John E. Lawrence
Artist / Author / Composer/ Arranger/ Producer/ Recording Artist/ Instructor / Former Chairman of the Performing Arts at Washtenaw Community College
John E. Lawrence, a lifelong resident of Ypsilanti, is one of Michigan’s most talented and respected guitarists. John is gained national recognition as a guitar instructor with his contract with Mel Bay Publications, Inc., one of the country’s largest publishers of instructional materials; writing a celebrated series of guitar instruction books.
John became an instructor at Washtenaw Community College where he taught for 27 years and was the Director of the Music Performance Program. John also developed the “Living Legends Series.” The series provided a stage for famous recording artists to be interviewed and share their life stories in front of an audience.
Among Mr. Lawrence’s many accomplishments was a performance at Carnegie Hall. In addition to touring throughout the United States and performing at Jazz Festivals such as: Boston Globe, New Orleans, and Montreux Detroit, he has also performed in Haiti, Surinam, Germany, and the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.
Some of John’s sound recordings include “The Supreme Dream,” “Old Smooth,” “Summer Nights,” “All By Myself,” “Merry Christmas from John E. Lawrence,” “Winter Wonder Land,” and “A Solo Guitar Christmas.”
For more information, please e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Running Bass Solos includes exercises that are designed to supply the student with the tools necessary for executing faster, more exciting and challenging bass lines in conjunction with chord progressions that will build chord changing speed.
Old Smooth II takes over where Old Smooth left off. It is comprised of old school hits from the 90’s into the 2000’s. It includes songs like: “Don’t You Know That,” “Before I Let Go,” “I’m Only Human,” “That’s the Way of the World,” and more.
This drawing is entitled “The Young Woman.” There are 40 rings including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, finger rings and her headband. She wears them all with pride, dignity, style & grace. For this reason I have nicknamed this piece, “The Rings.”