Yehudi Menuhin – Violin: Six Lessons

Dec 02 2016

Yehudi Menuhin – Violin: Six Lessons

The American violinist and conductor Yehudi Menuhin was one of the most significant and long biographies of violinists of the 20th century. Menuhin was born in New York in the Russian-Jewish family, the recent American immigrants. For seven years his performance of Mendelssohn violin concerto earned him fame. As a teenager he traveled around the world on tour and even long before he was twenty, was one of the best. Already in the early records can feel his reverent attitude to the great composers. Despite the fact that he was considered a very technical musician, he also has devoted...

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John Renbourn – Solo Guitar Pieces

Nov 30 2016

John Renbourn – Solo Guitar Pieces

This book is a mixed bag of pieces for the solo guitar containing arrangements of carol tunes, medieval dance tunes, music for the lute and the Irish harp, some original John’s pieces  and a bit of ragtime. John Renbourn is an English guitarist and songwriter. He is possibly best known for his collaboration with guitarist Bert Jansch as well as his work with the folk group Pentangle, although he maintained a solo career before, during and after that band’s existence. While most commonly labelled a folk musician, Renbourn’s musical tastes and interests take in early music, classical music, jazz,...

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Andres Segovia – Master Class in Spain

Nov 27 2016

Andres Segovia – Master Class in Spain

The Segovia Master Class in Spain (Vol. 1, 2, 3, 4). Andres Segovia, who single-handedly made the guitar a major concert instrument, performs and teaches gifted students in the celebrated Master Class Series filmed in Santiago de Compostella, Spain in 1965. Andres Segovia was a virtuoso Spanish classical guitarist from Linares, Spain. Regarded as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, he is seen as the grandfather of the classical guitar. Many professional classical guitarists today are students of Segovia, or students of his students. Segovia’s contribution to the modern-romantic repertoire not only included commissions but also his...

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Andrew York – Real Acoustic Guitar

Nov 17 2016

Andrew York – Real Acoustic Guitar

Andrew York is both a wonderful composer and great player. York’s compositions: they are modern, but not in a dissonant way; they are beautiful, yet sophisticated; they are pleasant, yet very engaging and emotionally complex. If you want to hear great unique classical guitar, get some Andrew York! These are wonderful compositions for solo guitar. They are intellectually stimulating and stand up to a careful listen, but also make for pleasant background music. York has put together a nice progression from classically inspired works to more free-form exercises, without getting lost in either extreme. Amazing book by an amazing...

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The World’s Best Piano Arrangements

Nov 15 2016

The World’s Best Piano Arrangements

The most elegant, lyrical stylings, luscious harmonies, frills and fancies that mark the truly professional player – they are all here in the one collection that you will want to turn to again and again. Whether you play professionally, for friends, or just for your own enjoyment, you will thrill to these exquisite arrangements of the great songs, by such pianists as George Shearing, Bill Evans, Matt Dennis, Teddy Wilson, Earl Hines, Art Tatum, Hazel Scott, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Eddie Heywood, Ed Shanaphy, Dave Brubeck and more truly great arrangers for piano! With standard notation (does not include...

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German Schauss – Shredding The Composers

Nov 09 2016

German Schauss – Shredding The Composers

Shredding the Composers: Heavy Metal Guitar Meets 8 of the World’s Greatest Classical Composers. Some of the most brilliant and virtuosic music of all time was written during the baroque, classical, and romantic periods by composers like Beethoven, Handel, Vivaldi, Mozart, and Chopin. Many of these exciting musical works are perfect for shredders of any era and take on a whole new life when adapted for heavy metal guitar. This collection of 10 classical masterpieces for shred guitar provides theoretical analysis to help you apply what you learn to your own compositions and soloing. Every piece features innovative techniques...

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Fender Presents – Getting Started on Acoustic Guitar with Keith Wyatt

Oct 31 2016

Fender Presents – Getting Started on Acoustic Guitar with Keith Wyatt

By far the most comprehensive DVD ever offered for the beginner guitarist. Over 3 hours long! Over 50 Interactive Lessons! Step-by-step lessons incorporating clear, easy-to-follow 3-D graphics and unique play-along tracks teach the viewer the essential chords, scales, and techniques used by acoustic guitar players in every popular style, including rock, blues and country. This DVD is separated into two major sections. Keith Wyatt is an excellent teacher. His style is well-paced and clear. He covers a lot of little details without talking too much or overwhelming the student. He makes it look very easy, which can be frustrating,...

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Josquin Des Pres – J.S. Bach For Bass

Oct 30 2016

Josquin Des Pres – J.S. Bach For Bass

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). At a young age this German composer would demonstrate his tremendous ability and, in time, be recognized as one of the supremely great musicians of the world. To his contemporaries, he was known primarily as an organist, and a century was to pass before he would be recognized as a composer. Bach transformed the conventional structures of Preludes and Fugues. While helping to improve technique and develop the ear, learning these J.S. Bach pieces will open up a whole new world of phrasing for the aspiring player. This streamlined volume contains 10 pieces by J.S....

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Paul Gilbert – Guitars From Mars Volume 1 – 2

Oct 24 2016

Paul Gilbert – Guitars From Mars Volume 1 – 2

There are two parts: Guitars From Mars 1 and Guitars From Mars 2. Paul Gilbert’s guitar instruction video from 1996 features Gilbert’s tips on picking and fingering for classical works from Mozart, Bach, and Vivaldi. Also includes two performances of Mr. Big songs. This video set includes: Toccata & Fugue, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Concerto for 2 Violins & Orchestra, Symphone #25, Baroque Ending, Paganini Ending and much more. Booklets included. Paul Gilbert is one of the most technically proficient rock guitarists today. He’s played in bands Mr. Big and Racer X. He graduated from G.I.T. in 1985 right after...

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Andrew York – 8 Dreamscapes for Solo Guitar

Oct 24 2016

Andrew York – 8 Dreamscapes for Solo Guitar

A beautiful collection of pieces arranged for the guitar. Andrew York combines incredible technical skill with both compositional and arranging talent. Andrew York gives us MODERN ideas that are completely accesible, well developed, tasteful, and above all else fun. He operates on a different plain than other guitarists and many of us wish we were there! This is a great batch of tunes with a variety of moods. Most classical guitar discs get monotonous after 5 tracks, but Andrew keeps it going till the end. Songs include: In Sorrow’s Wake Skeleton Hejira Pine Cove Tufnell Park Watercolor Quicksilver The...

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