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Classical Guitar For Dummies
     

Classical Guitar For Dummies

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by Jon Chappell, 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

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470541562
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/12/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
595,204
File size:
15 MB
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Meet the Author

Mark Phillips is a guitarist, arranger, author, and editor with more than 35 years in music publishing.

Jon Chappell is a multi-style guitarist, arranger, author, and journalist, as well as a former editor-in-chief of Guitar magazine. Phillips and Chappell are also the authors of the bestselling Guitar For Dummies, 2nd Edition.

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Classical Guitar For Dummies 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, but make sure you still consider taking lessons. The book won't catch your bad technique :) I took this book with me to a lesson and my instructor really liked the content, very incremental and doable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Marla Feldman Vecchio More than 1 year ago
I like playing guitar and spending time