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Guitar Atlas Complete, Volume 1

Guitar Styles from Around the World

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Guitar Atlas Complete, Volume 1 (Guitar Styles from Around the World). Composed by Various. For Guitar. Guitar Method or Supplement; Method/Instruction. Guitar Atlas. Multicultural; World. Book & CD. 288 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.30903).

ISBN 0739055631. Multicultural; World.

Discover the rich traditions, history, origins, and pioneering artists of exciting styles from around the globe. Learn the characteristic rhythms and techniques used in some of the world's most remarkable music. All the music in this book is arranged for the guitar and will enlighten every guitarist---from beginners to advanced players.

Volume 1 of this series features diverse music from six distinct parts of the world. From the lively rhythms of Italy to the exotic modes of Japan, this book will give you all the tools you need to infuse your playing with a new and unique flavor. All the music is presented in standard notation and TAB. An MP3 CD with over three hours of music is included to demonstrate all the examples in the book.

  • Introduction 
  • Africa  Performed by Banning Eyre
  • About the Author 
  • Pronunciation Guide 
  • * Chapter 1 - Palm Wine Pickers 
  • Two-Finger Picking 
  • Palm Wine Basics 
  • Parallel 6ths 
  • Making It Swing 
  • * Chapter 2 - Highlife and Juju 
  • Rhythm Guitar 
  • Juju Music 
  • Juju Slow 
  • * Chapter 3 - Congolese, Rumba, and Soukous 
  • The Clave Rhythm 
  • Congolese Rhythm Guitar 
  • Matonge 
  • Congolese Lead Guitar 
  • Soukous Bass 
  • Congolese Seben 1 
  • Congolese Seben 2 
  • * Chapter 4 - Music of the Manding Griots 
  • Kora Style 
  • Balafon Style 
  • Ngoni Style 
  • Keme Burema 
  • Diaoura 
  • Manding Swing 
  • Manding Groove 
  • * Chapter 5 - Malian Blues 
  • Major Pentatonic 
  • Songhai Piece 
  • Minor Pentatonic 
  • Minor Pentatonic Duets 
  • Dorian Pentatonic 
  • Dorian Desert Blues 
  • Wassoulou Music 
  • Two-Guitar Wassoulou Piece 
  • * Chapter 6 - South African Pickers and Strummers 
  • Zulu Fingerstyle Guitar 
  • Walking Song 
  • Zulu Song 
  • Mbaqanga 
  • Mbaqanga Song 
  • * Chapter 7 - Zimbabwe Rumba 
  • Sungura Stomp 
  • * Chapter 8 - Zimbabwe Mbira 
  • Mbira Fingerstyle 
  • Karigamombe Fingerstyle 
  • Flatpick Mbira Guitar 
  • Pidigori 
  • Lead Mbira Guitar 
  • Pidigori Extended Lead 
  • Taireva 
  • Taireva (Version 1) 
  • Taireva (Version 2) 
  • * Chapter 9 - Miracles of Madagascar 
  • Sammy's Vamp 
  • Variation on Sammy's Vamp 
  • Malagasy Song 

  • Middle East 
    Performed by Jeff Peretz
  • Pronunciation Guide/Glossary 
  • * Chapter 1 - Introduction 
  • History 
  • Geography: Four Regions 
  • Musical Diversity of the Four Regions 
  • Religious/Cultural Influence 
  • The Guitar/Instruments 
  • The Arabic Tone Systems 
  • * Chapter 2 - The Maqam Phenomena 
  • How the Maqamat Are Created (Tetrachords) 
  • Maqam Playable by the Guitar 
  • Taqsim 
  • Temple of Dum 15 
  • Harmonic Major/Harmonic Minor Modulation 
  • People of the Dark (Modulation) 
  • Dafne's Dilemma 
  • * Chapter 3 - Wasn Rhythm 
  • Basic Belly Dance Rhythms 
  • Belly Dance Excerpt 
  • Maqsum Belly Dance 
  • Morrocan 6 
  • Cafe Shohor 9 
  • * Chapter 4 - Musical Forms and Styles 
  • Sung Poetry 
  • Oriental Art Styles 
  • Sama-I 
  • * Chapter 5 - Modern Middle Eastern Styles 
  • Rai 
  • 2:30 AM 
  • Other Styles and Artists 
  • Rosh Shel Lee (My Head) 
  • Conclusion 
  • * Appendix: Middle Eastern Tonal Systems 
  • The Persian Dhagsta System 

  • Brazil 
    Performed by Billy Newman
  • * Chapter 1 - Fundamentals 
  • The Families of Attacks 
  • The Basic Principle of Rhythmic Variation: Three the Same, One Different 
  • Right-Hand Development 
  • The Basic Brazilian Guitar Rhythm: The Maxixe 
  • Maxixe Etude 
  • * Chapter 2 - Styles Based on One-Bar Rhythms 
  • Afoxe and Pandeiro Samba 
  • Tango Brasileiro 
  • Tango Brasileiro Etude 
  • Choro 
  • Choro - Tio Leonel 
  • Etude of O Violao de Sete Cordas 
  • * Chapter 3 - Arranging for Brazilian Guitar 
  • Bring Out the Melody 
  • Remembering Baden 
  • * Chapter 4 - Baiao 
  • Viagem pra Recife 
  • * Chapter 5 - Samba: the Two-Bar Pattern 
  • Samba Variations 
  • Partido Alto 
  • Samba de Inverno 
  • * Chapter 6 - Bossa Nova 
  • Nosso Encontro 

