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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.
Note for note transcriptions of ten great solos from seven of today's guitar greats. Titles are: 'Eruption' (Eddie Van Halen), 'Shy Boy' and 'Call It Sleep' (Steve Vai), 'Always With Me, Always with You' and 'The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing' (Joe Satriani), 'Goodbye to Romance' and 'Dee' (Randy Rhoads), 'Too Rolling Stoned' (Robin Trower),...
A collection of 41 articles and tips from Joe Satriani's famous columns that have appeared in 'Guitar for the Practising Musician'.
Included in This book are guitar arrangements for ten popular songs made famous and frequently performed by Count Basie and his Orchestra for many years. Titles are 'Cute', 'Jive at Five', 'Jumpin' at the Woodhouse', 'Lester Leaps In', 'Li'l Darlin'', 'Rockabye Basie', 'Splanky', 'Teddy the Toad', 'Until I Met You', 'Whirly Bird'. Easy/intermedi...
From the best-selling author of Pumping Nylon comes book 2 of this amazing classical guitar method. Book 2 continues where book 1 leaves off by introducing more essential classical guitar techniques such as the rest stroke, block chords, and how to shape and use the right-hand fingernails.
35 great solo arrangements of jazz classics, including: 'After You've Gone', 'Alice in Wonderland', 'The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)', 'Four', 'Meditation (Meditacao)', 'Stompin' at the Savoy', 'Sweet and Lovely', 'Waltz for Debby', 'Yardbird Suite', 'You'll Never Walk Alone', 'You've Changed' and more.
Grammy Award winner Mark Hanson is a world-renowned acoustic guitarist, as well as performer, composer, recording artist, and author. Called by A Prairie Home Companion's Pat Donohue "...perhaps the greatest teacher of fingerstyle guitar," Mark has authored more than 30 guitar instruction books and DVDs. He was a columnist at Frets magazine, and...
Start playing jazz guitar! This book will help you understand and master the essential concepts and techniques of jazz, whatever style you may already know. You'll learn jazz theory and harmony through learning and practicing scales, diatonic seventh chords, and harmonic tensions. You will also learn to use chord and tension substitutions in ord...