This comprehensive book contains over 100 Celtic tunes arranged for solo fingerstyle guitar. This edition is derived from a collection of nearly 300 arrangements Glenn Weiser has created over the last twenty years. The book is divided into 4 sections: 1) airs, marches and waltzes 2) hornpipes, jigs and reels 3) tunes from the Bunting collection 4) harp tunes of Turlough O'Carolan. All are in either standard or dropped-D tuning, and can be played on either nylon or steel string guitars. All of these melodies are accompanied with brief historical notes. Written in standard notation and tablature. Intermediate in difficulty.
This comprehensive book contains over 100 Celtic tunes arranged for solo fingerstyle guitar. This edition is derived from a collection of nearly 300 arrangements Glenn Weiser has created over the last twenty years. the book is divided into 4 sections: 1) airs, marches and waltzes 2) hornpipes, jigs and reels 3) tunes from the Bunting collection 4) harp tunes of Turlough O'Carolan. All are in either standard or dropped-D tuning, and can be played on either nylon or steel string guitars. All of these melodies are accompanied with brief historical notes. Written in standard notation and tablature. Intermediate in difficulty.
This volume is intended as a folio of arrangements from the repertoire of a working musician. As such, there is only a minimum of discussion about the technical aspects of playing. Students who have already dealt with the American style called fingerpicking or fingerstyle guitar, which is quite distinct from other kinds of guitar playing, will be at an advantage. the easiest arrangements here are early intermediate level, while the other end of the scale includes pieces that may challenge even a professional. Tunes within each section are presented generally in order of difficulty. the bulk of the tunes presented are fiddle tunes, with a couple of banjo tunes and several songs as well as tunes originally played on other instruments such as harp, pipes, or accordion. There are even a small number composed for the guitar. for the most part, differences in approach among the tunes here are unrelated to the instrumental sources. All the tunes are presented in notation and tablature.
Steve Kaufman, Three Time National Flatpicking Champion, does it again. This installment of a four part series brings us Steve's favorite Celtic Jigs and Waltzes transcribed for the mandolin (and fiddle too). This is a large collection of reels will build your repertoire as well as help you develop more ideas, licks and runs for arranging your own melodies. All the songs in the book are played note for note on the accompanying CD at about ¾ speed. Your goal is to learn the song, memorize it and then race with the Champ.
As part of the Mel Bay Encyclopedia Series, the purpose of this book is to offer fiddlers direct access to the gems of the genre. Composers represented in this volume span a three hundred year period including works by: Patrick MacDonald, Adam Craig, Capt. Charles Duff, Simon Fraser, Robert and Joseph Lowe, Robert MacIntosh, William Marshall, and J. Scott Skinner. Ms. Rideout's original compositions are also included. the tunes are listed in order by key signature to enable the fiddler to put sets together for performance, competition or session playing. This book contains extra marches and strathspeys unique to Scottish fiddling. the end of the book is dedicated to solo numbers consisting of piobaireachd (pibroch) and slow airs. the Scottish Fiddle Encyclopedia is an essential tune book for musicians interested in developing a deeper appreciation for genuine traditional Scottish fiddle music.
Whether guitarists are new to open-tunings or already working with them, fingerstyle specialist Jim Goodin offers a progressive look at the popular D-based harp-like tuning. Classical, Celtic, blues, folk, gospel and several original compositions are represented in the 15 notation/tablature arrangements each arranged proportionately to offer beginning, intermediate and advanced fingerstyle players opportunities to grow their technique. Interspersed with the song arrangements are sections featuring major and minor scale studies and popular folk and jazz style chords. Includes a 15-track CD produced at Will Ackerman's Imaginary Road Studio where the book's arrangements were recorded. to round out this robust offering Jim includes thoughts about the origin of DADGAD, the songs, his technique with special how-to features such as one on playing natural and harp style harmonics and recommended listening CD's to expand listening knowledge on this tuning.
A collection of over 100 Celtic tunes from Scotland and Ireland arranged for the 5-string banjo. This book contains reels, jigs, marches, stathspeys, hornpipes and waltzes, which are played for traditional dances throughout Scotland. All the tunes are played out of standard G tuning without the use of a capo. They will expand your repertoire and challenge your playing using a mixture of single string, melodic and Scruggs style that will give both of your hands a good workout.This collection takes the banjo back to the music where Bluegrass and Old Time music has its roots. Although many tunes in this collection are going to be challenging to the beginner, all levels of player will gain from studying these tunes and adding them to their collection, will enhance their ability and knowledge of the 5-string banjo. In tablature.•
This comprehensive book contains over 120 Celtic tunes arranged for mandolin presented in standard notation and tablature. Includes airs, marches jigs, slip jigs, hornpipes, reels, strathspeys, country dances and selections by famed Irish harper, Turlough O'Carolan.
