I've been pretty busy recently, and simply haven't been able to visit the forum.
Blondie wrote:Has your copy arrived? Any thoughts? I'd be interested to hear what the online material entails.
I hope to god the new edition has a ring binding
Unfortunately it's still pre-order only here in Germany.
My copy did arrive a few days ago. It is indeed plastic comb bound, so it opens nicely on a music stand.
The version with the DVD wasn't available to me in/from the UK when I ordered, but, the basic version includes online access to mp3 audio files of the pieces included in the book i.e:-
1. Quadrival Quandry played by Cameron O'Connor — Andrew York
2. Fanfare played by Mark Grgic — Brian Head
3. May the Notes Be with You Movement 1 played by Evan Hirschelman — Evan Hirschelman
4. May the Notes Be with You Movement 2 played by Evan Hirschelman — Evan Hirschelman
5. Chant played by Scott Tennant — Brian Head
6. Shapeshifting played by Evan Hirschelman — Evan Hirschelman
7. Didactic Doodle played by Ines Thome — Andrew York
sayar wrote:What is the difference with the old edition?
Please post if you have received it.
As @guitarrista mentions above . . .
Second Edition Includes:
* All of the original content
* Three new performance pieces
* Giuliani's Left-Hand Etudes, Op. 1
* New lessons and exercises
* Improved music engravings
Also, on the new version of the DVD (*edited for accuracy. Thanks @guitarrista for pointing this out
), technical exercises in tremolo and balancing chord voicings, also some flamenco techniques Alzapua, and Rasguedo.
Not sure if I'm missing anything!
Each physical book comes with a code number printed inside the front cover, which, needs to be used when you sign up for online access at alfred.com. When online, I noticed that I could purchase online access to the DVD for a further $19.99, which I did. The new video is around 3 hours 45 minutes long. I really haven't had time to watch it, but skimming through it, it seems to consist largely of Scott Tennant going into more detail on the exercises and techniques than he did in the 1995 DVD, and, of course, all the performances on the mp3s are included on the DVD.
All the pieces above have been included because they complement the exercises (naturally). I think the three new pieces were written at Scott's request, especially for this new edition.
That seems to be pretty much it!
If I remember, or come across anything else I may have missed, I'll add it here.
PS. When you go online to access the mp3s, you have the option to listen to them online, or download alfred.com's Video on Demand player to play them on your PC, or other device, or in the cloud. The same applies to the DVD. The publishers Alfred, have teamed up with platformpurple.com to host the online material.