Giorgio Signorile

Travelling Guitar. A Journey through my Beloved Cities. 10 Easy Pieces for Guitar (+mp3 files)

  • Publisher: Ut Orpheus
  • Code: CH 158
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  • € 12.95

Roma; Londra; Tokyo; Granada; Leh; Tahiti; Parigi; Djanet; Cuzco; Nashville

Ever since I decided to become a teacher, I have tried to combine the teaching aspect with the musical one, because I think it is important to understand, even in the early years of practice, what playing a piece actually means: that is, to learn to be expressive, to make sense of the written music and to go beyond simply reproducing notes.
The repertoire available to teachers nowadays is very broad and rich. Pupils often have to deal with pieces of music written hundreds years ago, pieces difficult to connect to – nevertheless, they are part of a path that must be covered. On the other hand, students must encounter modern compositions, with their own contemporary musical language which needs to be developed over the years: otherwise the lack of understanding leads to a risk of misrepresentation. Then, there are collections by composers and guitarists who work in the teaching environment and who try to grow the student’s repertoire with new pieces of music. Depending on the students’ potential, these pieces help them to improve technique and interpretation gradually, keeping them in touch with sounds and moods that are relatively simple and understandable.
This is therefore the aim of my collection: these ten pieces are of medium difficulty and have an international atmosphere, in the way that they move between languages that are typical of each country. Profiting from these idiosyncrasies, they deal with the technical elements that can be considered characteristic of beginners’ guitar: arpeggios, legatos, scales and so on. Each one has a rhythmically evocative style and often a folk-music inspiration, which the pupils themselves will be able to set in their geographical and musical context and that they will certainly want to deepen, seeking the right interpretation, based on their knowledge of that particular musical landscape.
The journey starts in Rome (how could it not?) and lands in Nashville, city of jazz and blues music: it is not only a musical journey, but also a theoretical one throughout the study of the instrument. Therefore, my book is open to new genres of music, including even classical... just not too classical!
(G. Signorile)

Author: Giorgio Signorile (*1962)

Publication Date: 12/14/2012

Pages: pp. 28

Size: 230x310 mm

Binding: Saddle stitching

ISMN: 979-0-2153-2037-6

Code: CH 158

Codice int.: ch158

Born in 1962 in Cuneo, Giorgio Signorile began studying guitar at the local Conservatory, first with Pino Briasco and later with Paul Manzo, graduating in 1986 with honors. He subsequently worked with Betho Davezac and Leo Brouwer and started appearing as a soloist and in chamber music groups. During this period he was particularly dedicated to contemporary music performing with L'Assieme Chitarristico Italiano and recording two CDs on the Dynamic and l'Olandese Etcetera labels.
Inspired by his travels, he began composing for guitar. After a success at the composition competition "Suoni Nuovi 2007", he began collaborations with publishers such as Zedde, Sinfonica and especially Ut Orpheus creating music, both educational and professional in nature, for solo guitar and flute/guitar duo. His works have been performed in recent times by several well-known artists and ensembles - Giulio Tampalini (Strong emotions), Lucio Matarazzo (LM and friends) and Giorgio Mirto (Notturni).
His most recent CD ‘Reflessi’ (Reflections), produced by CNI Music in Rome, is a collection of works for solo guitar published in recent years by Ut Orpheus.
Since 2013 he has served as an official endorser for Aquila Corde Armoniche.
He considers teaching an important part of his work as a musician, a comparison between two realities, a dialogue where respect and knowledge are exchanged and interact, creating culture, risk, interest and mutual growth.
Classical Guitar Magazine (02-2014)
These are well written, interesting and entertaining pieces; they bear comparison with the style of the splendid Joep Wanders whose books are very popular with many teachers. This collection by Giorgio Signorile deserves to be widely played. The presentation throughout is excellent and the music is sensibly fingered.
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