Derek Gripper is creating a community of players and listeners.
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“What [Derek Gripper] is doing in his life with educational and other projects is inspiring, and to be honest, I think it is where the guitar should be going.”
— JOHN WILLIAMS IN CLASSICAL GUITAR MAGAZINE UK

There are many ways to be part of this online guitar  listening and playing community. 

First you can simply FOLLOW - click the button top left corner and you will be on my mailing list, get videos and news sent to you regularly. 

Second you can become a Patron - there are different tiers to these and you can read about them on this page. 

I look forward to sharing my music with you in many forms: stories, writing, lessons, video, recordings, limited edition vinyls for patrons only...and whatever else we can think of together. 

Welcome. 

It took Derek Gripper untold hours of painstaking work to transcribe note-for-note the complex compositions of Malian kora player Toumani Diabaté and find a way of playing them on classical six-string guitar. The results appeared on his ninth album, One Night on Earth, marking a meeting point of the written tradition of Western classical music and the oral tradition of the West African griots.
Critical acclaim was quick to follow. Classical guitar legend John Williams said he thought it was “absolutely impossible until I heard Derek Gripper do it”. Toumani Diabaté himself asked for confirmation that it was indeed just one person playing one guitar. Both immediately invited Derek to collaborate with them, Williams at three different concerts in London, and Diabaté at the Acoustik Festival Bamako, Mali.
Derek continues his inspired interpretations of West African composers on his latest album, Libraries on Fire which won a Songlines Award for Best African and Middle Eastern Album for 2017.”






Tiers
Jarabi Tier
$1 or more per month
If you just want to follow without pledging please click on this 


https://www.patreon.com/derekgripper


and press follow on the LEFT side of the screen. Otherwise, if you’re pledging here goes:


As an entry level patron or you will get 


- access to my Patreon Blog: thoughts and musings and news and ideas to brighten your day (maybe one a week). These will include short recordings or videos or examples of what I’m working on.


- access to the introductory Trello Board which has the basics for each piece (slowly expanding) and is a great way to get started in my guitar  language. 







Digital Tier
$10 or more per month
All of the above plus 


- one new score hot off the press  every month.


- one piece recorded and emailed to you every month.


- access to more detailed Trello boards diving deeper into each song (on request)


Physical Tier
$20 or more per month
All of the above plus 


- a signed book of each year’s scores sent to your actual mailbox in real life as a Christmas present.


- access to the Montessori Guitar Teacher’s Course (fifty videos).


- OR if you’re not a guitarist a CD each year as a christmas present. This will not be a commercially released recording so only Patreons will get and it will be made only for Patreons in this tier and above. 



Face to Face Tier
$50 or more per month
All of the above plus 


- a monthly online lesson 


- OR if you don’t play guitar, after a year a vinyl copy of a studio recording which will be in an edition the same number as there are patrons in this Tier. This will be a recording not commercially released. I’m still working on the practicality of this offer but I’m getting close to a solution. 


Goals
72 of 100 patrons
Arrange everying for string quartet and guitar. This is the next major goal. 
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“What [Derek Gripper] is doing in his life with educational and other projects is inspiring, and to be honest, I think it is where the guitar should be going.”
— JOHN WILLIAMS IN CLASSICAL GUITAR MAGAZINE UK

There are many ways to be part of this online guitar  listening and playing community. 

First you can simply FOLLOW - click the button top left corner and you will be on my mailing list, get videos and news sent to you regularly. 

Second you can become a Patron - there are different tiers to these and you can read about them on this page. 

I look forward to sharing my music with you in many forms: stories, writing, lessons, video, recordings, limited edition vinyls for patrons only...and whatever else we can think of together. 

Welcome. 

It took Derek Gripper untold hours of painstaking work to transcribe note-for-note the complex compositions of Malian kora player Toumani Diabaté and find a way of playing them on classical six-string guitar. The results appeared on his ninth album, One Night on Earth, marking a meeting point of the written tradition of Western classical music and the oral tradition of the West African griots.
Critical acclaim was quick to follow. Classical guitar legend John Williams said he thought it was “absolutely impossible until I heard Derek Gripper do it”. Toumani Diabaté himself asked for confirmation that it was indeed just one person playing one guitar. Both immediately invited Derek to collaborate with them, Williams at three different concerts in London, and Diabaté at the Acoustik Festival Bamako, Mali.
Derek continues his inspired interpretations of West African composers on his latest album, Libraries on Fire which won a Songlines Award for Best African and Middle Eastern Album for 2017.”






Recent posts by Derek Gripper

Tiers
Jarabi Tier
$1 or more per month
If you just want to follow without pledging please click on this 


https://www.patreon.com/derekgripper


and press follow on the LEFT side of the screen. Otherwise, if you’re pledging here goes:


As an entry level patron or you will get 


- access to my Patreon Blog: thoughts and musings and news and ideas to brighten your day (maybe one a week). These will include short recordings or videos or examples of what I’m working on.


- access to the introductory Trello Board which has the basics for each piece (slowly expanding) and is a great way to get started in my guitar  language. 







Digital Tier
$10 or more per month
All of the above plus 


- one new score hot off the press  every month.


- one piece recorded and emailed to you every month.


- access to more detailed Trello boards diving deeper into each song (on request)


Physical Tier
$20 or more per month
All of the above plus 


- a signed book of each year’s scores sent to your actual mailbox in real life as a Christmas present.


- access to the Montessori Guitar Teacher’s Course (fifty videos).


- OR if you’re not a guitarist a CD each year as a christmas present. This will not be a commercially released recording so only Patreons will get and it will be made only for Patreons in this tier and above. 



Face to Face Tier
$50 or more per month
All of the above plus 


- a monthly online lesson 


- OR if you don’t play guitar, after a year a vinyl copy of a studio recording which will be in an edition the same number as there are patrons in this Tier. This will be a recording not commercially released. I’m still working on the practicality of this offer but I’m getting close to a solution.