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IRISH GUITAR Celtic Guitar Solos, Pat Kirtley LIBRO CD TABLATURE IRISH CHITARRA

IRISH GUITAR Celtic Guitar Solos, Pat Kirtley. CD TABLATURE

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transcribed by John Roberts & Mark Pritcher

Product Description:
World traveling fingerstyle guitarist Pat Kirtley presents 17 solo guitar arrangements of traditional Irish tunes including a few original compositions in the same vein by himself, Pierre Bensusan, and Duck Baker. As all of the tunes in this 1997 recording were arranged in altered tunings (DADGAD, EADEAE or DADEAD), each appears in both standard notation and tablature with insightful performance notes. In general, these transcriptions from Pat Kirtley’s 1997 album of the same title are extremely accurate; The Red-Haired Boy, however, played as a duet with Steve Rector on the album - appears as a solo arrangement in this book. Recommended for the intermediate to advanced player, the author provides insightful performance notes for each tune.

Format: Book/CD Set

Song Title: Composer/Source:
Blind Mary Turlough O'Carolan
Chase the Weasel Pat Kirtley
Fannie Power Turlough O'Carolan
Finn MacCool's Reel Pat Kirtley
Lord Mayo Arr. Davey Graham
Moran's Return Arr. Pat Kirtley
Morgan Magan Turlough O'Carolan
Planxty Irwin Turlough O'Carolan
Rodney's Glory Arr. Pat Kirtley
Sergeant Early's Dream Arr. Pat Kirtley
Shi Beg Shi Mhor Arr. Pat Kirtley
The Blarney Pilgrim Arr. Pat Kirtley
The Last Pint Pierre Bensusan
The Pretty Milkmaid Arr. Pat Kirtley
The Rakes of Waterloo Duck Baker
The Red-Haired Boy Arr. Pat Kirtley
The South Wind Arr. Pat Kirtley
Voyage for Ireland Pierre Bensusan

 

REVIEWS OF PAT KIRTLEY'S IRISH GUITAR
(from the Boston Irish Reporter / January 1998)
Irish Guitar Pat Kirtley / Mainstring Music
That O'Carolan's music continues to remain part of the tradition is evident in the fact that every Irish guitarist's repertoire includes O'Carolan pieces. Pat Kirtley's latest recording is a testament to that as it contains five of the itinerant harper's compositions. Kirtley, the 1995 National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, has his roots in the music of his native Kentucky and his two previous CD's
highlighted the traditional American musical styles he grew up with.
This wonderful recording, his first foray into Irish music, is all solo acoustic guitar except when joined by Mark Cannon's flute on O'Carolan's Blind Mary and Steve Rector's guitar on the 'Kentuck-ification' of the well known Red-Haired Boy. New compositions like Kirtley's own Finn MacCool's Reel as well as two pieces by French guitarist Pierre Bensusan help to lend balance to the recording which relies heavily on the tried and true Irish guitar repertoire like Si Beag Si Mhor, The South Wind and Fannie Power. It is Kirtley's masterful playing though, which stands out and begs to be listened to. On his lovely first foray into the world of Irish music, Kirtley has produced a winner and a must-have for any fan of Celtic guitar.

(from Dirty Linen Magazine Nov '97 issue)
Pat Kirtley / Irish Guitar
Irish Guitar features 17 instrumentals, mostly traditional, by fingerstyle guitarist Pat Kirtley. Kirtley is firmly rooted in the Pierre Bensusan, John Renbourn, Duck Baker school of playing. The tunes are given an honest airing, never hurried, letting the melody lines develop fully. Even though most of the tunes have been done dozen's of times elsewhere, Kirtley's interpretations shine a fresh light
on them. A joy to listen to and one of the best albums of traditional guitar I've heard.

(from Acoustic Guitar Magazine April '98 issue)
Pat Kirtley / Irish Guitar
Kirtley's nimble and heartfelt renderings of 17 traditional and Irish and Irish-influenced tunes are a delight. The sway of John Renbourn, Duck Baker, and Pierre Bensusan is obvious, yet Kirtley articulates the emotional quality of each piece (the deep melancholy of "The Pretty Milkmaid", the agile gaiety of "Rodney's Glory") according to his own vision and sensitivity. The solo guitar format is nicely augmented on "Blind Mary" by by Mark Cannon on Irish wooden flute, and by guitarist Steve Rector on a spirited "Red Haired Boy". A generous portion of Turlough O'Carolan makes this a potent listening experience.
-Jim Ohlschmidt


