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Jewish Traditions for Classical and Fingerstyle Guitar by Ellen S. Whitaker

Jewish Traditions for Classical and Fingerstyle Guitar


Jewish Traditions for Classical and Fingerstyle Guitar by Ellen S. Whitaker

A beautiful variety of traditional Jewish melodies arranged for classical or fingerstyle guitar. 20 solos and 6 duets. Sephardic, Yiddish, Israeli and Oriental folk songs, as well as Chassidic tunes, Klezmer tunes and music originally sung by Cantors. Intermediate and advanced level, with a few pieces included that can be enjoyed also by less experienced players. Annotations and Performance Notes for each piece, providing historical and/or cultural perspective as well as technical guidance. An Appendix (with Glossary) discusses in considerable detail Jewish scales and modes. A Bibliography and Discography are also provided. Praised by Steve Marsh of Classical Guitar magazine and by Judith Pinnolis of Brandeis University and Jewish Music Web Center among others.

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Publication date

4th September 2008


Ellen S. Whitaker

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