Bach: Prelude 1 from the Well Tempered Clavier: Bars1-4

This is a sample from my ebook: "Bach, Prelude 1 from the Well Tempered Clavier", soon to be published.

Left Hand in Pictures

Following are the procedures for playing all the chords in this piece.

There is a clear sequence of movements which has to made conscious during the learning or troubleshooting phase. When performing, all these stages will happen very rapidly and fluidly.

The arrow indicates the main axis of the chord. The starting point of the arrow shows the first note which needs to be played.

There are two types of chord:

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  1. Simple Presentation - only 1 axis in the chord
  2. Mixed Presentation - more than one axis in the chord

Bar 1: C

  1. Put the 3rd finger on C (5th string, 3rd fret).
  2. Move your elbow towards your body until the fingers fall along the axis shown by the arrow.
  3. By a slight expansion of the posture, contain the strings.

 

Bar 2: Dm/C

  • The axis changes slightly
  • Leave the 3rd finger on C
  • Relax the other fingers
  • Let the arm drop slightly towards the floor.
  • By a slight expansion of the posture, contain the strings.

 

Bar 3: G/B

  • No common tones with previous chord
  • Relax fingers and let them float away from the frets
  • Move your elbow AWAY from your body until the fingers fall along the axis shown by the arrow.
  • Put the 1st finger on B (5th string, 2nd fret)
  • Let the 3rd and 4th fingers fall onto D and G
  • By a slight expansion of the posture, contain the strings.

 


Bar 4: C

  • No common tones with previous chord
  • Relax fingers and let them float away from the frets
  • Move your elbow TOWARDS your body until the fingers fall along the axis shown by the arrow.
  • Put the 3rd finger on C (5th string, 3rd fret).
  • Move your elbow towards your body until the fingers fall along the axis shown by the arrow.
  • By a slight expansion of the posture, contain the strings.

 

Vivaldi, theme from Spring

I am happy to announce the publication of "Vivaldi, theme from Spring, The Four Seasons".the 7th book in my Basic Repertoire series for guitar.

Palm Beach from West Head, Sydney,

Vivaldi's Four Seasons is one of the most famous pieces of music ever written. This book shows you how to play the main theme on the guitar.

What? A book with only one tune in it?

Yes, that's right. But by the time you have worked through this book, you will really know that tune. This book shows you how to work in depth.

Who is this book for?

  • Beginner guitarists who want to add great melodies to their repertoire.
  • Electric guitarists who want to play better lead guitar.
  • Fingerstyle guitarists who would like to add a great solo piece to their repertoire.
  • Guitarists who want to learn how to make the guitar "speak".
  • Guitarists who want to revitalise their playing.

What we will learn in this project?

  • The theme to a famous piece of music.
  • Ornaments
  • E major on the first string.
  • Tonic, Sub-dominant and Dominant chords.
  • Syncopation
  • Temporary Displacement of the Left Hand

Read a free sample or buy it at : www.smashwords.com/books/view/469369 or on Amazon Kindle.

Cork Hornpipe (Harvest Home)

Cork Hornpipe (Harvest Home) by Peter Inglis, Book 6 in The Whole Guitarist: Basic Repertoire series.

Announcing the publication of the final in my first series of Irish Folk tunes for guitarists: "Cork Hornpipe (Harvest Home)".

If you learn to play these six tunes and understand the technique and theory, you will have gained some great repertoire and fantastic foundation skills.

Cork Hornpipe, also known as Harvest Home, is one of the most often recorded of the traditional Irish folk tunes. It is a lively dance. If you visit any Irish Pub around the world and you are very likely to hear this tune during the evening. It is also a popular tune at Bush Dances.

This arrangement is suitable for:

  • Electric guitar
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Plectrum style
  • Fingerstyle

Read a free sample or buy it at : www.smashwords.com/books/view/460679.

Walk & Run on the Guitar

Walk & Run on the Guitar (The Whole Guitarist: Let's play Music!, Book 4)

Using this book, the guitar will get to grips with the most fundamental harmonies and rhythms in music.

This book limits itself to tonic and dominant chords because these are the first sounds to learn on the instrument. They will stand you in good stead no matter whether you decide to play Country and Western, Heavy Metal, Latin, Jazz, Classical ... all these styles rely on the tensions and the resolutions of the tonic and dominant relationship.

Read more: Walk & Run on the Guitar