(from Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine July/August '97 issue)
Irish Guitar
It's been a couple of years since Pat Kirtley's last CD. His current offering, Irish Guitar, is well worth the wait. This hefty collection of 17 tracks of mostly traditional tunes is ingeniously arranged and brilliantly played by one of the emerging stars of the fingerstyle world. -James Jensen


(from Guitar Magazine December '97 issue) "-Best of 1997-"
PAT KIRTLEY Irish Guitar (Mainstring Music)
Despite having won the National Fingerpicking Championship with his rip-snorting version of "Ghost Riders In The Sky:' Pat Kirtley's fingerpicking forte remains his delicate touch combined with subtle and craft-laden melodic invention. This is exhibited in abundance on his new recording, Irish Guitar, a collection of 17 drop-dead gorgeous arrangements of mostly solo, well-known airs.
dances, and songs from the Celtic side of acoustic guitar repertoire. Each piece is artfully rendered and beautifully recorded, and
Kirtley's arrangements are nonpareil. Witness his version of the chestnut "The Pretty Milkmaid," which, in Kirtley's hands, is transcendent.
-Jon Chappell. Guitar Magazine

 

PAT KIRTLEY AND IRISH GUITAR
Pat is a gifted performer who blends a rich Southern musical heritage with modern imagination and masterful contemporary technique. As a creator of new acoustic music, Pat has penned a virtual library of fresh, lyrical compositions for guitar. His talents won him the title of US National Fingerstyle Champion in 1995, and his playing has since garnered international praise. His CD Kentucky Guitar was named one of the "Top 59 Acoustic Albums of the Year" by Japan's Player Magazine, and he's been hailed as one of "The Next Generation: Hot New Acoustic Acts for the Millenium" by Acoustic Guitar Magazine. In 1999 Pat was selected as the cover feature of the German Akustik Gitarre magazine, Europe's largest acoustic guitar publication. A recent tour of Japan and China included an appearance as headliner of the Japan National Fingerpicking Day festival in Tokyo. Pat is also known and respected as a guitar educator, traveling thousands of miles each year in the USA and presenting musician workshops internationally for Taylor Guitars, conducting master classes, and producing acclaimed instructional videos.

The 1997 CD Irish Guitar represents Pat's favorite pieces from the world of Irish jigs, reels, airs, and dances. "I've collected these tunes in my head and on guitar for years." says Kirtley. "Traditional Irish music is important, and I wanted to create new arrangements that do justice to these beautiful melodies and rhythms."
Tunes in the collection include a lively, up-tempo Morgan Magan, one of four pieces here by 17th century composer O'Carolan, and a Kirtley composition, Finn MacCool's ReeL,which also appears on a Narada Recordscollection entitled "Dance of the Celts". Earle Hitchner, well-known Celtic music journalist, writing about Finn MacCool's ReeLfor Narada, said "Pat creates a remarkable effect through the largerthan- usual intervals he's written into the melody. These spacious, skillfully etched tones evoke the image of Finn MacCool, an Irish mythological giant whose American counterpart would be Paul Bunyan, stepping across Ireland. It's a quietly impassioned tour de force..." Also in the collection are evocative slow melodies, like Moran'5 Return, Blind Mary, and The Pretty Milkmaid. Kirtley: "These are unforgettable melodies with an indefinable aura of sadness. Much of the traditional Irish music, especially the dance music, has an exuberant, happy energy, but the slow airs move right to the heart with a strength that cannot be expressed in words. It's powerful music."
Irish Guitar is a solo guitar project, without overdubs, with the exception of two duos. Celtic multiinstrumentalist Mark Cannon and award-winning guitarist Steve Rector,join Kirtley for duets on Blind Mar, and a rousing bluegrass-crossover version of The Red-Haired Boy.