The Contra Dance Encyclopedia is a handbook for musicians who want to play for contra dances. Music from American fiddle tunes to the Irish tradition are presented in sets suitable for playing for dances (as well as sessions, concerts, and other gigs). There is also an extensive section of tunes grouped into Reels, Jigs, and Waltzes that can be used. Included is a short history of contra dance, as well as ideas on putting together a dance band. Instrumental and stylistic techniques for guitar, mandolin, whistle, and fiddle are discussed, as well as band dynamics and orchestration.•
Steve Kaufman, three-time National Flatpicking Champion, does it again. This installmentof a four-part series brings us Steve's favorite Celtic hornpipes transcribed for the mandolin (and fiddle too). This is a large collection of hornpipes that will build your repertoire as well as help you develop more ideas, licks and runs for arranging your own melodies.
Steve Kaufman, Three Time National Flatpicking Champion, does it again. This first installment of a four part series brings us Steve's favorite Celtic Reels transcribed for the mandolin (and fiddle too). Though the title says Fifty reels, there are actually quite a few more. This is a large collection of reels will build your repertoire as well as help you develop more ideas, licks and runs for arranging your own melodies. All the songs in the book are played note for note on the accompanying CD at about ¾ speed. Your goal is to learn the song, memorize it and then race with the Champ.
Steve Kaufman, Three Time National Flatpicking Champion, does it again. the third installment of a four part series brings us Steve's favorite hornpipes transcribed for guitar. Though the title says Fifty hornpipes, there are actually a few more. This large collection of hornpipes will build your repertoire as well as help you develop more ideas, licks and runs for arranging your own melodies. Your goal is to learn the song, memorize it and then race with the Champ.
Steve Kaufman, three-time National Flatpicking Champion, does it again. This installment of a four-part series brings us Steve's favorite Celtic hornpipes transcribed for the mandolin (and fiddle too). This is a large collection of hornpipes that will build your repertoire as well as help you develop more ideas, licks and runs for arranging your own melodies. Companion audio is available for this title in which all the songs are played note for note at about 3/4 speed.
Steve Kaufman, Three Time National Flatpicking Champion, does it again. This first installment (tunes A-L) of a four part series brings us Steve's favorite Reels transcribed for guitar. Though the title says Fifty reels, there are actually quite a few more. This large collection of reels will build your repertoire as well as help you develop more ideas, licks and runs for arranging your own melodies. All the songs in the book are played note for note on the accompanying CD at about ¾ speed. Your goal is to learn the song, memorize it and then race with the Champ.
"Die Pauke hats leicht, denn sie spielt nur zwei Töne 5-1, 1-5 bumm-bumm-bumm-bumm-bumm". Schlagzeug und Percussionsinstrumente gelten als leichter Einstieg in die Musik. Weit gefehlt! Für viele Anfänger ist es nicht einfach, die vielfältigen Möglichkeiten des Schlagzeugs zu meistern. Selbst Ringo Starr, der wohl berühmteste Schlagzeuger der Welt, hatte ab und an seine Probleme mit dem Instrument. Jeff Strong zeigt den Lesern, welche Instrumente zu einem Schlagzeug gehören und welche als Percussionsinstrumente eingesetzt werden. Vom einfachen Rhythmus über lateinamerikanischen Musik, Jazz, Blues und Funk bis hin zum Rhythmus, bei dem jeder mit muss, erfährt der Einsteiger grundlegende Beats und Tempi. Kauf, Aufbau und das Stimmen des Instruments - oft eine der ersten Hürden des angehenden Drummers - werden ausführlich beschrieben. Da Papier geduldig ist und Übung den Meister macht, sind alle Rhythmen, die im Buch vorgestellt werden, auf einer Übungs-CD zu finden.
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A quick study in the most popular fiddle styles played today, this 96 page text covers basic fiddling techniques and tunes in Old Time, Bluegrass, Contest, Western Swing, Cajun and Irish/Celtic music. the text will benefit both players who wish to expand their knowledge of fiddling and musicians who are seeking the right tunes from a variety of styles combined into one book. Companion CD included.

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