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Bluegrass Jazz Guitar Volume 2

By Barry Solomon

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Guitar: Flatpicking - Intermediate-Advanced
Composed by Barry Solomon. Saddle-stitched, methods. Grossman Audio. Jazz and Contemporary. Book/3-CD Set. 40 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.30472BCD).

Item Number: MB.30472BCD
ISBN 9780786685646. Jazz and Contemporary. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Flatpicking guitar has taken an interesting journey since its inception, first with Maybelle Carter, then Don Reno, Doc Watson and Clarence White. Younger players who began by listening to the original masters have melded those influences with other styles, including blues, swing, classical and even various world music styles. When first listening to Doc Watson and Clarence White, Barry Solomon was particularly attracted to their use of swing and jazz licks and phrasing, and their choices of songs straight from the Tin Pan Alley and Great American Songbook. Tunes like Limehouse Blues, All of Me, and Honeysuckle Rose were exciting challenges to explore after becoming comfortable with bluegrass and fiddle tunes. Barry always thought that bluegrass and jazz were a wonderful combination, and the most gratifying challenge has been to create arrangements that meld both styles in a tasteful and exciting manner. Titles presented in Volume 2 include: The Way You Look Tonight, All of Me, Oh Baby and Limehouse Blues. Accompanying audio tuition is included.

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