International guitar performer Philippe Bertaud brings us the intricate rhythms of legendary Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos on this instructional/performance DVD for classical guitar. Bertaud offers instructions for practice, narrated lessons and performances, exercises and practice tips, arpeggio exercises, fast scales exercises, and so much more in the context of Villa-Lobos’ great music for classical guitar. For intermediate to advanced players.
The Five Preludes and Choros No. 1 are presented, the lessons are shown very slowly for those unfamiliar with the works, to have great access to them. Phillipe’s English is very clear and there are English Subtitles as an option as well.
No matter what musical instrument you play, there are only 7 notes that you can choose from, these notes are given names from the first 7 letters of the alphabet: A through to G (known as natural notes).
The six strings on the guitar running from thickest to thinnest are played openly (without fingers on the fretboard) are given a name from these letters, and they are also given number to tell you which string you should pluck.
The name of the note played and the number of the string running from thickest to thinnest are illustrated below:
E – 6th string (thickest)
A – 5th string
D – 4th string
G – 3rd string
B – 2nd string
E – 1st string (thinnest)
As you can see the thinnest string is called the 1st string, and the numbers go up as you increase in thickness. You must memorize this as this is very important and you will come across it often.
“Amazing Grace” is a Christian hymn with lyrics written by the English poet and clergyman John Newton (1725–1807), published in 1779. With a message that forgiveness and redemption are possible regardless of the sins people commit and that the soul can be delivered from despair through the mercy of God, “Amazing Grace” is one of the most recognizable songs in the English-speaking world.
Newton wrote the words from personal experience. He grew up without any particular religious conviction but his life’s path was formed by a variety of twists and coincidences that were often put into motion by his recalcitrant insubordination. He was pressed into the Royal Navy and became a sailor, eventually participating in the slave trade. One night a terrible storm battered his vessel so severely that he became frightened enough to call out to God for mercy, a moment that marked the beginning of his spiritual conversion. His career in slave trading lasted a few years more until he quit going to sea altogether and began studying theology.
Ordained in the Church of England in 1764, Newton became curate of Olney, Buckinghamshire, where he began to write hymns with poet William Cowper. “Amazing Grace” was written to illustrate a sermon on New Year’s Day of 1773. It is unknown if there was any music accompanying the verses, and it may have been chanted by the congregation without music. It debuted in print in 1779 in Newton and Cowper’s Olney Hymns, but settled into relative obscurity in England. In the United States however, “Amazing Grace” was used extensively during the Second Great Awakening in the early 19th century. It has been associated with more than 20 melodies, but in 1835 it was joined to a tune named “New Britain” to which it is most frequently sung today. by Gilbert Chase
Amazing Grace for Solo Guitar by Philippe Bertaud. Watch the video and download the sheet music. Click Here.
Philippe Bertaud plays “Amazing Grace” on his Alhambra Guitar Model 9p .
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In his “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video, shredding like Yngwie Malmsteen, adding percussion, bass line, Philippe Bertaud opens a new way to classical guitar.
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