|This is Reid's 2nd book of partial capo transcriptions, and an important work for solo guitar. It contains the first published arrangement
in Asus configuration, another of Harvey's unique contributions to the guitar
that have been overlooked by the guitar world in general.|| ||
is a close-up of the most common use of the Esus partial capo, that Harvey first
introduced on his 1984 LP "A Very Old Song." The best device for doing this is now Reid's new "Liberty FLIP Model 43" capo.
Inventions" features 10 of Harvey's original guitar compositions and
4 traditional arrangements that use the Esus/Open A partial capo. There are dozens
of musically useful ways to use the partial capo, and it is something Harvey first
pioneered in the 1970's, and that is now becoming widespread. The "Third
Hand Capo" is a universal device that does all combinations on all guitars,
but most players seem to use a single-purpose 3-string "Esus" capo. Harvey published a book of guitar
arrangements for the Third Hand Capo in 1983 (still in print) called "Sleight
of Hand" though he has not recorded all the tunes in it and it does not
include a CD.
We carry both books, and both kinds of partial capos, and
all are available in our web store.
book as we sell it (but not from Amazon!) contains a CD and is done in both TAB and standard notation, with a lot
of notes, tips, fingerings and helpful commentary. He spent a great deal of time,
carefully working to make sure that all fingerings are shown just the way he plays
them, and every effort was made to make sure the information is as accurate as
possible. There are thorough discussions of the notation and other issues unique
to the partial capo.
All the tunes are for fingerstyle guitar, except
Arkansas Traveler, which is a much-requested solo flatpicking arrangement
that should be of great interest to flatpickers.
NOW AVAILABLE FROM AMAZON (no CD included)
Also available from
Woodpecker Records (with CD included)
14 transcriptions include some of his best-known pieces, progressing in difficulty
from intermediate-level tunes to some of the really fancy ones--
Skye Boat Song
The Highwire Hornpipe
A Windy Grave
Hard Times (Come Again
The Unknown Soldier
Suite in F (Part I)
The Arkansas Traveler
Red in the Sky
Prelude From The Minstrels Dream
Suite: Part 1 (The Waterfall)
Norway Suite: Part 2 (The Fjord)