Collection du musicien pigiste, Musique d'ambiance, Volume 1 (Cocktail Music, Volume 1). Composed by Various. Arranged by David Jacques. For guitar and voice. 3. 52 pages. Published by Les Productions d'OZ (DZ.DZ-1003).
This book will allow guitarists to propose to their clients a variety of pieces in duet (or little ensemble) that are well-known to the audience. It will be easy to sight read them on the guitar, or simply read the chords that are placed above the guitar staff. This second option allows any harmonic instrument (piano or harp for example) to play the accompaniment from the same score. The forms are simple, short and the arrangements are focused on the main musical theme (sometimes the development has been excluded from the arrangements). The series of arrangements for guitar and violin (or any other melodic instrument) that I propose in this book has been thought of as the perfect tool for professional musicians aware of the need to accommodate easily and quickly the requests of people needing music performances in the context of a cocktail or any special event to create a nice ambiance. Happily, far from being reserved only to professionals, these arrangements will fit perfectly into the hands of amateur musicians who want to give themselves the gift of playing music in duet! David Jacques.