FLUID SOLOING BOOK 4, String Skipping & Wide Interval Soloing for Guitar, Quinn. CD TABLATURE

FLUID SOLOING BOOK 4, String Skipping & Wide Interval Soloing for Guitar, Quinn. CD TAB.

Product Description:
String Skipping & Wide Interval Soloing: 212 Melodic Studies and Patterns for Guitar is a much-needed guitarist’s guide to mastering wide interval soloing.

This collection of repeating, continuous motion studies shows the guitarist how to develop melodic patterns that are characterized by large intervallic jumps in pitch, from one note to the next, in constant succession. This book presents four unique approaches to developing wide interval soloing, all of which utilize string skipping: 1) double pentatonic scales, which are three-note-per-string pentatonic scale patterns; 2) octave sliding, which uses sliding octave shapes in a variety of ways; 3) stacked fifths, which are wide interval shapes derived from pentatonic scales; and 4) wide interval arpeggios derived from the diatonic major scale.

The sound that results from these techniques is exciting and unpredictable because it is such a departure from conventional melodic flow, which tends to be scalar, moving stepwise from one note in a scale to the next. By contrast, wide interval soloing is angular and skewed with big skips and sudden directional changes, creating a complex and fascinating sound. All of the studies in this book are designed as melodic etudes that can be applied directly to soloing in rock, jazz, fusion, and blues music.

This book is ideal for serious guitarists in any style who want to break out of typical soloing patterns and create a more explosive, radical sound! CD included. 152 Pages.



Section One: Double Pentatonic Scales and Shapes
A) Basic Non-Shifting Scale Exercises

Double Pentatonic Scale Fingerings
Wide-Interval Shapes
Basic Sequencing Exercises
Non-Shifting String Skipping Exercises
Stacked Fifth Exercises
B) String Skipping Shapes and Position Shifting

String Skipping Shapes
String Skipping Shape Sets
Shift Patterns (for horizontal position shifting)
Motion Exercises (using the shift patterns)
Non-Shifting Exercises (using shape sets)
C) Melodic Studies

Six Studies, presented in one scale fingering that combines All Of The Above
How to apply each melodic study to a different scale fingering

Section Two: Octave Sliding
A) Identifying Octave Shapes within Pentatonics
B) Octave Sliding Exercises

23 exercises showing all of the possible ways to slide octaves within one pentatonic scale fingering area
How to apply octave scale sliding exercises to other scale fingerings
C) Melodic Studies (Fifteen Studies)

Section Three: Pentatonic "Stacked Fifths"
A) The Concept
B) Wide Interval Shapes (in 5 fingerings)
C) Shape Connection Exercises

Non-Shifting (Positional)
Shifting (Whole Neck)
Combining Shifting and Non-Shifting Motion
Section Four: Wide Interval Diatonic Arpeggios
A) Diatonic Arpeggios in 5 Fingerings
B) Wide Interval Arpeggio Sets

Due to the large volume of exercises in this book, only selected examples are represented on the CD. It is in the student's best interest to study all the exercises for any given subject, including those that are not represented on the CD.
Breaking up the predictability
Exercises playing Sets 2-5 in all 12 keys
C) Licks Using Arpeggios

Section Five: Soloing Etudes
Appendix: "Guidelines For Using This Book"
Tablature Symbols Key

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Product Description:
This 176-page book/DVD package includes six full-length contemporary Flamenco guitar compositions by Ioannis Anastassakis, MA, best-selling Mel Bay author of the Art of Rasgueado and one of the few people to have obtained a Graduate Degree in Flamenco Guitar. Selections include Veridiana (Rumba Flamenca), Angelika (Granadinas), Maestro Serrano (Tangos), as well as 3 more solos based on the Flamenco forms of the Farucca, the Soleares and the Malaguena. Presented in standard notation and tablature, with extensive performance notes for each selection. DVD duration 64 min.

Format: Book+DVD
Series: Guitar Journals

It is no secret that interest in the flamenco guitar has grown very rapidly during the last 50 years. Flamenco guitar technique has evolved to extremely high standards, the compositions have matured beyond even the most optimistic expectations and the number of artists performing solo flamenco guitar music has risen to unprecedented heights; even the number of new flamenco guitar recordings has quadrupled in the last 5 years alone! There is, however, still one problem plaguing this continuous and multi-faceted progress: lack of performance repertoire. When compared to its classical guitar counterpart, flamenco guitar repertoire is found lacking indeed. Very few editions of performance pieces exist, most of them decades-old compositions that do not take into account the progress that has taken place in both the performance techniques and the compositional forms of flamenco guitar.

