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The Gershwin Songbook

The Gershwin Songbook (Guitar arrangements). By Fred Sokolow. For Guitar (Fingerpicking). Boxed, Methods. Grossman Guitar Workshop. Contemporary. Intermediate. DVD. Duration 100 minutes. Published by Grossman's Guitar Workshop (MB.GW504DVD).

George and Ira Gershwin's beautiful songs are timeless jazz standards, and they sound great on guitar. In this dvd, Fred plays and teaches six complete Gershwin arrangements, including guitar backup (for singing) and instrumental chord solos for each tune. Just for fun, Fred includes the rarely-heard introductory verses to the songs, as well as ad-lib instrumental solos.

After playing each tune, Fred gives you a rundown on the arrangement, going over tricky spots and analyzing the chord progression and substitutions. Then he replays it slow-er, on a split screen with close-ups of both hands. Best of all, you can read all six arrangements (tablature, music and chord grids) in the booklet that comes with this dvd.

Chord soloing (playing the melody and chords at the same time) is a very complete and satisfying guitar style. This lesson will get you playing some of the classiest jazz tunes ever written: They Can't Take That Away From Me, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Our Love Is Here To Stay, Oh Lady Be Good!, Someone To Watch Over Me and A Foggy Day.

  • A Foggy Day  Performed by George And Ira Gershwin, Arranged By Fred Sokolow
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It  Performed by George And Ira Gershwin, Arranged By Fred Sokolow
  • Oh Lady Be Good!   Performed by George And Ira Gershwin, Arranged By Fred Sokolow
  • Our Love Is Here To Stay  Performed by George And Ira Gershwin, Arranged By Fred Sokolow
  • Someone To Watch Over Me  Performed by George And Ira Gershwin, Arranged By Fred Sokolow
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me  Performed by George And Ira Gershwin, Arranged By Fred Sokolow
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  • 5

    Location:
    Los Angeles, California
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • June 15, 2007 Great instructional DVD

    Fred Sokolow does a great job of making some beautiful Gershwin tunes accessible to those of us with little background in music theory and guitar technique. Opened up new doors for me.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Michigan
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • March 25, 2007 Recommended!

    The only hitch is,these songs sound best on an electric guitar and Fred points that out in the video.

    29 of 61 people found this review helpful.
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