Achieving Guitar Artistry: Odd-Time Etudes
Unusual or odd time signatures often seem to be an enigma to the understanding and phrasing of the Western musician. This book will greatly enhance the ability of any musician to feel comfortable playing odd time signatures. It contains 48 etudes in 5/8, 7/8, 9/8, 10/8 and 11/8 time. In addition, “mixed etudes” are presented, featuring numerous traditional and odd time signatures within each piece. These studies will not only enhance familiarity with unusual time signatures, but also facilitate note-reading ability and fluency in playing the guitar in various positions. The etudes are applicable to the jazz, classical and contemporary guitar genres. The Mel Bay “Achieving Guitar Artistry” series is designed to condition and guide the developing guitarist to an advanced level of proficiency, regardless of the style of music performed.