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tap-guitar book

Indian music books


Tap-guitar books – Daniel Schell

My Space , My time

New release  4.0 , exists in French

The method for tap-guitar  by Daniel Schell, edited with the help of Markus Reuter. New release completely revisited with the help of André Chalifour.

We have finished the new release 4.0 of My Space. .

  1. 1 “Textbook”, a playing method with all aspects of the instrument, the different tunings, the aspects of fingering, positions,  reading on and writing for the t-g, ornaments, choosing the strings…etc. Can be used for any type of tap-guitar. This volume includes a special chapter about the repeating notes
  2. 2 “Daily exercises and thesaurus”  with important exercises for your daily practice plus a selection of  compositions by classical and prominent contemporary composers as Carpentier, Daiss, Jolliffe, Lampi, Splendore, J.K.Wagner, Schell.

60 €  for both volumes, paper version plus post

25€ for both volume , pdf version protected by a personal code

The Path to My Space, My Time

for the active reader , vol.1 to 6.

“The Path to My Space, My Time”  is a suite of compositions in 6 volumes ( 4 available now) intended to develop your reading and improvisational ability, as well as your knowledge in music. The compositions are, in general, for solo tap-guitar, however there are also pieces for duets and small ensembles. The method is progressive and starts  from the simplest. Each volume contains reading pieces, pieces designed for improvisation, or specifically designed to improve your tapping technique. The songs are often from the repertoire of Daniel Schell, so you can hear them on his various recordings with Ensemble Karo, Sandip Banerjee, or others.

There are  reading/rhythmic pieces such as  ‘Four over three.”, simple pieces to improvise as  ‘Wife of the cuckoo’, or advanced like  ‘Fool’s gold’, which contains changes of time signature. There are also harmonic studies, based on the ‘karos’, which opens new perspectives to the improviser and composer. Eventually, pieces like ‘Walk on two pathes’ use a new fingering technique which involves the repetition of the same note (or neighbouring notes) on two regions.

 10€  per volume,  paper version plus post

7€ per volume, for the pdf version, protected by personal code

Indian Music books

Practice of Indian Music  by Daniel Schell

Exists in French: Pratique de la Musique Indienne

in collaboration with Ashok Pathak, Dhruba Ghosh, Pandit Jasraj, Gauri Guha, Harsh Wardhan, Sangeeta Bandhyopadhyay and other masters.


A detailed textbook on the practice of Hindustani music with about hundred exercises and tunes/scores both in Indian and western staff notation. The text was edited by Dieter Tailleux of the department of Oriental Studies, Prof. Callewaert, Univ. of Leuven. It has now also an index in Devanagari.

In English or French, 230p . 40€ plus post.


The Pandit Jasraj Songbook by Daniel Schell

in collaboration with Pandit Jasraj, Ankita Joshi and Wim de Winter

Contains notation in Staff and Sargam, of famous songs – with lyrics- by Pandit Jasraj

Famous songs in bhairav bahar, gujari todi, madhmad sarang, chaarukeshi, ahir bhairav, bairagi bhairav, puriya danashri, bhairav, jog, bageshrii, bhimplasii, bhairavi, and darbaari.

The darbaari section contains  the copmposition eri birari   in ektaal vilambit with a full notation of Jasraj’s improvisation. Folowed by bavari in tintaal.

English only, 59 pages. 35 €  (no CD included)  plus post


The Harsh Wardahn bansuri (in C or in G) Volume 1 & 2

by Harsh Wardhan & Daniel Schell

Volume 1 Exists in English and French.

Learn how to play the Indian bamboo flute. With a general introduction to Hindustani music.  CD included.

(Français: Apprenez le bansuri, la flute indienne en bambou, avec une introduction générale sur la musique Hindustani. Existe avec la notation en Do ou en Sol)

 Volume 1 Cd included : 35 €

The CD contains all the tunes played by Harsh Wardhan, accompanied on tabla by Sandip Banerjee. iin the Tonality : E (Mi)





New: Volume 2 (Only in English) 35€ CD Included

The Sandip Banerjee Tabla

by Sandip Banerjee & Daniel Schell

A step-by-step Tabla method for the beginners. CD included.

Exists in English and French, with CD included
35 €