Classical Guitar Composer


Hi! I am Jonathan Tan, a classical guitar composer. I compose mainly jazz and jazz-pop fusion music, but sometimes experiment with quirky concepts in my compositions (like negative harmony, polytonality, polyrhythms and such). My pieces are made for easy playing and easy listening so as to enable both the listeners and the performers to enjoy the piece; however, I sometimes craft a piece that may be hard to play but gives a sense of satisfaction when performed well. While such pieces may take longer to learn and can be harder to learn, it will bring musical fulfilment and joy when performing it.

I have been playing the classical guitar and cajon for 5 years and 6 years respectively, and have performed on numerous occasions (some of which are very awkward family gatherings).

Jonathan Tan