Bert Jansch: Bert Transcribed

Author: Wise Publications

Publisher: Wise Publications

ISBN: 1783239433

Category: Music

Page: 143

View: 8980

Bert Transcribed presents 24 songs by legendary singer-songwriter and guitarist Bert Jansch. Each song has been meticulously transcribed and annotated to detail every aspect of Bert Jansch’s groundbreaking style and technique. The result of years of extensive research by an international team of leading Jansch experts, this celebratory volume includes: - Guitar tab, standard notation, chord symbols, guitar chord boxes, melody line and complete lyrics for 24 songs spanning his entire career - Extensive background notes and performance analysis for every song - A comprehensive introduction giving insight into Jansch’s unique sound Album-by-album discography The Tracks included are: - Alice’s Wonderland - Alman - Angie - Bird Song - Birthday Blues - Blackwaterside - Blues Run The Game - Bright New Year - Chambertin - Crimson Moon - Curragh Of Kildare - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Fresh As A Sweet Sunday Morning - In The Bleak Midwinter - Is It Real? - Joint Control - Moonshine - Needle Of Death - Orlando - Peregrinations - Reynardine - Running From Home - Soho - Strolling Down The Highway

Dazzling Stranger

Bert Jansch and the British Folk and Blues Revival

Author: Colin Harper

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408831023

Category: Music

Page: 416

View: 5094

The guitarists' guitarist and the songwriters' songwriter, the legendary Bert Jansch has influenced stars as diverse as Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Paul Simon, Sandy Denny, Nick Drake, Donovan, Pete Townshend, Neil Young, Bernard Butler, Beth Orton and Laura Marling. Unassuming, enigmatic and completely focused on his music until his death in October 2011, he remained singularly resilient to the vagaries of fashion, being rediscovered and revered by new generations of artists every few years. Born in Edinburgh in 1943, Jansch became an inspirational and pioneering figure during Britain's 'folk revival' of the 1960s. In 1967 he formed folk/jazz fusion band Pentangle with John Renbourn and enjoyed international success until they split in 1973, when he returned to a solo career. In Dazzling Stranger, Colin Harper looks at the career Jansch enjoyed, which has secured his standing as one of the true originals of British music.

Dazzling Stranger

Bert Jansch and the British Folk and Blues Revival

Author: Colin Harper

Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780747553304

Category: Music

Page: 384

View: 932

The biography of Bert Jansch, it tells of his life from Edinburgh in 1943 through to his move to London and beyond. In 1965 Jansch moved to London and became a central figure in the Soho folk-music world. This book can be used as a companion to the "Dazzling Stranger" CD.

Complete Anthology of Medieval & Renaissance Music for Guitar

Author: JOHN RENBOURN

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 1610650425

Category: Music

Page: 176

View: 3822

A collection of 28 fingerstyle guitar solos and duets by fingerstyle guitarist John Renbourn. These solos are drawn from Medieval and Renaissance lute dance tunes and solos. All solos are in notation and tablature. the online audio contains 17 of the solos from the book.

Pioneers of English Folk Guitar

Author: Hal Leonard Corp.

Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 9781780381992

Category: Folk music

Page: 72

View: 2319

(Guitar). Learn to play ten timeless classics of the folk guitar repertoire. Specially arranged from the original recordings, in the original keys, in guitar tab and standard notation. In cludes full lyrics, chord sumbols, guitar chord boxes, and a brief biography of each artist. Songs include: Anji (Davey Graham) * The Hermit (John Renbourn) * My Baby So Sweet (Nick Drake) * 1952 Vincent Black Lightning (Richard Thompson) * The Whale Catchers (Martin Carthy) * and more.

