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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.
The most highly acclaimed jazz piano method ever published! Mark Levine, long time pianist with Cal Tjader, is a Concord Jazz recording artist who has recorded with such greats as Joe Henderson, Carmen McRae, Richie Cole, Mark Murphy, Houston Pearson and many others. Over 300 pages with complete chapters on intervals and triads, the major modes ...
'Ready, Aim, Improvise!' explores the critical areas involved in learning how to improvise, including; music theory, jazz harmony, ear training, jazz execution, jazz vocabulary, practicing, self-critiquing, career planning and much more. The book is filled with examples, exercises and practice routines that help make the learning process easy an...
The term '12-bar blues' has become synonymous with blues music and is the basis for an incredible body of jazz, rock 'n' roll, and other forms of popular music. This book/CD set is solely devoted to providing guitarists with all the technical tools necessary for playing 12-bar blues with authority. The CD includes 24 full-band tracks. Covers: bo...
Six compositions in music and tablature with foreword by Alain Faucher. The texts are in Spanish, English and French. The book includes a CD of all six transcriptions. Pieces are: 'Presagio', 'Inspiración', 'Paseando por la Habana', 'Sueño en la Alhambra', 'Fantasia Gaditana', 'Aires de Almeria'.
The songs from Nirvana's definitive album transcribed in standard and guitar tab notation, complete with lyrics and chord symbols. Titles are: 'Breed', 'Come As You Are', 'Drain You', 'Lithium', 'Lounge Act', 'On A Plain', 'Polly', 'Smells Like Teen Spirit', 'Something In The Way', 'Stay Away', 'Territorial Pissings'
Bass Line Basics introduces guitarists to the art of adding bass lines to their chord/rhythm playing. Adding bass lines to the average chord progression gives a sense of direction and motion to chord accompaniment. "Four to the bar" comping with moving bass lines as well as bass lines with chord melody are also covered in this text. These techni...
The mysteries of the challenging flamenco style are unlocked in this exciting method for guitarists at all levels. Carefully graded examples present every flamenco form, first with basic techniques and then with increased virtuosity. Written in standard notation and tablature, complete with chord diagrams and detailed right-hand instructions. Ev...
Wonderfully rich pieces that you will want to play again and again. They have written with the intermediate player in mind but do not compromise themselves because of that. The classic styles such as Soleares, Alegrias and Bulerias are all here and are suitable as starting pieces or as additions to your Flamenco repertoire. The accompanying CD c...
Just Between Frets is the latest collaboration of Tommy Emmanuel and Frank Vignola. Frank and Tommy turn many a well known tunes inside out with their virtuosity and unique chemistry as a duo, creating a non-stop chain of magical musical moments that were captured in a couple of spontaneous recording sessions. This book is a transcription of the...