 

PERFORMANCE NOTES FOR IRISH GUITAR
I spent more than five years gathering, learning and arranging these tunes. During that time I listened
to groups like the Bothy Band, the Chieftains, DeDanaan, the Tannahill Weavers, and to individual
musicians like Alisdair Fraser, Tim Britton, Tommy Peoples, Sharon Shannon-fiddlers, pipers, whistle
players, and button accordianists. I paid attention to the elemental guitarists of the genre; Dave Evans,
Davey Graham, Duck Baker, John Renbourn, Pierre Bensusan, and Pat Kilbride. I began attending Irish
sessions" whenever possible, and learned how to join in with the guitar and become part of the sound. I
played gigs with pipers and fiddlers. These experiences became part of the preparation for recording Irish
Guitar.
Some of the arrangements are challenging, and some are relatively easy. They all demand attention to
detail, and a sense of the basic elements of Irish traditional music-melody, ornamentation, and rhythmic
'groove'.
Note: Many of the tunes featured here appear on the videos "Ramble to Cashel" and "The Blarney
Pilgrim" on DVD and VHS from Vestapol Videos (available through Mel Bay). The videos were filmed "for
guitarists" with good shots of the fretboard and hands, and watching them will help in learning these tunes
(as well as show you some other great players in action).

THE TUNES:
Morgan Magan
This is a challenging piece to learn. It should be played at a brisk tempo, which can only be built up
over time, so don't be impatient. The technique includes a few finger stretches (as in measure 4) and a
couple of potentially awkward passages in terms of left hand fingering (for instance, measures 25-27).


The Last Pint
This is a reel by Pierre Bensusan. When I first heard it played on his 1987 album "Spices", I wondered
how anyone could playa tune like that. At first hearing it seemed like a barrage of notes, but I liked it. I
didn't try to play it at first. When I heard Pierre do it in a concert later, he took off way too fast and did a
hyper-speed version of it. Afterward I thought, if he can do it 3x as fast as he originally recorded it, I should
be able to do it 1x as fast! This tune imitates the style of bagpipes, with large melodic leaps and
characteristic ornamentation. The ending run (measure 75) is a "cascading arpeggio" which is played with
the right hand pattern i-p-m (index-thumb-middle) in a repeating pattern.


Blind Mary
A slow, stately melody where every note counts!
Moran's Return
I recorded this tune at capo 3 so it would be in the key of F like the fiddle version I learned it from. It
works fine with no capo (key of D) too.
Finn MacCooI's Reel
The C part (beginning measure 24) was the most difficult for me to learn well, I think mostly because
I was impatient with it. Working on this tune slowly will prove worthwhile.


Lord Mayo
Beautifully arranged in EADEAE by Davey Graham, this is one of the first Irish tunes I ever learned. It
is easy to play, but demands attention to make it flow and to play it expressively.


Rodney's Glory
This one is a real challenge. I use my left hand thumb to fret many of the notes on the 6 th
string. At the beginning of the B part (measure 11), keep a barre across 3 strings at fret 7 with your index finger. Then in the middle of the next measure, you slide the barre down to the 5 th
fret. The rest of the B part is playable but tricky because the melody jumps all over the place and doesn't stick to a standard scale. Just work through it very slowly and don't give up!


Voyage for Ireland
Originally titled in French "Voyage pour L'lrlande", this a beautiful, atmospheric piece written by Pierre Bensusan. It's a good example of how the D minor tonality works in DADGAD. I always hold the F bass note (6 th string 3 rd fret) with my left hand thumb when the melody is on the top string.


The Blarney Pilgrim
The difficulty in playing this arrangement is in the right hand. It is necessary to use the thumb and all three fingers (i-m-a), and there's no repeating right hand pattern to simplify things. Try to work out the fingering so as to avoid getting your fingers in a knot. To memorize this piece and play it fluidly, you'll have to memorize the right hand fingering as well as the left, and work on keeping your thumb thumping away on a muted low D for rhythm.


Shi Beg Shi Mhor
I arranged this piece with the capo on the 4 th fret purely for the harplike tone it affords. The resulting key of F# isn't conducive to ensemble playing of the tune! If you play with others, the natural key is D (no capo).


The Red-Haired Boy
There must be an easier way to play this tune than the leaps and jumps required by the EADEAE
tuning, but it sounded so good that I decided to keep it there. It does offer a distinctive sound, and the melody is clear. I always hold the 6 th string G note (3 rd fret) with my left hand thumb. On the album, I am joined by Steve Rector in a duet, but the arrangement here works fine as a standalone fingerstyle piece.


Fannie Power
The arrangement of this O'Carolan tune is straightforward and uses the technique of playing alternate notes on fretted and open strings for maximum sustain, to get a harplike quality.


Planxty Irwin
This is one of O'Caroian's most beautiful melodies, arranged in the tuning DADEAD. Pay attention to the bass progression in measures 46-49.


