This is the complete tab/music book for Tokio Uchida's guitar instrumental albumn "Coconuts Crash" which was praised in CD reviews of such Japanese major music magazines as "Guitar Magazine" and "Player". All tunes in this albumn, which was filled with essences of various acoustic guitar music such as blues, ragtime, new age, ethnic music and so on, are transcribed exactly! This solid tab/music book includes the explanations for techniques, the episodes of tunes (in Japanese), the favorite photographs, the exercise for fingerpicking, etc.. - modified A4 size / 80 pages
"I've known Tokio for many years. He is a great guitarist who has taken American guitar styles and techniques and has merged these with his own individual Japanese perspectives to create evocative and exciting instrumentals. He has a highly individual style that continues to develop and evolve. " - Stefan Grossman
Titles include: Medley: 1. Prelude Of TAB Label/Repuiem For Uncle Brody, 2. Sea Gull, 3. Blake's Stumbling Rag Special, 4. In the Bermuda Triangle, 5. Beef Bowl, 6. Medley: Pretty Polly/Shady Grove/East Virginia, 7. Princesses in Sparta, 8. Lonely Night Journey, 9. Coconuts Clash, 10. The March Of Catfishes, 11. Tribute To Rev. Gary Davis, 12. Thanks To Stefan, 13. See You Soon.
Some of Tokio's acoustic guitar instrumentals were used for the degital satellite-broadcasting program "Fly-Fishing Area Guide" by the major outdoor-life magazine "Be-Pal" (Shogakukan). The new tunes have been picked out from them and recorded on the his second CD "Memory Of Trout Fishing". This is the complete tab/music book for that album, which features all of 12 acoustic guitar solos, including the title tune "Memory of Trout Fishing", the famous ragtime tune "The Entertainer", O'Carolan's "Lord Inchiquin", reputable "Burg Blues" which is the opening demonstration of his best-seller video "The Essences Of Acoustic Fingerstyle Blues Guitar". This tab/music book which consists of the explanations of techniques, the episodes of tunes (written in Japanese), the favorite photos, the exercise for fingerpicking Vol. 2, etc.. is no less solid than the previous work. - modified A4 size / 80 pages
Titles include: 1. Memory Of Trout Fishing, 2. Will The Circle Be Unbroken?, 3. Appalachian Mood, 4. Medley: Blind Mary / Lord Inchiquin, 5. Vestapol, 6. BURG Blues, 7. The Kindergraten, 8. Evening Rise, 9. Amazing Grace, 10. The Entertainer, 11. Chalk Stream, 12. GO Fly-Fishing
The ultimate "ragtime guitar" solo albumn released for centennial of the publication of "Maple Leaf Rag" has been completed! Takashi Hamada who has explored ragtime music and ragtime guitar styles for a long time released the long-awaited new albumn for centennial of the publication of "Climax Rag". And this is the complete tab/music book for it. He arranged well-known masterpieces like "The Third Man's Theme", "The Entertainer", etc. and his two original rags for acoustic guitar admirably! Takashi transcribed all tunes exactly and explained his techniqes & his own unique tuning in this book. How about enjoying playing after listning? - modified A4 size / 80 pages
Titles include: 1. The Third Man's Theme, 2. The Chrysanthemum, 3. Ranshima, 4. The Entertainer, 5. Sunburst Rag, 6. Swipesy, 7. The Nonpareil, 8. Climax Rag, 9. Kinklets,10. Soup Curry, 11. Peachering Rag, 12. Evergreen Rag, 13. Maple Leaf Rag, 14. The Easy Winners
This is the complete tab/music book for Tokio Uchida's third guitar instrumental albumn "Tokio Acoustic Blues"
which conveys his great zeal for acoustic blues. He has learned
the guitar styles & techniques from the legendary bluesmen
who he loves. This book includes the music from his original tunes
to which such styles and techniques are applied to the standards
such as "Georgia On My Mind", "St. Louis Blues",
"Corina, Corina", etc. in his own pure fingerstyle playing!
