Popular Post pete 736 Posted October 28, 2022 Popular Post Share Posted October 28, 2022 I just came across this video and it brought back a lot of happy and almost forgotten memories: Wonderful part from 3:46! Peter Duggan is the principle cor anglai player for the Adelaide Symphony Orcestra, and he was my first guitar teacher. He was 17, and I was around 12? He wasn't my first introduction to Williams - I remember being captivated by the end credits music of Superman. It's my first memory of actually noticing music. But Peter brought me deeper into Williams world. He lent me his cassette of the Star Wars soundtrack, which is the first time I remember sitting at home and actively listening to music. And I remember being surprised at the variety of music. I had seen the film a few times by then, but it was really only the main theme that had stuck in my mind. So the Jawa music, sand people music etc. were pleasant and marvelous surprises. A little bizare too that sand people music. And of course Binary sunset and hearing the first Cantina piece. He made a guitar duet arrangement of the main theme. I played the melody and he played accompaniment. It was my first public performance at my school in front of about two teachers, some students, and some parents. Maybe 15 people tops, and my God I remember being sooooooo nervous. I think we pulled it off, well Peter surely did, but I think I played it without mistakes. Nice simple arrangement, not much beyond playing happy birthday in terms of difficulty level. Not easy for a beginner! And he also had a little arrangement of Jaws that he played. It was beyond my skills then, but I remember - like Star Wars - noticing there was music in Jaws beyond the two-note motive. A couple of years later, he said to me, "I don't think I can teach you more, you should start taking lessons from my guitar teacher". Alas, I learned a lot from my second teacher, and I respected his skills and teaching, but I just felt a much warmer relationship with Peter. And I think the video shows why. I didn't know I was so fortunate. This artcle explores his "desert island discs" No Williams on there, but it warmed my heart to read that he played under the baton of Ennio Morricone. So, anybody else have some similar stories? Wow, I actually got a little emotional writing this! Taikomochi, MrJosh and Loert 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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