The Rakes of Waterloo
Duck Baker originally composed this tune in Drop D tuning, but it also works in DADGAD. The intro is played freely and slowly, and then the tune itself is a jig with a strong rhythmic pulse. Much of the melody is played on the lower strings, and you have to be careful to make the melody come out clearly while thumping away on the bass string. I recorded this tune as a set with Chase the Weasel, and the interlude at the end (measure 42) is the segue between the two. You can also play either one as a standalone.


Chase The Weasel
There is a technique in this tune that is not obvious from the written score. It is a percussive right hand "smack" of the strings where you brush the string or strings with the top side of the fingernail in a downward motion. The first place it appears is halfway through measure 5, the 2 nd
"7" on the top string. If you listen to the recording, you will notice several places where this technique is used instead of the normal upward stroke of the right hand fingers.
 

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IRISH TRADITIONAL GUITAR ACCOMPANIMENT CD TABLATURE The Nightingale-Danny Boy-The Water Is Wide-The Dublin Reel

IRISH TRADITIONAL GUITAR ACCOMPANIMENT. Con griglia degli accordi, parti complete del violino e dalla voce. 100 pagine. CD TABLATURE

Learn the exciting new accompaniment styles used by today's great players from Steve Cooney to Arty McGlynn. Written in dropped-D tuning, this book contains tablature, alternative chord shapes, bass melodies, bass runs, scratching, flamenco rolls, and more. If you want to back traditional Irish music with drive, energy and flamboyance then this is the book for you. Numerous examples will take a variety of new chord shapes and strum patterns, demonstrating how they can be used to make tunes come alive. Three songs are also included to illustrate alternative ballad and folk song accompaniment. Notation and tablature.

 

ABOUT THIS BOOK
Before we begin there are a few things that should be explained.

Tuning
Some traditional guitarists prefer to use standard tuning;
others favour the tuning DADGAD. The Irish DADGAD Guitar Book, by Sarah McQuaid, is an excellent source of information on that tuning.

This book, however, features drop D Tuning. This means that in order to play any of
the tunes it will be necessary to retune your guitar as follows: First, tune your guitar
to the standard tuning E A D G B E, then lower the E or 6th string down to D. To check
that you have done this correctly, pluck the 6th string and the 4th string together
- they should be an octave apart. DADGBE

The Guitar Chords
Sometimes you will see fret numbers marked on the left side of the chord box.
This indicates that the chord shape begins on the fret indicated. You may
also notice a small x or0situated at the top of the fret box. An x symbol placed
over a string means that it is not played. An0 placed over a
string means that the open string is struck.

Here is an example:
This indicates that the first finger holds down the E, B, G, and D strings on the fifth fret and that the open A string
is also played. The low D string is not played.

Bass Runs and Chords
Sometimes in the course of a tune you will see ringed notes in a chord box.
This indicates that these notes are to be emphasised. This is one of the ways
that a bass run or solo may be notated. The other utilises tablature notation.

Emphasise the G note 6th 5th fret
Emphasise the F# note 6th string string 4th fret
Emphasise the E note 6th string 2nd fret 3
Emphasise A note 2nd string open

Contents:

Jenny's Chickens --
The Bird In The Bush --
The Humours Of Ballyconnell --
Keane's Favourite --
The Rights Of Man --
Johnny Will You Marry Me --
Trip To Durrow --
Capo Slide - Hewlett's Reel --
Danny Boy --
The Musical Priest --
The Eavesdropper --
The Bothy Band Jig --
Apples In Winter --
Gallagher's Frolics --
Martin Wynne's No. 2 --
The Nightingale --
The Magic Slipper --
The Mountain Road --
The Boys Of Ballisodare --
The Dublin Reel --
Cooley's Reel --
The Boys Of Mallow --
The Rambling Pitchfork --
Eiblin Ni Riordan's --
The Water Is Wide --
The Maids Of Castlebar --
The Rambling Maid -- 

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JUBER LAURENCE-THE GUITARIST ANTHOLOGY VOL.1 CD TABLATURE CHITARRA SPARTITI LIBRO

JUBER LAURENCE, THE GUITARIST ANTHOLOGY VOL.1. CD TABLATURE

Bob's Your Uncle (Video - Homespun #1) -Cobalt Blue (DVD - The Guitarist) -In Your Arms (DVD - Guitar Noir) (Video - Homespun #1) -Lunar Eclipse -Mosaic (DVD - Guitar Noir) -Pass the Buck (Video - Homespun #2) -Rules of the Road (DVD - Guitar Noir) (Video - Homespun #2) -Silhouette (Video - Homespun DADGAD) -Solo Flight (Video - Homespun #1) -Still Warm (Video - Homespun DADGAD) -Strange Bedfellows -Strawberry Fields Forever (DVD - Guitar Noir) -The White Pass Trail (DVD - The Guitarist) -To New Amsterdam (Video - Homespun #1) -When Harry Got To Heaven -While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Beatles).

