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This is the first book to present a detailed account of the musical achievements of Julian Bream. In a wide-ranging celebration of his artistry the book offers essential perspectives on vital elements of twentieth century guitar history and reveals how Julian Bream succeeded in establishing the instrument as a uniquely expressive force on the contemporary scene. As well as his phenomenal success in inspiring composers such as Britten, Tippett, Walton, Arnold, Berkeley, Henze, Brouwer, Takemitsu, etc., to write for the guitar, Bream is also renowned as the twentieth century's greatest lutenist and a passionate advocate of Elizabethan music.
Julian Bream's influence is apparent in every area of the classical guitar repertoire. He transcribed Baroque works by Scarlatti, Buxtehude, Cimarosa, etc., and is acknowledged as one of the great interpreters of the music of J.S. Bach. He revitalised awareness of the early nineteenth century works of Sor, Giuliani, and Aguado, while bringing to the public the music of Spain from the sixteenth century to the present day and breathing new fire into Latin American music by composers such as Villa-Lobos, Ponce and Brouwer.
Bream, over the years, revolutionised the guitar concerto, inspiring new works in this genre at the same time as performing the perennial favourites. Through concerts with Peter Pears, George Malcolm, Peggy Ashcroft, John Williams, and the Julian Bream Consort, he demonstrated his unique versatility, offering new interpretations of both early and contemporary music.
This broad canvas is represented here in terms of Bream's concerts, recordings, and editions. The book also includes many photos, a comprehensive list of his musical publications, a discography, and a bibliography.
Part two of a two part set each With an accompanying CD. These excellent books cover all the aspects of this guitar hero's techniques. They are a valuable source of new ideas for the guitarist wishing to expand beyond the usual melodic territories.
Brian Head, like Andrew York is a young American classical guitarist/composer With a growing reputation, who flavours his music with a touch of jazz. The four titles in this book are sure to become popular encore pieces. Titles are: '33rd Street Ballad', 'Lobster Tale', 'November Song' and 'Brookland Boogie'
Twenty great arrangements of jazz Classics. Titles are: 'All the Things You Are', 'Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles Mortes)', 'Black Orpheus', 'Bluesette', 'Body and Soul', 'Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)', 'The Girl from Ipanema (Garôta de Ipanema)', 'God Bless' the Child', 'Have You Met Miss Jones?' 'How High the Moon', 'How Insensitive', 'I'v...
Volume one in a series of three books of original progressive guitar solos. The series has been developed by the European Guitar Teachers association (EGTA) and is designed to concentrate on the formation of a stable yet relaxed right-hand position providing a firm foundation for future study. Titles are: 'Toy Soldiers', 'Daydream', 'Banjo Joe',...
This is the perfect book to help you acquire technical skills through the use of clever musical examples and twelve classic jazz standards. Learn valuable tips for transcribing, arranging and personalizing your arrangements. Discover technical devices such as artificial harmonics, 'harp' effects and harmonic cascades. Learn melodic concepts incl...
Grooving, the marriage of the rhythmic feel to the harmony, should be an integral part of a bassist's practice routine, and author David Keif provides a variety of grooves that will help develop any player's skills. This book provides essential patterns and bass lines for rock, pop, blues, funk, R & B, jazz, hip-hop and other styles. The CD incl...