- Sheet music: 80 pages
- Publisher: Warner Bros. Publications Inc.,U.S.; Pap/Com edition (5 Feb. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0769296807
- ISBN-13: 978-0769296807
- Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 22.9 x 29.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 822,901 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Celtic Guitar (Acoustic Masters) Sheet music – 5 Feb 2007
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Forty beautiful Celtic melodies arranged for solo fingerstyle guitar. All the songs are arranged to be easily playable. Most of the songs are in standard tuning plus there is an additional section in DADGAD tuning. A CD is included featuring all the songs.
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As with most books of this kind, the accompanying CD is gives a good idea of the tunes but is far from inspiring (no dynamics or personality). That's my only criticism and I wouldn't say it's particularly important.
Perhaps Mr Weiser has left the reader with the option of providing grace notes, and other ornamentations which make the Celtic Style so unique, because there's not much here.
The notation is accurate and TAB is also useful to get the right fingerings for some of the more complex pieces. The CD is very useful if you are struggling with tempo and times.
Each tune has a few notes regarding it's source and pedigree. My favorite is the beautiful O'Carolan tune called "Blind Mary'.
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Standard Guitar Tuning
Airs, Marches & Waltzes
Lord Lovat's Lament
Compositions of Turlough O'Carolan
Sir Festus Burke
The Green Fields of America
The Maid behind the Bar
Napoleon Crossing the Rhine
Paddy on the Railroad
Staten Island Hornpipe
The Hundred Pipers
Smash the Windows
Top of Cork Road
Chief O'Neill's Favorite
The Cuckoo's Nest
The Tailor's Twist
Farewell to Whiskey
Garret Barry's Jig
The Harvest Home
Star of the County Down
As for the reviewer who complained about a bass guitar being added, it is DEFINITELY the bass line of Weiser himself playing solo arrangements of the songs. Nothing added.
Buy it, try it
The book is not for begginers but if you have a good right hand technic
and reading tabs or and notes this is a great book with wonderful irish tunes.
most of the tunes are in standart tunning and some in drop D and some in special tunning.
some of the tunes sounds like a classical pieces not so irish but beautiful on their own right.
the notes are an exact transcription of the wonderfull CD.
any one who buy this book and learn it good would have a great recital to perform with. buy this book cause this author is a great musician and teacher!