Renaissance For The Guitar


Renaissance For The Guitar. Contains a variety of solos originally written for the Renaissance lute and vihuela. All of these beautiful transcriptions are based on the original tablature. The pieces range in difficulty to provide appropriate challenges for players of both modest and advanced levels. Historical information and performance instructions accompany each piece, and helpful fingering suggestions are also included. Each piece is written in both standard classical guitar notation and modern TAB.

Howard Wallach was born in Cleveland, Ohio where, at the age of ten, he began performing on both jazz and classical guitar. After studying with the guitar virtuoso Miguel Rubio at the Conservatory of Lausanne, Switzerland, he completed his Bachelor of Music at the Peabody Conservatory of the John Hopkins University under the renowned educator Aaron Shearer. His graduate studies were undertaken at the University of Houston.


Canarie by van der Hove
A Toy by Anonymous
Allemande by Anonymous
Il Bianco Fiore by Negri
Orlando Sleepeth by Dowland
Almain by Dowland
Tarteton’s Riserrectione by Dowland
Mrs. Winter’s Jump by Dowland
Mrs. White’s Nothing by Downland
Mrs. Nicole’s Almain by Dowkand
Italian Dance by Neusidler
Branle by Besard
Volte by Besard 
Go From My Window by Anonymous
Pavan I by Milan
Diferencias Sobre by Narvaez
Pavan III by Milan

Good Points

  • Music and Tablature Explaination
  • Left hand fingering included
  • Drawings of plucked instruments of the renaissance
  • Standard Notation comes with tablature
  • Each piece comes with background history

Bad Points

  • Lacks an audio Cd. 
  • Wish there were more pieces

Final Words
I would recommend this book for all playing levels who are interested in exploring the music of the renaissance. The master in tab series by Alfred are a good source for beginner to intermediate guitarist. I especially enjoy reading the history of each piece. Renaissance For The Guitar by Howard Wallach.

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Book Details
Paperback: 47 pages
Publisher: Alfred Publishing (May 4, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0739026186
ISBN-13: 978-0739026182
Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 8.8 x 0.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

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