LAURENCE JUBER ....
teaches all the songs from WOODEN HORSES and presents transcriptions in both Standard notation and Tablature!!!
LJ spends about an hour and a half discussing his latest album "Wooden Horses" and what goes into playing all the new original compositions. This is a terrific opportunity to join LJ in his own studio discussing these wonderful tunes and not only how to play them but what went into the compositions. For guitarists who are curious that IS the new Maple Juber Signature Martin guitar and you may inquire from us about purchase!!!
(we have already sold several and they are stunning!)
Widescreen format and all-region
Is this a BOOK (you print it out) with a BONUS DVD? or is it a DVD with a BONUS BOOK (that you print yourself)? I guess that depends on your point of view....we will list it in both sections so don't buy it twice !!!
Laurence Juber has produced a valuable body of instructional material
for fingerstyle guitarists, focusing on
repertoire as well as musical knowledge necessary to arrange for solo
guitar in DADGAD, standard, and other tunings.
Here, he covers pieces from his recent CD, "Wooden Horses." Juber uses a
relaxed, no-frills approach, sitting with his
music stand in front of a fixed camera. The production has an intimate feel, he’s generous with his time and
very comprehensive. For example, he takes over ten minutes to cover "The
Ornament Waltz. Guitarists will gain a lot of
insight into melodic development, chord voicings and rhythms, as Juber
emphasizes the conceptual building blocks of
his music over the purely physical challenges of playing these pieces
(which are nonetheless formidable).
The fingerstyle mainstay "Shebeg and Shemore" is covered, with Juber
adding some nice modern-sounding chords
in a few spots. The transcriptions are in standard notation and
tablature in pdf format on the disc. This DVD
is a strong addition to Juber’s instructional catalog.
Patrick Ragains MINOR 7th.com
|Laurence Juber, Wooden Horses |
By Phil Catalfo ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAGAZINE july 2010
In his latest release, versatile fingerstylist Laurence
Juber shows again that he’s equally capable of nailing rapid-fire runs
in an up-tempo number (“Enough Is Never Enough”), creating a reflective
mood (“Guitar Noir”), essaying a jazzy rag (“Maple Avenue Strut” and the
title track), firing off a tasty blues (“Green Room Blues,” a bonus
live track), or laying bare his heart in romantic, Bensusan-esque tunes
(“The Ornament Waltz,” “Being Here with You”)—and he’s also equally
adept in standard tuning, D A D G A D, and C G D G A D. The best and
most vivid of the album’s numbers—such as “Highway 17” (a paean to the
winding highway connecting San Jose and Santa Cruz, California) and the
only nonoriginal composition here, “Shebeg and Shemore” (by the
18th-century Irish harpist Turlough O’Carolan)—display not only Juber’s
erudition and technical prowess but also his gift for instrumental
storytelling. On the companion DVD (which includes printable
transcriptions), Juber devotes 90 minutes to breaking down each song,
but not bar for bar; rather, he explicates the most notable or
challenging passages in each and shares a bit of his philosophy of
playing. It’s meaty, advanced stuff that will be beyond the ken of
anyone not comfortable slinging G#m7b5 or Cadd9#11 chords, but it’s
worthwhile viewing: even we duffers can learn something from such an
up-close look at a master. (Solid Air Records, SolidAirRecords.com)
|$24.95 $14.95 |