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Great Guitar Tips, Issue #043
November 05, 2007

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Great Guitar Tips - The World's Most Useable Guitar E-Zine ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

A free, monthly E-Zine dedicated to providing you with useful information and tips for your guitar playing ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

October 2007 Issue #043 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Table Of Contents

1. News

2. New Page Additions - Sor Waltz on Lessons Page + Corrected Page

3. Product Review - Youtube Downloader (Fr/ee)

4. Join In - Give YOUR Opinion!

5. Background to this Month's Music

6. This Month's Fr/ee Music


1. News

Hi to all new and old subscribers!

Welcome to the October 2008 issue of Great Guitar Tips.

This month there's a lot to get through and a lot you're going to like.

I've got a new lesson page up focusing on a great little Sor Waltz. I've also correct a P.D.F. in Tab for last month's music (El Testamen Den Amelia).

Also I've found a great little Youtube application that is totally safe and highly useful. You'll be able to download videos straight from youtube - cool!

The page on your Top 3 Players continues to swell. You can give your opinion if you haven't already.

Then there's the background to this month's music and its composer.

And don't forget the password to the video page is at the bottom of THIS ezine!

Well, we had better get a move on then...

2. New Page Additions - Sor Waltz on Lessons Page + Corrected Page

I've added a new lesson page this month that focuses on a Sor waltz with lovely little passage runs in thirds. It's one that will really develop your technique.

You can see it at the Lessons Page here...

Also, I've corrected a Tab version of El Testamen Den Amelia which was last month's music. The music notation software I use is great but if I have one complaint it's that when you create the tab it defaults to the open strings too much.

Anyhow, I've corrected it and it now matches the music notation and the video on the same page.

3. Product Review - Youtube Downloader (Fr/ee)

I've found an excellent little application that let's you download Youtube videos right to your desktop to watch at your own leisure. It's good news it you want to look at the videos on my site when it's convienient for you.

The application is fr/eeware at the moment so get on over and download it here...

The application is for Windows but I think there's something for Mac users here...

4. Join In - Give YOUR Opinion!

Thanks to all those that have joined in and given their opinion about who YOU think are the greatest 3 classical guitar players for whatever reason you decide.

There's been some great responses which you can see here... Top 3 Classical Guitar Players

Feel welcome to give your opinion while you're there. After all, that's what the page is for :))

5. Background to this Month's Music

This month's music is a Branle by Adrian Le Roy. He was a French publisher/printer, composer, lutenist and writer... Read more here

A Branle is a (mainly) French country dance often in duple time and containing repetitive sections. In English it's pronounced "Brawl". Branle means to "sway" and that's exactly what they did when dancing a Branle, that is, sway from side to side.

It was very popular during the 16th and 17th centuries. There are several variations or forms of the Branle namely: Bourgogne; Champagne; Simple; Double; Gai.

It is a delightful form and really enjoyable to play. And speaking of playing...

6. This Month's Fr/ee Music

Let's get on with the Branle by Adrian Le Roy. It's a lot of fun to play.

You can get a copy here...

It's lesson number 18 on the page.

Don't forget to right click and use "Save Target As" to your desktop (if you're using Windows). I hope you enjoy the music!

And don't forget the new video page just for YOU. Yes, that's right subscribers to this ezine ONLY get videos of the monthly music.

***IMPORTANT: I change the password monthly so that I can keep the page just for you. This month's password is...


Just copy and paste the password into the password protected page here...

And that's all for this issue. See you next month:))

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