Arabesque No​.​1 (Debussy)

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I think Debussy's "Arabesque No.1" might be the most amazing piece of music ever written. I instantly fell in love with the vibrant chord progressions and soaring melodies upon hearing it for the first time, and it has stuck with me over the years in a way that pretty much nothing else has.

About 3 years ago, I had the idea of learning some of the piano parts on guitar, which led to slowly transcribing the entire piece over time, which led to recording a full prog-rock style arrangement. Despite the extreme differences between the original piano rendition and my own, the guitar lines have been meticulously reproduced from the original sheet music with every single note accounted for.

I'm not sure whether Debussy himself would enjoy or hate my rendition, but it's with the utmost respect and admiration that I release this tribute to his legacy. I hope you all enjoy it.


released October 24, 2016

Composed by Claude Debussy

Arranged, performed and produced by Kyle Schaefer

Mastered by Tyler Ruehl

(Download includes full guitar/bass/drum tabs in GP5 format)



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Archaeologist San Jose, California

I'm Kyle, and this is my solo project.

Thanks for listening!

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