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Want to be a classical guitarist but never had a lesson?
Want to be a classical guitarist, but never had a lesson? No problem — this hands-on guide teaches you all the fundamental techniques you need to play scales, melodies, and full-length pieces in the classical style. You get plenty of practice exercises to stretch your skills, selections from the classical repertoire, and a bonus audio CD that helps you play along with the music pieces from the book!
Get acquainted with your guitar — familiarize yourself with the unique make-up and parts of a classical guitar
Start making some music — play melodies on individual strings, move on to arpeggios, and get your fingers in shape with scales
Ramp up your technique — play barres, slurs, and trills; handle harmonics; master right-hand tremolo; and venture up the neck to play in the higher positions
Build your classical repertoire — from Renaissance and Baroque to Classical, Romantic, and Modern, play pieces from the major eras in classical music
Practice makes perfect — improve your performance with expert guidance through each exercise and piece in the book
Open the book and find:
Tips and techniques for playing beautiful pieces
How to read music notation and tablature
Basic finger and thumb strokes
Right- and left-hand techniques
Musical examples, charts, and photos
Music pieces from the guitar greats
The best ways to care for your guitar
A step-by-step tutorial on changing your strings
Bonus CD Includes
More than 140 recorded performances of the exercises and pieces featured in the book
Pieces performed using a count-off, allowing you to play along in time with the music
Tuning notes to help you tune up your guitar
We do not deliver the extra material sometimes included in printed books (CDs or DVDs).