18 pp., $8.95, Presser Order number 494-02555 (PWYS-59)
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N° 1 — Rudiments | N° 2 — Expression | N° 3 — The City | N° 4 — Marionettes
N° 5 — Sophie's Lullaby | N° 6 — Precision | N° 7 — Jazz Ballad | N° 8 — Mechanical Blues
N° 9 — The Singer | N° 10 — Dialogue | N° 11 — Winter Scene | N° 12 — In Suspense
N° 13 — Methodical | N° 14 — Five Fingers; | N° 15 — Technique | N° 16 — Perpetual
N° 17 — Jazz Waltz | N° 18 — Coming Home | N° 19 — Chorale
N° 20 — In Brazil | N° 21 — Improvisation
Performed by John Hall. Posted by permission.
Hall specializes in the study and performance of classical and jazz music. The
etudes in this collection were composed with these two styles in mind; combining
the harmonic characteristics of jazz with the classical concepts of
voice-leading and counterpoint. They are meant to serve as transitional material
between the studies of Carcassi/Sor and the etudes of Villa-Lobos.
Hall was born in Detroit, MI in 1955. He attended Detroit Public Schools and
received his first intensive musical training at Cass Technical High School in
Detroit. He is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit where he studied
guitar with Charles Postlewate and Joe Fava and received advanced training in
music theory as a graduate student under Dr. Richard Parks. A university
instructor for over twenty years, he is currently on the faculty of Oakland
University in Rochester, MI. and the Cranbrook Educational Community in
Bloomfield Hills, MI.
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