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The Guitar Etudes

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By Apostolos Paraskevas

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Guitar, Classical Guitar - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Apostolos Paraskevas (1964-). Contemporary Classical, Modern, Etudes and Exercises, Repertoire, World. Score. 37 pages. Published by Silver Sickle Publications (S0.882641).

Item Number: S0.882641

Etudes for Solo Guitar
The subject of creating an educational aid for guitar  students of an intermediate level that will serve also as a similar aid for  theory and composition students fascinates me and motivates my compositional  thought for quite a while. The objective  was to create miniature complete works for the guitar, as J. S. Bach did with  his fifteen inventions, in the “manner” of an Étude that deals with specific  aspects of guitar techniques and musicianship in general.

These Études  are gradually graded based on their difficulty and style. They cover all the positions  of the guitar and explore known and some unfamiliar techniques for the  contemporary guitarist.
I used a compositional language more familiar for the level of  the intermediate guitarist but without sacrificing my original compositional  voice so these pieces could be used as concert works by the advanced musicians  as well. My intention is to educate students in a multilevel study environment  and to be able to promote the music of our time. During my teaching years I  found that students become better musicians when they have been taught to adapt  certain performance difficulties and compositional techniques at an earlier  level of their training.


1 with false optimism

2 with moderate sadness

3 with just the two of you

4 with a touch of impatience

5 with a touch of grandeur

6 with a counterpoint attitude

7 with a touch of shame

8 with a touch of boredom

9 going and never coming back

10 with a peaceful anger

11 without the heavy ones

12 without hope

13 without sense of humor

14 with a masculine attitude

15 with two little bears in mind

16 without hesitation

17 with shameless vibrato

18 with a touch of distress

19 without fear of failure

20 with this and that

21 with a kind motion

22 with a rondo attitude

23 with suspense

24 with everything you may have

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