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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Dave Celentano – Rock Around The Classics

Oct 18 2016

Dave Celentano – Rock Around The Classics

This book/CD pack introduces guitarists of all levels to fresh and innovative ways of playing some of the most popular classical songs. The songs are in order from easiest to most challenging, and a lesson is included on each. There are very few guitar tab-tutorial books out there that show you how to play classical music in the proper ‘shred’ guitar style – I.E. with technical, lead guitar techniques such as fast alternate picked runs, elaborate tapping sequences, crazy legato etc. Usually, if you want to play some classical themes in the metal-guitar style, you either have to transcribe...

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The Complete Carcassi Guitar Method

Oct 03 2016

The Complete Carcassi Guitar Method

The Complete Carcassi Guitar Method PDF. Here in a single volume is the original guitar method of Mateo Carcassi (1792-1853) translated to English and Spanish and published with his famous “25 Studies”. Although regarded as moderately archaic in terms of modern guitar technique, Carcassi’s time- proven method is second to none in its presentation of a graded learning system featuring scales, exercises, and engaging compositions in various keys. Written in standard notation only. A great book for music instruction on the guitar. Each key has charming pieces that are enjoyable to learn and the “classic” studies at the end...

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David Braid – Play Classical Guitar

Sep 27 2016

David Braid – Play Classical Guitar

From playing the classical guitar, to buying one, to simply enjoying its unique beauty, repertoire and heritage, this colorful all-in-one primer reveals the riches of one of history. As fineststringed instruments. It presents more than 90 exercises composed by the author that clarify techniques and concepts, as well as transcriptions of essential classical guitar repertoire. Fully illustrated with diagrams and charts, this book for beginning to advanced players covers reading music notation, theory, key signatures, musical terms, memorization, chords, arpeggios, melody, advanced techniques, playing by ear, general musicianship, and improvisation. Includes a color showcase of the finest models, players...

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Gilbert DeBenedetti – A Dozen Italian Diversions for Guitar Solo

Sep 18 2016

Gilbert DeBenedetti – A Dozen Italian Diversions for Guitar Solo

A Dozen Italian Diversions is perfect both for honing technical skills and for solo guitar performance at the intermediate level. Dedicated to his parents who took him to Italy frequently as a child to cultivate an appreciation of his heritage, the author named each piece after an important Italian site or cultural entity. Written in18th century style, this collection of miniatures addresses a wide variety of moods while each piece, like an etude, focuses on just a few skills; for example- the melodic bass line of “Lament at La Scala,” the speed of “The Olympic Downhill” and “Tempest in...

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