Paul Coles: 26 Melodic Studies
Contents – 26 Melodic Studies for guitar
- Daily Warm-Ups
- Some basic chord shapes in the key of C major
- A Rainy Day
- Trip in a Rickshaw
- Out and About
- Walking the Dog
- Fun at the Circus
- Romantic Waltz
- Cactus Lily
- Autumn Song
- Russian Doll
- Tempo rapido!
- Sliding About
- Cumulus Clouds
- Romantic Etude
- Star Gazing
- Crazy Foam
- Fancyful Night
These pleasing little studies have been written to help the student to develop a basic technique based upon the traditional teachings of Francisco Tárrega, Fernando Sor and Mauro Giuliani to name but a few. They are enjoyable to play, with memorable melodies, harmonics, and rhythms. The studies progress from relatively easy to more demanding pieces so it is an album designed to accompany the student on their journey as they advance from an initial to an intermediate standard. The contemporary style of the music is tuneful and light so that they are both fun and interesting to play and fingerings have been carefully considered for accuracy and ease of facility. As a benefit, most of the 26 Melodic Studies are also suited for exams or performance. Progressive studies for beginner to intermediate guitarists.
• Tuneful easy to middle-grade studies in accessible styles for developing technique (1 – 4)*
• Helpful “points to consider” are provided with every study
• All studies are suitable for examination purposes and also make attractive performance pieces
Classical Guitar Magazine, 11/2014 (Steve Marsh)
- for guitar
- Edition type:
- sheet music
- Coles Paul
- English, French, German
Carlos Bonell on 26 Melodic Studies
Paul Coles brings to these studies his combined skills as composer, guitar player and teacher and sets out a clear technical and musical route map for the student to achieve excellent results.
More than plain studies, he uses a pleasing and up-to-date musical language. Here are some pieces with catchy melodies, jazzy harmonic turns and foot-tapping rhythms.
I am sure they will inspire the student to learn and enjoy at the same time – an ideal combination!
International guitarist, arranger and teacher