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Carrickfergus for Guitar Ensemble

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By Traditional, Ireland

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Guitar, Guitar Tab, Guitar Ensemble (Mixed Ability) - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Traditional, Ireland. Arranged by Dan Jones www.danjonesguitarist.com. Neo-Classical, World, Folk. Score, Set of Parts, Tablature. 41 pages. Published by danjonesguitarist.com (S0.538507).

Item Number: S0.538507

Carrickfergus is a coastal town on the eastern side ofNorthern Ireland. It is well-known for its castle, as a holiday destination butmostly for the beautiful nostalgic song that shares its name. The origin of themelody goes back at least three centuries and the modern version is probably ahybrid of two songs.

This download contains:

A full score

All individual parts in notes

All individual parts in TAB

The arrangement can be heard and watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn-wuGNeIsE

This arrangement is part of a series I amproducing which will allow gatherings of guitarists of all levels to playtogether. As a guitarist and guitar teacher, I’ve noticed how arrangements willoften be too easy for some and too hard for others leaving many ensembleplayers frustrated or dissatisfied. This is a deficiency I am resolving.

My aim is to create arrangements which arestimulating for all. I have done this by tailoring parts to suit the differenttechnical and musical experience of each level of guitarist. This makes thearrangements particularly suitable for guitar societies, school groups andfestivals. The required levels are approximated below. As an experienced musicianand composer, I have added many points of musical interest such as modulations,chord substitutions and counterpoint. This also gives teachers and leaders tothe chance to teach their groups about these devices in the context of learninga real work. Guitars 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7 all play the main melody at somepoint (Guitar 6 being for near-beginners).

Technical Requirements­­

·       Guitars1 & 2 will suit players of Grade 6 (intermediate/advanced) standard or above. There is somehigh-position work.

·       Guitars3 & 4 are suitable for players of about Grade 4 (intermediate) standard.

·       Guitar5 is suitable for a player of about Grade 2 (beginner) standard.

·       Guitar6 is suitable for near-beginners. It is mainly open strings with some first-positionstopped notes. Although it is a technically-easy part, it is very motivatingfor guitarists in their early stages to play with a large ensemble. This partis optional.

·       Guitar7 is suitable for players of about Grade 5 (intermediate) standard. The bass line hasornamentation, a lot of rhythmic interest and at times, the melody.

Teachers and player can also benefit fromthe fact that a recording of the arrangement, with performance notes, is alwaysavailable on-line.

Thank you so much for your purchase. Ifyou have any questions, requests or would like to send feedback, it would be apleasure to hear from you at www.danjonesguitarist.com or on my facebook page.

Dan Jones, March 2019

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