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Classical Guitar For Dummies
by Jon Chappell and Mark Phillips


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Learn to:

  • Select the right classical guitar for you
  • Develop correct hand position and posture
  • Tune your guitar
  • Play along with exercises and pieces on the audio CD
  • The fun and easy way® to start playing classical guitar!

    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.  Read more...


     
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    Overview

    Learn to:

  • Select the right classical guitar for you
  • Develop correct hand position and posture
  • Tune your guitar
  • Play along with exercises and pieces on the audio CD
  • The fun and easy way® to start playing classical guitar!

    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


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    • ISBN: 9780470541562
    • Publisher: Wiley
    • Imprint: For Dummies
    • Date: Apr 2011
     
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