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Ivor Mairants - The Great Jazz Guitarists - Vol I - Book
Transcribed note-for-note from the original recordings by Ivor Mairants. Solos include: "Stringin' The Blues, Singin' The Blues 'Til My Daddy Comes Home, I'm Coming Virginia, Someday Sweetheart, Three Blind Mice, In De Ruff" -Eddie Lang, "Paducah, Deep Minor Rhythm Stomp" -Lonnie Johnson, "By Heck, Honeysuckle Rose" -Dick McDonough, "Love Me Or Leave Me" -George Van Eps, "S' Wonderful" -Carl Kress, "If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight" -Allan Reuss, "I've Got The World On A String, Way Down Yonder In New Orleans, Four Or Five Times" -Teddy Bunn, "Dinah, Chasing Shadows, Ain't Misbehavin', Nuages" -Django Reinhardt, "Whispering" -Oscar Aleman, "Hittin' The Bottle, Love Me Or Leave Me"-Eddie Durham, "I Surrender Dear, The Sheik Of Araby, Honeysuckle Rose" -Charlie Christian, "Two Moods" -Carmen Mastren, "Cherokee, I Surrender Dear" -Chuck Wayne, "Tonsillectomy" -Arv Garrison, "Cheers and Carvin' The Bird" -Barney Kessel, "Sweet Georgia Brown" -Oscar Moore, "Guilty" -Tony Mottola, "How High The Moon" -Les Paul, "September In The Rain, What Is This Thing Called Love" -Billy Bauer, "Here's That Rainy Day" -Louis Stewart.
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 Martin Taylor Plays "They Can't Take That Away From Me"

Ivor Mairants - The Great Jazz Guitarists - Vol II - Book
Transcribed note-for-note from the original recordings by Ivor Mairants. Solos include: "September Song, Night and Day" -Tal Farlow, "Thou Swell, Manha de Carnival" -Jimmy Raney, "Darn That Dream, My Funny Valentine" -Jim Hall, "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" -Howard Roberts, "Our Love Is Here To Stay"-Barney Kessel, "The Shadow Of Your Smile" -Kenny Burrell, "You Needed Me" -Chet Atkins and Lenny Breau, "Honeysuckle Rose" -Al Casey, "All Of Me, Ain't Misbehavin" -Freddie Green, "Nuages" -Herb Ellis, "Moonlight in Vermont" -Johnny Smith, "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plans" -Bucky Pizzarelli, "Somebody Loves Me" -Dave Goldberg, "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" -Wes Montgomery, "Catch Me" -Joe Pass, "Four Brothers" -Tommy Tedesco, "Summertime, Mynah Bird Blues" -George Benson, "They Can't Take That Away From Me" -Ted Greene, "Friendship" -John McLaughlin, "They Can't Take That Away From Me"-Martin Taylor, "Steppin' Out" -Eric Clapton, "Three Sheets To The Wind" -Allan Holdsworth.
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 Ted Greene Plays "They Can't Take That Away From Me"

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Ivor Mairants - Legendary Jazz, Flamenco & Classical Guitarist!
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    Ivor Mairants was born in Rypin, Poland on July 18, 1908 and was well-known throughout the world to guitar players of all musical styles! After some 60 years as a virtuoso guitarist, instructor, composer, and being the leading United Kingdom music instrument retailer, he devoted the last few remaining years of his life to composing and performing music for the guitar.

    Ivor Mairants moved with his household to the United Kingdom in 1913. He took up the banjo at the age of 15 and ended up being a performing musician at the age of 20. From the 1930s on he was a prominent banjoist then guitar player for many of Britain's leading dance bands including those of Ambrose, Roy Fox, Lew Stone, Geraldo, and Ted Heath.

    In the 1960s and 1970s his outstanding guitar playing was commonly heard on television, radio, film soundtracks, and on numerous recordings with the popular Mantovani Orchestra and with Manuel And His Music Of The Mountains. His recording of the "Adagio" section from Joaquin Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez" with Manuel racked up sales of over one million copies! His guitar quintet broadcast regularly in the late 1950s on the British Broadcasting Company's "Guitar Club" series.

    Of specific importance to guitar players is the fact that Ivor Mairants dedicated a lot of his time to writing music and instructional method books for the guitar. His solo guitar transcription books and technique books for all styles of guitar playing including flamenco, classical, and jazz - from publishers both in the U.K. and the U.S.A. - have enjoyed terrific success over the years!

 Ivor Mairants Plays "Bulerias & Granadina"

    In the 1950s Ivor Mairants established his Central School Of Dance Music in London. All instruments were taught at this innovative facility, however special emphasis was placed on the guitar. Several of his past students are today some of Britain's leading guitarists. In 1958, together with his spouse Lily, he opened The Ivor Mairants Music Center. This was Britain's very first professional guitar shop and it was situated in the heart of London's West End.

    For several years many of the world's finest guitars and guitar accessories were presented in Britain by Ivor Mairants at his shop. The Ivor Mairants Music Center became a Mecca for professional guitar players and for amateur guitar players at all levels of ability. Because of his unique understanding and musical abilities, Ivor Mairants was over the years often utilized as a specialist consultant for leading instrument makers and importers.

    From the 1930s on Ivor Maiants was likewise a prolific columnist in several leading music journals consisting of Melody Maker, B.M.G. and Classical Guitar. In 1980 his extremely acclaimed bio "My Fifty Fretting Years" was published by Ashley Mark Publishing in the U.K. and in 1995 his splendid 2 volume work "The Great Jazz Guitarists" - probably THE most complete collection of note-for-note transcriptions of historical jazz guitar solos - was published by Music Maker Publications in Cambridge, U.K.

    Ivor Mairants made an outstanding and unique contribution to the world of guitar in Britain. Over the previous 50 years there can be very few British guitar players who have not profited from this contribution. He was a member of The Worshipful Company of Musicians, an ancient and prominent British guild, and a Freeman of The City Of London.

    In 1997 The Worshipful Company of Musicians inaugurated a new annual guitar scholarship competition called "The Ivor Mairants Guitar Award", which will certainly stay a vital part of the enormous legacy this irreplaceable figure has left for future generations of guitar players! Ivor Mairants passed away on February 20, 1998 but fortunately lived long enough to see his guitar scholarship award competition become a reality.

Jazz Guitar Chords & Arpeggio Patterns - Stacy McKee - This unique book includes 300 jazz guitar chord formations and matching single note arpeggio patterns in a quick reference format that no one has ever done before! Cross indexing makes this manual extremely easy to use and regardless of what style of music you play, we know you will find this to be a valuable, "must have" addition to your library.  Stacy McKee was the featured guitarist with "Les Brown and The Band Of Renown" and for a limited time only, we will include an exclusive copy of his book FREE with your first order!
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