Acoustic Masterclass Series: Laurence Juber, The Guitarist Anthology Vol. 1

SERIES: Acoustic Masterclass
CATEGORY: Guitar Method or Supplement
FORMAT: Book & CD
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Guitar arrangements transcribed by the artists themselves, in standard notation and tab. Each edition includes a masterclass-style CD in which the artist walks you through the key aspects and techniques for each arrangement.

Laurence Juber, the former lead guitarist for Paul McCartney and Wings, is the premier solo acoustic guitarist of our generation. This book contains 16 of LJ's most popular solo guitar pieces, in DADGAD and standard tuning, and all are transcribed by LJ himself. Including: Bob's Your Uncle * Cobalt Blue * In Your Arms * Lunar Eclipse * Mosaic * Pass the Buck * Rules of the Road * Silhouette * Solo Flight * Still Warm * Strange Bedfellows * Strawberry Fields Forever * To New Amsterdam * When Harry Got to Heaven * White Pass Trail.
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Includes the Following Selection:
Title Composer

BOB'S YOUR UNCLE
LAURENCE JUBER

COBALT BLUE
LAURENCE JUBER

IN YOUR ARMS
LAURENCE JUBER

LUNAR ECLIPSE
LAURENCE JUBER

MOSAIC
LAURENCE JUBER

PASS THE BUCK
LAURENCE JUBER

RULES OF THE ROAD
LAURENCE JUBER

SILHOUETTE
LAURENCE JUBER

SOLO FLIGHT
LAURENCE JUBER

STILL WARM
LAURENCE JUBER

STRANGE BEDFELLOWS
LAURENCE JUBER

STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER

TO NEW AMSTERDAM
LAURENCE JUBER

WHEN HARRY GOT TO HEAVEN
LAURENCE JUBER

WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS

WHITE PASS TRAIL, THE
LAURENCE JUBER

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KOTTKE LEO TRANSCRIBED BOOK CD GUITAR TABLATURE LIBRO SPARTITI CHITARRA ACUSTICA

KOTTKE LEO, TRANSCRIBED. Contiene: -William Powell -a trout toward noon -times twelve -first to go. CD TAB.

Mark Hanson
Book/CD pack. Note-for-note transcriptions for four tunes: "William Powell," "A Trout Toward Noon," "Times Twelve" and "First To Go." The 70-minute CD includes slow and performance speed versions of each tune, plus measure-by-measure instruction. Note/tab. 62 pp.

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KOTTKE LEO THE MUSIC OF CD GUITAR TABLATURE Jesu Joy Man's Desiring-Busted Bicycle SPARTITI CHITARRA

KOTTKE LEO THE MUSIC OF. Tecnica, discografia completa. Ogni brano è suonato anche lentamente per facilitare l'apprendimento. Leo, nato nel 1945, nonostante il suo udito sia rimasto compromesso in un incidente durante il servizio militare, non rinuncia alla musica. Inizia a esibirsi in vari Club degli Stati Uniti girovagando in autostop. Decisivo per il suo futuro è l'incontro con il professionista John Fahey, che sarà per lungo tempo suo consigliere e maestro. Contiene: -busted bicycle -Jesu, joy of man's desiring -crow river walz -theme from "the rick and Bob report" -little beaver. CD TABLATURE

THE MUSIC OF LEO KOTTKE transcribed by Mark Hanson
Note-for-note transcriptions from Kottke's actual recordings. Includes each song recorded at half-speed on included CD! Tunes include, "Busted Bicycle," "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," Theme from "The Rick and Bob Report," "Crow River Waltz," and "Little Beaver." Note/tab. 48 pp.

Busted Bicycle
Crow River Waltz
Jesu, Joy Of Man?s Desiring [Bach, Johann Sebastian]
Little Beaver 

 

Foreword

For years guitarists have waited for someone to teach them the intricacies of fingerstyle guitar virtuoso Leo's music. Finally someone has taken the time to do just that.

