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Titles by: STEVEN Z. ECKELS

STEVEN Z. ECKELS

Since the year 2000, Steven Eckels has been the instructor of high school guitar for the Kalispell, Montana school district.

He began his arranging career for Mel Bay Publications in 1994 with the publication of American Love Songs and Ballads. Since that time he has completed 18 books for Mel Bay Publications. His output of published works represent a unique array of diverse genres including guitar arrangements of Gregorian Chant, Cowboy Songs, Music of the North American Indians, the Music of Stephen Foster, Blues Classics, Gospel Classics, Christmas Encyclopedia, Classics for Kids as well as several method books on Fingerstyle Guitar.

His formal training includes a bachelor's degree from Berklee College of Music, a Master's degree from New England Conservatory, and a Music Education Certification from Northland College. He is active a solo guitar performer as well as the leader of a 1950's dance band. His interest in opera was kindled by Dr. Robert Greenberg's lectures How to Listen to and Understand Opera, published by the Learning Company.

In 1965, at the age of 10 he first began learning folk songs on guitar from his father. The family moved from northern Wisconsin to Danville, Virginia in 1966, were he was influenced by soul music, gospel music, and rock and roll. As time progressed his interests turned to the music of Chet Atkins, Segovia, and Joe Pass. During his college years he became interested in the possibility of blending rock music with classical forms. In 2013 he was attracted to the genre of opera because of its intensity, lyricism, and emotional impact. He was featured on Montana PBS 11th & Grant television show which can view viewed online. In addition to teaching guitar, he teaches the history of rock and roll. At the age of 60 after reading Bob Dylan's biography, he decided to return to rock and roll forming a 1950's dance band, Zino & the Bel Aires.

 
by Steve Eckels
This book and accompanying audio are a perfect introduction to fingerstyle guitar. National Board Certified educator Steve Eckels has carefully designed each lesson to allow for smooth progression. Each of the ten lessons contains the four pillars of practice: scales, reading, progressions and repertoire. Developed in the classroom, this book provides arrangements of beautiful guitar pieces in a basic form, and instructions for how to embellish them in your own way. Included are shortcuts for learning to re...
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by Steve Eckels
This book and accompanying audio are a perfect introduction to fingerstyle guitar. National Board Certified educator Steve Eckels has carefully designed each lesson to allow for smooth progression. Each of the ten lessons contains the four pillars of practice: scales, reading, progressions and repertoire. Developed in the classroom, this book provides arrangements of beautiful guitar pieces in a basic form, and instructions for how to embellish them in your own way. Included are shortcuts for learning to re...
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by Steve Eckels
The Modern Fingerstyle Method gets the student up and playing within the first few pages, it was designed for the absolute beginner with absolutely no experience whatsoever. Students are directed toward reading lines, not notes. Steve Eckels introduces the tools necessary to construct fingerstyle guitar solos. Each piece utilizes musical tools that will be used over and over again throughout the book. Written in standard notation and tablature. Audio download available online. This book gets...
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by Steve Eckels
This book and accompanying audio present the most popular themes from the classical orchestral repertoire adapted for guitar. Historical background is provided for each piece, as well as warm-ups for both hands. The selections include works by Vivaldi, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Rimsky-Korsakov, Grieg and others. The material is written in tablature and standard notation.
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by Steve Eckels
This book and accompanying audio present the most popular themes from the classical orchestral repertoire adapted for guitar. Historical background is provided for each piece, as well as warm-ups for both hands. The selections include works by Vivaldi, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Rimsky-Korsakov, Grieg and others. The material is written in tablature and standard notation.
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by Steven Zdenek Eckels
This book teaches fingerstyle blues from the ground up. Concepts such as right-hand independence are taught so that bass lines and melody may be played at the same time while utilizing simple chord shapes. Playing bass note patterns with a blues scale melody is presented in a way that is easily understood and easily executed over a number of different chords commonly found in the blues. Exercises are presented in standard notation and tablature in the form of blues tunes that are fun to play. Many of the tu...
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by Steven Zdenek Eckels
A collection of 12 favorite old-time gospel classics arranged for fingerstyle guitar solo. Featured are: His Eye Is On the Sparrow; The Church in the Wildwood; Higher Ground; and many more. In notation and tablature. In his numerous books for Mel Bay Publications, Steven has consistently demonstrated a gift for writing elegant idiomatic guitar arrangements. Audio available online.
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by Steve Eckels
How do you combine the elegance of the classics with the energy of contemporary grooves? The answer is Global Adventures for Fingerstyle Guitarists. Considered by critics as the Fernando Sor of the 21st Century, Steve Eckels has composed and arranged 23 fingerstyle guitar arrangements based on the styles of Carlos Santana, Yanni, Klezmer, Bollywood, Bob Marley, Brazil 66, Mariachi, Jose Feliciano, Harry Belofante, Flameco, and others. Eckels, a National Board Certified teacher, has tested and perfec...
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by Steve Eckels
The Modern Fingerstyle Method gets the student up and playing within the first few pages, it was designed for the absolute beginner with absolutely no experience whatsoever. Students are directed toward reading lines, not notes. Steve Eckels introduces the tools necessary to construct fingerstyle guitar solos. Each piece utilizes musical tools that will be used over and over again throughout the book. Written in standard notation and tablature.This book gets the student up and playing within...
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by Steve Eckels
Written with the young beginner in mind, this book presents the basics of blues guitar. Any beginner can play the blues using the concepts and etudes presented in standard notation and tab. Comes with companion audio.
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by Steven Zdenek Eckels
A sparkling collection of 12 classic American blues songs arranged for solo fingerstyle guitar. All arrangements are in notation and tablature and convey the exciting yet earthy moods found in this popular genre. Audio is available as a FREE download. Difficulty from easy-intermediate to advanced. Chord symbols are included for use in ensemble situations. Standard notation and tablature.
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by Steve Eckels
The arrangements in this book have been designed for use by the beginner and professional alike. The arrangements consist primarily of the melody, bass and chord symbols so that the professional will be able to easily sight read and embellish them during holiday performances. The beginner will find them straightforward and will be able to learn them quickly. To add variety, many of the songs are presented in two keys or two versions and the pages are laid out to avoid awkward page turns during performance. ...
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by Steve Eckels
A wonderful volume of the world's most famous classical guitar masterpieces tastefully adapted to be playable by non-concert guitarists. In the past, beginning guitarists had to rely on overly simple pieces lacking in interest. Now for the first time, the great concert masterpieces are accessible to the novice player. This book is a must-have for guitar teachers and students. Titles include 'Leyenda' and 'Granada' by Albeniz, Tarrega's 'Recuerdos de la Alhambra', 'Adelita' and 'Lagrima'; 'Spanish Dance #5' ...
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by Steve Eckels
How do you combine the elegance of the classics with the energy of contemporary grooves? The answer is Global Adventures for Fingerstyle Guitarists. Considered by critics as the Fernando Sor of the 21st Century, Steve Eckels has composed and arranged 23 fingerstyle guitar arrangements based on the styles of Carlos Santana, Yanni, Klezmer, Bollywood, Bob Marley, Brazil 66, Mariachi, Jose Feliciano, Harry Belofante, Flamenco, and others. Eckels, a National Board Certified teacher, has tested and perfe...
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