World of Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar (Book/DVD Set)

This collection of traditional music from Ireland and Scotland arranged for solo guitar is the result of a passionate study of the tradition by some of the finest musicians playing in this genre. Compiled by Stefan Grossman, this book includes arrangements by Pierre Bensusan, El McMeen, Martin Simpson, Pat Kirtley, Duck Baker, Tom Long & Steve Baughman. Looking back less than a century you would find this music performed on fiddle, pipes, button accordion, flutes and whistles, in solo and ensemble settin ...more

Product Number:
30016DP
Format:
Book/DVD Set
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Pages:
136
Binding:
Squareback Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-8392-9
ISBN13:
978-07866-8392-5
Publisher:
Grossman's Guitar Workshop
Date Published:
5/2/2012

This collection of traditional music from Ireland and Scotland arranged for solo guitar is the result of a passionate study of the tradition by some of the finest musicians playing in this genre. Compiled by Stefan Grossman, this book includes arrangements by Pierre Bensusan, El McMeen, Martin Simpson, Pat Kirtley, Duck Baker, Tom Long & Steve Baughman. Looking back less than a century you would find this music performed on fiddle, pipes, button accordion, flutes and whistles, in solo and ensemble settings, but never guitar, even in its basic role of providing rhythm.

The challenge for those who attempt to translate Celtic traditional music for fingerstyle guitar is to preserve the unique qualities which are the essence of the style. The popularity of alternate tunings in this music tends to come from two different directions. One is in the desire for production of tonalities of droning instruments: ala the bagpipes, and tunings such as DADGAD and EADEAE make this effect relatively easy. On the other hand, there are guitar tunings which lend themselves easily to the melodic steps and fullness found in the diatonic Celtic harp, such as DGDGBD (open G tuning) and the CGDGAD.

DVD is region 0, playable worldwide.

Banish Misfortune Tom Long 
Believe Me If All These Endearing Young Charms Martin Simpson 
Bill Malley's Barndance Steve Baughman
Bogie's Bonny Belle Martin Simpson 
Bony Crossing the Alps Steve Baughman
Carolan's Farewell to Music El McMeen Chase the Weasel Pat Kirtley 
Chief O'Neill's Favorite Duck Baker 
Cullen Bay Steve Baughman
Cunla Pierre Bensusan
Danny Boy El McMeen 
Fanny Power Pat Kirtley
Fanny Power Steve Baughman
Finn MacCool's Reel Pat Kirtley 
Flamorgan Air Pierre Bensusan
Hardiman The Fiddler Tom Long 
Heman Dubh Pierre Bensusan 
Jenny Picking Cockles Tom Long 
Jock O'Hazeldean El McMeen
Lowlands of Holland Martin Simpson 
Merrily Kissed the Quacker Pierre Bensusan
Miss Forbes Farewell Duck Baker 
Moran's Return Pat Kirtley 
Morgan Magan Pat Kirtley 
Murtagh McKann Pierre Bensusan 
Planxty Kelly Duck Baker
Poll Halfpenny Duck Baker 
Ramble to Cashel Steve Baughman 
Rosie Anderson Martin Simpson 
Sergeant Early's Dream Duck Baker 
Sheebeg An Sheemor Pierre Bensusan 
Shepherd's Delight Martin Simpson 
South Wind Pat Kirtley 
Star Of the County Down El McMeen 
The Blarney Pilgrim Duck Baker 
The Broken Pledge Tom Long
The Butterfly Tom Long 
The Castle of Dromore El McMeen 
The Duke of Fife's Welcome to Deeside Duck Baker 
The Faerie Queen Duck Baker 
The Flax in Bloom Pierre Bensusan 
The Golden Keyboard Duck Baker
The Pure Drop Pierre Bensusan 
The Rakes of Waterloo Duck Baker 
The Shearing's Not For You Martin Simpson 
Waters of Tyne Martin Simpson

 
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