Transcriptions and Scores

Music scores and exercise books for sale.

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Exercise Books

Sight-Reading for Guitar

$10.00 - PDF download
$12.00 - book (includes shipping)

Sight Reading for Guitar was born out of the need for a methodical process for reading music on the guitar that encourages comprehension over memorization. This book intends to teach music reading on guitar regardless of musical style. First semester students, beginners, and accomplished guitarists who are eager to learn note reading will find this material accessible and beneficial.

Read the full preface for an expanded description.

Refining Your Guitar Skills

(exercises for the five fingers of the right hand)

$12.00

Refining Your Guitar Skills is an all in one classical guitar technique book. Instead of purchasing multiple exercise books, Refining Your Guitar Skills covers all the traditional techniques plus some innovative ones. All five fingers of the right hand are used in arpeggios, double finger patterns, tremolo, and scales. There is also a chapter that deals with polymeter.

see sample pages 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Transcriptions for 6-String Guitar

Intimate Settings

suite for solo guitar, composed by Matthew Grasso

see sample pages 1 | 2

$4.00

Peace and Joy

composed for solo guitar by Matthew Grasso

see a sample page

$2.00

Moussorgsky-Ravel, Pictures at an Exhibition

transcribed for solo guitar by Matthew Grasso

see a sample of the movement Kiev

see a sample of the movement Promenade

$5.00

Barber, Adagio for Strings

Transcribed for solo guitar by Matthew Grasso: Passacaglia for solo guitar, composed by Grasso

see a sample page

$5.00

A collection of works

for solo guitar, guitarp and kotar composed by Matthew Grasso: Peace and Joy, Echoes of a Lake, The Realization of Tomorrow, A Glitter of Time, Meditation #1 and #2

see a sample page

$4.00

Claude Debussy, Clair de Lune, Reverie

Transcribed for two Guitars by Matthew Grasso. Score has separate parts.

see a sample page

$5.00

Transcriptions for Extended 7-String
or Multi-String Guitar

Bach, Air on a "G" String (from Suite no.3)

Transcribed for solo Extended 7-String or Multi-String Guitar by Matthew Grasso.

see a sample page

$4.00

Serge Rachmanioff, Symphony no.2
(3rd movement)

Transcribed for solo 7-string guitar or Multi-String Guitar by Matthew Grasso.

$5.00

Serge Rachmanioff, Prelude in C#m

Transcribed for solo 7-string guitar or Multi-String Guitar by Matthew Grasso.

see a sample page

$4.00

Barber, Adagio for Strings

Transcribed for solo 7-string guitar or Multi-String Guitar by Matthew Grasso.

$5.00

Ravel, Mother Goose Suite

Transcribed for solo Extended 7-String or Multi-String Guitar by Matthew Grasso

see sample pages 1 | 2 | 3

$8.00

Albeniz, Leyanda

Transcribed for solo 7-string guitar or Multi-String Guitar by Matthew Grasso.

$4.00

Elgar, Nimrod

Transcribed for solo 7-string guitar or Multi-String Guitar by Matthew Grasso.

$4.00

Maria Theresia Von Paradis, Sicilienne

Transcribed for solo 7-string guitar or Multi-String Guitar by Matthew Grasso.

$4.00

Discography

All albums are available for $15 (with free shipping!) directly from Matt via the PayPal buttons, or at the retailers indicated.

If you have any questions or wish to order by phone/email, call (530) 759-9071 or email Matt.

Invocation to the Extended Seven String Guitar Download for $9.99
CD for $12.97
at CDBaby
Invocation to the Extended Seven String Guitar
(2014)
  1. Agua e Vinho
  2. The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 846: I. Prelude in C Major
  3. The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 846: II. Fugue in C Major
  4. Prelude in G Minor, Op. 23 No. 5
  5. Preludes, Book 1, L. 117: X. The Sunken Cathedral
  6. Suite bergamasque, L. 75: III. Clair de lune
  7. Man on Wire
  8. Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: II. Air on the G-String
  9. Nibiru the Destroyer, Planet X
  10. Prelude, M. 65
  11. Gymnopédie No. 1
    El Amor Brujo:
  12. I. Introducción y Escena
  13. II. En La Cueva - La Noche
  14. III. Canción del Amor Dolido
  15. IV. El Aparecido - Danza del Terror
  16. V. El Círculo Mágico
  17. VI. A Media Noche: Los Sortilegios
  18. VII. Danza Ritual del Fuego
  19. Theme from Schindler's List
  20. Yiddish-Ish
Past Present and Future
Past Present and Future
(2010)
  1. Nimrod

    Petite Polymetric Suite
  2. Polymetric 1
  3. Polymetric 2
  4. Polymetric 3

  5. Leyenda (Asturias)
  6. Contemplation on the Corpse
  7. Air on a G-String

    Three Contemplations
  8. Contemplation 1
  9. Contemplation 2
  10. Contemplation 3

  11. The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
  12. 7th Creation
  13. Recuerdos de la Alhambra

    Trio For guitar, violin,
    and cello
  14. Movement 1
  15. Movement 2

  16. Sicilienne
  17. Il Vecchio Castello
  18. Indian Raga Take One
Nada Brahma Music Ensemble | The Five Deadly Talas
The Five Deadly Talas
(2008)
  1. Papamagama
  2. The Western Major Scale
  3. Miyan Ying
  4. Ardha Aberi
  5. Adosa

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Music for the Extended
7-String Guitar (2007)
  1. Pavane for a Dead Princess - Ravel | video
  2. Adagio in G minor for organ and strings - Albinoni | video
  3. Raguette - Bogdanovic
  4. Symphony no.2 (3rd movement) - Rachmaninov
  5. Mother Goose Suite - Ravel

Be sure to watch the videos linked above to see Matt playing live!

Pictures at an Exhibition
(2001)

The complete transcription for solo guitar (6-string) by Matthew Grasso

  1. Promenade
  2. Gnomus
  3. Promenade
  4. Il Vecchio Castello
  5. Promenade
  6. Tuileries
  7. Bydlo
  8. Promenade
  9. Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
  10. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
  11. Limoges - The Market Place
  12. Catacombae - Sepulchrum Romanum
  13. Cum Mortuis in Lingua Mortua
  14. The Hut of Baba-Yaga
  15. The Great Gate of Kiev
Echoes of a Lake
(1999)

Music by Matthew Grasso

Guitar solos and guitar & percussion

  1. Morning Prayer
  2. Echoes of a Lake
  3. Offering
  4. The Realization of Tomorrow
  5. Peace and Joy
  6. Moksha
Intimate Settings
(1995)

Music by Matthew Grasso

Music for Solo Guitar:

  1. Berceuse
  2. Chorale
  3. Darkness
  4. The Wind
  5. An Angel
  6. Four Brief Sketches
  7. Personal Impressions
  8. A Tree
  9. Flowers
  10. Sleeping
  11. Heartbeat
  12. Remembrance of an Angel
  13. Lullaby for the Infant