| Sonata in Do Re Mi
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|A three parts sonata.
The name of the sonata was chosen because in the first part the sixth string is tuned to
C, in the second part it is tuned to D and in the third it is tuned to E.
The piece is based on a special concept as well as special sound patterns and an original
melody. It requires advanced technical skills, and it improves technique as the years go
This sonata won the Israeli authors and composer [ACUM] first prize.
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|The guitar as an Ancient instrument.
The Ancient motifs and sound patterns were written for the guitar in this case.
Not only the Ud, Canun and Darbuka, but now the guitar too is presented as an instrument
which can express Ancient motifs, and it does so marvelously.
JUST PUBLISHED !
This is a solo guitar version for an old
The melody begins in the bass and then moves to the soprano, supported by chords and
triplets with sound shades creating dynamics which express the loneliness and alienation
implied by the name of the song. The piece is played a second time, fully, and this time
the melody is played in tremolo, supported by two levels: bass and .
This is a Ladino song, which is deeply rooted in the Ladino singing tradition. This time,
a piece for solo guitar. It does not seem complicated, but performing the song is
difficult because it should be played lightly. In addition it is filled with appoggiatura.
Mama Yo No Tengo Visto Streaming...
Ladino song (Spanish-Jewish) song from the 16th
century. The melody in the transcript is true to the original,
and is played here from the bass through the soprano strings and
up to the harmonic bell-like sounds. The melody is accompanied
by a constantly recurring bass.
Dedicated to my friend, the guitar artist and
composer Dr. Gregory
Cuando El Rey Nimrod
A Ladino song that celebrates the birth of Abraham. It incorporates many elements taken
from the Nimrod Midrashim. This song is sung as a Shabbat Z'mira (table song) and at
circumcisions. The exact date of its origin is unknown but it probably dates from the 16th
or 17th century.
This is a new and original arrangement for solo guitar.
Capriccio no. 1
Legato, legato and more legato
Yes, nothing but ties, one of the most difficult guitar techniques.
The whole purpose of this piece is to improve the playing skill of the left hand. In order
to play this piece successfully, you must have a strong base of guitar playing, and play
freely. If you do not, it is difficult.
Once you have mastered the piece and are able to play it at the right speed you are in for
(The piece has not been published yet, and exists as a manuscript)
Capriccio no. 2
A technical piece combining several playing
Dissonant chords accompanying a slow melody (Largo), and then an accelerating legato
passage moving into a fast triplet part leading to the third part: Heroic cheers in two
voices contrasted by full chords and a wallowing of sounds... (You have to see the notes
in order to understand).
Homage to Omaira Sanchez
A piece consisting of heavy chord movements with
voice leading, tremolo and a scream.
Omaira Sanchez was a 10 year-old girl who died in an earthquake and volcanic eruption in
the town Armaro in 1988. Omaira was buried up to her head in mud as attempts were made to
rescue her. Speaking to the television cameramen she promised she would get out and
survive, because "I am young", she said. Aviera died on the way to the hospital,
after she had been rescued.
Here Comes The Bride
Are you getting marry?
This is the piece should be played as the bride and groom marching into the wedding
ceremony. Premiered at Ziva and Herry wedding - summer 2001.So, find a fine guitarist (May be even you ;-) to play this number in the
JUST PUBLISHED !
I Am Guitar [Ani
Composed by Naomi Shemer for
the singer: Benny Amdursky.
Here is arrangement for solo guitar
that combines Lahav's ideas: Opening with two short mysteries
chords- arpeggios that leads to one of the most beautiful melody
every written... second part repeats the song with written
improvised wrapped around the origin melody. The words are not
les touching: "I am guitar, the wind is playing my
strings accordingly to the seasons of the year....."
and ended: "I am guitar, I remember every one that ever
play my stings, and I thank them all"
The Valley Song [Heb:
The melody was composed by Daniel Sambursky in 1934!
It was composed as a movie's sound track, and became a popular song along with the
lyrics by Nathan Alterman. The melody and the lyrics are reflecting the atmosphere of the
valley where i am living [God's seeds valley). This amazing intensive short melody based
on 4 very short themes. Now arranged for solo guitar.
Wind Flowers [Heb: Kalaniot]
Composed by Moshe Wilensky in 1945 and sung
by Shoshana Damary. Winlensky born in Poland and immigrate to Israel
in 1932. His style combine European style with Israeli folk style it's
roots are eastern. Wind Flower is one of the most popular and amazing
song Wilensky composed - now arranged for solo guitar by Naftali Lahav. The minor-melody streams in the bass while one changing note accompanying
- of beat - in the background... the chant -
in tremolo - is turn to Major...
That Happened [Heb: Lu Yehi]
Original music by Naomi Shemer, One of the most important song writer and valued-popular
music - written in Israel.
Like the Spanish tradition, arrangements of great music for guitar
repertory. The melody will supported with unexpected harmonies
in some junctions, as well as passages. Naomi Shemer
herself confirm Lahav's arrangement and and fixed a note or two
Beatles Guitar 10
originally arranged for solo guitar by N. Lahav