DVD - Not Necessarily Celtic
taught by Tony McManus
Known as a leading exponent of the guitar in Celtic music, McManus is also known for exploring beyond boundaries. From the beginning of his career he has explored a diverse body of work from an African anthem to a Charles Mingus elegy, and more recently the work of composers such as J.S. Bach. Here Tony takes us through his approaches to other genres; for example, how the ornamentation techniques he derived from listening to Irish fiddlers can be applied to an ancient Jewish hymn. Some arrangements involve non-standard tunings such as Dropped D and DADGAD. An introduction to the ideas behind these tunings is included. Titles include: "Gnossienne #1," "Shalom Aleichem," "Wonderful World," "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat," "Goldberg Variations," "Aria," and "N'Kosi Sikelele Africa." Intermediate/advanced. 120 min. More Details...