Celtic Music For Guitar by Allan Alexander contains 31 pieces transcribed for Guitar, most of them originating from Ireland and Scotland. The book also includes three charming original pieces written in the Celtic style by Allan Alexander. The music is presented in both music notation and guitar tablature for people who do not read music.
Play the beautiful haunting melodies of the Irish Harper O'Carolan, take a musical journey with dances that were written more than 400 years ago and experience Celtic traditional music that is the mainstay of modern players. If you are learning and looking for great music, this is one book that you will not be able to put down. If you are a performer looking for high quality material, these great pieces, expertly arranged, will become part of your permanent repertoire.
The CD, played by Allan Alexander, gives the musician the advantage of being able to hear how these pieces should be played by an expert in this genre of music and will make the learning process easier. Many of these pieces were written for the Lute; however Allan Alexander has found that they work very well on the guitar. Being an accomplished player of both lute and guitar, he has the knowledge to make accurate, musical transcriptions. Other pieces in this book are traditional tunes that have been arranged specifically for guitar. Many of the selections have variations on the original melodies. This adds another dimension to the music and enhances the performance.