With the publication of The Music Of Leo Kottke, and the subsequent Leo Kottke Transcribed, Mark Hanson has made the complexities of Kottke's seminal guitar playing accessible to not only the advanced player, but to the interme fingerpicker as well. And Mark explains the music and techniques in a manner that makes it easy to learn.

The printed music and tablature are clear and concise, and the instructional CD cuts right to the essence of the music. Leo's techniques and music structures are thoughtfully explained. Mark goes out of his way to assist the intermediate player with an occasional suggestion of an alternate approach that might better suit a player at that level. Yet there is no extraneous information here to clutter the process of you learning these tunes.

For anyone who is interested in playing Leo Kottke's music, I would highly recommend Mark's book-and-CD, The Music Of Leo Kottke and Leo Kottke Transcribed. Combined with some effort on your part, these packages put you well on the way to playing many of Leo's greatest instrumentals. Have fun with this material. I did.

- Tom Wheeler

Author, American Guitars

Consulting Editor, Guitar Player Magazine

 

Introduction

Welcome to The Music Of Leo Kottke, featuring transcriptions of some of the greatest guitar solos from fingerstyle virtuoso Kottke. These transcriptions have been notated from Kottke's commercially available recordings. We have chosen these versions rather than private recordings for the simple reason that those are the ones that most of you know and can readily hear.

 

Book and Recording

Both the standard notation and tablature are provided for most of the tunes in this book. We are justifiably proud of our innovative tablature. Not only does it notate the left-hand finger positions in detail, it clearly denotes the rhythm as well.

Another advantage of our tablature is the right-hand information provided by the use of different type styles on the staff.

notes picked by the thumb are notated in bold type. All notes picked by the fingers or slurred (hammer-ons, pull-offs and slides) are notated in regular type. For a full explanation of our tablature, please see the Tablature Guide in the back of the book.

 

A vital part of this package is the teaching recording, designed to make the absorption of the written music as easy as possible. The recording for this book features each tune played at slow speed for ease in learning. For those unlucky students ho have not yet heard Kottke's recordings of these tunes, a performance-speed excerpt is induded to ensure proper tempo.

Measure-by-measure instruction follows the slow and performance-speed performances on the recording. In this section you receive valuable insights into Kottke's technique and thinking processes. This information was culled from extensive in-person interviews with Kottke for Guitar Player and Frets magazines, as well as from countless hours spent listening to and transcribing his music. For each composition, the guitar is tuned to match Kottke's actual recording, allowing the student to move directly from the instructional recording to Kottke's actual recording without retuning the guitar. We hope you enjoy adding these pieces to your repertoire!

-Mark Hanson

 

Acknowledgements

My biggest thank you goes to Leo Kottke and Bug Music. Without their kind cooperation, fingerstyle guitarists everywhere would still be struggling to learn these tunes from Leo's recordings. Nearly as large a thank you goes to my wife Greta, our daughters, and my parents for their substantial assistance in this project.

Others whose help and support was invaluable include Jim Jasmin at Jasmin Consulting, DRUM! Magazine publisher Phil Hood, computer guru Patrick Mahoney at the MAC Resource Center, former Guitar Player Magazine Tom Wheeler, guitarist-teacher-author Jim Ferguson, recording magnate Charles Albert, Chris Ledgerwood for the design, Peter Fox for the cover photo, Pearwood Graphics, Dave McCumiskey of Music Sales, the crew at Gryphon Stringed Instruments in Palo Alto, and Kottke aficionado Tom Bowman.

And, as always, I must thank the innumerable guitar students I have had over the past several decades. Your assistance in teaching me to teach is greatly appreciated.

 

About The Author

In the late 1980s, Mark Hanson worked as an associate editor and columnist at Frets Magazine. He is a performaming guitarist as well as a writer, guitar instructor and publisher. He owns and operates Accent On Music, which publishes high-quality guitar music, ranging from Paul Simon Transcribed and the two Leo Kottke volumes to Mark's teachin", methods on the alternating-bass fingerpicking style.

 

His interview subjects have included such luminaries as James Taylor, David Crosby, Jorma Kaukonen and Larry Carlton. Mark also has interviewed Leo Kottke for both Guitar Player and Frets. Mark's guitar transcriptions and compositions have appeared regularly in both publications. He also writes for Acoustic Guitar and Fingerstyle Guitar magazines.

