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Music Education

New Music Concepts-Alternative

My name is Charles M.Gacsi,Composer,Arranger,Guitarist, Musical Educator. Member BMI,NASI Songwriter organizations. Active musically since 1945. Public school teacher-34 years BM, AA,3 Life Teaching Credentials in Band,Choral in Elementary & Secondary Music Education,UCR,USC Education:Chaffey College, L.A State College,Calif.Institute of the Arts - Valencia, CA (Disney Org). Westlake College of Music. Teaching Guitar since 1946

One of the first to Receive Bachelors' Degree in Guitar, 1954

Musical graphs,Personal library 500+ cpyrite selections,+3 musical texts, Music Slide Rule, Atonal , Modern Music (not pop),Expanded Scales, Twelve Tone Row, Geometric Scale Constuction, Extensive Teaching Music Methods Courses, Over 294 lessons on WHOLE NOTE

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Then (1948) Now (2000)

Musical Influences

  • Stravinsky,S.Kenton,C.Parker,D.Ellington, H Mancini. W.Herman, R. MacDonald., Mr Klein
  • G.Smith,R.Segure,Ravel,Debussy,H.James,, Schillinger, Segovia
  • G.Miller,Beetles,J.Denver, Clapton, Santanna, Vali

Favorite Recordings

  • Sarabande' by Debussy arranged by Ravel
  • Take Five by Dave Brubeck
  • Yesterday by Beatles