|Description from Woodbrass|
Guitar Atlas: Italy brings you the lively rhythms and emotional melodies of Italian music. The rich tradition of Italian music has been underrepresented in the world music genre --- until now! Learn the history, cultural influences, and instruments of each area of the country. While some of the songs featured were originally performed on instruments such as flute, mandolin, or bagpipes, here they appear as guitar arrangements for the first time. To help guitarists pick up all the nuances of style, the book covers both fingerstyle and pick playing, and explores special techniques such as grace notes, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and tremolo. Music is both in standard notation and TAB. A CD demonstrating the book's examples and compositions is included.