The video is called "Contemporary Acoustic Jazz Guitar". I like Charlie's playing better than his instructions on this video. His advice is general for the most part.tbeltrans wrote:I saw that there is a Charlie Byrd teaching video somewhere around Youtube. I don't recall the name of it, but apparently there was a book that was supposed to go with it. I saw Charlie Byrd a few times. One time he had a local 17 year old guy playing with him. I thought that was really a nice thing to do.
tbeltrans wrote:Yes, I am sure I can find it again if need be. He was definitely a major force in bringing bossa nova to the American consciousness. It is always fascinating how different folks can sound so different with the same instrument. Listen to Charlie Byrd, and then listen to Ralph Towner.
I have three books by Ralph Towner. One is his book on arranging and improvising, and the other two are his series of books of his solo guitar music compositions.
Tony, if I may add- Joe Pass' first classical guitar stringed solo album-- "I Remember Charlie Parker". Tonally and melodically-- I prefer this album over the albums you mentioned. My 2 cents.tbeltrans wrote: ↑Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:08 pmJoe Pass has two CDs on which he plays chord melody solo on a classical guitar. I strongly recommend you give these a listen, and then do it again and again. "Songs For Ellen" and "Unforgettable" are the two albums. Of course, tehre are other players too such as Ralph Towner who has a couple of solo albums, and so do a number of other players. It would be worth your while to seek these out.
Joe Pass jazz arrangements are all playable on classical guitar and some of them are very cool and very complicated, one could find his scores and play them...
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