Mark Hanson captures the magic and joy of Oz in contemporary acoustic guitar settings The arrangements are based directly on the actual movie score and feature all of the subtle and intricate details of the film s music The 13 titles include Over the Rainbow Come Out, Come Out Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead The Coroner s Song Lullaby League Lollypop Guild We Welcome You to Munchkinland We re Off to See the Wizard If I Only Had a Brain Optimistic Voices and ....
|Title||:||Acoustic Masters: Mark Hanson's Fingerstyle Wizard - The Wizard of Oz for Solo Guitar, Book & CD (Acoustic Masters Series)|
|Publisher||:||Alfred Music Pap Com edition October 1, 1996|
|Number of Pages||:||48 pages|
|File Size||:||695 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Acoustic Masters: Mark Hanson's Fingerstyle Wizard - The Wizard of Oz for Solo Guitar, Book & CD (Acoustic Masters Series) Reviews
I've been playing guitar for many yeas and am fairly advanced, but am just really getting in to fingerstyle. I saw this book and had to get it. "Wizard" tunes are instantly recognizable the world over and a sure crowd pleaser. But I was left a bit disappointed with Hanson's arrangements. With a few exceptions, they are too straightforward and aren't as warm as I'd like them to be. There is a lot of space left in some of the arrangements that can leave the listener feeling flat. The author states in the preface that he only had a few weeks to arrange and record everything; I think he would have benefitted from some more time to let the arrangements really come together and to give these treasures the care they deserve.
I recently reviewed the Christmas guitar album by Mark Hanson. In that review, I indicated that the price of the book/cd was worth it for the CD alone, as I loved listening to his playing of those tunes.
Mark Hanson has done a fine job of arranging the original orchestrations for fingerstyle guitar. Some of it is approachable by the advanced beginner; intermediate guitarists should find their efforts rewarded with a fun little repetoire which offers room for musical expression. (There are some fairly tricky harmonics.) The more advanced guitarist can develop a suite with much charm and a great deal of humor.
I agree with the previous reviewer, and would emphasize that these are not beginner's arrangements, either in tab or notes. That said, they are terrific fingerpicking versions. The real wizard is Mark Hanson for allowing guitarists to share in this magical score.
Very complete book