of the instrument.

With a Beatles repertoire of more than sixty of their songs, the hardest part of putting this all together was deciding which gems to include! Re-experience The Beatles’ vast and varied music from the early hit, ‘She Loves You’, to their later gems including ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’!”

My love affair with the acoustic guitar began over fifty five years ago when, barely old enough to handle a guitar, I first heard the likes of ‘Peter, Paul & Mary’ and the ‘Kingston Trio’. That was enough to get my attention and fire my imagination. “When I first heard The Beatles, I was only 13 and my world was forever changed. I thought, ‘That’s what I want to do!’”

I’ve been very excited about this project as I devoted my undivided attention to polishing and refining my versions of many of my favorite Beatles songs. I’ve been like a kid in a candy store; so much extraordinary music to choose from!

This recording is a musical feast and ‘must have’ for anyone who loves The Beatles! And who doesn’t love The Beatles?!
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