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Jewish Traditions for Classical and Fingerstyle Guitar By Ellen S. Whitaker
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A beautiful variety of traditional Jewish melodies arranged for classical or fingerstyle guitar. 20 solos and 6 duets. Sephardic, Yiddish, Israeli and Oriental folk songs, as well as Chassidic tunes,... More > Klezmer tunes and music originally sung by Cantors. Intermediate and advanced level, with a few pieces included that can be enjoyed also by less experienced players. Annotations and Performance Notes for each piece, providing historical and/or cultural perspective as well as technical guidance. An Appendix (with Glossary) discusses in considerable detail Jewish scales and modes. A Bibliography and Discography are also provided. Praised by Steve Marsh of Classical Guitar magazine and by Judith Pinnolis of Brandeis University and Jewish Music Web Center among others.< Less
Jewish Traditions for Classical and Fingerstyle Guitar By Ellen S. Whitaker
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A beautiful variety of traditional Jewish melodies arranged for classical or fingerstyle guitar. 20 solos and 6 duets. Sephardic, Yiddish, Israeli and Oriental folk songs, as well as Chassidic tunes,... More > Klezmer tunes and music originally sung by Cantors. Intermediate and advanced level, with a few pieces included that can be enjoyed also by less experienced players. Annotations and Performance Notes for each piece, providing historical and/or cultural perspective as well as technical guidance. An Appendix (with Glossary) discusses in considerable detail Jewish scales and modes. A Bibliography and Discography are also provided. Praised by Steve Marsh of Classical Guitar magazine and by Judith Pinnolis of Brandeis University and Jewish Music Web Center among others.< Less
Four Favorite Christmas Songs By Ellen S. Whitaker
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Four all-time favorite Christmas songs arranged for solo guitar. The Little Drummer Boy, Silent Night, What Child is This?, O Holy Night. Easy to intermediate level.
Three Pieces for Solo Guitar By Ellen S. Whitaker
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Three original repertoire pieces suitable for intermediate classical or fingerstyle guitarists. The pieces are lyrical and lend themselves well to the self-expression of the performer. Each piece is... More > two pages long and is comfortable to play, being written in a style that is idiomatic to the guitar. Performance notes are included.< Less
Kol Nidre By Ellen S. Whitaker
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Easy-intermediate level arrangement for Solo Guitar of the very familiar opening section of Kol Nidre. One page of music plus one page of annotation. Kol Nidre is perhaps the most well-known piece... More > of music associated with the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, Yom Kipur. This arrangement can also be found in "Jewish Traditions for Classical and Fingerstyle Guitar" by Ellen S. Whitaker.< Less
Baruch Elohenu By Ellen S. Whitaker
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Solo guitar arrangement of Baruch Elohenu, a traditional Chassidic tune, as it appears in "Jewish Traditions for Classical and Fingerstyle Guitar" by Ellen Whitaker. Two pages of music plus... More > one page of text (performance notes and annotation). Intermediate level.< Less
Hashiveinu By Ellen S. Whitaker
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Guitar Duet, score. Easy Intermediate arrangement of Hashiveinu. Arranged as a three voice canon for two guitars, the piece begins low, with a range of just a fifth, and then builds in intensity as... More > the range gradually opens, encompassing four octaves on page 2. Each player gets two voices at times, making both parts interesting to play. Two pages of music plus one page of text (performance notes and annotation). This arrangement is also found in "Jewish Traditions for Classical and Fingerstyle Guitar" by Ellen Whitaker.< Less
Kadesh Ur'chatz By Ellen S. Whitaker
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Solo guitar arrangement of Kadesh Ur'chatz, a traditional oriental song for Passover. This arrangement appears also in "Jewish Traditions for Classical and Fingerstyle Guitar" by Ellen... More > Whitaker. It will be enjoyable for intermediate guitarists. Two pages of music plus one page of text (annotation and performance notes).< Less
Firn Di Mekhutonim Aheym By Ellen S. Whitaker
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Guitar Duet, score. Eight pages of music and one page of text (performance notes and annotation). Firn Di Mekhutonim Aheym is a Klezmer tune perfect for weddings or just for fun. This arrangement is... More > also found in "Jewish Traditions for Classical and Fingerstyle Guitar" by Ellen Whitaker. Intermediate level.< Less
Tres Hermanicas By Ellen S. Whitaker
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Guitar Duet, score. An enjoyable easy intermediate level arrangement for two guitars. Four pages of music and one page of performance notes. Both parts of this duet carry the melody at times and both... More > parts are interesting and fun to play. Tres Hermanicas is a traditional Sephardic song. Songs of the Sephardim, sung in Ladino, have been preserved and passed down orally by the descendants of Jews who, for their unwillingness to convert to Catholicism, were expelled from Spain in 1492. This arrangement can also be found in "Jewish Traditions for Classical and Fingerstyle Guitar" by Ellen Whitaker.< Less