Solo guitar

Here are eight pieces which I wrote with the second-year student in mind with the aim of improving certain aspects of technique whilst hopefully incorporating enjoyable music.

Techniques covered include: tuning 6th string down to D; various fingerboard positions; apoyando melody above an accompaniment; strumming; bar chords; arpeggios.

Prelude in E Minor and Sweet Betsy are featured in the Music Samples section.

Titles are:
Buff and Blue - a tune from the Northumberland part of the U.K.;
Prelude in E minor- a slow, lyrical composition written in a 'Spanish Romance' style;
Carl Wark- this is the name of an Iron Age fort situated in the Peak District area of the U.K.;
Malaguena- a flamenco-style piece based on the famous Spanish tune;
Snow on Snow- a melancholy and lyrical work written for the Christmas period;
Study No. 1 - a study to help bring out the melody of a piece;
House of the Rising Sun- an arrangement of the well-known traditional folk song;
Sweet Betsy -and the collection finishes with a slow, lyrical piece written in memory of a lovely dog.

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updated: 3 years ago