Guide to Sonatas: Music for One or Two Instruments by Melvin Berger

By Melvin Berger

With an identical authority, perception, and specific skill to carry tune to existence at the published web page that he delivered to his Guide to Chamber Music, Melvin Berger provides us an vital advisor to the sonata shape. accomplished, analytical, and ancient, together with descriptions in nontechnical language of over 2 hundred of the easiest best-known sonatas, advisor to Sonatas is designed to assist all song lovers−casual listeners, skilled concertgoers, performers, conductors, or teachers−deepen their figuring out and improve their delight in the classical repertoire. 

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G " ~ II r r r r r r r ·· ·· 0 Ji34 II 34 • Beginning Fingmtyle Btu," &uitar T his nex t exercise uses G-chord melody tones in eighth notes agai nst the quarter-note alternating bass. Play slowly and coun aloud . • Here are a few more exercises to give yo u some prac tice. , I r I r r r-, nJJ J J J1 r r r r r r"1 r I r - r ·· r ·· G ~ ~ ~ r r r I I r r JJ J1 r r I r I r r""Ir""I r r ·· r "IT ·· Eighth Notes, Dotted Notes, and Syncopation . "'1 r--. rrrr rrrr rrrr rrrr ·· U' ·· 36 • Beginning Fingerstyle Blues Guitar Now let's use some of the rhythms we have seen above in a twe lvebar blues formar .

R - r ~ ....... v ....... h l 1. r r r r T " E7 1 ~7 D7fF# I. ~ • T ~ I r r ... ' I--; I ~ t\ I. h . r r bll I r r I r -------~ T 1. ·· r r 1. b.... r ~ FRETTING - HAND TECHNIQUES This chapter is designed to acqua int yo u with so me of [he guirarisric techn iques found in blues playing. We will examine the use of hammerons and pulloffs, slides, double srops, bends, and vibrato. It is through the use of these techniques that players add individual exp ress ion [0 th eir blues. Th ese musical nuances are developed over th e co urse of a player's lifetime and are part of what eventuall y beco mes an identifiable style.

To execute it play the notes C and GI on the firS[ fret with the index finger, then slide this finger up to the second fret juS[ as the thumb S[rikes the bass note A. Norice the hammeron coming into the first measure. E7 II ~ • ·· - r r-- nrr - r r A7 _ r--. h. ~ ~ r r r r ·· ·· ·· Double Stops In the simplest sense a do uble Stop means that you play two notes at once. The example below shows a typical blues double S[op in the key of E. Notice the high position. r r r I Fretting-Hand Techniques.

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