Media Type : DVDMusical Genre : ClassicInternationally renowned classical guitarist David Leisner plays a live concert program with some pieces that are well-known and others that may be new to guitarists. One of the discoveries is the Sonata in b minor by Wenzeslaus Matiegka (1773-1830), an unduly neglected composer that Leisner calls the Beethoven of the guitar. It´s a great addition to the guitar repertoire. Another discovery is Leisner´s own Nel Mezzo: Sonata, which Soundboard magazine called an original and profoundly personal work...powerful, angry and moving music. Now played quite a bit, the music of Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856) was virtually unknown when Leisner recorded and published some of his music almost 30 years ago. Here, two of Mertz´s pieces display the passionate Romanticism of this music. The classics include the sublime Prelude, Fugue and Allegro by J. S. Bach, two delightful Rags by Scott Joplin in Leisner´s arrangements, and a dazzling encore of Etude No. 12 by Villa-Lobos. Leisner introduces each piece informally and is interviewed during intermission by Andrew Dickenson. The interview covers a number of topics in depth, including some of Leisner´s secrets about easing physical tensions while playing the guitar, and his thoughts about the music he´s playing and about composition.
DescriptionThe sitar has been popular since the 1960s. Since that time it has always had a considerable mystique among musicians. It also has an undeserved reputation for being difficult to play. This book/CD set cuts though the mystique and misapprehensions and presents the material in a simple fashion that is easily understood both by Indians and non-Indian musicians alike. Learning the Sitar begins with basic background information, including a discussion of Indian music, the history of the instrument, the parts and other important terms It then moves on to basic exercises and finally finishes with some simple compositions in Bilawal, Kalyan and Kafi. This is covered in a mix of staff notation as well as traditional Indian Sargam notation.
DescriptionThis book/CD pack teaches guitarists how to effectively mute anything! Author David Brewster covers three types of muting in detail: frethand, pickhand, and both hands. He provides 65 examples in the book, and 70 tracks on the accompanying CD.
DescriptionIn 100 Tips For Blues Guitar You Should Have Been Told, David Mead focuses on the styles and techniques associated with one of the guitar´s longest-surviving and most-played genres. In a series of illustrated exercises that work in combination with an accompanying CD, he tackles the problems associated with playing a form of music that stretches the harmonic boundaries of Western music tradition, covering subjects from choosing the right plectrum to executing the most accomplished finger roll this side of the Mississippi! With a thorough breakdown of the styles of the biggest names in the blues, 100 Tips For Blues Guitar is the ultimate guide for anyone with a guitar and a bottle of whiskey.
Media Type : DVDLevel : Multiple LevelsMusical Genre : ClassicSeries : Mel Bay RecordsNumber of pages : 49David Strobin performs 19 pieces by the 19th century´s greatest guitarist/composers; Fernando Sor and Mauro Giuliani. Featured are rarities including Giuliani´s Tarantella and Sor´s Galop. Starobin performs these works on a 1923 Herman Hauser guitar, a guitar patterned after 19th century Viennese design. National Public Radio recently called Starobin More than a virtuoso, Starobin is a champion for musical truth.â€
The opening release in The Licks Series (The Real Stuff for Guitar), pro duced by Don Mock, Jazz Licks introduces some of the most celebrated licks from jazz performers on the guitar (Joe Pass, Pat Martino, George Benso n, et. al.) and other celebrated jazz instrumentalists such as Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and Miles Davis. With the help of a play-along CD, beginning and experienced players can enrich their playing and their feel for jazz harmony and rhythms with this collection of exercises and examples. Each musical example or study is presented in staff notation and tablature format. David Petersen, one of the best jazz guitarists in the Pacific Northwest, has been on the faculty of the Cornish School of the Arts in Seattle, Washington since 1977. He teaches jazz guitar, ensembles and ear t raining.Support média : Compact discLangue : en anglais
DescriptionThe Acoustic Classics edition from the Play It Right series is for beginner - intermediate guitarists who want to master their favourite classic rock and pop songs. The Acoustic Classics book includes: A book of ten songs each with the guitar part shown in simple diagrams and pictures, plus a matching tutorial A DVD showing you exactly how to play the pieces, plus an audio track for each to demonstrate how they should soundSonglistBlackbird [Beatles, The]Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover [Simon, Paul]Fragile [Sting]Happy Xmas (War Is Over) [Lennon, John] [Ono, Yoko]Just Like A Woman [Dylan, Bob]Romeo And Juliet [Dire Straits]Space Oddity [Bowie, David]Tears In Heaven [Clapton, Eric]The Boxer pSimon & Garfunkel]You Do Something To Me [Weller, Paul]
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A thorough course, paced for beginners. Become a great blues guitarist by starting with the fundamentals, like holding the guitar, tuning up, and playing simple chords and notes, and continue to grow with more advanced topics explored later, like slides, tritone patterns and double stops. All the music in each 48-page book is shown in TAB as well as standard music notation and demonstrated on the accompanying CD and/or DVD.