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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 10:31 am 
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Did FZ publish any classical guitar solos?<br>(Electric guitar transcriptions from recordings are played with a flat pick and don't work on the classical guitar. FZ recorded no classical guitar solos that I know of, but I'm a newcomer.)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2003 9:37 am 
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There is one tiny piece for classical guitar called "Waltz for guitar" I think it's from 1958. It's a 12-tone piece that lasts for about 1 min 30 secs. It's a very simple 2-voice piece and it contains some patterns later used in "Brown shoes..." (We see, in the back of the city hall mind). It was published in a special Zappa edition of Keyboard Magazine (I think) along with a piano score of "The girl in the magnesium dress"


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2003 11:03 pm 
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This was not solo music BUT the score of 200 Motels has a good bit of classical guitar ensemble music CONDUCTED BY JOHN WILLIAMS (for those of youz not into the style, not the film composer John Williams - the Australian guitar virtuoso. It's truly fine work; somewhat buried in the mix, which isn't stellar. but it's there. check it out. and it's 'atonal' (which is impossible but that's another question)' EG: "The Lad Searches The Night For His Newts".<br>


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2003 6:26 pm 
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[quote author=spencer link=board=wishList;num=1066163518;start=0#0 date=10/14/03 at 13:31:58]<br>Electric guitar transcriptions from recordings are played with a flat pick and don't work on the classical guitar.[/quote]<br>Sez who? I was jamming on "Watermelon..." on my classical just yesterday, and my fingers did the job just fine.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2003 10:39 pm 
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[quote author=civil link=board=wishList;num=1066163518;start=0#2 date=11/11/03 at 01:03:17]This was not solo music BUT the score of 200 Motels has a good bit of classical guitar ensemble music CONDUCTED BY JOHN WILLIAMS (for those of youz not into the style, not the film composer John Williams - the Australian guitar virtuoso. It's truly fine work; somewhat buried in the mix, which isn't stellar. but it's there. check it out. and it's 'atonal' (which is impossible but that's another question)' EG: "The Lad Searches The Night For His Newts".<br>[/quote]<br>My mothers friend is married to him (John Williams)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2003 12:59 am 
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[quote author=civil link=board=wishList;num=1066163518;start=0#2 date=11/11/03 at 01:03:17]This was not solo music BUT the score of 200 Motels has a good bit of classical guitar ensemble music CONDUCTED BY JOHN WILLIAMS (for those of youz not into the style, not the film composer John Williams - the Australian guitar virtuoso. It's truly fine work; somewhat buried in the mix, which isn't stellar. but it's there. check it out. and it's 'atonal' (which is impossible but that's another question)' EG: "The Lad Searches The Night For His Newts".<br>[/quote]<br><br>When I was studying in London a couple of years ago at the Royal Academy of Music, my teacher was Tim Walker who was one of the guitarists on 200 motels. The ensemble consisted of himself, John Williams and Big Jim Sullivan, guitarist with Tom Jones. <br>


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2004 1:54 pm 
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Hy spencer<br>It´s been a while since your question, but if you haven´t, then try to listen to Sleep Dirt.<br>That´s a very nice melody on classical guitar.<br>And then there is the Canard du Jour where Frank plays the Bouzouki and Jean-Luc plays violin.<br>Yes, it really would be nice to have more of Frank playing the acoustic guitar on CD, wouldn´t it?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 3:33 pm 
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Who does the acoustic arrangement of Sofa? And is there a transcription out there?<br>


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 4:09 pm 
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[quote author=calvin2hikers link=board=wishList;num=1066163518;start=0#8 date=07/28/04 at 18:33:38]Who does the acoustic arrangement of Sofa? And is there a transcription out there?<br>[/quote]<br>Michael Hedges! Click here:<br><br>http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000000NLT/qid=1091068180/sr=8-6/ref=pd_ka_6/103-8443744-7349408?v=glance&s=music&n=507846<br><br>Don't know about the transcription.

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