Jason Becker

For those of you who are not yet familiar with Jason Becker's music and story, please do a search on YouTube and watch some clips. Such an inspiration and example of human triumph to this degree is both rare and special. There is a great life lesson contained in the story of Jason Becker and anyone who hears it can benefit from it.

Also, read his wikipedia entry:

Jason Becker

During my first tour of the USA in early 2011 I was fortunate enough to have met with Jason in Richmond, CA. Meeting with him was a great experience, one that I will never forget. He and his family were very welcoming.

I had always loved his composition "Higher" which appears on his album "Perspective." For many years I had always imagined it played on classical/fingerstyle guitar. While visiting Jason I asked him if it was ok if I could have a copy of the score so that I could try to make an arrangement of the piece to be played on one guitar. He was most kind and agreed to let me have a copy. Such a moment of coolness shook mountains in the higher spheres.

I eventually finished the arrangement and sent the mp3 to him in an email. He said he enjoyed it very much which was wonderful to hear. He gave me permission to release the song on my next album. It is on the January 2013 CD 2 of the double-album "Acoustic Metal" released through Candyrat Records.

I would ask that you spread Jason Becker's music and consider donating to his medical costs. His friends and family are very dedicated to caring for him and the donations will help aid them in this care. The donations can be made through PayPal with the information provided below.

I have included my arrangement of "Higher" below in the form of a .PDF file.

Visit: Jason Becker's web page


Arranged by Ewan Dobson

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