To gather the necessary skills together to play the guitar excellently is most definitely a trip, an exciting journey of musical discovery that will take you places where only the guitar can take you. Tony Cox is an acclaimed, award-winning South African acoustic guitarist, under his guidance and your energy, he will help you take your guitar playing to the next level.
Choose the type of journey/lesson you are interested in from the selection below and get ready to start playing!
The incredible thing is, my first book of scores is out there and selling to guitar players around the globe. It's a music book like no other in that it is not simply music notation on white pages. I wanted to get right away from that widely accepted norm and put together a book of my scores that breathes colour and light to the person reading the music.
For a very long time in my life, drawing and graphic art and later a love of photography and the evolution into digital art, all went hand in hand with my music career. I used those skills to make my own posters, websites and cd sleeves and saved myself a pile of cash!
So in my book Fingerstyle for Africa, You'll find perfectly laid out scores, each prefaced with a description of just how the piece came about. Just below that are hints and tips for the guitarist about to read the score. On the same page is the album where you can find this particular tune, a link to the song on the internet and a QR code which if scanned, will open the song directly in your browser. The last page of each score is given over to a piece of art that I think fits the piece of music. I hope too that a non-musician, leafing through this book will find it appealing.
I asked one of the world's greatest guitar players, UK-based, Jon Gomm who has millions of youtube hits, to look at the book and perhaps write me a foreword if he thought the book had any worth. This is what he said…
‘His music is stunning. Altogether, the book is a transportative experience’
The book makes for a wonderful Christmas present. All books sent out by me will come with an inscription on the inside of the front cover.
**A never before released, incredible video of Tony in concert is a bonus feature for anyone ordering the book**