English | May 2, 2000 | ISBN: 078665290X | 408 Pages | PDF&MP3 128 kbps | 424 MB
This anthology includes both new pieces and outstanding previously published fingerstyle tunes. Veteran performers and talented young upstarts are given a forum for their best work. Includes 3 CD's! Intermediate to advanced in difficulty with nearly all pieces appearing in standard notation with tablature.
This book is perfect for people who earn a full or part-time living playing instrumental guitar music. While not all the material here is useable, you will get finished and fingered arrangements by Muriel Anderson, Michael Chapledaine, Duck Baker, Marcel Dadi, Chris Proctor and Don Ross to name a few. Buster B. Jones is in there, so is Stephan Grossman. It's well worth it, because even with the many songs you won't want to practice or play, you wil be getting at the very least a handful of professional level solos that can be put into use. There is an arrangement of "Claire de Lune" that is absoultely stunning. Peter Finger makes a submission that is well worth the practice required, and Don Ross - well, even if you never learn to play like this you can study the arrangement and see how he does it.
This is truly an intermediate-advanced collection. Songs are mostly original compositions and a bio is provided of every artist that has songs included in the collection. Songs are mostly 3 - 5 minutes in length, at the tempo originally recorded. There are various styles of music, and many different techniques are used.
The contributors are: Jonathan Adams, Muriel Anderson, Seth Austen, D.R. Auten, Douglas Back, Duck Baker, Steve Baughman, William Bay, Pierre Bensusan, Larry Bolles, Ben Bolt, Bill Brennan, Thom Bresh, Rolly Brown, Robin Bullock, Jonathan Burchfield, Michael Chapdelaine, Mike Christiansen, William Coulter, Marcel Dadi, Peppino D'Agostino, Craig Dobbins, Pat Donohue, Doyle Dykes, Steven Eckels, Tim Farrell, Peter Finger, Tommy Flint, Rick Foster, Stefan Grossman, Ole Halen, Todd Hallawell, Roger Hudson, Jack Jezzro, Buster B. Jones, Laurence Juber, Phil Keaggy, Pat Kirtley, Jean-Felix Lalanne, Jay Leach, Paul Lolax, Woody Mann, Dennis McCorkle, El McMeen, Dale Miller, Franco Morone, Stevan Pasero, Ken Perlman, Al Petteway, Bill Piburn, Chris Proctor, Harvey Reid, John Renbourn, Don Ross, Vincent Sadovksy, Dylan Schorer, John Sherman, Martin Simpson, Johnny Smith, Fred Sokolow, Tim Sparks, John Standefer, David Surette, Guy Van Duser, Al Viola, Paul Yandell, Andrew York, and John Zaradin.
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