Fingerstyle Etudes is a collection of pieces and studies for solo guitar designed to improve technical facility on the instrument while expanding one's repertoire. These pieces employ a number of fingerstyle techniques in conjunction with harmonic devices to create textures, moods and chordal melodies.
The collection contains ten etudes in standard notation and tablature with detailed fingerings. Finer musical points of composition are discussed in the overview and performance notes of each piece. Although composed with the intermediate-advanced level fingerstyle guitarist in mind, the etudes are within reach of players of all levels.
Accompanying audio can be downloaded via a link inside the book. This link will be e-mailed to you soon after your order is processed.
"My friend Dev is a great player, a wonderful composer and he really makes that guitar sing!"
"Devkinandan Patel has composed a beautiful collection of solo guitar etudes which is a welcome addition to the solo guitar repertoire. These songs express a high level of musicality and craftsmanship."
"The pieces in this book explore many wonderful sonorities that are unique to the acoustic guitar. The composer Devkinandan Patel, is a player with very fine technique and an expert knowledge of the fretboard. His collection will help to advance student's technical skill and musicianship, and the music also works well in concert!"
“Music has no boundaries, and guitars even less. Geographically speaking, we live far apart, Dev in India and myself in central Brittany. But musically, we are very close. I have great admiration for Dev’s compositional work, it is his guitar sound that moves me particularly. Bravo, my friend! I hope to see you in person one day, and maybe exchange a few notes!”