David Bruce has a growing reputation as a composer, with commissions from Carnegie Hall, the San Diego Symphony and the Royal Opera House, London. He also happens to run Red Balloon Technology Ltd, the company behind 8notes.com. He has written a number of pieces for beginners in a jazz and blues styles, which appear on the site.
A sultry piece in the rhythm known as 'Beguine'. The beguine is a dance and music form, similar to a slow rumba, that was popular in the 1930s, coming from the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, where in local Creole Beke or Begue means a White person, and Beguine is the female form.