Exploring Solo Fingerstyle Guitar.
Steven Meyer is a musician in Madison, WI who performs solo fingerstyle guitar and piano arrangements of a variety of musical styles. Steven's varied repertoire includes Jazz, Bossa Nova, Classical and Popular music styles. Steven's music is a tasteful compliment to the ambience of many environments such as fine dining establishments and events such as wine tastings. Steven’s solo fingerstyle guitar approach is the culmination of many influences in this growing musical genre, including artists such as Earl Klugh, Charlie Byrd and Chet Atkins, to classical guitar composers H. Villa Lobos, Leo Brouer, Flamenco/Latin music and Celtic music. Steven’s repertoire also includes the best of Broadway and contemporary standards.
Fingerstyle Guitar Journey
Starting with a brief study of accordion that veered off course before age 10, local neighborhood music lesson recruiters next suggested the guitar. From learning chords to "Eight Days A Week" on a small Stella acoustic guitar, to tackling "Little Brown Jug", it was slow going. By high school, Steven switched to electric guitar and jammed with friends and picked up tips and techniques. The guitar discovery journey continued with open-tunings, slack key, travis picking, fingerstyle, classical guitar techniques. Steven studied undergraduate programs in art and music, including keyboard theory, and joined the local music union for experience as a side man and to learn popular jazz tunes.
In addition to restaurants, weddings and coffee houses, Steven's solo fingerstyle guitar will enhance the ambience and set the mood for many types of events and locations: Wine Tasting Parties (Steven's personal favorite!), Wine Tasting combined with Chocolate Tasting, Dinner Parties, Country Clubs, Conventions/Tradeshows, Holiday Parties, and Customer Appreciation Events. Recent performances even include Jewelry Store Showcase Events. Notable recent performances include Jared Galleria of Diamonds, Olbrich Gardens Indulgence Wine and Chocolate Tasting, UW Global Health Symposium, and Hotel Red, Inn on the Park, and Samba Brazilian Grill, and many events in the Madison, WI area.
Steven's debut CD: Choice Selections for Solo Guitar was released in 2005 and is a strong representation of solo fingerstyle guitar versatality and creative options. Arranged by Steven Meyer, the various musical styles presented showcase the best of fingerstyle guitar music. Steven's varied selections range from the contemporary to the classical.