DADGAD Blues

Author: ROB MACKILLOP

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 1619116405

Category: Music

Page: 60

View: 1516

Rob MacKillop presents 20 wonderful fingerstyle blues arrangements andcompositions in DADGAD tuning. The styles covered in this book include country blues, boogie woogie left-hand piano blues, early jazz blues, gut-bucket blues and modal blues. Great traditional songs are included such as St. James Infirmary Blues, St. Louis Blues, C. C. Rider and more, alongside 15 full-length studies. The book begins with easy arrangements, progressing to intermediate and more advanced ones - in short, these blues studies will improve your technique through playable 12-bar tunes. A wide array of chord and scale fingerings are also provided, including pentatonic minor and major scales, blues scales, diminished arpeggios and scales, 7th chords, whole-tone scales and the super Locrian mode and much more! All the tunes presented have accompanying audio recorded by Rob MacKillop and are available to download

Ragtime Blues Guitar of Rev. Gary Davis

Author: Stefan Grossman

Publisher: Grossman Guitar Workshop

ISBN: 0786659211

Category: Music

Page: 40

View: 1368

Rev. Gary Davis was a musical giant. His ideas spanned a wide range of techniques and styles. His repertoire featured blues, rags, show instrumentals and gospel songs. He played with his thumb and index finger to pick out complex melodies, rhythmic licks and lightning fast single-string runs. In this book, seven of Rev. Davis's blues are presented. These arrangements have been performed and recorded by a host of great artists including Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, Hot Tuna, David Bromberg, John Renbourn, Bert Jansch and many others. These lessons are for the intermediate to advanced fingerstyle guitarist. The accompanying three CD lessons teach these arrangements phrase by phrase as well as presenting the original recordings. LESSON ONE: Our first lesson highlights two of Rev. Davis's most popular blues arrangements. Hesitation Blues is played in the key of C. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down is played in the key of G. LESSON TWO: The key of C was a favorite for Rev. Davis. In this lesson we explore the party tune Sally Where'd You Get Your Liquor From (made popular by Hot Tuna). Rev. Davis used to joke that he could play Candyman so many different ways that he would be able to play it nonstop for at least 8 hours without repeating himself! We look at two versions of this very popular folk blues with the regular Candyman followed by the Two-Step Candyman. LESSON THREE: "Raggin' the blues" was a great part of Rev. Davis's repertoire. His Walkin' Dog Blues is a tour de force in a blues in C. All fourteen verses are transcribed here, and we study how this arrangement develops. Buck Rag is a fascinating rag played in the key of C. Single-string runs, counterpoint lines, rhythmic variations and syncopated bass patterns are featured.

Electric Eden

Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music

Author: Rob Young

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0865478562

Category: History

Page: 664

View: 8831

Traces the 1960s effort to revive music in England that underscored the achievements of such period artists as Pink Floyd, Nick Drake and Led Zeppelin, providing insight into how their work reflected historical precedents while establishing models for present-day musicians. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Guitar book

Author: Pierre Bensusan

Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 9780881886207

Category: Music

Page: 188

View: 6800

(Transcribed). This publication, for advanced fingerstyle guitar players, is the first book in the United States of Bensusan's arrangements. It contains sections on all aspects of guitar performance, emphasized with pieces by various composers, including Mr. Bensusan's traditional Irish fiddle tunes, French ballads and more.

Martin Simpson Teaches Alternate Tunings

A Systematic Approach to Open and Altered Tunings

Author: Martin Simpson

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457417085

Category: Music

Page: 0

View: 8966

This virtuoso performer's systematic approach shows how important tunings like open G, D and C, DADGAD and suspended 4th modal tunings relate to one another and to standard tuning. Covers the chords forms available for each and how various tunings have been used by popular composers from the 19th century through the rock artists of today. Music is in TAB and standard notation.

Singing from the Floor

A History of British Folk Clubs

Author: JP Bean

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571305466

Category: Music

Page: 448

View: 3203

In smoky rooms above pubs, bare rooms with battered stools and beer-stained tables, where the stage was little more than a scrap of carpet and sound systems were unheard of, an acoustic revolution took place in Britain in the 1950s and '60s. This was the folk revival, where a generation of musicians, among much drink and raucous cheer, would rediscover the native songs of their own tradition, as well as the folk and blues coming from across the Atlantic by artists such as Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie and Big Bill Broonzy. Singing from the Floor is the story of this remarkable movement, faithfully captured in the voices of those who formed it by JP Bean. We hear from luminaries such as Shirley Collins, Martin Carthy, Peggy Seeger and Ralph McTell, alongside figures such as Billy Connolly, Jasper Carrott and Mike Harding, who all started their careers on the folk circuit. The book charts the revival's improvised beginnings and its ties to the CND movement, through the heyday of the '60s and '70s, when every university, town and many villages across the country boasted a folk club, to the fallow years of the '80s and '90s. The book finishes on a high note, with the recent resurgence of interest in folk, through such artists as the Lakemans, Sam Lee and Eliza Carthy. It is a joyous, boisterous and hugely entertaining book, and an essential document of our recent history stretching into the past.

