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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.
Two brilliant, original solos, and one excellent transcription, for classical guitar by one of the world's great contemporary composer/guitarists, Jorge Morel. Titles are: 'Francesca's Waltz', 'Romantico y Allegrotmico', and 'Anitra's Dance' by Greig.
Revised and expanded throughout, this popular how-to guide to the art and craft of creating decorative designs in wood now includes a stunning 16-page gallery showcasing some of the world's finest inlay work. The Art of Inlay by Larry Robinson provides artistic inspiration as well as how-to instruction and design insights, written by the inlay a...
This book presents information for guitarists of all styles, from rock, latin and funk to country, jazz and alternative. Steve Kahn shares his approach to chord construction, an area he has become known for on guitar. Here, he has taken a complex subject and broken it down into simple building blocks and small study units. It aims to extend your...
Bunny Brunel has played With Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams, Larry Coryell, Wayne Shorter, Al Dimeola, Al Jarreau and many other jazz-fusion greats. This 250 page book covers the 'nuts and bolts' basics needed to play contemporary Bass. Suitable for either four or five string Bass.
From 1900 to the 1950's, the guitar played a fundamental role in shaping the harmonies and structure of jazz. Essential for the Jazz Enthusiast, 'The Great Jazz Guitarists Volume 1' provides detailed analysis of the individual playing styles and interpretative techniques of some of the leading jazz guitarists of their day, among them Eddie Durha...
Take your playing back in time to the early days of Bebop Jazz, and discover the sounds and styles that made stars of Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and countless others. The Bebop pioneers stretched the limits of Jazz improvisation, introducing new tonalities, an ever-increasing harmonic vocabulary and opportunities for groundbreaking virtuosi...
Learn to play eight classic Gary Moore guitar parts and jam along with a professional session band. The Jam With... guitar workshop is a powerful learning tool that will help you extend your stockpile of licks and fills and develop your improvisational skills. Titles are: 'Cold Day In Hell', 'Empty Rooms', 'Oh Pretty Woman', 'Parisienne Walkways...