March 2017: In honor of Johann Sebastian Bach’s 332nd birthday, Musician 1st Class (SW) Benjamin A. Coker performs Bach’s Praeludium from Cantata 29 in the Naval Academy Chapel. Check out his feature story and transcription of the Bach Prelude in issue 16 of Fingerstyle Guitar Journal. Wednesday, July 17th, 2019. www.fingerstylejournal.com
Arranged for guitar by Douglas Niedt
U.S. Naval Academy Band’s Electric Brigade – City Dock, Annapolis, MD
Original music by Naval Academy Band’s Electric Brigade
Guitar/Bass/Keys added to edited drum videos to hopefully come across as some kind of organized compositions – The idea is based on my Lonely Jam projects from 1993-94.
YouTube – excerpts of Van Halen solos, etc. during Navy rock band performances in Norfolk, Virginia, Yokohoma, Japan and Sihanoukville, Cambodia. The end clip was an impromptu interview about one of my atonal 16th note-based warmup exercises.
Naval Academy Band performance of Rodrigo’s guitar concerto: “Fantasía para un Gentilhombre”, mvt. 4. Ben Coker – guitar. Arranged for concert band by Ben Bokor. Conducted by LCDR Bruce McDonald.