Elias Barreiro – Guitar Music of Cuba

Oct 28 2015

Elias Barreiro – Guitar Music of Cuba

Cuban composers have produced a rich legacy of music in both popular and classical genres. Cuban song and dance rhythms have had a global musical impact, and no other Latin American country has produced as many operas as Cuba has. Yet sadly, due to the political isolation of modern times, Cuba has experienced cultural isolation and the rest of the world is largely unaware of its musical contributions. We’re proud to present this collection of popular Cuban music transcribed for the guitar. There are songs by Manuel Saumell, Ignacio Cervantes, Victor Pacheco, Jose Lino Fernandez de Coca, Tomas Buelta...

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Esteban’s Complete Guitar Course For Beginners

Sep 03 2015

Esteban’s Complete Guitar Course For Beginners

He’s studied under legendary guitar master Andres Segovia, performed thousands of concerts, and topped the Billboard charts. Now Esteban teaches you to play guitar in this comprehensive course, which will have you playing classics from “Greensleeves” to “Malaguena” to “House of the Rising Sun” in no time. With step-by-step instruction, Esteban goes beyond chords and fingerings to teach you how to improvise naturally, become a versatile guitarist, and just have fun. It is great for the beginner or the intermediate player who wants to learn Spanish guitar style. Esteban makes it clear and simple. There are a few aspects...

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Daniel Abrams – Practicing & Performing: A Pianist’s Guide

Aug 25 2015

Daniel Abrams – Practicing & Performing: A Pianist’s Guide

Practice for results and perform with confidence! Whether you are into the blues or Beethoven, you need a comprehensive set of mental, emotional and physical skills to help you play your best. Famed concert pianist and composer Daniel Abrams reveals a wealth of essential insiders’ tips that will dramatically improve your playing regardless of your preferred style or musical genre. He shows pianists of all levels and styles how to get maximum results from minimum time spent at the keyboard, and provides the tools to practice and perform with strength and confidence. Learning about relaxation, inspiration, breathing, focus, attitude...

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Eliot Fisk – Paganini: 24 Caprices arranged for Guitar

Aug 18 2015

Eliot Fisk – Paganini: 24 Caprices arranged for Guitar

Learn to play Paganini’s 24 Caprices. Eliot Fisk has made some of the most brilliant, virtuosic compositions, in Paganini’s 24 Caprices, available to the guitar world and the general public. His performances ooze with moments of fire, intensity, subtlety, and virtuosity. This is one of those rare instances where technical genius and artistry meet to create a work of art that is both brilliant and beautiful. Fisk’s playing is stellar, and the recording is crisp and clear. Eliot Fisk really took on one of the ultimate challenges of classical guitar in interpreting these dynamic masterpieces of the violin. Eliot...

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Guitar Lessons – Genre: Classical Guitar

Jul 26 2015

Guitar Lessons – Genre: Classical Guitar

The classical guitar (also called classic guitar, Spanish guitar, nylon-string guitar or concert guitar) is a 6-stringed plucked string instrument from the family of instruments called chordophones. The classical guitar has comprehensive right hand technique, which allows the soloist to perform complex melodic and polyphonic material. The origins of the classical guitar date back to the fifteenth century. The vihuela, lute, and baroque guitar are the early predecessors of the guitar. With its origins reaching deep into the past, the classical guitar repertoire spans over five hundred years worth of material. Danny Voris begins this lesson set by explaining...

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Carole Bigler – Everybody’s Perfect Masterpieces Volume 1 – 4

Jul 22 2015

Carole Bigler – Everybody’s Perfect Masterpieces Volume 1 – 4

Graded piano recital repertoire in four volumes, edited by Carole Bigler and Valery Lloyd-Watts. Each volume includes a rich selection of the works of the greatest masters from all eras. Book 1 repertoire is sequenced so that it would range from Levels 1-3 of piano methods. To develop a love of classical music, students need to be exposed to it as early as possible exposure to greatness develops an appetite for greatness. These CDs contain special attention to phrasing, dynamics, style and musical sensitivity. Songs include: Allegretto, Op. 117, No. 5 Composed by Cornelius Gurlitt Allegretto In D Composed...

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Frederic Hand – Classical Guitar Technique And Musicianship

Jul 10 2015

Frederic Hand – Classical Guitar Technique And Musicianship

Here’s a lesson for both classical musicians and fingerstyle guitarists who want to discover their “natural dexterity” for speed, tone and effortless technique! Whether you are a beginning or advanced guitarist, you will benefit from Fred Hand’s in-depth exploration of the fundamental principles of classical guitar technique. “Your body and mind have an innate ability to express the music that you hear,” says Hand, “you only need to tap into this source.” By learning the essentials of good playing, such as posture, relaxation, fingernail shaping and the correct application of the free stroke and rest stroke, you will quickly...

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John Renbourn – Guitar Pieces

Jun 30 2015

John Renbourn – Guitar Pieces

John Renbourn is best known as a member of Pentangle, a British band that plays folk, blues, jazz and soft rock. This book contains a mixture of things and arrangements of medieval dance tunes and Elizabethan music, which have not previously been set for the guitar. All the pieces can be played effectively on nylon or wire strung guitar and except where marked otherwise, the standard tuning is used. As some of the music is modal in character it is indicated in the key signature, rather than use too many accidentals throughout the pieces themselves. Songs include: Judy A...

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El McMeen – Art of Dropped D Guitar

Apr 17 2015

El McMeen – Art of Dropped D Guitar

Instead of approaching Dropped D tuning via the route of “Standard” tuning, El went directly from CGDGAD tuning, and has succeeded in finding in Dropped D tuning musical qualities that are very unusual and compelling. The tunes range from Celtic, to spiritual, to Americana, to pop music, with a classical piece also included. The accompanying CD contains performances of certain tunes by Warren S. Haskell, an acclaimed player, teacher and recording artist based in Northern California. Warren’s precise playing makes it easy for the student to hear and understand the music. McMeen is an outstanding guitarist, and these transcription...

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Yngwie Malmsteen – Play Loud! (Full Shred)

Apr 08 2015

Yngwie Malmsteen – Play Loud! (Full Shred)

Yngwie Johann Malmsteen is a Swedish virtuoso guitarist, composer, multi-instrumentalist and bandleader. Malmsteen became famous and very influential for his neo-classical approach in heavy metal music. He is often considered one of the most talented rock guitarists of all time and is considered to be a pioneer of shred guitar. Yngwie Johann Malmsteen – swedish guitarist, gained inspiration from Jimi Hendrix whilst watching a TV program on his death… not by listening to him!!! He also became inspired by classical baroque music, mainly Bach, and a violinist named Niccolo Paganini. He Mainly uses Harmonic Minor and Phyrigian modes and...

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