  • Italy 
    Performed by Lou Manzi
  • About this Book 
  • * Chapter 1 - Introduction to Traditional Italian Music 
  • Northern Italy 
  • Central Italy 
  • Southern Italy 
  • Sicily and Sardinia 
  • Traditional Italian Folk Instruments 
  • * Chapter 2 - Northern Music 
  • La Ricciola (The Curly Haired Girl) 
  • La Ricciola (The Curly Haired Girl): Melody 
  • La Ricciola (The Curly Haired Girl): Harmony 
  • Sui Nostri Monti (On Our Mountains) 
  • Polka 
  • Lipa Ma Marica (My Beautiful Maria) 
  • * Chapter 3 - Central Music 
  • Scura Maie 
  • Saltarello in A: Pick Style 
  • Saltarello in A: Fingerstyle 
  • Saltarello in G 
  • Cade l'uliva (The Olive Falls) 
  • * Chapter 4 - Southern Music 
  • Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle (You Came Down from the Stars) 
  • U Pulice (The Flea) 
  • Tarantella in D 
  • Bagpipe Piece from Calabria 
  • * Chapter 5 - Sicilian and Sardinian Music 
  • Frascalittata 
  • Tarantella in G 
  • Conca d'Oro (Valley of Gold) 
  • Ballo Tondo (Round Dance) 
  • * Chapter 6 - Popular Italian Standards 
  • Bella Ciao 
  • Tarantella in A Minor 
  • * Appendix 1 - Alternate Tuning Guide 
  • * Appendix 2 - Accompaniment Style 

  • India 
    Performed by Sanjay Mishra
  • * Chapter 1 - Getting Started 
  • Tunings 
  • Ornaments 
  • Notation 
  • Guitar Fingerings 
  • About the Drone 
  • Indian Music Appreciation 101 
  • * Chapter 2 - Folk Music of India 
  • Chol Mini Assam Jabo (Come Let Us Go to Assam) 
  • Sohag Chand Badani Nacho To Dekhi (Let Me See You Dance in the Moonlight) 
  • Folksong from Rajasthan 
  • * Chapter 3 - Devotional Music in India 
  • Om Jai Jagdish Hare (Praise be The Almighty) 
  • Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram (Glory to Lord Ram, the Most Glorious One of Ragu's Race) 
  • Qawwali Tune 
  • Dadra 
  • * Chapter 4 - Hindustani Music - The Classical Music of North India 
  • A Brief History 
  • Raga 
  • Some Important Aspects of Raga 
  • Form of a Raga 
  • Performing a Raga 
  • Classification of Ragas 
  • Permutations 
  • Rhythm in Indian Music 
  • Sample Ragas 
  • Raga Bageshri (Thaat Kafi) 
  • Raga Khamaj (Thaat Khamaj) 
  • Raga Scales 
  • * Final Word 
  • References for Further Study 
  • * Pronunciation Guide 

  • Japan 
    Performed by Burgess Speed
  • Acknowledgements 
  • Notation Key 
  • * Chapter 1 - Brief History of Japanese Music 
  • * Chapter 2 - Traditional Instruments of Japan 
  • Shamisen and Sanshin 
  • Koto 
  • Biwa 
  • Shakuhachi 
  • Taiko, Gakudaiko, andd Dadaiko 
  • Tsuzumi 
  • Binzasara 
  • * Chapter 3 - Traditional Scales and Modes 
  • Scale and Mode Theory 
  • The Yo Modes 
  • The In Modes 
  • The Hirajoshi, Kumijoshi, and Kokinjoshi "Scales" 
  • * Chapter 4 - Folk Music (Minyo) 
  • Melodies 
  • Singing 
  • Rhythm 
  • The Instruments 
  • Folk Music Today 
  • Edo Komori-uta (Edo Lullaby) 
  • Sakura (Cherry Blossoms 
  • Kimi Ga Yo (Japan's National Anthem) 
  • Kiso Bushi (A Bon Dance) 
  • * Chapter 5 - Classical Music of Okinawa 
  • Shukkee Bushi (The Coming of Dawn) 
  • * Chapter 6 - Shamisen Music of Kabuki Theater 
  • What is Kabuki? 
  • Izumo no Okuni 
  • Kabuki Music 
  • Ozatsuma (Kabuki Interlude) 
  • * Chapter 7 - Koto Music (Sokyoku) 
  • Yatsuhashi Kengyo and the Masters 
  • Michio Miyagi 
  • Introduction to "Rokudan no Shirabe" and "Midare" 
  • Rokudan no Shirabe (Music in Six Steps) 
  • Midare (Disoreder) 
  • References for Further Reading 
  • References for Further Listening 
  • * Appendix 
  • Alternate Guitar Tunings Used in This Book 

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Guitar Styles from Around the World

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