John Fahey - Guitar Anthology

Author: John Fahey

Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 9781495036033

Category: Blues (Music)

Page: 114

View: 9770

(Guitar Recorded Versions). 18 songs in note-for-note transcriptions with tab from the man who was considered the grandfather of instrumental acoustic fingerstyle guitar. Includes: America * Brenda's Blues * Desperate Man Blues * In Christ There Is No East or West * John Henry * Poor Boy, Long Ways from Home * Some Summer Day * Steamboat Gwine 'Round De Bend * Tell Her to Come Back Home * When the Springtime Comes Again * and more. Includes a biography and discography.

The Complaints

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books

ISBN: 9780316123181

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 1049

Nobody likes The Complaints--they're the cops who investigate other cops. It's a department known within the force as "The Dark Side," and it's where Malcolm Fox works. He's a serious man with a father in a nursing home and a sister who persists in an abusive relationship, frustrating problems about which he cannot seem to do anything. Then the reluctant Fox is given a new case. There's a cop named Jamie Breck, and he's dirty. The problem is, no one can prove it. As Fox takes on the job, he learns that there's more to Breck than anyone thinks--dangerous knowledge, especially when a vicious murder takes place far too close to home. In THE COMPLAINTS, Rankin proves again why he is one of the world's most beloved and bestselling crime writers, mixing unstoppable pacing with the deeper question of who decides right from wrong.

John Renbourn Fingerstyle Guitar

Beyond, Celtic Melodies & Open Tunings, and the Jazz Tinge

Author: John Renbourn

Publisher: Grossman Guitar Workshop

ISBN: 0786650249

Category: Music

Page: 120

View: 9317

This comprehensive Guitar Workshop Audio Series book/3-CD set brings together a variety of fingerstyle arrangements featured in three of John Renbourn's video lessons. Illustrates unique and exciting fingerstyle techniques in the performance of traditional ballads and other tunes, using standard and several alternate tunings. In notation and tablature. Includes an extensive discussion about the tunes in the collection.

War for the Oaks

A Novel

Author: Emma Bull

Publisher: Orb Books

ISBN: 1466804238

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2080

Acclaimed by critics and readers on its first publication in 1987, winner of the Locus Award for Best First Novel, Emma Bull's War for the Oaks is one of the novels that has defined modern urban fantasy. Eddi McCandry sings rock and roll. But her boyfriend just dumped her, her band just broke up, and life could hardly be worse. Then, walking home through downtown Minneapolis on a dark night, she finds herself drafted into an invisible war between the faerie folk. Now, more than her own survival is at risk—and her own preferences, musical and personal, are very much beside the point. By turns tough and lyrical, fabulous and down-to-earth, War for the Oaks is a fantasy novel that's as much about this world as about the other one. It's about real love and loyalty, about real music and musicians, about false glamour and true art. It will change the way you hear and see your own daily life. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

In Praise of Copying

Author: Marcus Boon

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674058429

Category: Philosophy

Page: 294

View: 2190

German critic Walter Benjamin wrote some immensely influential words on the work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction. Luxury fashion houses would say something shorter and sharper and much more legally binding on the rip-off merchants who fake their products. Marcus Boon, a Canadian English professor with an accessible turn of phrase, takes us on an erudite voyage through the theme in a serious but engaging encounter with the ideas of thinkers as varied as Plato, Hegel, Orson Welles, Benjamin, Heidegger, Louis Vuitton, Takashi Murakami and many more, on topics as philosophically taxing and pop-culture-light as mimesis, Christianity, capitalism, authenticity, Uma Thurman's handbag and Disneyland.

