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Across the Universe (Solo Guitar Version)

by Steven Thachuk

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This is a solo steel-string guitar version of the Beatles classic. I recorded this in my (then) home in Los Feliz, a beautiful section of Los Angeles. Kevin Ryan had just built a guitar for me, and I was excited to record on it.
The arrangement came together pretty quickly, and I structured it so the melody rises from the lower register of the instrument to the top. I took some liberties and added some imitation passages, but it still is firmly an arrangement of the original, not a recomposing of it.


released October 31, 2010
Written by Lennon/McCartney
Arranged for solo guitar by Steven Thachuk
Guitar by Kevin Ryan


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Steven Thachuk Los Angeles, California

Steven Thachuk is known as one of Canada’s most outstanding and versatile guitarists, performing works as diverse as Takemitsu and Bach to Radiohead and the Beatles. He has an international reputation as a leading teacher, composer arranger and pedagogue of the instrument. He performs with the Meyer/Thachuk Guitar Duo and is Professor of Guitar at California State University, Northridge. ... more

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