John Hill – Classic Rock for Classical Guitar

Jan 23 2017

John Hill – Classic Rock for Classical Guitar

Classic Rock for Classical Guitar – 20 unique solo guitar arrangements of rock classics in standard notation and tablature, including Eric Clapton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Who and many others. These are all great songs, nothing wrong with the selection and all suitable for classical fingerstyle guitar. Definitely not for the beginner, good for the intermediate fingerstyle guitarist. The beginning student should note that about half of the arrangements require non-standard tuning. This isn’t hard to do but it is different from practicing with standard tuning and hence complicates the practice regimen. Songs include: More Than A Feeling Don’t Fear...

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Alan Fraser – The Craft of Piano Playing

Jan 17 2017

Alan Fraser – The Craft of Piano Playing

Based on his book of the same name, Canadian pianist Alan Fraser’s film uses recent advances in biomechanics to replace both tension and over-relaxation with effective hand activation based on optimal skeletal alignment. The film promises pianists from beginners to professionals an astonishing enhancement of the colours and sonority one can draw from the instrument, and offers teachers new, effective solutions for their students’ most common technical problems. Fraser links musical expression to the hand’s innate structure and function to create an “absolutely natural way of moving at the piano, both powerful and flexible” (PianoNews, Germany). The Craft of...

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Steve Siktberg – John Dowland for Classic Guitar

Jan 13 2017

Steve Siktberg – John Dowland for Classic Guitar

Original John Downland Lute Solos Transcribed for Classic Guitar. Composed by Steve Siktberg. For years, classical guitarists have enjoyed playing the lute music of the English composer, John Dowland (1563-1626). Forty of his beautiful compositions are included in this volume. The book is intended for the guitarist with intermediate to advanced fingerstyle technique, and can be played on both nylon and steel string instruments. In order to help capture the unique character of Dowland’s music, renaissance lute tuning (capo on the third fret with the G string tuned to F sharp) is used throughout. The pieces progress more or...

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Classical Guitar Wedding

Jan 05 2017

Classical Guitar Wedding

Classical Guitar Wedding 16 favorites. Perfect for players hired to perform for someone’s big day, this songbook features 16 classical wedding favorites arranged for solo guitar in standard notation and tablature. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in performing solo classical guitar for weddings. The arrangements, fingering and chord voicings are simple yet eloquent. Some of the arrangement are simply wonderful. Some parts, however, could be more complete to give a fuller sound. Songs include: Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring Minuet Air On The G String Recuerdos De La Alhambra Concerto in D Major Prelude No. I...

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Mark Hanson – The Art of Solo Fingerpicking

Jan 02 2017

Mark Hanson – The Art of Solo Fingerpicking

The Art of Solo Fingerpicking: How to Play Alternating-Bass Fingerstyle Guitar Solos PDF. Mark Hanson’s focused method includes an instructional and accompaniment CD, 14 solos, and measure-by-measure instruction. It also features standard notation and tablature, tunes and exercises played at slow and performance speed, and detailed, thorough instruction for numerous different styles and techniques. This is volume 2 of Mark Hanson’s The Art of Travis-Style Picking, one of the best starter manuals for would-be fingerpickers, and it picks up where that excellent book/CD left off. Most of the compositions are by Hanson; if you love Fahey, Kottke, Ackerman, de...

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Robin Hall – Piano For All

Dec 29 2016

Robin Hall – Piano For All

Imagine being able to sit down at a piano and just PLAY – Pop, Blues, Jazz, Ragtime, Ballads, even incredible Classical pieces? Now you can.. and you can do it in months not years! Imagine you could learn piano or keyboard without having to spend money, time and effort on traditional Piano Lessons. The Pianoforall Process is simple… You start with Popular Chord based Rhythm Style Piano (think of artists like Elton John, Billy Joel, Lennon & McCartney, Barry Mannilow, Lionel Ritchie, Coldplay, Norah Jones and so on) which is EASY but sounds amazingly like the ‘real thing’. This...

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Disney Songs For Classical Guitar

Dec 25 2016

Disney Songs For Classical Guitar

Disney Songs For Classical Guitar PDF (Standard Notation & Tab). This is a great book containing rare songs from Snow White, Cinderella, Aristocats, ect. The tablature is a bit challenging for a beginner, but with enough practice will become quite easy. 20 songs carefully arranged for solo guitar in standard notation and tablature. The arrangements are different and indeed a bit more difficult that the songs in the beginning-intermediate Fingerpicking Disney book. A few of the songs in the Disney Songs for Classical Guitar are in Drop-D tuning. Tablature is included as well as suggestions for left and right...

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Fingerpicking Beethoven

Dec 14 2016

Fingerpicking Beethoven

Fingerpicking Beethoven PDF 15 Pieces Arranged For Solo Guitar In Standard Notation & Tab. The arrangements in this book are carefully written for intermediate-level guitarists. Each solo combines melody and harmony in one superb fingerpicking arrangement. The book also includes an easy introduction to basic fingerstyle guitar. Beethoven is a composer of 9 symphonies, 32 piano sonatas and numerous other woks, is acknowledged by many as one of the greatest classical composers the world has ever seen. He is amongst the “Big Four” of the classical composing community, with Bach, Mozart and Tchaikovsky. His five piano concerts have sold...

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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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