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Guitar Atlas: Italy

Your passport to a new world of music

By Lou Manzi

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Guitar Atlas: Italy (Your passport to a new world of music). For guitar. Guitar Method or Supplement; Method/Instruction. National Guitar Workshop Book, Approved Curriculum. Instructional and Method. Instructional book and examples CD. Standard guitar notation, guitar tablature and instructional text. 48 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.26073).

ISBN 0739043021. With standard guitar notation, guitar tablature and instructional text. Instructional and Method. 9x12 inches.

The music of Italy is known for its lively rhythms and emotional melodies. This rich tradition of Italian music has been under-represented in the "world music" genre - until now! Each chapter in this book focuses on a particular region of Italy. Readers learn the history, cultural influences, and instruments of each area. While some of the songs featured were originally performed on instruments such as flute, mandolin, or bagpipes, they appear as guitar arrangements for the first time here. The book covers both fingerstyle and pick playing, and explores special techniques such as grace notes, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and tremolo, to help guitarists pick up all the nuances of style. Tips for playing accompaniments to Italian songs are included, and some of the tunes feature a second guitar part perfect for duets! With this wealth of material, everyone from beginners to advanced players can learn to master this culturally rich music. Compositions are written in both standard music notation and TAB. A CD demonstrating all the examples and compositions featured in the book is included.

  • About the Author 
  • 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 Rcciola (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'unliva (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 
  • Final Thoughts 

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