Mel Bay presents Fingerpicking Hymns

Mel Bay presents Fingerpicking Hymns
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Jeff Devine
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
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A collection of sacred favorites for fingerstyle guitar. In addition to the relaxing beauty of the arrangements, guitarists will find the music to be quite playable especially with the help of tablature and the companion stereo CD recording. Hymn favorites likeSoftly and Tenderly; My Jesus, I Love Thee;andBe Still, My Soulare featured. Also included are two original works for guitar:Tranquillo(an homage to George Gershwin) andHad He Not Loved Us.

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great book and companion CD


The arrangements of these hymns are beautiful. I've enjoyed just listening to the CD. The hymns are written both in typical note form and also in tablature, in which the lines represent the guitar strings and numbers tell you which frets to press and which strings to pluck. I'm just a beginning guitarist, so it's a little above my current skill level, but my guitar teacher told me he learned through tablature, so I'm hopeful. I've also purchased this book/CD set to give as gifts for guitar-playing friends.

Some nice arrangements.


This songbook has some nice arrangements for some hymns. They'll be good to learn and some of them sound quite pretty. Was slightly disappointed to find that Sanctuary and one other were actually guitar duets, but it'll be nice to learn the backup for another instrument's lead. I'd say the difficulty is intermediate. I would also suggest, if you're looking for some more complicated arrangements, to check out Mark Hanson's Hymns & Spirituals for Fingerstyle Guitar. It's a great book and worth more than it's selling for, for sure!

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Book Summary: The title of this book is Mel Bay presents Fingerpicking Hymns and it was written by Jeff Devine. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. This books publish date is Unknown and it has a suggested retail price of $17.95. It was published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc. and has a total of 64 pages in the book. The 10 digit ISBN is 078666844X and the 13 digit ISBN is 9780786668441. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here.