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The fun and easy way to start playing classical guitar For guitarists and would–be guitarists who want to pick up classical guitar techniques and explore the classical repertoire, this new guide offers hands–on instruction in the fundamentals as well as the practice exercises players need to take their skills to the next level. Its thorough coverage includes the make–up and parts of a classical guitar and how to select one; development of correct hand position, posture, and basic finger and thumb strokes; scales, chords, and melodies; musical examples, charts, and photos; tuning and caring for a guitar; selections from past and present classical guitarists; and a bonus CD featuring play–along exercises, songs, chords, and audio/MP3 files.
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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 Note: CD–ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.