Chopin For Acoustic Guitar

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Overview

Frederic Chopin was one of the most original and influential composers in history. Although he only lived 39 years, he wrote music that has thoroughly embedded itself in our culture. His melodies are often instantly familiar to us and show a profound lyric sense. Many qualities of Chopin's music are ideal for guitar transcription. He wrote pieces that are short with a manageable range. The textures are mostly single melody lines with harmonic accompaniment without the complex counterpoint that can be so difficult on the guitar. His music is often soft, intimate, subtle, and full of naunces of articulation, dynamics, and phrasing. These qualities transfer quite naturally to the guitar. While remaining as faithful as possible to the composer's musical intentions, these pieces experienced some modification that is noted in the provided performance notes. Intermediate in difficulty, this book assumes the player has basic knowledge of the guitar and familiarity with either standard music notation or guitar tablature. Selections include: Prelude Op. 28, No. 7; Prelude Op. 28, No. 20; Prelude Op. 28, No. 4; Cantabile; Mazurka Op. 6, No. 2; Prelude Op. 28, No , 15; Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2; Nocturne Op. 15, No. 3; Nocturne Op. 37, No 1; and Nocturne Op. 55, No. 1. All of these beautiful pieces are included on the companion CD.

Contents

  • Cantabile
  • Mazurka Op 6 No 2
  • Nocturne Op 15 N0 3
  • Nocturne Op 37 No 1
  • Nocturne Op 55 No 1
  • Nocturne Op 9 No 2
  • Prelude Op 28 No 15
  • Prelude Op 28 No 20
  • Prelude Op 28 No 4
  • Prelude Op 28 No 7

Specs

Product IDCOBS012604107
Composer/Artist/Author Frederic Chopin
Editor/Arranger Yates, Richard
Instrumentation Guitar Solo
Publisher Bay (Mel) Publications Inc
Publisher Ref No 97854BCD
Grading Intermediate
Language Eng
Media Book & CD
No of Pages88
ISBN-100786644176
UPC796279058520