A book of 20 progressive pieces suitable for guitarists in the early grades. It presents original pieces and well-loved tunes in a wide range of styles, from Spanish to Caribbean and Elizabethan to the blues. With short performing and background notes on each piece and attractive illustrations, this collection is an essential repertoire book for all elementary guitarists.Difficulty : Very easy32 pages25 June 1998 Debbie Cracknell studied guitar and piano at Trinity College of Music in London. After graduating with licentiate diplomas in both instruments, she has been teaching as a peripatetic guitar teacher for Buckinghamshire County Council for many years. Her very successful series, Enjoy Playing Guitar, has been followed by many solo and ensemble works aimed mainly at beginners and those in the early grades.
This second tutor takes the student on to more complex rhythms, slurs, and higher positions, and ends with an introduction to the barre. Some pieces are in duet or trio form.
This tutor provides a good start for pupils beginning the classical guitar either in groups or as individuals. Tests, space for compositions, and a practice register are included. As well as solo pieces, duets and ensembles help the pupil develop a sense of rhythm. New information is shown in boxes for easy reference, the text is clearly and simply written, and the book is illustrated throughout.Forces or Category : Guitar tutorDifficulty : Very easy 48 pages09 August 1984Debbie CracknellDebbie Cracknell studied guitar and piano at Trinity College of Music in London. After graduating with licentiate diplomas in both instruments, she has been teaching as a peripatetic guitar teacher for Buckinghamshire County Council for many years. Her very successful series, Enjoy Playing Guitar, has been followed by many solo and ensemble works aimed mainly at beginners and those in the early grades.
DescriptionFrank Potenza/Nick Stoubis: Fingerboard Mastery, Book One - Scales & Arpeggios This in-depth scale and arpeggio text is core curriculum at the University of Southern California´s Studio Guitar Department, which is part of the prestigious Flora L. Thornton School of Music, located in
Media Type : DVDMusical Genre : JazzSeries : Mel Bay RecordsNumber of pages : 85Any Tal enthusiast should have this video recorded live in 1988 at Bowling Green State University. Songs include Misty, Satin Doll, Billie´s Bounce, Just Friends and Autumn Leaves. Tal Farlow is backed up by Chris Buzzelli, Jeff Halsey, and Jerry McKenzie.
Media Type : DVDMusical Genre : JazzThe second annual New York University Summer Guitar Intensive took place during the steamy summer of 2006. As usual, it hosted a hand-picked group of the finest jazz guitarists the USA has to offer; all ready to share their insights and experiences with the students. The performances on this DVD are taken from the series of concerts that were presented by the Intensive and they capture the artistry and inspiration with which these amazing musicians injected the educational experience.
Media Type : DVDMusical Genre : JazzBy exploring original compositions and arranging jazz standards, New West Guitar Quartet established themselves as a notable jazz group when they were all music students at the University of Southern California under the direction of guitarist Pat Kelley. Since the group started in 2003, they have performed in major venues throughout the USA, Canada, Japan, Europe and worked with guitarists such as Pat Metheny, Joe Diorio and Bruce Forman.
DescriptionThis in-depth blues rhythm guitar text is core curriculum of the University of Southern California´s Studio Guitar Department, which is part of the prestigious Flora L. Thornton School of Music, located in Los Angeles, California. It features eighteen twelve-bar blues rhythm guitar accompaniments in the style of guitarists such as Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Nine of the songs use a shuffle feel and nine use a straight eighth note feel. The play along CD contains two versions of each of the eighteen songs in the book. The first version has the guitar part and the second version is without the guitar. This gives you the ability to play along with the guitar part as a guide and also to play along with the track as the only guitarist. The examples are written using traditional musical notation and tablature. Included for each song is a short description of the important points to consider when learning each example. The book presents songs that will expand the guitarist´s vocabulary by presenting a variety of different ways a guitarist can play through the twelve bar blues. A number of different chord variations, keys and tempos are used in demonstrating these eighteen idiomatic rhythm guitar parts that have been used by the masters.
Media Type : DVDMusical Genre : JazzSeries : Mel Bay RecordsNumber of pages : 110Filmed at the Smithsonian Jazz CafÃ©, Randy Johnston makes the classics soar with his performances of Body and Soul, Here´s That Rainy Day and If Ever I Would Leave You. The jazz times never stop on this classic 12 track DVD. On March 18th, 2005, with his latest CD approaching the pinnacle of the jazz chart, Randy Johnston captured the energy of the moment in front of a packed house at the Smithsonian Jazz CafÃ©. Bassist Tom Pietrycha and drummer Tony Leone joined Randy on this exhilarating blend of originals and covers, including John Coltrane´s Impressionsâ€ and Don Militello´s Seems Like Times Are Changinâ€. A seasoned professional with several world tours under his belt, Randy has performed and recorded with Lou Donaldson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Houston Person, Etta Jones, Lionel Hampton, Brother Jack McDuff, Warne Marsh, Lee Konitz, Joey DeFrancesco, Tom Harrell, Irene Reid, Rashid Ali, and other jazz notables. Born in Detroit, Randy studied at the University of Miami before moving to New York City in the early 1980s.