Hidè Takemoto



Official home page for Japanese classical guitarist and composer Hidè Takemoto.

Inspired by his guru, the great virtuoso and composer Keigo Fujii, Hidè’s guitar technique can be traced back via José Luis Gonzaléz, Andrés Segovia, Miguel Llobet to the great Francisco Tárrega.

Hidè studied at Osaka College of Music and Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Robert Brightmore, David Miller, Daniel Schroyens, Judith Bingham, as well as master classes of David Russell, Shin-ichi Fukuda and Michael Tröster.

Hidè’s wide influences come from classical, rock (X Japan, Dream Theater, Steve Vai), Indian and Japanese music, giving him a unique and original style of performance and composition.

Dear Mum, - Sheet Music

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Dear Mum, COVER-1.jpg

Dear Mum, - Sheet Music

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For guitar solo in A Major. 4 pages.

The first sketch of this piece was written in a hospital while Hidè was visiting his mother-in-law Noriko in winter 2009. Sadly she passed away in January 2010 at the age of 57, after she fought against cancer for over six years.
This piece was written with a hint of Francisco Tárrega’s piece Recuerdos de la
Alhambra, which was Noriko’s favourite guitar music.
The piece also uses her favourite style of Japanese-popular-music chord progression, in which the dominant chord (G in the key of C) resolves to the tonic (C in the key of C) after having a cushion of sub-dominant (F in the key of C), which is “not allowed” in classical composition.