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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.
A well produced book which takes the novice through five pickup construction projects and then on to the building of an electric Bass guitar. There are a lot of photographs for guidance and guitarists can also benefit from information on silicone rubber and epoxy casting to keep pickups from squealing. 105 photographs and charts.
As part of Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop Audio Series this comprehensive and thorough collection of fingerpicking guitar lessons contains invaluable tips and instruction implemented throughout the arrangements in this book. The three audio CDs give 3 full hours of note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction. Lesson One: Basic picking patterns...
One of the foremost Jazz guitarists of his generation, three-time Grammy nominee Mike Stern is celebrated in this set of transcriptions spanning hisch and varied career. With an unmistakable style and vocabulary, Mike Stern combines the sophistication of fusion and bebop with the edgy power of rock, making his intense, tight and shockingly virtu...
"John Thomas is an impressive and thorough jazz musician. A book on voice leading is a needed step in the evolution of jazz guitar education, and John is the best man to write it. His understanding of the altered scale is awesome. He not only knows the chords and scales, but more importantly, he knows the specific devices by which great playe...
This collection of the work of the Maltese composer, Gordon Mizzi, for solo guitar is being made available to the public for the first time. Saints and Fireworks, The Music of Gordon Mizzi Volume Two is the second of two albums of Gordon Mizzi's music, which are available from Mel Bay Publications. This album takes its title from the ne...
Many children start learning the guitar, but after sometime few of them practise so ardently and enthusiastically as at the beginning. There are several reasons for this. One is certainly the limited amount of time available for practising in a school child's day. Instructors have to find a way of awakening and increasing the interest of thei...