Friday, May 30, 2008

Pumping Nylon: Intermediate to Advanced Repertoire

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Pumping Nylon: Intermediate to Advanced Repertoire

The pieces in this book are selected and designed around the various techniques addressed in the best-selling book Pumping Nylon. They are offered as an extension of the excercises presented in that book, and to provideconcert pieces in which to apply the various techniques discussed. The emphasis here is technique-building repertoire appropriate for study and concert performance. New compositions included are by Adam del Monte, Joe Diorio, Brian Head and Carlos Rivera. Also included is the cadenza from Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez.


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Pumping Nylon: Intermediate to Advanced Repertoire

Friday, May 16, 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Free ebook - Rasgueados...that Spanish/gypsy finger style technique


If you're interested in flamenco or gypsy I found this great FREE e-book that covers the subject of the finger rake and multi note plucking.

The author goes into a lot of detail and I walked away from reading this with a really good understand of how to use the technique.


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Monday, May 12, 2008

Prelude BMV 998 - JS Bach

Cavatina - Performed by Kaori Muraji 村治佳織

"Cavatina" is a classical guitar piece by Stanley Myers and is most famous as the theme from The Deer Hunter.

The piece had been recorded by classical guitarist John Williams, long before the film that made it famous. It had originally been written for piano but at Williams' invitation, Myers re-wrote it for guitar and expanded it. After this transformation, it was first used for the film, The Walking Stick (1970). In 1973, Cleo Laine wrote lyrics and recorded the song "He Was Beautiful" accompanied by John Williams.

Following the release of The Deer Hunter in 1979, Williams' instrumental version of "Cavatina" became a UK Top 20 hit. Two other versions also made the Top 20 the same year - another instrumental recording by The Shadows and a vocal version (using Cleo Laine's lyrics) by Iris Williams.

The song was also recorded by Paul Potts on his debut album, One Chance. There is a gospel version set to Cavatina called "Beautiful" the author is Billy Evmur and it appears in the "Dove On A Distant Oak Tree" collection

It has a reputation as a staple of buskers, despite its relatively high technical demands. The frequent transitions from one barre chord to another throughout the song makes it difficult to sustain the melody and keep it legato.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Tango en Skai

Classical Guitar Solo Las Abejas by Agustín Barrios Mangoré

This video was taken at the back stage of a guitar performance competition. The sound may not be good. But I was impressed by her speed and smile.

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Toccata No 7 with Lute by He Chin

Guitar Trio - Mediterranean Sundance

Paco de Lucia, Al Di Meola and John Mclaughlin play Mediterranean Sundance in Pavarotti & friends for war child

Prelude BWV 1006a

Prelude BWV 1006a - JS Bach

Mozart Sonata A - Major KV 331 Alla Turca

Mozart Sonata A - Major KV 331 Alla Turca by William Kanengiser


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