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This is Douglas Niedt's outstanding arrangement of the great jazz standard by Paul Desmond, made famous by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. This fingerstyle arrangement can be played on a nylon-string classical guitar, acoustic, or steel-string electric guitar. For intermediate to advanced players.
Learn to play Take Five like a pro.
•28 video guitar lessons in high definition teach you Take Five measure by measure
•The score in standard notation and tab
•An annotated score with detailed performance instructions
•An annotated score with embedded videos and detailed performance instructions
88 pages of music and 2˝ hours of video.
All content is on two DVD-ROMs you will access on your computer (not for use in a DVD player).
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Only $39.95. Credit Card or PayPal.
Watch Doug play the arrangement
This cut is from Doug's performance video, American Virtuoso.
Watch it on full screen--after pressing play, click on symbol in lower right-hand corner to the right of "HD".
You will receive the sheet music in several formats.
First, the basic version in standard notation and tab (11 pages). By the way, the sample below is a web image. The PDF version you receive will be crystal clear.
The annotated score without videos.
This version is marked measure by measure with detailed performance instructions, so you can masterfully play Take Five with pro-level execution (32 pages in standard notation and tab). Again, the sample below is a web image. The PDF version you receive will be crystal clear.
The annotated score with embedded videos.
This is an extraordinary format. It is an annotated score with detailed performance instructions for one measure at a time, PLUS that measure's matching embedded high-def video showing how to play it. This runs 45 pages in standard notation and tab. Remember, the sample below is a web image. The PDF version you receive will be crystal clear.
28 High-Def Video Guitar Lessons
Doug demonstrates how to play Take Five measure by measure in
great detail. These are not "put your finger here and then put your
finger there" type videos. Doug explains all the technical and musical
details required to play the piece on a professional level.
Watch Doug demonstrate measure #1 on full screen--after pressing play, click on symbol in lower right-hand corner to the right of "HD".
Buy now! An all-in-one guitar lesson.
It's complete and comprehensive. Available as a package only.
Includes the three versions of the arrangement (88 pages of music) plus 28 video guitar lessons. The total package costs less than a one-hour guitar lesson in many cities.
The music and videos will be sent to you on two DVD-ROMs with complete instructions on how to access the materials on your computer (the DVD-ROMs are for use on your computer, not for playing in a DVD player). It's easy breezy.
Only $39.95, free shipping anywhere on the planet! Credit Card or PayPal.
PLAY IT LIKE A PRO will save you time and money.
The video guitar lessons will show you exactly what to do to help you learn to play Take Five on a professional level. Learning the piece with a teacher would take many hours of lessons and cost you hundreds of dollars.
You will not find an arrangement of Take Five of this quality anywhere else. It is the only arrangement for classical guitar approved for publication by the publisher of Paul Desmond's music.
1. Your computer must have a DVD drive. If you only have a CD drive, you will not be able to access the DVD.
2. Your computer must be capable of playing Windows Media files.
3. Your computer must have Adobe Reader 10 or later installed to play the embedded videos in the PDF titled “Take Five Annotated Score With Videos”. Download Adobe Reader here.
Frequently Asked Questions
How good do I have to be to play this arrangement and what techniques do I need to know?
This arrangement is for intermediate to advanced players. Basic techniques such as rest stroke, free stroke, and bar technique should be second nature before learning the arrangement.
Do I need above-average computer knowledge to use the DVDs?
Absolutely not. Put the DVD in your computer, open it, and you are ready to go. Instructions are sent with the DVDs. If you want to read them now, here they are.
Can I print out the music? Can I save it and the videos to my computer?
Yes and yes. The music is in PDF format. Print it and save it to your computer as you wish. You can also save the videos to your computer. However, it is almost 8 gigabytes of material. You might want to play the videos from the DVDs if you don't want to take up the space on your computer.
Read more about Doug’s goals for this arrangement.
Read more about the story behind Take 5.
Read more about Paul Desmond, the composer of Take 5.
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