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"Sleight of Hand" Guitar Magic Book


The first ever published and for decades the only book of guitar arrangements for partial capo, by national guitar champion and acoustic string wizard HARVEY REID. First written in 1983, and expanded later. Mostly traditional and classical, mostly fingerstyle, though there are a couple interesting flatpicking arrangements including "Devil's Dream" and "Sally Goodin'." Fiddle tunes, blues, classical, and some well-known folk melodies like "Scarborough Fair" and "Shenandoah," plus a couple Reid originals, including his debut work for the partial capo in Esus, "Suite For the Duchess" from his legendary solo CD Solo Guitar Sketchbook

Written in TAB and standard notation, suitable for intermediate to advanced players. this book shows you how the partial capo changes the rules of what is possible on the guitar. Most tunes use standard tuning, though Reid's ingenious arrangement of Beethoven's Fur Elise is worth the price of the book. It is played in an open tuning with the partial capo, and allows a note-for-note way to play the piano piece, with an amazing number of open strings. There is no other way to play this piece without changing some notes. BUY THE BOOK FROM US

Includes: Suite: For the Duchess and Für Elise, Scarborough Fair, Minuet in Dm, Flowers of Edinburgh, Simple Gifts, Sally Goodin‘, Irish Washerwoman, Pavanne, Minuet in Dm, Red-Haired Boy, June Apple, Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring, Devil's Dream, Sally Goodin', Scherzo, Shenandoah, Greensleeves, Sailor's Hornpipe, Fisher's Hornpipe

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