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A student in my guitar orchestra had a thing for George Michael’s “Careless Whisper.” When I went digging for covers and interpretations, I discovered the talent of Alexandr Misko.
Judging by his youtube presence, he’s largely an interpreter of pop standards. But then his approach doesn’t transfer well to classical repertoire. Still, he does represent something that appeals to young players looking for innovative ways to express themselves on their instrument.
Here he is, interpreting George Michael.
And an original ‘sketch’ for bass guitar.
WUWM, Milwaukee’s NPR affiliate, brought him for an interview.
He demonstrates his technique in this TEDx talk.
And… he even offers a master class in his technique.