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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.
For the guitarist who wants to improve his high register reading ability. These studies, in all keys, using positions eight through to twelve, plus a separate section of multi-position exercises, employ all major, minor and symmetric scales. Individual studies consist of scale passages, arpeggios, intervals and notated chord sequences in various...
Jerry Reed is one of country music's guitar pioneers. His unique instrumental approach has strongly influenced the current generation of Nashville players. Now you can learn from the source. Here are a dozen songs, plus an in-depth analysis of Jerry's style and approach to the guitar. Titles are: 'Funky Junk', 'Jerry's Breakdown', 'The Mad Russi...
Twenty-four essential David Bowie compositions, plus scores of full-page photographs. Arranged for piano/vocal with guitar chord boxes and lyrics. Titles are: 'All The Madmen', 'All The Young Dudes', 'Andy Warhol', 'Bewlay Brothers', 'Changes', 'Cygnet Committee', 'Drive In Saturday', 'Five Years', 'Hang Onto Yourself', 'John, I'm Only Dancing',...
Fiddle Tunes, Classic Rags and Cakewalks covers well-known tunes in each style taught by Leo Wijinkamp Jr.. These tunes are presented in Open G, Standard and Drop D tunings. The three audio CDs give 3 full hours of note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction. Lesson One: Open G tuning for the songs Buffalo Gals, Red Wing and Flop Eared Mule.
Innovative in its structure, Bridges supports students from the beginner to advanced levels with carefully sequenced repertoire, studies, and technique. Each of the Repertoire and Studies books in the series spans all major style periods and a variety of genres, presenting an organized compilation of pieces appropriate for that level of technica...
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