Hello! My name is Tom and i am a student at Berklee College of Music in Boston. I have been listening to your music for a few years now and it is some of my favorite. I have also had the good fortune of seeing you twice in concert in the last two years. I study guitar at school, more specifically, jazz. However, my style of choice is acoustic finger style. I use my knowledge in jazz to supplement finger style. Anyway, i had a few questions about your music and other things.. So here they are:
1. How do you go about writing your songs? I notice that in many of your songs you use Alot of interesting chord voicings as well as various harmonic functions the seem to work so perfectly. When it comes to writing solo finger style tunes, i find myself at a loss all too often.
2. Do you read music or do you prefer to use tab? I'm guessing that by the complexity of the music you write, it must be easier to use tab with those little rhythm slashes beneath the string lines.
3. Have you had any sort of training in harmony or music theory?
I hope you get a chance to answer these because i have been wondering for some time now ha ha. Oh by the way, i am playing Ebon Coast for the audition at school here to get into the major I'm interested in. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks,