(2-CD set) Companion dual CD for "Guitar Images" (MPB 22193). The solos in this collection present a myriad of moods on the guitar. They were written to be very expressive, contemplative pieces which could be performed in a variety of secular and sacred settings. Most of the pieces are from three solo collections previously released, entitled "Guitar Meditations" (MPB 22029), "Guitar Airs and Ballads" (MPB 22039) and "Timeless Solos for Guitar" (MPB 22041). Some of the pieces were scored for 7-string guitar; others, 6-string guitar. Many of the solos use a "cross-picking" technique alternating higher position closed strings and open strings, resulting in a "harp-like" effect.
A number of the pieces are in Dropped D tuning, highlighting the rich resonance that tuning gives the instrument. Explore the diverse moods presented in this collection! Performed by William Bay.