Mason Williams - Classical Gas (Performed by Jason Ji)
Berklee guitar principal Jason Ji performs "Classical Gas" with strings. The composition is originally by Mason Williams and won three Grammy Awards in 1969 for Best Instrumental Composition, Best Contemporary-Pop Performance Instrumental, and Best Instrumental Arrangement. This version for string quartet was created for guitarist Tommy Emmanuel by arranger Sean O’Boyle, and Emmanuel arranged the guitar part. The Berklee video project was produced by Guitar Department faculty Guy Van Duser. Berklee Subscribe: http://bit.ly/1MjVyEN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/berkleecollege Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/berkleecollege Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/berkleecollege Site: https://www.berklee.edu Call or email Berklee’s Office of Admissions today for more information: 1-800-BERKLEE (U.S.) +1 617-747-2222 (international callers) email@example.com Jason Ji: guitar Serena Harnack: violin Ya Yuan (Charlotte) Hsu: violin Louisa Byron: viola Caitlin Thomas: cello Tarik Monsanto-Mahrour: recording engineer, mixing engineer Guy Van Duser: video About Berklee College of Music: Berklee is the preeminent institute of contemporary music and the performing arts, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs at its campuses in Boston, Massachusetts, and Valencia, Spain, and through its award-winning distance learning program, Berklee Online. Dedicated to nurturing the creative and career potential of the world’s most inspired artists, Berklee’s commitment to arts education is reflected in the work of its students, faculty, and alumni—hundreds of whom have been recognized with Grammy, Tony, Oscar, and Emmy awards. At Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee, students explore interdisciplinary approaches to music, dance, theater, film, business, health care, education, technology, and more. Our pioneering youth programs reach underserved classrooms throughout the U.S. and beyond. With students and alumni from more than 100 nations and educational partners across the world, we are forging new connections among art forms, musical traditions, and technologies to build a dynamic, diverse, and collaborative global arts community. Learn more at berklee.edu.
Close To You - Carpenters
I don’t do enough ballads so here it is on my ridiculously bright guitar- Close To You by the Carpenters. My own arrangement of it. I’ve always loved this song for it’s bittersweet and nostalgic sentiments, and since Tommy Emmanuel's version was so good, i wanted to make my own and here it is :) I don’t think I can compare but I did put all my emotions into it so enjoy! (played this with my eyes closed 90% of the time) Also I really gotta get back to the Youtube grind! Custom Jason Ji signature guitar from Saga Guitars, China AKG C214 mic
Berklee Guitar Night 2019- Fight
Composed by Kotaro Oshio, performed by Jason Ji This performance of the piece has been modified from the original composition. Berklee Guitar Night 2019- Pop & Rock is part of a series that has been running annually since the '70s, this concert will feature several student-led, guitar-centric groups chosen through a rigorous audition process. Compared to the number of submissions, a comparatively small number of performers are represented, and they are some of the best guitar performers at Berklee.