Fingerstyle Explorations

ISBN: 0786653531
18 pieces for the student guitarist.
Guitar solo. 36 pages. Standard notation and TAB. CD is included.
Degree of difficulty: easy to moderately difficult.  

Fingerstyle ExplorationsOne purpose of this material is to create a bridge between pop and rock music and the traditional guitar repertoire. As a guitar instructor, the author has often wished there was material based on classical guitar technique but at the same time sounding more like modern, popular music. He also felt a need for a body of literature which is idiomatic and really makes use of the possibilities of the guitar, so he created these pieces. The pieces frequently use open strings as one way of releasing the magic of the guitar. Another prominent element is the use of arpeggio technique, which provides a continuous and natural flow of music. 

"I am sure these works will be welcomed by most students of the lower/intermediate standard as a breath of fresh air and as a change from the more 'usual' repertoire." Marsh, "Music Reviews" Classical Guitar Magazine, May 2002.

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Me and My Guitar

18 pieces for guitar by Jonas Mollberg.
Guitar solo. 36 pages. Standard notation and TAB.
Downloadable MIDI-files are included.
Degree of difficulty: easy to moderately difficult.  

Me and My GuitarOne purpose of this material is to create a bridge between pop and rock music and the traditional guitar repertoire. As a guitar instructor, the author has often wished there was material based on classical guitar technique but at the same time sounding more like modern, popular music. He also felt a need for a body of literature which is idiomatic and really makes use of the possibilities of the guitar, so he created these pieces. The pieces frequently use open strings as one way of releasing the magic of the guitar. Another prominent element is the use of arpeggio technique, which provides a continuous and natural flow of music.

The book is aimed at guitar students as well as people who take delight in music that is melodious and easy to play but doesn't require too much technical skill to perform. The book is written in standard notation and tablature.

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Pangea

Tango, Milonga and Choro.
Duet for flute and guitar. 16 pages (score). Standard notation. 
Playingtime 10 minutes.
Score and parts.
Degree of difficulty: professional. 

PangeaPangea is the name of the first great continent that eventually cracked and formed today’s continents. The name inspired Jonas Mollberg when he was about to give a name to this duet for flute and guitar. Pangea like Prelude & Waltz has South American influences and the title refers to the link between South America and Scandinavia.

Pangea is traditionally divided into three movements; Tango, Milonga, and Choro. Less traditional is the choice of key. Pangea starts and ends in G sharp minor which is rather unusual key for guitar music, and it moves between a great number of keys all through the duet. Thematic ideas from the tango emerge in the other movements and give homogeneity to the duet.


 


Prelude & Waltz

Homage to Astor Piazzolla. 
Guitar duet. 10 pages. Standard notation.
Playing time: 7 minutes.
Degree of difficulty: professional. 

Prelude & WaltzPrelude & Waltz is composed in two linked movements and is a homage to Astor Piazzolla. The first movement is a milonga and contains something as unususal as a tremolo part for two guitars. The second movement is a fast, rather typical South America n waltz.

"There are so many instant rewards here that getting it under the fingers will not be a chore. Highly recommended." 
Roger Niven - Classical Guitar Magazine - issue No 1 - 2000

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Two Lyrical Pieces

Valse Noble & Nocturne 
Guitar solo. 4 pages. Standard notation.
Degree of difficulty: moderately difficult to difficult. 

Two Lyrical PiecesTwo Lyrical Pieces contains two separate pieces, a waltz and a nocturne. The two pieces are both lyrical in their character and that is why they are put together in this sheet of music. Nocturne has a touch of Swedish folksong combined with rich harmonics. Valse Noble has a more impressionistic character.