My intention with this collection of pieces is to tread the fme line between traditional flamenco guitar, firmly rooted in the inherited musical elements and the contemporary influences that have brought new levels of excitement to the music. All the compositions presented in this collection are based on traditional flamenco guitar forms. All of them, however, include additional elements from other musical cultures and styles. These compositions are meant to be performed live. I have performed most of them at least 200 times during the course of my flamenco guitar recitals and in just about every performance scenario from impromptu guitar gatherings to heavily publicized recitals, when teaching flamenco masterclasses or just playing for friends. The level of difficulty is usually upper intermediate with some parts drifting purposefully into advanced territory. Do not let that discourage you! I hope you have as much fun working with the compositions in this book as I had composing and recording them. Moreover, if you do enjoy them, do not hesitate and let me know. And while you are at it, check out. Finally, if you are interested in the subjects of flamenco and classical guitar, check out my Art of Rasgueado book, as well as my upcoming Art of Tremolo, Treasures of Flamenco Guitar and Flamenco Guitar Studies books, all published by Mel Bay Publications.


Companion CD Recording: All of the compositions in the book are recorded on the companion CD at performance speed. In addition, several of the key parts in each composition are recorded again at slow speed, in order to offer a more complete understanding of each phrase. Finally, I have included video files on the companion DVD that demonstrate the most difficult parts, as well as flamenco-specific techniques within these compositions. Fingering Notes: In order to simplify the visual complexity of the music, I have opted to avoid repeating obvious left-hand fingerings, especially in the case of basic major and minor chords played in open position and/or phrases repeated many times throughout the composition (eg. The basic rasgueado pattern in Soleares). This was done intentionally in an effort to give the music an uncluttered look, since there is a fair amount of rhythmic complexity as well as a large assortment of right hand techniques that need to be meticulously transcribed in the notation and tablature. As a personal fingering choice, I tend to use my left hand 4th finger (little finger) for a lot of phrases where most guitarists would use their 3rd (ring) fmger instead. I have found that with proper training, the little finger becomes even stronger than the ring finger, so I tend to use it a lot, sometimes to the point of favoring it. Still, this is a personal fingering choice. Feel free to substitute the 3rd finger in these instances. Keep in mind that a lot of flamenco falsetas (music phrases) are based on chord shapes that are held for either the complete duration or a significant segment of the phrase. This is especially prevalent in tremolo-based and arpeggio-based phrases. Try to identify these phrase segments and keep the maximum number of chord notes ringing while performing them. Depending on their specific context, trills are sometimes notated as appogiaturas and are sometimes given appropriate rhythmic value. The most basic, as well as the most usual, golpe is played with the ring finger hitting the golpeador of the flamenco guitar, right below the 1st string close to the bridge. However, there are two other special golpes used in the following compositions, which are explained in each piece's performance notes. The most distinctive techniques of the flamenco guitar are the various Rasgueados. These characteristic strumming techniques playa key part in creating the unique sound of the flamenco guitar. I have intentionally decided to use a very large variety of rasgueados, more than you would probably find in the actual playing of even an advanced flamenco guitar performer, in order to demonstrate a representative sample of the variety of flamenco rasgueado technique. If you are interested in learning more about the various rasgueado techniques used in flamenco, their history proper performance and context, I suggest you check out my instructional book The Art of Rasgueado, published by Mel Bay Publications.

Born on the Greek island of Crete, Ioannis Anastassakis studied at the Greek National
Conservatory and the Nakas Conservatory in Athens. He completed his bachelor's degree at the
American College of Greece, and subsequently studied at the distinguished Musicians Institute
in Las Angeles (GIT), where he was hired as an instructor after graduating in the top 1% of his
class. He continued his studies, specializing in solo flamenco guitar under the tutelage of Juan
Serrano at California State University, completing an MA in Guitar Performance and graduating
Magna cum Laude. Currently (2005), he is working towards a Doctorate in Education, with an
emphasis in Music in the UK.
Ioannis studied for several years with Juan Serrano. In addition, he has studied with Flamenco
guitar legends Manolo Sanlucar, Juan Martin, Paco Serrano, Jose Antonio Rodriguez and Manolo Franco.
Ioannis' list of teachers of electric guitar are no less impressive; the list reads like a "Who's
Who" of contemporary electric guitar legends including: Steve Vai (Whitesnake), Vinnie Moore (UFO), Marty Friedman (Megadeth), John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Frank Gambale (Chick Corea), Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big), Brett Garsed, Joey Tafolla, Scott Henderson, Mike Stern, Jean Marc Belkadi, Darren Householder, Tommy Tedesco, Ted Greene, Ron Echete, Sid Jacobs and Joe Diorio.
Ioannis has also performed and/or recorded in various settings with band members from
Whitesnake, Dio, Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne Band, Elton John Band, Santana, Celine Dion, Sara Vaughan, Tito Puente, Julio Iglesias, Tower of Power, Chick Corea Electric Band, Jeff Beck, Steve Vai Band, Badlands, Tribal Tech, Natalie Cole, Joe Cocker, Cher, Blood Sweat & Tears, Nina Hagen and others.
Ioannis has presented over 300 solo recitals in Europe and the United States and has been a
guest lecturer at several American colleges and universities including: The University of Southern
California, California State University Northridge, California State University Fresno, California
State University Fullerton, Musicians Institute, Fresno City College, and the American College of
Greece. In addition, he has won classical and flamenco guitar competitions and has been featured
a dozen times on American television programs.
In December 2000, he was the first guitarist ever to present a solo guitar recital at the Greek
National Opera House.
Ioannis' first solo flamenco guitar CD, Flamenco Live at Ioannina, was released by
in August 2000 and immediately entered the company's flamenco category Top 10 chart, eventually
reaching the #1 spot worldwide in October 2002. The CD was re-mastered and re-released by
Wild Rose Angel Productions in 2003.
Ioannis' second and third solo flamenco guitar CDs, Traditional Flamenco Guitar Selections,
Vol.J & Vol.2 are scheduled for release by Wild Rose Angel Productions in 2006 and 2007
Ioannis' instructional materials are published and distributed worldwide by Mel Bay
Publications. His first instructional book The Art of Rasgueado, achieved best-seller status within
months of its initial publication date. He is also a regular columnist in Mel Bay's Guitar
Sessions® magazine.

