Newpoli is a World/Folk band from Italy that I am the Musical Director of. I compose, research and arrange for the group and play Chitarra Battente, Mandola and Guitar. We perform music from the south of Italy as well as original music in the style, laced with influences from the surrounding mediterranean cultures.
Carmen and I founded this group to perform our own original jazz compositions as well as creative arrangements of traditional material ranging from the music of composer Orlando di Lasso to ancient sun chants. In 2016 we are releasing our CD "The Wave".
I wrote these four etudes with the intermediate to advanced student in mind, mainly to address problem areas with four techniques: right hand arpeggios, delicately playing something slow, tremolo and scales.