Publication's Style: Soft Cover - 9" X 12"
Level of Difficulty: Advanced
General Description: post-impressionistic guitar solo
Catalog Number: 74494
Written in a post-impressionistic style, these works seek to capture some of the mood of the ambiguous harmonic world of the Impressionists--a sound heard seldom in guitar literature. The first one, Ambivalence, presents a slow, serene and sometimes dark melody over a continuous rubato quintuplet accompaniment in a way which causes the music to float above a barely discernable pulse. The second movement, Regret, is an extended tremolo with a romantic style melody over unusual but appealing harmonies. The final movement, Serendipity, merges a blues-derived theme with divergent impulses, including impressionistic harmonies, sitar music, bluegrass and 50's rock 'n roll, to create a startling and strangely compelling montage or fantasy. Throughout the entire work, the sixth string is tuned to F, enabling the easy execution of many fresh and unusual sonorities.