Tokio transcribed the themes & variations exactly and explained(in
Japanese) the techniques in detail himself! Please
soak yourself in the world of fingerstyle blues. - modified A4
size / 80 pages
Titles include: 1. Thanks To Stefan #2, 2. St. Louis Blues, 3. Raggin' Slow Blues In C, 4. G Rag Paradise, 5. Durham Meeting, 6. Georgia On My Mind, 7. Lonnies Mystique, 8. Lightnin' In Mississippi, 9. Black Eye Blues, 10. Corrina Corrina, 11. Kawazu, 12. The Sun Sinking Into The Sea.
(*The bonus tracks in the CD are not transcribed in this book.)
AKI transcribed and explicated 21 tunes seleced from his 2nd CD "Acoustic Rock Guitar" and his 1st CD "Jimi's Spirit Of Acoustic" for this book. Also, it features the chord diagrams, the scales, the photos of his left hand and the story of the partial capo and his own unique tuning (in Japanese). modified A4 size / 96 pages.
Titles include: < from Jimi's Spirit Of Acoustic > 1. How I feel Now 2. Kiss Of Dragon Clouds 3. Kimigayo (Japanese National Anthem) 4. Iga No Ranmaru 5. Maki 6. Ballad For You 7. Dear Preston 8. Akio < from Acoustic Rock Guitar > 9. St. Osnabruck -Thank You Peter- 10. Alpen 206 11. Finger Train 12. Leave Me To The Guitar 13. Kanae 14. Acoustic Rock Guitar 15. Mariano 16. Father's Chair 17. Gypsy Manitas 18. Sakura/Suna no Shiro 19. Hello Bongo 20. Lapped In Love 21. Symphony Of Serenade
This is the complete tab/music book for Tokio Uchida's 4th guitar instrumental albumn "Acoustic Delights" which covers his wide variety of instrumentals from beautiful healing tunes to haunting bluesy ones, which were expanded on his consistent musical roots. His original tunes such as Acoustic Delights and Big Salamander, popular standards such as Stardust and Tennessee Waltz and classic rag Maple Leaf Rag are featured. Tokio transcribed the themes & variations exactly and explained(in Japanese) the techniques in detail himself! A lot of unique photos are featured, too. - modified A4 size / 80 pages
Titles include: 1. The Voice Of The Wind, 2. Just A Closer Walk With Thee, 3. Stardust, 4. Maple Leaf Rag, 5. King Solomon Hill's Ambition, 6. Acoustic Delights, 7. Big Salamander, 8. Tennessee Waltz, 9. Premonition Blues/Old Country Rock Variation, 10. Esperance Minuet/The Beau Stratagem, 11. Danny Boy (Londondery Air), 12. Afterglow Slide/Jumping Bean, 13. Memory Of Trout Fishing-celebration version-
< TABBK-1012 > price with tax 2,310 yen (price without tax 2,200 yen)
This is the the complete tab/music book for Tokio Uchida's 5th guitar instrumental albumn "One Kind Favor" is the acoustic fingerstyle blues instrumental album. It covers his wide variety of repertoire from the twelve string guitar boogie " A Boogie" to the bouncy rags such as "Island Village" and "Blake's Dream", the country fingerpicking standard "I'll See You In My Dreams" and the resonator slide tune "Tight Match" which is dedicated to the legendary tough professional wrestling game of Tokio's hero Giant Baba and Dory Funk Jr. Tokio transcribed all the tunes included except the bonus tracks. The tab/music transcriptions are written in detail. And the various photos are featured. After enjoying listening, how about enjoying playing? 96 page book.
Titles include: 1. Blue Prelude, 2. Island Village, 3. New Mississippi Blues, 4. When The Trumpet Of The Lord Shall Sound, 5. Tight Match, 6. Tribute To Clifford, 7. Potato Vodka Blues, 8. Crossnote Skippy Blues, 9. Blake's Dream, 10. A Boogie, 11. I'll See You In My Dreams, 12. One Kind Favor, 13. Retrospect
(*The bonus tracks in the CD are not transcribed in this book.)
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