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Billy Stewart

Rank #1 US Chapel Hill, NC Classical / Composer / Instrumental /Impro...

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Sounds Like: Ralph Towner, Egberto Gismonti, Pepe Romero, Bill Evans, Chick Corea

Bio: Born in North Carolina, Billy began playing guitar at 8 years old. He was a self-taught musician until entering the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1971. While there, he studied guitar, composition and ear-training. He also began to teach (under the guidance of David Barison) as a... See Full Bio

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May 15, 2013
I hope to make a CD [or download file] this summer of Standards that I play. I ... [more]
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  • Caroline Moore Music (Artist) Caroline Moore Music
    Bravo! Enjoying your soulful guitar music!
  • Jay Steele Midi Band (Artist) Jay Steele Midi Band
    Hey Billy I added a classical Performance: http://www.reverbnation.com/jaysteelemidiband Fan me back so we can message Cheers! Jay
  • Mike Vinson - Americana (Artist) Mike Vinson - Americana
    Stopping by this afternoon for another listen of your beautiful guitar music. Best wishes.
  • Sheila Ann (Artist) Sheila Ann
    Awesome music. Such an amazing artist!
  • Mike Vinson (Artist) Mike Vinson
    Beautiful guitar work on "Always By Your Side". Best of luck...
  • Nancy Burridge (Artist) Nancy Burridge
    Boarding Pass is so very beautiful! Love the composition and performance on this song! Great talent on your page! Bravo!
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Q: Do you think that it's possible for a 60 year old person with hardly any musical history to learn how to play classical guitar to a reasonable level before they reach 70 or 80 years old?
A: It will always depend on that 60 year old person and, if they have one, a very tiny bit on their teacher. Physically I would say replace 'classical guitar' with 'typing skills' and you get about the same results. If you can still feed yourself - you can play. Musically- if you can hear Music in your head- you should be able to play it on your guitar. I would not plan on a new career however. It is hard enough for a 20 year old to plan on a livelihood as a Musician. It takes at least 10 years to 'master' ANY instrument. If you are 60 you probably know that there are no Rules in this life, just Guidelines. One I like is, 'Follow your passion'. Wishing you the Best!

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