English Folk Guitar-Songs and Instrumentals Book 2

The price includes a CD recording of all of the 53 guitar arrangements in the book. Titles include: Nancy Spain *The Shearing’s Not For You *The Trooper’s Horse *The Drover’s Song *Polly Gale’s Tarantella, etc. with pieces representing the styles of Martin Simpson, Martin Carthy, Nic Jones and John Dowland amongst others. All the songs have melody lines, full texts and chord symbols. The guitar parts are in both staff notation and tablature. Sewn in sections with a laminated cover. The CD recording is within the book.
23cmsx30cms(9″x12″) 80 pages

Most of the guitar arrangements in this book are based on playing the tune, using various styles and techniques.  The great advantage of this is that the tune is not forced into inappropriate rhythms or harmonic patterns.  To use them as accompaniments a useful device is to learn the solo arrangement and then to simplify it by omitting some notes, even whole bars, or playing just the bass line in some places.  This is the essence of the style developed by Martin Carthy as he expounds it at his workshops, and is to be heard on much of his recorded work.


Michael Raven 2006


Price: £18.00
ISBN: 978 0 90611 4 75 9