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Masters of the Plectrum Guitar

Masters of the Plectrum Guitar edited by William Bay. For Guitar (Flatpicking). Wire bound, Solos & Duets. All Styles. Intermediate-Advanced. Book. 280 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.95293).

ISBN 9780786602674. All Styles. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

This landmark book of music for the plectrum style jazz guitar took years to compile, write and edit. It contains some of the greatest solos and duets ever written and performed on the plectrum or flatpicked guitar, including works by Carl Kress, Dick McDonough, George Van Eps, Bucky Pizzarelli, George Barnes, Eddie Lang, George M Smith, Al Valenti, Mel Bay, Frank Victor, Harry Volpe, Carmen Mastren, Oscar Moore, Mundell Lowe, Tony Mottola, Al Hendrickson, and Cal Collins. All solos are in notation and tablature while the duets are shown in standard notation only.

  • Danzon  Performed by Dick Mcdonough And Carl Kress
  • Rhythm A La Carte  Performed by Harry Volpe
  • Snowfall In April  Performed by Harry Volpe, Jack Donahue
  • You Tell Me Your Dream   Performed by Arr Mel Bay
  • After Thoughts Part I  Performed by Carl Kress
  • April Kisses  Performed by Eddie Lang
  • Estrelita, Little Star  Performed by Arr George M. Smith
  • Etude I  Performed by Harry Volpe
  • Serenade  Performed by Riccardo Drigo, Arr. By Al Valenti
  • Eighth-Note Triplet Boogie  Performed by George Barnes
  • Modern Etude  Performed by Harry Volpe
  • Stringin' Along With Annabelle  Performed by Frank Victor
  • Tranquilo  Performed by Al Hendrickson
  • Traumerei  Performed by Schumann-Mel Bay
  • Two Guitars  Performed by Harry Volpe
  • For Two In Love  Performed by Tony Mottola
  • Maple Leaf Rag  Performed by Joplin-Mel Bay
  • TO a Wild Rose  Performed by Edward Macdowell, Arr Mel Bay
  • Andante cantabile  Performed by Harry Volpe
  • Over And Over Blues  Performed by Bucky Pizzarelli
  • Peg-Leg Shuffle  Performed by Carl Kress
  • Sweet Strings  Performed by Frank Victor, Harry Volpe
  • Easy Listenin' Blues  Performed by Nadine Robinson
  • Lament In E  Performed by Carmen Mastren, Albert Harris
  • Mighty Lak'a Rose  Performed by Nevin-Mel Bay
  • Test Pilot  Performed by George M. Smith
  • Warm Feelings  Performed by Tony Mottola
  • Bang! Bang!  Performed by George M. Smith
  • Helena  Performed by Carl Kress
  • Pick It And Play It  Performed by Frank Victor
  • St. Louis Blues  Performed by Arr George Barnes
  • Strolling Thru Manhattan  Performed by George M. Smith
  • Sunshine  Performed by Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang
  • Sutton Mutton (Taking It On The Lamb)  Performed by Carl Kress
  • Chicken A La Swing  Performed by Dick Mcdonough And Carl Kress
  • Love Song  Performed by Carl Kress
  • My Cherished Prelude  Performed by Harry Volpe
  • A Handful Of Riffs  Performed by Eddie Lang
  • After Thoughts Part Iii  Performed by Carl Kress
  • I Had Picked You  Performed by Bucky Pizzarelli
  • Midnight Clear  Performed by Harry Volpe
  • Romantic  Performed by Harry Volpe
  • Sweet Lorraine  Performed by Clif Burwell, Mitchell Parish Arr Mel Bay
  • Stage Fright  Performed by Dick Mcdonough And Carl Kress
  • Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You  Performed by Words And Music By Don Redman, Andy Razaf
  • None But the Lonely Heart  Performed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Arr. By Al Valenti
  • Tango  Performed by George Van Eps
  • After Thoughts Part Ii  Performed by Carl Kress
  • I Think You Always Knew  Performed by Music By Mundell Lowe
  • Love You Madly  Performed by Al Hendrickson
  • Slow Burning  Performed by George M. Smith
  • Narcissus  Performed by Nevin-Mel Bay
  • Rainbow's End  Performed by Eddie Lang
  • Smoke Eyes  Performed by Bucky Pizzarelli
  • Squattin' At The Grotto  Performed by John Van Eps And George Van Eps
  • Dark Eyes Medley  Performed by George M. Smith
  • Feelin' My Way  Performed by Eddie Lang
  • Pickin' My Way  Performed by Eddie Lang
  • Poor Butterfly  Performed by Cal Collins
  • Satin Doll  Performed by Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn Arr
  • Stringin' The Blues  Performed by Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang
  • Tony's Tune   Performed by Tony Mottola
  • My Gal Sal  Performed by Cal Collins
  • Swingin' The Scale  Performed by Harry Volpe, Frank Victor

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  • April 13, 2007 Must Have

    I have owned this book for many years. One of the best collections of solo jazz guitar works you will ever find. I would love to see a Volume 2.

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