General Performance Notes
Notation Legend
A mi madre (Soleares) - About the Composition
A mi madre (Soleares) - Performance Notes
A mi madre (Soleares)
Recuerdos de Cordoba (Farruca) - About the Composition
Recuerdos de Cordoba (Farruca) - Performance Notes
Recuerdos de Cordoba (Farruca)
Angelika (Granadinas) - About the Composition
Angelika (Granadinas) - Performance Notes
Angelika (Granadinas)
Veridiana (Rumba) - About the Composition
Veridiana (Rumba) - Performance Notes
Veridian (Rumba)
Maestro Serrano (Tangos) - About the Composition
Maestro Serrano (Tangos) - Performance Notes
Maestro Serrano (Tangos)
Variations on Malaguefia (Malaguena) - About the Composition
Variations on Malaguefia (Malaguena) - Performance Notes
Variations on Malaguefia (Malaguena)
About the Author

This DVD contains specific sections from the songs chosen by the author to teach in greater detail. Each section is played at speed and then played again at a slower pace to offer greater instruction and insight into each piece. The audio tracks are located on the DVD. You can access them by selecting "Audio Only selections" from the main menu of the DVD. 

Song Title: Composer/Source:

Performance notes
Notation legend

A Mi Madre - Ioannis Anastassakis
Angelika - Ioannis Anastassakis
Flamenco Variations on Malaguena - Ioannis Anastassakis
Maestro Serrano - Ioannis Anastassakis
Recuerdos De Cordoba - Ioannis Anastassakis
Veridiana - Ioannis Anastassakis

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This book is a guide to some of the techniques needed for "getting into latin jazz guitar." There are 5 independent sections: References and definition of terms; exercises and/or pieces which demonstrate various guitar techniques; examples of common Rasgueado patterns; the "Riverboat Suite," studies for developing rhythmic ability and appreciation; and pieces in a variety of different Latin styles. The CD, used in conjunction with the written notation, tablature and chord symbols, gives a clear idea of what is required for players and teachers of all levels. It is assumed that the reader is familiar with guitar and music notation, but glossaries of terms are included for reference. There are a variety of patterns which are employed in the different styles of music; the examples show how to "get into" some basic forms. All the techniques described are playable on the fingerstyle guitar, and the pieces themselves are selected and arranged with performance in mind.


Description of "Getting Into Latin Jazz Guitar"
What Is Latin Guitar?
Holding the Guitar
Notation Systems for the Guitar
Glossary of Guitar Symbols
Chord Symbol Reference
The Pitch Range of Notes Found on the Guitar
The Pitch Range of Notes (cont.)
Right Hand Fingering
Left Hand Fingering
Tuning the Guitar

Right Hand Daily Exercise
Left Hand Daily Exercise 1
Hammer Hav'n Fun
Left Hand Daily Exercise 2
Odagil Returns for Ligado
Left Hand Daily Exercise 3
Hammer & Snaps
An Ordinarily Mental Study
Glissando Skat Goes Pating
Étouffée A Dampened Proof Course Study
Ensnared Again!
Harmonics El Vito
Tremolo Canzona
Tambour Thumbling
Barrées No Holds Barred

The Rasgueado
Rasgueados Patterns
Examples of Useful Rasgueados

Notes on Rhythm and the "Riverboat Suite"
Rhythmic Division of the Beat
"Riverboat Suite"
Bossa Trinova
Carta De Manaus
Chorinho Sem Choros

Bolero Blues 1
Bolero Blues (cont.)
Tango Del Camino
Zamba Argentina
Zamba Andea
Guaracha Chiquita
Puerto Vallarta Mexico
Bossa Nova Bar Tropical
Bossa Nova Mercutio
O Forró Santarém
Mambo Bay Ride

John Zaradin Biography
Production Details

Method and 26 titles.

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