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  • 1.
    God rest you merry, Gentleman
  • 2.
    Away in a manger
  • 3.
    Movement 1 by Oliver Waitze
  • 4.
    Dawg & Woatz - End of the Year by Oliver Waitze
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  • 6.
    Typsy Gypsy Medley - Live 2006
  • 7.
    Sweet Sue
  • 8.
    Swing Gitane
  • 9.
    After You've Gone
  • 10.
    Panhandle Rag
  • 11.
    Don't eat my Dog

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Favorite Flatpickers
Tony Rice, Mark O'Connor, Russ Barenberg, Martin Taylor, Django...
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Manzanita, Big Sciota, Backwaters, Me and my guitar, Minor Swing, Mobius Mambo
Favorite Guitars
Shanti SF 43, Collings CW, Martin D 28
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
Oliver Waitze is revered for his exquisite taste, tone, and ability to play genres ranging from bluegrass to jazz to hot swing, latin and beyond. In addition to his love of bluegrass, Oliver developed an interest in swing and jazz through his exposure to the music of Django Reinhardt, David Grisman and Tony Rice!
Oliver also explored the haunting latin sounds of Brazilian choro music.
His warm, resonant tone, melodic sophistication and clean, strong execution have developed through the years from these many musical sources.
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+++New book by Oliver Waitze: Bach for Flatpicking Guitar+++

Bach for Flatpicking Guitar by Oliver Waitze!

Standard Notation & Tabs!

Order here: www.n-a-g.net or www.oliver-waitze.de

-Courante from 3rd Cello Suite – BWV 1009

-Goldberg Variations – Variation No. 1 – BWV 988

-Corrente from Partita No. 1 – BWV 1002

-Double –Lute Suite No. 2 – BWV 997

-Prelude from Cello Suite No. 2 – BWV 1008

-Allemande - Partita for Flute – BWV 1013

-Invention No. 13 – BWV 784

-Prelude in D– BWV 998

-Bourrée Anglaise – Partita for Flute – BWV 1013

-Allegro Assai – Violin Sonata No. 3 – BWV 1005

Sensitive Winter Solstice Music by Oliver Waitze

In The Bleak Midwinter, Frosty Wind Made Moan,

Earth Stood Hard As Iron, Water Like A Stone;

Snow Had Fallen, Snow On Snow, Snow On Snow

In The Bleak Midwinter, Long Ago.

This album is dedicated to everyone who has ever attempted to reconcile seemingly irreconcilable opposites in some aspect of his life.

All instruments on this recording are acoustic.
Arranged, recorded & produced by Oliver Waitze

M u s i c i a n s:

O l i v e r W a i t z e

- steel string & classical guitars, violin, baritone violin, mandolin.

D a v i d G r i s m a n

- mandolin

I n s t r u m e n t s:

Shanti SF Custom, Lyon & Healy Style B Mandolin 1922, Stainer Copy Violin,

Manzanita Classic Cutaway Guitar

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Comment Wall (9 comments)

At 7:35am on June 23, 2008, Trevor said…
Great Django pickin..
I wish you were in my area.
I'd love to learn this style.
At 5:32am on July 13, 2008, Roberto Dalla Vecchia said…
Ciao Oliver,
best of luck to your new CD!
At 10:57am on September 1, 2008, Uwe Fischer said…
Hallo Oliver,
so klein ist Welt.
Liebe Grüße,
At 2:24pm on July 10, 2009, John Carlini said…
Thanks Oliver and welcome!

John C
At 9:27am on October 20, 2009, VUE Laurent said…
Welcome on Fatpicking guitar network Oliver, I hope you apreciate to surf on the website.
Laurent VUE
At 10:04am on October 20, 2009, Jim Nunally said…
Hello Oliver,
Thanks for adding me to your friends list.
At 1:30am on October 21, 2009, Gerry said…
Hallo Oliver,
Vielen Dank und Grüße aus dem Norden
At 2:54pm on November 1, 2009, Julien said…
hello Oliver - Danke für die einladung - bist Du profi ?
At 10:47am on February 28, 2010, Volker Wasmuth said…
Hi Olli, schön, Dich hier zu treffen. Ich habe mir zu Weihnachten Dein Flatpicking-Lehrbuch besorgt und übe nun sehr fleissig die Lessons. Das Buch ist klasse und hilft sehr. Habe gesehen, dass wir gar nicht weit voneinander entfernt wohnen. Ich melde mich bei Gelegenheit einmal bei Dir. Kommst Du im Mai zum EWOB-Festival nach Holland? Liebe Grüsse - Volker

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