Publications

All of the arrangements contained in the following publications are written for six-string guitar.

Fingerboard Breakthrough (Video/Manual)
Through Chord-Melody & Beyond (Book/CD)
Howard Morgen Plays Gershwin (CD)
Solo Guitar: Insights, Arranging Techniques, and Classic Jazz Standards
The Gershwin Collection For Solo Guitar
Paul Simon For Fingerstyle Guitar
The Ellington Collection For Solo Guitar
Preparations: An Introduction To Fingerstyle Playing
Concepts: Arranging For Fingerstyle Guitar
Fingerstyle Favorites Intermediate / Advanced
Fingerstyle Jazz Images For Christmas
A Good Thing Going, by Estelle Morgen

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Fingerboard Breakthrough
Groundbreaking Harmonic Concepts and Visualization Techniques for Guitarists

Video and Manual
Fingerboard Breakthrough is optimized for intermediate to advanced players and features 282 minutes of video instruction. Additional learning materials include 132-page manual, text commentary, charts, tab, standard notation and Power Tab so that you can see, hear and play along with the tab and notation at any tempo, without change in pitch.

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Through Chord-Melody & Beyond

Through Chord-Melody & Beyond

Book/CD set: $34.95
A comprehensive, hands-on guide to playing & arranging solo jazz guitar. Based on 11 classic standards from the Great American Songbook. The enhanced CD features 19 arrangements demonstrated by Morgen and Howard Alden, 6 complete video performances plus printable PDFs of worksheets and the 19 song arrangements - all accessible from your computer's CD-ROM drive.

Download corrections for first edition misprints (pdf)

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Howard Morgen Plays Gershwin

CD Only: $15.00
16 Gershwin classics from the Gershwin Collection for Solo Guitar, recorded by Howard Morgen. Includes: They Can't Take That Away From Me, I've Got Rhythm/Fascinating Rhythm, How Long Has This Been Going On, Love is Here To Stay, But Not For Me, He Loves and She Loves, Oh Lady Be Good, Summertime, Bess You Is My Woman, It Ain't Necessarily So, My Man's Gone Now, Love Walked In, A Foggy Day, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Someone To Watch Over Me.

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Solo Guitar: Insights, Arranging Techniques, and Classic Jazz Standards

Book: $19.95
Compiled and edited by Bill Gerrity
A compilation of the selected writings and arrangements of Howard Morgen, including three Master Series articles from Guitar Player Magazine, All About Chord Progressions by Howard Morgen and Jim Ferguson and a feature article on Reharmonization, Putting the OHHH! in Oh Susanna from Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine (Feb/March 1999)

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The Gershwin Collection For Solo Guitar

Book (76pgs) and CD Combination: $24.95
(Standard Notation and Tab)
Arranged and Performed by Howard Morgen

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Paul Simon For Fingerstyle Guitar

- Not Currently Available

Book (85 pgs) and CD Combination: $24.95
(Standard Notation and Tab)
Arranged by Howard Morgen. CD performed by Glenn Alexander
Thirteen classic tunes from the matchless songsmith as selected and interpreted by the inimitable arranger Howard Morgen. Includes a CD containing a full version of each arrangement for study and enjoyment.

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The Ellington Collection For Solo Guitar

Book (32 pgs) and CD Combination: $19.95, Cassette: $9.95
Arranged by Howard Morgen
Twelve intermediate to advanced graded arrangements of Duke Ellington classics in standard notation and tablature. Featuring: In A Mellow Tone, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Do Nothin' Till You hear From Me, In A Sentimental Mood, Take the A Train, Sophisticated Lady, Satin Doll, Mood Indigo, It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good), Caravan, and Prelude To A Kiss.

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Preparations: An Introduction To Fingerstyle Playing

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Book (96 pgs): $12.95
By Howard Morgen

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Concepts: Arranging For Fingerstyle Guitar

Book (188 pgs): $18.95
By Howard Morgen
Featuring complete, full sounding, professional arrangements of great jazz and popular standards including: Stompin' At The Savoy, On Green Dolphin Street, Laura, Don't Blame Me, The Shadow Of Your Smile, Nobody Does It Better, Handy Man, The Gentle Rain, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Blue Moon, The Boy Next Door, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, In A Mellow Tone, and many more.

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Fingerstyle Favorites Intermediate / Advanced

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Book (128 pgs): $14.95
By Howard Morgen
This new revised edition, combining "Great Popular Favorites" and "Jazz and Popular Standards" contains interesting and challenging professional sounding arrangements of twenty five solos and ten duets featuring contemporary hit songs and jazz standards. Among the outstanding songwriters are included: Harold Arlen, Hoagy Carmichael, Phil Collins, Bill Conte, Duke Ellington, Marvin Hamlisch, Michelle LeGrande, Johnny Mandel, Don McClean, Otis Redding, Lionel Ritchie, Nino Rota, Paul Williams, and Stevie Wonder. Helpful explanatory text accompanies each solo. Carefully graded and completely fingered for both hands. A reference key refers you to either anchor book in the series (Preparations or Concepts) where the concept or technique demonstrated in the arrangement is discussed. Two note for note cassettes are available featuring twenty-four of the solos and five of the duets (in stereo).

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Fingerstyle Jazz Images For Christmas

Book / CD Package: $17.95
By Howard Morgen
Featuring jazz oriented arrangements of ten popular Christmas carols including a note for note transcription of the complete Christmas Images soundpage recording from the Dec. '89 Guitar Player magazine. Also includes the text for the accompanying Master Series article on arranging the carols for fingerstyle. Christmas carols include: Silent Night, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Deck The Halls, It Came upon A Midnight Clear, Hark The Herald Angels Sing, Jingle Bells, Joy To the World, 0 Little Town Of Bethlehem, 0 Tannenbaum, and What Child Is This?

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A Good Thing Going

CD: $15.00, Cassette: $10.00
Estelle Morgen—Vocals, Tony Monte—Piano
Fifteen great American Standards by Porter, Sondheim, Rogers, Weill, Van Heusen, Schwartz, Arlen, Drake, and Strouse. Sung by Estelle Morgen with Tony Monte on the piano. "One of the finest New York piano players..." said Pete Hamill, New York Daily News. "Tony Monte has a flowing, lightly romantic jazz-influenced style." - John Wilson, The New York Times.

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