- Sheet music: 40 pages
- Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc. (July 1, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0786668121
- ISBN-13: 978-0786668120
- Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 8.4 x 0.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,392,153 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mel Bay Barry Galbraith Guitar Solos, Volume 2 Sheet music – July 1, 2003
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"For All We Know", "Darn That Dream", "My Funny Valentine",
"Alone Together", "I Can't Get Started", "As Time Goes By",
"Have You Met Miss Jones", "Born To Be Blue", "Embraceable You",
"You Go To My Head", "In A Sentimental Mood", "'Round Midnite",
"Good Morning Heartache". They are fully annotated - with tab for
complete fingering and complete chord names. Fingerings are very
playable and natural and it is easy to give the music relaxed
feel - one thing that is immediately obvious when you start
playing these arrangements is how good they sound on a guitar.
They are obviously done by musician with deep knowledge of the
instrument. They are perfect as relaxed, solo repertoire pieces
and they will add many useful phrases to your chord-melody
vocabulary. Highly recommended for jazz guitarists and perhaps
even classical players.
Circulating privately are at least 20 more Galbraith arrangements (not found in this volume or it's companion, "vol. 2"), including "Autumn in New York," "The Bad and the Beautiful," "Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting...)," "Dancing on the Ceiling," "Dolphin Dance," "The Duke," "I Should Care," "I'll Be Around," "Lament," "Love Me Tomorrow," "My Old Flame," "My Romance," "Ruby, My Dear," "She's Funny That Way," "Wait 'till You See Her," "We'll Be Together Again," "When Sunny Gets Blue," "Where Is Love," "Why Did I Choose You," and a blues. Hopefully they will see the light of day in a third volume in this series. I have found one small but important difference when comparing the original hand-written arrangement of "Alone Together" (and a privately-circulated printed version based on this original) to the Mel Bay version, and that is that Barry wrote the arrangement for drop-D tuning (DADGBE). In the Mel Bay version for some reason, it's reproduced in EADGBE, with the low Ds transposed to the 4th string.
The accompanying cd for this volume and the second volume feature very straight renditions of Galbraith's arrangements by John Purse, but when you learn them yourself, you would probably want to take more liberties with the time and dynamics (and perhaps add some embellishments or solo sections) to keep them from sounding like academic exercises.
Make sure you take the time to analyze what's going on with the chords, and not just memorizing the notation or tabs, and you'll be able to get the most out of Mr. Galbraith's solos. I have Galbraith's other volume of chord melody solos (the red one) and both are super, super fantastic. Efficiency at its finest! Sounds great above all. Happy playing! Keep strummin' and pluckin'...
for use as Solo heads or in trio guitar format. The standards are treated respectfully and the chord substitution choices are musical and intelligent.Many songs are in original keys which make it easy to compare to original changes for study purposes.The music is very well notated,easy to read, and most are easy to learn and play for intermediate and advanced players.Remember these were written many years ago and may not be quite as "hip" as some of the newer treatments but they are certainly worth checking out.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great arrangements and a good look at various aspects of solo guitar.Published 9 months ago by Rockin' Horse
I was looking for jazz solos written in real musical notation.
It has tab.
As a classically trained doublebassist working in the studios of NYC I knew many older composers and musicians who worked with Barry. He was the 'go-to' guitarist in his day. Read morePublished on April 24, 2014 by Michael F. Magee
As any Barry Galbraith, this one is great for both professional and student player. I highly recommend ALL the Barry Galbraith works !!!Published on August 29, 2012 by Gabriel Anfosso
I have been playing the outstanding arrangements of Barry Galbraith for several months. Anyone that can play fingerstyle guitar - jazz guitarists as well as classical guitarists -... Read morePublished on July 16, 2012 by Richard J. Beck
This book is very helpfull for the jazz guitarist who wants to learns chord melody style playing. It would have been better though if the standard chord changes would have been... Read morePublished on September 17, 2010 by P. van Weerdenburg
At the suggestion of my Jazz teacher, I bought Vol. 1 and 2 to keep me busy while he plays in Japan for 6 months. Read morePublished on September 29, 2009 by Jason, Professional Chef
Barry Galbraith was a great jazz musician. And I'm grateful that some of his work has now been made available for guitatists to learn fron.Published on July 27, 2008 by Pasquale J. Pratico