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Twelve Studies in 12 Major Keys

New from KPMP, Twelve Studies in 12 Major Keys features twelve etudes for solo guitar.  Each unique etude features a different major key, including rarely seen keys such as F#, Db, Ab, Eb and Bb. Beginning with a rag in C Major, Twelve Studies takes the performer through each key by ascending fifths. Highlights include: 2-against-3 study in G,… Continue reading Twelve Studies in 12 Major Keys

Giuliani Reharmonized

First published in 1812, Mauro Giuliani’s Op. 1, Studio per la Chitarra, remains an indispensable resource for classical guitarists. Part I, Degli arpeggi esercizio per la mano destra (better known as 120 Exercises for the Right Hand), in particular, is arguably the direction toward which many performers, teachers and students turn when seeking to refine… Continue reading Giuliani Reharmonized

六段の調べ (Rokudan no Shirabe)

The Edo Period (1603 – 1868) marks a time of political stability and domestic development in Japanese history that led to a growing culture of the arts and music. Although many styles of music flourished, sōkyoku jiuta, Edo period chamber music for koto, a thirteen-stringed plucked zither, and shamisen, a three-stringed plucked lute, likely best… Continue reading 六段の調べ (Rokudan no Shirabe)

Eight Octatonic Studies

Now available from KPMP: Eight Octatonic Studies for Solo Guitar by Ken Pasciak Inspired by Toru Takemitsu and Leo Brouwer, Eight Octatonic Studies features eight studies for classical or electric guitar. Each study explores the expressive potential of an octatonic collection (also referred to as an octatonic scale or diminished scale). Studies I, IV and VI feature ostinato patterns… Continue reading Eight Octatonic Studies