By Dan Gelo
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Fiddle Tunes & Irish Music for Guitar by Dan Gelo. For Guitar (Flatpicking). Solos. Celtic/Irish. Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 136 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.94020BCD).
ISBN 9780786634477. Celtic/Irish. 8.5" x 11" inches.
A sparkling, comprehensive collection of 75 lively flatpicking guitar "fiddle tunes"! Beginning with 18 pages of introductory, performance and tutorial notes. The all-Irish titles are presented in sections: reels, strathspeys, breakdowns, hornpipes, jigs, slip- jigs, set dances, airs and waltzes. All tunes are written as single-line melodies for flat-picked guitar chords over the staff. Additional notes and references, plus a discography are included at the end. Tunes from the book are derived from different cultures, there is little or no overlap of titles regarding the book and "Complete Fiddle Tunes for Acoustic Guitar" (95471). In notation and tablature. The split-track recording includes Dan Gelo's teaching on the various techniques.
Location: from Ontario, Canada
March 29, 2009
Good 'gig getter' for Irish tunes...
Hey there! As an intermediate/advanced git player skill-wise, there's not a lot of magic or musical revelation in this book. However, my ability to play in folkie/celtic open mic nights with talented fiddle-players has been enhanced do to the repoirtoire presented here. Chords are given too, for those who choose...
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