One of the most common questions Pat is asked by students is, “What kinds of things do you do to warm up before a concert?” Over the years, in many master classes and workshops around the world, Pat has demonstrated the kind of daily workout he puts himself through. This book includes a collection of 14 guitar etudes he created to help you limber up, improve picking technique and build finger independence.
Now for the first time ever, all musicians can play and study nearly every note Pat Metheny has ever written in what he deems his most exciting project since his first album. Over a decade in the making and done with Metheny's intense involvement every step of the way, the Pat Metheny Songbook is a complete collection of his songs starting with the recording of Bright Size Life in 1975: 167 songs in total it's more than 400 pages! The compositions are presented in lead sheet arrangements, enabling all musicians unprecedented access to Metheny's music. Also includes composer credits, musician credits and Metheny's detailed commentary.
Pat Metheny - KIN ( - CD
Release Date: 2/4/14
“The core quartet of Chris, Ben, Antonio and I played over 100 concerts over the year that followed the release of our Unity Band record. Over the course of that period, the band became one of those rare combinations of players where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts - it gelled in every way, and that just seemed to beg for expansion and further research. Concurrently, I had been kind of itching to write more in the style that I had developed over the years with my regular groups and projects where there is a lush and more orchestrated kind of compositional conception that went beyond the sonic limits of what a straight ahead quartet might invoke. But I really didn’t want to lose the energy, focus and intensity of what this band had developed. I wanted to take it further."
~ Pat Metheny
1. On Day One (15:15)
2. Rise Up (11:56)
3. Adagia (2:14)
4. Sign of the Season (10:14)
5. Kin ( ) (11:06)
6. Born (7:51)
7. Genealogy (:38)
8. We Go On (5:33)
9. Kqu (5:27)
PAT METHENY WOVEN STRAP COLLECTION
The Pat Metheny guitar strap collection includes straps with unique designs and reinvented album artwork.
• Adjustable from 35" to 59.5" long
• Provides maximum comfort for standing situations
• Strong and secure leather ends
• Perfect gift for the Pat Metheny fan
Transcriptions to all the tracks from Metheny's 2008 one-day-long recording session with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Antonio Sanchez: At Last You're Here • Calvin's Keys • Day Trip • Dreaming Trees • Is This America? • Let's Move • The Red One • Snova • Son of Thirteen • When We Were Free. Also includes these songs from the live album Tokyo Day Trip: Back Arm & Blackcharge • Inori • The Night Becomes You • Traveling Fast • Tromso.