STRUMpit is a blog about the role of the guitar and my experience as a guitarist in musical theatre. Being a pit musician provides some of the most varied, challenging and exciting repertoire available to a guitarist. I’ve worked with an astonishing variety of talented musicians, actors, theatre technicians and volunteers who have kept the work constantly interesting and exciting, and made me a better musician and person in the process.
I intend this blog to serve several purposes. I want it to be a resource for other guitarists interested in venturing into the pit, to recount some of my own experiences, describe in detail my approaches to performing musicals, and reflect on some of the pieces I have played.
I welcome comments and feedback, provided it is relevant and polite. I cannot and will not trade scores with anyone, for any reason. Please don’t ask.