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Introduction to Classical Guitar
Introduction to Classical Guitar
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The result of decades of experience in teaching the classical guitar, this method introduces the student to the earliest stages of learning how to play the classical guitar, from learning how to read music to becoming an accomplished player. This gradually progressing approach covers scales, including scales in thirds, sixths and octaves in all major and minor keys, arpeggios, chords, slurs, harmonics, and more. The technical aspects in this book are supplemented with a vast number of exercises and solos, from easy to more advanced, including repertoire music to make the process of learning to play the guitar a most enjoyable experience. Written in standard notation only.


The Staff
The Notes
Time Signatures
Dotted Notes
Rest Signs
Sharps, Flats and Naturals
Tuning the Guitar
The Tuning Fork
Guitar Notations
Holding the Guitar
The Right Hand
The Rest Stroke
The Left Hand
The Free Stroke
Application of the Rest Sign
The "Preparation" Technique
Key of C Major
Key of G Major
Key of D Major
Key of A Major
Key of E Major
Key of A Minor
Key of E Minor
Key of D Minor

Notes Past the First Position
The Barre
The Slur
The Two Note Ascending Slur
The Two Note Descending Slur
The Two Note Descending "Vibration" Slur
Arpeggiated Chords
The Slide Finger
Three Slurred Notes
The Appoggiatura
Grace Notes
The Acciaccatura
The Double Acciaccatura
The Mordent
Mordents on Chords
The Trill
Table of Ornaments
The Natural Harmonic
The Artificial Harmonic
The Pizzicato
Notes Past the Twelfth Fret

Key of C Major
Key of G Major
Key of D Major
Key of A Major
Key of E Major
Key of A Minor
Key of E Minor
Key of D Minor

The Major Keys
The Minor Keys

A selected collection of guitar music for intermediate to advance players
Etude (opus 35, no. 13) Fernando Sor
Etude (in A minor) Matteo Carcassi
Etude (in D major) Matteo Carcassii
Etude (in F major) Matteo Carcassi
Etude (in C major) Matteo Carcassi
Adelita (Mazurka) Francisco Tárrega
Minuet Fernando Sor
Etude Fernando Sor
Renaissance Piece Anonymous
Bourrée from Lute Suite No. 1 Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1 Johann Sebastian Bach
Sarabande from Violin Sonata No. 2 Johann Sebastian Bach
Romance Anonymous
Etude (in A major) Matteo Carcassi
Etude (in B minor) Matteo Carcassi
Etude (in A major) Matteo Carcassi
Minuet (opus 11, no. 3) Fernando Sor
Minuet (opus 11, no. 6) Fernando Sor


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