Guitar music has a long, mysterious, and controversial heritage. Since its origins, stretching back millennia into the depths of the Roman Empire and possibly earlier, the guitar and its predecessors (lutes, ouds, pipas, etc) have played an important role in the music of various cultures of the world with styles ranging from folk music to art music. The 20th century saw a rise in the popularity of guitar music in live concerts as well as on recordings due to the convergence of the industrial revolution, technological developments in media, and through the artistry of players such as Andres Segovia, Eddie Lang, Lonnie Johnson and a few others starting in the 1920s. And although guitar music was never identified with any one particular style of music, there has been continuous wide-spread interest in it especially in jazz, blues, classical, and folk styles. Today, the world of guitar music occupies a small yet increasingly popular niche: its players sophisticated, artistic, and musical. Here at Eastern Woods * Music Publishing our goal is to provide sheet music and books from some of the fine contemporary musicians that are keeping the guitar tradition alive.

  Eastern Woods * Music Publishing is a unique, independent music publishing company in that we offer a limited number of artists and have artistry, not commercialism, as our motivation for having the business. Currently located in Cape Cod Massachusetts, we started in 1999 with offices located in Easton, Massachusetts USA.

  We also have a "sister company," Eastern Woods * Music Records, that handles administrative tasks associated with the music of our founder, Peter Janson. Through his website you can purchase his CDs, concert tickets, and other merchandise. Eastern Woods * Music Records also provides his tour support, wholesale music distribution to brick-and-mortar retail stores, and links to other brand name outlets (such as iTunes, Amazon.com, and CD-Baby) for CDs and/or digital downloads. Please check it out at Eastern Woods Music * EWM Records. Our affiliations include: AFM Local 1000 Travelling Musicians Union ~ ASCAP ~ BMI ~ Sound Exchange ~ NARAS (Grammy Awards) ~ GS1/UCC ~ Shelly Bay Music ~ Getty Images ~ Gopher Productions Canada ~ Groove House Records ~ Independent Mastering Nashville ~ Harry Fox Agency ~ Oasis CD Manufacturing ~ Orange Music Singapore ~ THETA Music Sweden ~ and a wide range of individual music professionals.

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  • Our Retail Policy

    Our sheet music, books, and other merchandise have an easy-to-do-business-with guarantee: If it's defective we'll replace it - free (including shipping). If you hate it we'll take it back and issue a full credit or refund on the sheet music, books, or other merchandise (but not on the shipping), and, we cannot accept returns on tee shirts or hats that have been worn.