CLASSICAL GUITARIST – CHRIS

Meet The Artist

 

Chris Buckley began playing guitar at age 6. Early influences were popular music. As his interest and passion for making music grew so did his interest in various styles and techniques. At age 13 he began to study the basics of jazz. Then by age 15 he started studying classical guitar.

He studied jazz guitar at Berklee College of Music in Boston during the Summer Semester of 1986.

Then in 1989 began the study of classical guitar at Loyola University New Orleans. Even while focusing on classical music the rich tradition of music in the city of New Orleans fed his interest of other styles such as jazz, funk and other styles.

In 1999 he earned his MFA in Guitar Performance from Tulane University.

Over the years he has studied with: George Petsch, Dr. Richard Greene, John Rankin, Elias Barriero, Pat Kerber, Steve Masakowski among others.
In Master-Class he has performed for: David Russell, Sergio Assad, Scott Tenant, Carlos Barbosa-lima, Jorge Morrell, Ricardo Cobo, Roland Dyens, among others.

Today Chris lives in metro Atlanta and performs frequently for various special events with a unique repertoire of influences of Classical, Jazz, South American, Celtic and Popular music.

 

Songs list

Guitar Repertiore Music      (This represents a partial list)JS Bach:
  1. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
  2. Prelude to Cello Suite No. 1
  3. Suite in E BWV 1006a
  4. Gavotte I (from Cello Suite No. 6)
  5. Gavotte II (from Cello Suite No. 6)
Popular Songs:
  1. Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Harold Allen
  2. If – David Gates
  3. I’ll Have to Say I Love You in a Song – Jim Croce
  4. Time in a Bottle – Jim Croce
  5. Love Me Tender – Presley & Matson
  6. Unchained Melody – North
  7. Wonderful Tonight – Clapton
  8. Tears In Heaven – Clapton
  9. Bell Bottom Blues – Clapton
  10. Desperado – Eagles
  11. You Are So Beautiful – Preston & Fisher
  12. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Weiss, Peretti & Creatore
  13. Somewhere My Love – Webster & Jarre
  14. Blue Moon – Rogers
  15. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
  16. Sittin On the Dock of the Bay – Cropper & Redding
  17. Classical Gas – Mason Williams
Beatles:
  1. Yesterday
  2. Something
  3. Let It Be
  4. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  5. In My Life
  6. Hello, Goodbye
  7. Long and Winding Road
  8. Penny Lane
Jazz:
  1. Someone to Watch Over Me – Gershwin
  2. Embraceable You – Gershwin
  3. Love Walked In – Gershwin
  4. The Way You Look Tonight – Kern
  5. It Had to be You – Jones
  6. What a Wonderful World
  7. Georgia
  8. Fly Me to the Moon
  9. All of Me
  10. One for My Baby (And One for the Road)
  11. Do Nothin’ Til You Hear from Me – Ellington
  12. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – Ellington
  13. In A Mellow Tone – Ellington
  14. Misty – Garner
  15. As Time Goes By – Hupfeld
  1. Moreno-Torroba (Spanish)  from The Castles of Spain
  1. Turegano
  2. Torija
  3. Manzanares el Real
  4. Montemayor
  5. Alcaniz
  6. Siguenza
  7. Alba de Tormes
  8. Alcazar de Segovia
Latin American:
  1. The Girl from Ipanema – Jobim
  2. Corcovado – Jobim
  3. One Note Samba – Jobim
  4. Sambalero – Bonfa
  5. Choro / Brasil (from Serie Americana) – Hector Ayala
  6. Danza Brasilera – Jorge Morel
  7. Batucada – Isaias Savio
  8. Choros No. 1 – Hector Villa-Lobos
  9. Coracao Que Seate – Ernesto Nazareth
  10. Las Abejas – Barrios
  11. Vals Op.8 No.4 – Barrios
  12. Julia Florida – Barcarola – Barrios
  13. Un dia de Novembre – Leo Brouwer
  14. Sons De Carrilhoes – Joao Pernambuco
Celtic:
  1. Wild Mountain Thyme – Traditional Scottish
  2. Cherish the Ladies
  3. Bucks of Oranmore
  4. Niel Gow’s Lament
  5. Spatter the Dew
  6. Kildare Fancy
  7. Skye Boat
  8. The Bonnie Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond
Wedding Songs:
  1. Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin – Richard Wagner (Here Comes the Bride)
  2. Canon in D – Johann Pachelbel
  3. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – JS Bach
  4. Prelude to Cello Suite No. 1 – JS Bach
  5. Air on a G String – JS Bach
  6. Ave Maria – Franz Schubert
  7. Air (from Water Music) – Handel
  8. Ode to Joy – Beethoven
  9. Panis Angelicus (O Lord Most Holy) – Franck
  10. Wedding March – Mendelssohn
  11. Prelude in E BWV 1006a – JS Bach
  12. Gavotte I (from Cello Suite No. 6) – JS Bach
  13. Gavotte II (from Cello Suite No. 6) – JS Bach

Testimonials

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