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Early American Melodies for Flute and Guitar

By Leo Welch

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Guitar (Classical) - Beginning-Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Leo Welch. American. E-book. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications - Digital Sheet Music (M0.21322EB).

Item Number: M0.21322EB

ISBN 1619110725.

Brief, tuneful melodies arranged for intermediate flutists and guitarists from early American (1817) popular music. Written in standard notation, thesedelightful arrangements feature collections of popular melodies from that era as well as airs and dances. In keeping with performance practice of the traditional music played during thistime, these arrangements are organized into sets of pieces as they may have been performed during thisera. The sets include jigs, slow airs and marches as well as melodies that were popular from the continent. These arrangements are appropriate both for background music as well as public concert performance. The arrangements are derived from a book of flute melodies entitled "Riley's Flute Melodies. " Published in 1816 and 1817, this book was possibly used as jazz musicians use lead sheets to develop spontaneous arrangements ofpieces depending upon the occasion and the musicians at hand. The guitar arrangements were modeled uponexisting guitar practice during that time and use idiomatic guitar devices such as pizzicato and harmonics to provide an imaginative underpinning for themelodies. Many of the arrangements give equal treatment to both the guitar as a harmonic and melodic instrument.

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