 

Mark's background includes a music degree from Stanford University, and three decades of teaching and forming experience. Mark has continued to work as a recording guitarist, performer, and a promoter of acoustic guitar music of all styles.

 

Other Publications By Mark Hanson

Complete Book of Alternate Tunings

Alternate Tunings Picture Chords

Leo Kottke Transcribed

Beginning Slide Guitar

Fingerstyle Noel

The Art Of Contemporary Travis Picking

Great American Tablature Songbook

The Art Of Solo Fingerpicking

12-String Guitar Guide

And many other titles

 

 

 

Tablature Guide

Tablature (TAB)is a music notation system designed to show guitarists at which fret to depress

a string when picking it. It has been in existence for centuries: Lutenists in the time of the European

Renaissance used a distinctive form of tablature.

Tablature has two main advantages over standard notation: 1) it clearly indicates the position

on the guitar neck of each note; and 2) it is much easier to learn to read. If you don't currently read

either standard notation or tablature, I recummend that you learn to read tablature. You'll be playing

the pieces in this book much sooner than if you take the time to learn standard notation.

Six horizontal lines represent the six strings of the guitar:

 

Notice in tablature that the bass string of the guitar is represented by the bottom line of the staff.

The treble string is the top line. This is inverted from the way the strings actually lie on the guitar. The reason for the inversion is simply to make tablature look more like standard notation: the low-pitched notes are on the bottom lines of the staff, and the high-pitched notes are on the top lines.

A number on a line indicates at which fret to depress that string as you pick it. Bold-type

numbers designate notes picked by the thumb. Lighter-type numbers are notes picked by the fingers,

or are slurred notes (hammer-ons, pull-offs or slides):

 

In Example 2 you pick the strings in this order:

1) fourth string open ("0"means an open string);

2) the third string fretted at the 7th fret;

3) the second string fretted at the 7th fret;

4) the first (treble) string fretted at the 5th fret;

5) then repeat the four notes.

The stems and beams underneath the notes denote the rhythm:

 

 

Book and 70-Minute CD Include:

 

 

• NOTE-FoR-NoTE TRANSCRIPTIONS FROM KOTIKE'S ACTUAL RECORDINGS

• STANDARD NOTATION AND TABLATURE

• EACH TUNE PLAYED AT HALF-SPEED FOR EASE IN LEARNING

• MEASURE-By-MEASURE INSTRUCTION

• PERFORMANCE-SPEED EXCERPT

 

"Designed by a master teacher and player."

  • Guitar Player Magazine

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"This is the best learning material I have found yet!"

  • E.P.,Greensburg, IN

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"Your book has done more for my confidence than a two-foot stack of unused fingerstyle books. Good work!"

  • l.P. New West, British Columbia

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"I have been waiting years to learn how to play Kottke's 'Jesu.' Thanks for making the impossible possible!"

 

 

Table Of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Leo Kottke the Artist

Kottke's Composing

Kottke's Technique

"Busted Bicycle"

"Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"

"Crow River Waltz"

"Theme from 'The Rick and Bob Report'"

"Little Beaver"

Discography

Tablature Guide

Acknowledgements/ About the Author/Other Books By

 

 

CD Program

Tune

 

"Busted Bicycle" Introduction and Tuning

At Slow Speed

At Performance Speed

Instruction

 

"Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" Introduction and Tuning

(Cantata Bwv 147) Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach

At Slow Speed

At Performance Speed

Instruction

 

"Crow River Waltz" Introduction and Tuning

At Slow Speed

At Performance Speed

Instruction

 

"Theme from 'The Rick and Bob Report'" Introduction and Tuning

At Slow Speed

At Performance Speed

Instruction

 

"Little Beaver" Introduction and Tuning

At Slow Speed

At Performance Speed

Instruction

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MASTER ANTHOLOGY OF FINGERSTYLE GUITAR SOLOS VOLUME 3. CD TABLATURE

MASTER ANTHOLOGY OF FINGERSTYLE GUITAR SOLOS VOLUME 3. CD TAB.

Product Description:
Twelve accessible solos in several styles and tunings from various parts of the world. Includes works by: Stephen Bennett, Tom Doyle, Howard Emerson, Joël Fafard, Tim Farrell, Simon Fox, Richard Gilewitz, Paolo Giordano, Phil Heywood, Sean McGowan, David Qualey, and Brad Richter. Written in standard notation and tablature for the intermediate to advanced guitarist.

