Cracknell, Debbie: Enjoy Playing Guitar: Ensemble Games

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Catalogue No: 9780193367685
Shop Product Code: 243123Z

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Subtitle: 34 workouts for beginner to intermediate ensembles

Department: Tutor Methods - Guitar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Enjoy Playing Guitar: Ensemble Games is the complete resource for guitar teachers and mixed-ability groups. With 34 winning tunes, this unique collection will help guitarists to engage actively with the music and use their creative skills. Each piece comes with comprehensive activity notes, which show how to use the music as a starting point for fun and creative learning: there are opportunities to explore structure and form, create variations, improvise melodies and rhythms, add percussion, and even make up accompaniments. Covering a wide range of styles, this book is a must for the developing ensemble.

- 34 fabulous pieces for beginner to intermediate guitar ensembles
- Range of styles, including blues, tango, classical, and flamenco
- Activity notes on each piece
- Ensemble warm-up ideas
- Photocopiable pages for students
- Promotes improvisation and creativity, and introduces techniques like tambora and harmonics


Contents and Reviews

Part 1: Variations
Richmond Rag
The Old Galleon
Once a Man Fell in a Well (German trad.)
Café Bonito
Ah! Poor Bird (Trad.)
Rest Awhile
Acapulco Beach
Mood Swings
Allegretto (F. Sor, adap.)
Take Twelve
Caprice (L. Legnani, adap.)
Part 2: Layers
Legend of the Lake
March of the Phantoms
Hurdy Gurdy
Freight Train
Land's End
Pueblo Blanco
Part 3: Get Creative
Impro Blues
Viva la Musica (Praetorius)
Llama Trail
A Round Dance
Tintagel Castle
Part 4: Play it Straight
Tiara Waltz
Waltzing Jacques (French trad., adap.)
Summer Tango
Bucks Blues
Lazy Bones
Round Up
Star Gazing