Hindrances for solo guitar (2019)

Writing for guitar can be a little intimidating to composers who don’t play it. While I did take some lessons in order to better understand classical guitar technique, I was definitely intimidated by Kenji Haba’s request for a new piece. I turned to miniatures inspired by the Five Hindrances found in Buddhism. These short movements are:
1. Sensory desires
2. Ill Will
3. Sloth and torpor
4. Restlessness
5. Doubt

Download the score: Hindrances