Dance of Death

The Life of John Fahey, American Guitarist

Author: Steve Lowenthal,David Fricke

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613745222

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 9338

John Fahey hovers ghostlike in the sound of almost every acoustic guitarist who came after him. He was to the solo acoustic guitar what Hendrix was to the electric: the man whom all subsequent musicians had to listen to. Fahey made more than forty albums between 1959 and his death in 2001, fusing folk, blues, and experimental composition, taking familiar American sounds and making them new. Yet Fahey’s life and art remain largely unexamined. His memoir and liner notes were largely fiction. His real story has never been told—until now. Journalist Steve Lowenthal has spent years talking with Fahey’s producers, friends, peers, wives, business partners, and many others. He describes how Fahey introduced pre-war blues to a broader public; how his independent label, Takoma, set new standards; how he battled his demons, including stage fright, alcohol, and prescription pills; how he ended up homeless and mentally unbalanced; and how, despite his troubles, he managed to found a new record label, Revenant, that won Grammys and remains critically revered. This portrait of a troubled and troubling man in a constant state of creative flux is not only a biography, but also the compelling story of a great American outcast. Steve Lowenthal started and ran the music magazine Swingset; his writing has also been published in Fader, Spin, Vice, and the Village Voice. He lives in New York City. David Fricke is a senior editor at Rolling Stone magazine.

Mel Bay presents British fingerpicking guitar

Author: Stefan Grossman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780786634569

Category: Music

Page: 156

View: 4073

"A tribute to the innovators and an analysis of the unique guitar fingerstyles and techniques developed in Great Britain. Presents guitar instrumentals by Davey Graham, Burt Jansch, and John Renbourn - over 20 solos in notation and tablature. The stereo CD features each solo as performed by the respective British composer/guitarist, and contains all but four of the songs in the book. The CD does not contain the following songs: Carolan's Concerto, Mrs. O'Rourke, Lord Inchiquin (arr. by John Renbourn) and Lament for Charles MacCabe."

Set the Boy Free

The Autobiography

Author: Johnny Marr

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062438727

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 1534

The long-awaited memoir from the legendary guitarist and cofounder of the seminal British band The Smiths. An artist who helped define a period in popular culture, Johnny Marr tells his story in a memoir as vivid and arresting as his music. The Smiths, the band with the signature sound he cofounded, remains one of the most beloved bands ever, and have a profound influence on a number of acts that followed—from the Stone Roses, Suede, Blur, and Radiohead to Oasis, The Libertines, and Arctic Monkeys. Marr recalls his childhood growing up in the northern working-class city of Manchester, in a house filled with music. He takes us back to the summer of 1982 when, at eighteen, he sought out one Stephen Morrissey to form a new band they called The Smiths. Marr invites fans on stage, on the road, and in the studio for the five years The Smiths were together and how after a rapid ascent, the working-class teenage rock star enjoyed and battled with the perks of success until ideological differences, combined with his much publicized strained relationships with fellow band mates, caused him to leave in 1987. Marr’s “escape” as he calls it, ensured the beginning of the end for one of the most influential groups of a generation. But The Smiths’ end was only the beginning for Marr. The bona-fide guitar hero continues to experiment and evolve in his solo career to this day, playing with Paul McCartney, Pretenders, Modest Mouse, Oasis and collaborating today’s most creative and renowned artists. Rising above and beyond the personal struggles and bitter feuds, Marr delivers the story of his music and his band, sharing the real insights of a man who has made music his life, and finally giving fans what they’ve truly been waiting for.

Shake That Thing

The Guitar of Mississippi John Hurt

Author: Stefan Grossman

Publisher: Grossmans Guitar Workshop

ISBN: 0786671408

Category: Music

Page: 32

View: 5674

As part of Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop Audio Series this comprehensive and thorough collection of fingerpicking guitar lessons contains invaluable tips and instruction implemented throughout the arrangements in this book. The three audio CDs give 3 full hours of note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction. Lesson One: Alternating bass, dampening technique, and songs: Shake That Thing, Spike Drivers Blues, Joe Turner Blues, Casey Jones, and Got The Blues, Cant Be Satisfied. Lesson Two: Songs include: Im Satisfied, Make Me A Pallet On The Floor, Nobodys Dirty Business, and Taint Nobodys Dirty Business If I Do, Part II. Lesson Three: Songs: Spider, Spider, Richland Woman Blues, Louis Collins and Let The Mermaids Flirt With Me.