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Book Title: The Gigging Guitarist: Traditional Celtic and Appalachian Tunes for Fingerstyle Guitar|
The author of the book: Michael Wood
ISBN 13: 9781534820432
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 5.97 MB
Edition: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Date of issue: June 3rd 2016
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Traditional Celtic And Appalachian Tunes For Fingerstyle Guitar - Intended for gigging musicians, the tunes in this book were arranged with a number of special considerations in mind. First and foremost, these tunes were arranged to be played easily. They are not necessarily easy as far as difficulty goes, but these arrangements use voice leadings and motions that reduce awkward hand positions and stretches that could cause hand fatigue or hand issues down the line. All arrangements are in standard tuning (E A D G B E). These arrangements were deliberately kept to a maximum of two pages to eliminate pages turns while performing. All tunes can be repeated, at the player's discretion, any number of times. Introductions and endings are noted sparsely to both save space and allow the performer to add his or her own introductions and endings. One thing you will also notice is that there are no full barre chords in this book, as barre chords place a lot of stress on a player's hands. There are a few instances of half barre chords (top three strings only), but even these are used sparingly. These arrangements utilize drones when appropriate (notably in Pretty Saro and Hard Times Come Again No More), and bass notes are frequently offset from strong beats (e.g. bass notes landing on the and of the beat rather than on the beat). Although this style differs from many other guitar arrangements, this method of playing emphasizes the melody and allows the long, held bass notes (often open strings when possible) to fill out the soundscape. You'll find that rhythm is utilized to create a wonderfully full texture, rather than stacked notes as found in other guitar arrangements. This again is for the ease of reading and playability for the performer. As you become more comfortable with these arrangements, you will find areas where you could easily thicken the texture with some additional notes as you see fit. This book serves as a basic guide with endless possible embellishments and additions available to the performer. There are 17 tunes in the book, including: Coleman's March, Star of the County Down, Fanny Po'er, The Blackest Crow, Hard Times Come Again No More, Lament for the Death of His Second Wife, Lament for the Death of His Brother, Whiskey Before Breakfast, Farewell to Whiskey, Carolan's Welcome, Kesh Jig, Sandy River Belle, Pretty Saro, The Flower Among Them All, Grace O'Malley, Si Beag Si Mhor, and The Road to Lisdoonvarna
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Michael David Wood is an English historian & broadcaster. He's presented numerous tv documentary series. Library of Congress lists him as Michael Wood.
Wood was born in Moston, Manchester, & educated at Manchester Grammar School & Oriel College, Oxford. His special interest was Anglo-Saxon history. In the 70s Wood worked for the BBC in Manchester. He was 1st a reporter, then an assistant producer on current affairs programmes, before returning to his love of history with his 1981 series In Search of the Dark Ages for BBC2. This explored the lives of leaders of the period, including Boadicea, King Arthur, Offa, Alfred the Great, Athelstan, Eric Bloodaxe & William the Conquerer (& gave rise to his 1st book, based upon the series).