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Chopin for Acoustic Guitar
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Although Fr�d�ric Chopin lived for only 39 years, he wrote music that has thoroughly embedded itself in Western culture. His melodies are often instantly familiar to us and show a profound lyrical sense. Many qualities of Chopin's music make it ideal for guitar transcription. For example, he often wrote short pieces within a manageable range. The textures are mostly single melody lines with harmonic accompaniment, without the complex counterpoint that can be so difficult on the guitar. His music is often soft, intimate, subtle, and full of nuances of articulation, dynamics, and phrasing. These qualities transfer quite naturally to the guitar. While remaining as faithful as possible to the composer's musical intentions, these pieces have been modified as noted in the performance notes. Intermediate in difficulty, this book assumes knowledge of basic guitar technique and familiarity with either standard music notation or guitar tablature. Selections include: Prelude Op. 28, No. 7; Prelude Op. 28, No. 20; Prelude Op. 28, No. 4; Cantabile; Mazurka Op. 6, No. 2; Prelude Op. 28, No , 15; Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2; Nocturne Op. 15, No. 3; Nocturne Op. 37, No 1; and Nocturne Op. 55, No. 1. All of these beautiful pieces are included on the companion performance CD. 88 pages.

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