Erik Satie: 3 Gymnopedies & 3 Gnossiennes: Transcriptions for Guitar

Erik Satie: 3 Gymnopedies & 3 Gnossiennes: Transcriptions for Guitar by Matthew Ellul 1537633147 9781537633145
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Erik Saties 3 Gymnopedies & 3 Gnossienes:
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  • Erik Saties famous Gymnopedies and Gnossiennes make a great addition to any guitarists repertoire. These transcriptions are suitable for beginner to intermediate level guitarists.

    French composer Erik Satie (1866 - 1925) was an influential figure in the Parisian avant-garde scene of his time. His work is recognized as one of the forerunners of significant musical developments of the 20th Century.

    The three gymnopdies transcribed here, for example, are a precursor of ambient music where the focus is on the overall atmosphere rather than the more traditional means of development and variation. Melody and harmony, however, are still absolutely essential: the mild dissonances inherent in them produce the characteristic melancholic mood that these three short pieces are famous for.

    The 3 gnossiennes transcribed here were composed about a decade later and are a continuation of Saties style. While the gymnopdies are in three-four meter, the gnossiennes have no time signature. This is known as free time and it indicates that the rhythm is to flow freely rather than be measured strictly. Although there are a small number of other gnossiennes by Satie, only these three form part of his original set.

    Author: Matthew Ellul

    Language: English

    Binding: Paperback

    Pages: 26

    Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

    Publication Date: 2016-10-28


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