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Intro > The Essentiality of Invisibility

from by Paul Aitken



It was said to me once by pianist John Gittins: “the goal of studying music theory and practice is to make your instrument disappear.” In other words, to know your instrument and the various ways of approaching it’s playing so well that it ceases to be a hindrance to musical expression and fulfills its function as a tool through which to express.


from Live at the Jack Lyons Concert Hall, released September 1, 1998



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Paul Aitken London, Ontario

I'm a guitarist based in London, Ontario, Canada. I'm available for live work, recording sessions, creative consultations, and private lessons.

I play with Broomsticks & Hammers, Kevin's Bacon Train, Marty Kolls, Kevin Greene & the Awesome Sauce, and others.

BFA, Jazz Performance/Musicology (York)

MA, Music Criticism (McMaster)

PhD, Communications and Media Studies (Leeds).
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