Song Title: Composer/Source:
Adirondack Lullaby Stephen Bennett
August Sean McGowan
Crossing Crystal Lake Howard Emerson
Fire of the Gypsy Tom Doyle
First Pint Paolo Giordano
Hard Times, Come Again No More Brad Richter
Little Sister Tim Farrell
Megan and the Wascana Cylcone Joel Fafard
Mrs. Firecracker's Place Richard Gilewitz
One-Time Swing (Two-Time Fling) David Qualey
The Fisherman Simon Fox
The Thaw Phil Heywood

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MUSIC FROM THE BRITISH ISLES FOR ACOUSTIC GUITAR. CD TABLATURE

MUSIC FROM THE BRITISH ISLES. CD TABLATURE

 

Irish Tunes

 

It's by chance or luck that I've written this section of Irish tunes, I was visiting Galway, Ireland, in 1979 and I stepped into a music store and purchased two small books of Irish fiddle tunes by Ted Furey, As I sat in my hotel room, I harmonized the melodies in simple settings. I really enjoyed the music. I heard a knock on the door, and it was another traveller who had heard my playing. She said she had been trying to hear some authentic Irish music. I had to laugh, but that was the start of this section. Most of the tunes presented here were originally for the Irish harp - melodies composed by the blind harper Turlough O'Carolan, who lived ·around 1725. All that has come down to us are just the melodies. I have no doubt that O'Carolan harmonized them; I've tried to arrange these tunes in an authentic style. Another great Irish harper, Roy D'All O'Cahan from 1650, wrote the air "O'Moore's Fair Daughter." The remaining tunes are jigs, reels, and hornpipes. These are popular country dances. The source of most of these tunes is the famous O'Neil Collection published at the turn of the century by Chicago Chief of Police Francis O'Neil. The "Irish Suite" by O'Carolan works very well in concert and is sure to please! The music in this section abounds with originality and the spirit of the Irish Land.

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MASTER ANTHOLOGY OF FINGERSTYLE GUITAR SOLOS VOLUME 2 CD TABLATURE SPARTITI CHITARRA

MASTER ANTHOLOGY OF FINGERSTYLE GUITAR SOLOS, VOLUME 2. Accufuse, Preston Reed -Amico Mio, Andrea Benzoni -Celtic Overs, Jim Goodin -Clover, Colin Reid -Karla's Song, Larry Pattis -Only My Heart, Bill Piburn -Son Of A Gun, Tommy Emmanuel -Spirit Of Brother Marcel, Michael O'dorn -Stringin' The Blues, Michael Fix -Temptation Rag, Henry Lodge; arr. by Lars (Lasse) Johansson -The End Of The Beginning, Jody Fisher -The Return Of The Flute, Rick Ruskin. CD TAB.

Product Description:
This collection of twelve challenging fingerstyle guitar solos in notation and tablature presents works by both relative newcomers and seasoned world-class performers. This eclectic group of compositions should appeal to players and listeners alike, be it country, blues, ragtime, jazz, Celtic, or gorgeous ballads that suit your fancy. It will require serious practice for most guitarists to master these tunes, but the rewards should be commensurate whether you play strictly for your own enjoyment or make your living in whole or in part as a guitarist.

Featured artists include: Andrea Benzoni, Tommy Emmanuel, Jody Fisher, Michael Fix, Jim Goodin, Lars Johansson, Michael O'Dorn, Larry Pattis, Bill Piburn, Preston Reed, Colin Reid, and Rick Ruskin.

Song Title: Composer/Source:

Accufuse Preston Reed
Amico Mio Andrea Benzoni
Celtic Overs Jim Goodin
Clover Colin Reid
Karla's Song Larry Pattis
Only My Heart Bill Piburn
Son Of A Gun Tommy Emmanuel
Spirit Of Brother Marcel Michael O'dorn
Stringin' The Blues Michael Fix
Temptation Rag Henry Lodge; arr. by Lars (Lasse) Johansson
The End Of The Beginning Jody Fisher
The Return Of The Flute Rick Ruskin

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PROCTOR CHRIS ONLY NOW CD GUITAR TABLATURE SPARTITI CHITARRA ACUSTICA LIBRO

PROCTOR CHRIS, ONLY NOW. CD TAB.

Adrenaline
Tap Room
Dialogues
Three Jigs: The Rambler/Kitty's Wedding/Langstrom's Pony
Slickrock Lament
Hotspot
Only Now
October's Window
Anymore

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