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Devotion - Sacred Solos for Guitar

By William Bay

Guitar - Intermediate
Composed by William Bay. Squareback saddle stitch, Liturgical, Style, Gospel/Sacred, Solos. Gospel & Sacred. Book. 104 pages. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #WBM16. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.WBM16).

Item Number: MB.WBM16

ISBN 9780988832749. 8.5 X 11 inches.

Solo guitar can be a beautiful instrument in worship. However, the guitar as a solo instrument is rarely used. These compositions and arrangements were written to provide pieces for just that purpose. All are very lyrical in nature and allow for a maximum of expression. The guitarist should feel comfortable in freely interpreting these pieces, taking full advantage of tone, dynamics and various tempos. None of the solos should be performed in a hurried manner although most of the works contain sections where tempo acceleration and ritard are appropriate. These solos will work well as preludes, graduals and offertories. In addition the back of the book contains solos on some of my favorite communion pieces. I hope you enjoy playing these and that they convey beauty and inspiration to the player and worship participant.

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  • May 12, 2015 Great Church Solos

    Exactly what I've been searching for! Each is an interesting arrangement of hymn tunes (mostly early American) and what I suspect were hymns written by William Bay. Love it. Some fingering notes would have been extremely helpful since it is written without TAB. Standard tuning and Dropped D only...

    . If you got through to book four of the Mel Bay guitar instruction series, you can play from this book. I'd like to see more hymn tunes than the standards, so I hope there is a second book coming up soon.

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