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Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar - AN INTRODUCTION

Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar - AN INTRODUCTION

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Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar AN INTRODUCTION (Intermediate-Advanced)

taught by Tony McManus

In this lesson Tony McManus shows that, even at an introductory level, theres much more to Celtic music than the slow airs and OCarolan harp tunes that are so frequently arranged for guitar. With a bit of work the student can quickly be engaged in the core music of this repertoire. Tony takes us on a gentle but detailed exploration of the ornamentation- rolls, grace notes, triplets etc. - needed to really get inside this music.

Much of the Celtic idiom is dance music and is defined by the contrasting rhythms of reels, jigs, slip jigs etc. The Larks March is a great example of a simple yet attractive Irish jig. Tullochgorum is likewise a well-known Scottish Strathspey (a dance unique to Scotland). Often overlooked is the Celtic music from outside of Ireland and Scotland and here Tony teaches us one of his favorite Breton tunes; a Wedding Gavotte - the structure of which is very common in the music of this region.

Not to be overlooked, of course, are the slow airs and OCarolan tunes! Here we are shown a very accessible arrangement of what is thought to be OCarolans first composition - Si Bheag Si Mhor. Also included are the enigmatic air Paddys Rambles through the Park- a tune from the Donegal fiddle tradition. By working through this material the student will have a grasp of the variety and beauty of music that has been played in an unbroken chain for centuries.

DVD is region 0, playable worldwide.

Product Number:    GW1019DVD

Format:    DVD

Skill Level:    Intermediate-Advanced

Binding:    Boxed

Size:    5.25 x 7.5

Date Published:    05_28_2014




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