Nine jazz etudes for classical guitar
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This treatise presents a set of nine concert etudes for classical guitar in several historical styles of jazz. Written for the classical guitarist, the etudes incorporate stylistic elements of jazz without exploring the process of improvisation. The treatise also includes a discussion of the musical content and stylistic background of each etude, as well as a preliminary discussion of jazz influence in twentieth century classical guitar composition, and some discussion of the acoustic guitar’s role in the development of jazz. The value of these etudes, and their singular position in the guitar repertoire, will be demonstrated through discussion of some of the most famous examples of classical guitar composers’ attempts at the use of jazz elements in their works, an examination of relevant concert etudes in the guitar repertoire, and extensive analytical discussion of the etudes themselves.