GCSE Performance Pieces: Guitar by Brian Ashworth
  

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GCSE Performance Pieces: Guitar by Brian Ashworth

The songs have been carefully chosen to provide students with the best opportunity to show off their instrument and skills, with a broad range of artists and styles to choose from. The book has been compiled by an experienced instrumental teacher/examiner, and overseen by our Series Editor Andrew Coxon, who is a senior GCSE examiner and an experienced classroom teacher. This book for Guitar: is suitable for all exam boards contains ten songs with a range of difficulty appropriate for GCSE level is accompanied by a CD of professionally recorded backing tracks It includes songs by: The Beatles Franz Ferdinand Oasis Foo Fighters The Who AC/DC Eric Clapton Ram Jam Rodrigo y Gabriela Steely Dan

About the Author

Brian Ashworth has been performing as a guitarist for 36 years, initially self-taught (coming from an era where popular music had no roots in the education system in England), he wrote and toured with a Rock/Punk Band called Relay before studying classical guitar at The London College of Music. He has continued to broaden his musical interests and skills as a musician be it the study of Jazz, learning to play the drums, teaching ukulele, working in musical theatre, or playing various string instruments on TV adverts. Having played and recorded as a soloist and in many types of ensemble over the years, he has in the past decade returned to his first instrument and his interest in the electric guitar. Brian's work with Rockschool as an examiner has led to numerous presentations and workshops throughout the world, including Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Turkey, Canada, Dubai and Jordan, and he was made a senior examiner in April 2006. He also currently teaches guitar, bass and drums in Brighton. Brian was the first member of his family to have that all-encompassing desire to explore music as a teenager, but he has over a period of time and with a great sense of pleasure, seen his three children and numerous students, express a similar passion for that great art form that is music.

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Book Info

Format

Mixed media product
Contains Paperback and CD-Audio (Music recording)
80 pages

Author

Brian Ashworth
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Publication date

12th November 2012

ISBN

9781780386409


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