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Celtic: Your Passport to a New World of Music
Celtic
Your Passport to a New World of Music
Paperback      ISBN: 0739035983

The Guitar Atlas series is your passport to a new world of music. Learn the rhythms and techniques of some of the world's most remarkable guitar music, and discover the history, origins, and pioneering artists of distinctive styles from around the globe.

This installment in the series covers jigs, reels, hornpipes, strathspeys, and other Irish and Scottish musical traditions. The examples and compositions are all presented in standard notation and TAB. A CD demonstrating the music is also enclosed.
Swedish Emigrant Ballads
Swedish Emigrant Ballads
Hardcover      SKU: 1199110116
Ojibwe Singers: Hymns, Grief, and a Native American Culture in Motion
Ojibwe Singers
Hymns, Grief, and a Native American Culture in Motion
Paperback      ISBN: 0873516419

In the early nineteenth century, Protestant missionaries evangelical hymns into the Ojibwe language, regarding this music not only as a shared form of worship but also as a tool for rooting out native cultural identity. But for many Minnesota Ojibwe today, the hymns emerged from this history of material and cultural dispossession to become emblematic of their identity as a distinct native people.

Author Michael McNally uses hymn singing as a lens to view culture in motion--to consider the broader cultural processes through which Native American peoples have creatively drawn on the resources of ritual to make room for survival, integrity, and a cultural identity within the confines of colonialism.

Acoustic Guitar, Spanish EDT.,
Acoustic Guitar, Spanish EDT.,
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 380240601x
India: Your Passport to a New World of Music
India
Your Passport to a New World of Music
Paperback      ISBN: 0739036009

In 2006, Guitar Atlas: India and its author Sanjay Mishra were featured on NPR radio's "Sanjay Mishra: A Cross-Cultural Exploration in Music."

Whether you play jazz, rock, blues, or any other style, this book will infuse the beautiful musical language of India into your playing. Explore ornamentation, modes, and rhythms of folk music from Darjeeling, Assam, Bengal, and other regions. Learn how ragas are structured, and discover the subtle, graceful improvisational art form of Hindustani music. The examples and compositions throughout all 48 pages are presented in standard notation and TAB, and are demonstrated in an enclosed CD.
The NPR Curious Listener's Guide To Blues
The NPR Curious Listener's Guide To Blues
Paperback      ISBN: 039953072x

Examining the changing face of the genre from its beginnings at the end of the 19th century to its international popularity today, this book traces the social climate that inspired the blues and takes a look at the unmistakable influences that blues had on 20th-century music. Includes information on performances from Muddy Waters to Eric Clapton.

Guitar Atlas Italy: Your Passport to a New World of Music, Book & CD [With CD]
Guitar Atlas Italy
Your Passport to a New World of Music, Book & CD [With CD]
Paperback      ISBN: 0739043021

Guitar Atlas: Italy brings you the lively rhythms and emotional melodies of Italian music. The rich tradition of Italian music has been underrepresented in the "world music" genre---until now Learn the history, cultural influences, and instruments of each area of the country.

While some of the songs featured were originally performed on instruments such as flute, mandolin, or bagpipes, here they appear as guitar arrangements for the first time. To help guitarists pick up all the nuances of style, the book covers both fingerstyle and pick playing, and explores special techniques such as grace notes, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and tremolo. Music is both in standard notation and TAB. A CD demonstrating the book's examples and compositions is included.
Mike and Else's Norwegian Songbook
Mike and Else's Norwegian Songbook
Paperback      ISBN: 0961539402
Blues People
Blues People
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 068818474x
"The path the slave took to 'citizenship' is what I want to look at. And I make my analogy through the slave citizen's music -- through the music that is most closely associated with him: blues and a later, but parallel development, jazz... If] the Negro represents, or is symbolic of, something in and about the nature of American culture, this certainly should be revealed by his characteristic music."

So says Amiri Baraka in the Introduction to Blues People, his classic work on the place of jazz and blues in American social, musical, economic, and cultural history. From the music of African slaves in the United States through the music scene of the 1960's, Baraka traces the influence of what he calls "negro music" on white America -- not only in the context of music and pop culture but also in terms of the values and perspectives passed on through the music. In tracing the music, he brilliantly illuminates the influence of African Americans on American culture and history.

110 Best Scottish Tunes: With Guitar Chords
110 Best Scottish Tunes
With Guitar Chords
Paperback      ISBN: 1857201876

(Waltons Irish Music Books). This dynamic first Scottish tune collection in the "110 Best" series presents some of the most enduring and popular tunes from the Scottish tradition. Including jigs, reels, strathspeys and more, this volume is a must for any lover and player of traditional music and the arrangements are suitable for all melody instruments. Includes: The Fairy Dance * Loch Leven Castle * Lord MacDonald * Marry Me Now * The Soldier's Joy * Argyle Is My Name * The Hundred Pipers * I Lost My Love * The Lady of the Lake * The Sailor's Wife * Alister McAlister * The Duke of Gordon * The Highlander's Farewell to Ireland * Lasses Look Before You * Miss Lyall * The Recovery * The Dancing Scotsman * Fingal's Cave * MacGregor's Gathering * and more.