Forty beautiful Celtic melodies arranged for solo fingerstyle guitar. All the songs are arranged to be easily playable. Most of the songs are in standard tuning plus there is an additional section in DADGAD tuning. A CD is included featuring all the songs.
Guitar arrangements transcribed by the artists themselves, in standard notation and tab. Each edition includes a masterclass-style CD in which the artist walks you through the key aspects and techniques for each arrangement. Twenty-five beautiful Celtic melodies masterfully arranged for solo guitar, as performed by Jim Tozier on his Celtic Guitar CD (Solid Air Records). Each amazingly accessible, yet truly beautiful arrangement was transcribed by Jim Tozier himself. The included full performance CD is so stunning that it alone is worth the price. Jim has been called one of most eloquent Celtic guitarists in the world (Guitarnation.com), and his treatment of these traditional Irish and Scottish tunes is tasteful and true. This collection is comprised of time-honored favorites and lesser-known Celtic gems, which makes it an essential resource for players of all levels. A CD with full-length recordings and performance notes is included. Songs are arranged in DADGAD, CGDGAD, and CGCGCD tunings.
Media Type : Book/CD SetLevel : Beginning-IntermediateMusical Genre : Celtic/IrishNumber of pages : 104This book teaches the most crucial function of a chord instrument in the Celtic seisún (session)- that of playing tasteful, interesting, imaginative, and supportive improvised accompaniment. Celtic Back-Up presents accurate and directly applicable information on the theory, conception, stylistic considerations, procedures, and resources for accompaniment. Every facet of seisún accompaniment is thoroughly explored. With this book you will come to understand why many of our Celtic authors are reluctant to suggest chord accompaniment with their melodies in the first place; the idea is to be open to fresh ideas and improvise the accompaniment as you go.
Media Type : DVDLevel : IntermediateMusical Genre : Celtic/IrishSeries : Guitar Masters LiveThis DVD showcases guitarist Steve Baughman demonstrating his incredible fingerstyle creativity while he performs guitar solo settings on 14 Celtic and traditional compositions. Of special interest is Steve´s analysis of alternate tunings and innovative new fingerstyle performance techniques. In addition to well-known Celtic compositions, Steve performs a number of his original guitar solo settings and his own arrangements of several tunes written by the famed Irish harpist Turlough O´Carolan. Included on this video are: Lord Inchiquin, John Kelley´s Reel, St. Anne´s Reel, Planxty Bongwater, Lady Gethin, Planxty George Brabazon, Greensleeves, Frailing, Misses McCloud´s Reel, Liberty, Planxty Pegeen, and more.
DescriptionIn these three audio lessons, Duck Baker, Stefan Grossman, and John Renbourn teach six Celtic fingerstyle guitar solos. The three compact discs offer three full hours of note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction, and all of the arrangements appear in the book in notation and tablature. Lesson One, by Duck Baker, teaches Planxty Irwin in Drop D tuning and Hewlett in standard tuning. Lesson Two, by Stefan Grossman, introduces Open G minor tuning for Logan Water and Captain Magan. Lesson Three, by John Renbourn, continues G minor tuning with arrangements of Mist Covered Mountains and The Orphan. This lesson concludes with five bonus tracks featuring performances by Davey Graham and Dave Evans.
The Guitar Atlas series is your passport to a new world of music. Learn the rhythms and techniques of some of the world´s most remarkable guitar music, and discover the history, origins, and pioneering artists of distinctive styles from around the globe.This installment in the series covers jigs, reels, hornpipes, strathspeys, and other Irish and Scottish musical traditions. The examples and compositions are all presented in standard notation and TAB. A CD demonstrating the music is also enclosed.
Media Type : BookLevel : BeginningMusical Genre : Celtic/IrishSeries : Archive EditionNumber of pages : 96Traditionally the role of the guitar in Celtic music has been confined to accompaniment of lead instruments or a vocalist. In this book Steve Baughman suggests ways to break free of this mold, allowing the guitarist to internalize techniques that make the expression of Celtic melodies a pleasant endeavor. Divided into two sections, the book covers melodic and percussive expressive techniques. Written in standard notation and tablature. Audio available online.
DescriptionThe Complete Book Of Alternate Tunings Mark Hanson. Includes hundreds of guitar tunings, all styles - folk to Celtic to rock - and comprehensive artist listings.
Media Type : DVDMusical Genre : Celtic/IrishSeries : Guitar Masters LiveCeltic acoustic guitar and cittern wizard Robin Bullock takes the vibrating string to astonishing places with four of his own compositions, artful arrangements of another five traditional Celtic tunes, and tunes by Norman Blake and Dougie MacLean. From high-octane performances on Spider; Maho Snaps; Matelot Jig; and Old Brown Case to the extraordinarily moving and trancelike tune Between Earth & Sky(original title piece of his CD), the slow Irish air For Ireland I´d Not Tell Her Name; and Tiger Baby´s Lullaby; Robin displays the fingerpicking and flatpicking styles that, combined with his composing and multi-instrumental skills, have earned his reputation with such renown Celtic and world-music groups as Helicon, Billboard´s world music TOP 10 artist John Whelan´s new Celtic band, and Riverdance guest artists Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble. An extraordinary composer, Robin also varies tunings using standard tuning on only two pieces; he fingerpicks seven of the tunes, and uses flatpick technique on Old Brown Case and the three cittern (Irish bazouki) pieces: his original The Iraqi Road to Dublin and Irish traditional tunes Maho Snaps and The Dawn/Miss Monahan. Completing the 11 pieces on this video are: Dougie MacLean´s Farewell to Craigie Duh, Turlough O´Carolan´s Sir Charles Coote; Captain Higgins; and Rigler´s March; Rex´s Ramble; another one of his own. Find out why everyone who hears Robin Bullock is entranced by his masterful musical versatility, his humorous approach to life, and the music that runs through his head.