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Learning the Classic Guitar Part 2
Learning the Classic Guitar Part 2
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Learning the Classic Guitar is a new direction in guitar instruction. Many ideas in these books break new ground. Part Two should go along with part one and it presents the elements of music and procedures for developing ability to sight-read and memorize. It also introduces the visualization concept.


Music and the Guitar
The Five Basic Materials of Music

Learning to Read Music
Directing the Beat
Rhythm Notation
Meter and Time Signature
Using the Metronome
Directing the Beat with Your Foot
Pitch Notation

Beginning to Read and Play Music
The Open Third and Fourth Strings
The Pre-Reading Procedure
Duets for Study
The Open Second String
Note Values Longer than the Beat
Different Endings of a Piece
Notes on the Fingerboard
A (La) on (3)
Visualizing Notes on the Fingerboard
C (Do) and D (Re) on (2)
4/4 Time and the Whole Value
2/2: Alla Breve
B (Mi), F (Fa), and G (So) on (1)
Playing Scale Passages Involving (3), (2), and (1)
The Open Fifth and Sixth Strings
The Tie

Solo Playing of Music in Two Parts
G# (Si) on (3)
3/4 Time and the Dotted Half Value
The Dotted Quarter Value

Beginning Free-Stroke: Sounding Two Notes
F# (Fi) on (1) and C# (Di) on (2)
The Key Signature
Further Training of the Fourth Finger
Accidentals in Music
E (Mi) and F (Fa) on (4)
Beginning A Free-Stroke: Chords of Three Notes

Beginning Arpeggios: Sympathetic Movement
Single-Beat Measures of Three Counts
Further Training of A
Right-Hand Finger Alternation
The Sixteenth Value
B (Ti) and C (Do) on (5)
Arpeggios Requiring Further Alternation
F (Fa) and G (So) on (6)
Quintuple Meter
Alternation on a Single String
String Crossing
Compound Meters

Playing Scales
Rest-Stroke Alternation
Playing Chords with P and the Fingers
Sounding Two Notes Together with P and One Finger Free-Stroke
The Complete Open-Position G-Major Scale Form

Further Development of Chords and Arpeggios
Mixed Meter
Chords of Four Notes
Technical Slurs
The Complete Open-Position D-Major Scale Form
The Complete Open-Position Chromatic Scale
The Complete Open-Position A-Major Scale Form
The Complete Open-Position E-Major Scale Form

String Damping
Right-Hand Damping
Left-Hand Damping

The Fixed-Do Chromatic Syllable System

Memorizing Music
Eliminating Confusion and Error
Selecting Music for Study
The Four-Step Memorization Procedure
Step One: Pre-Reading without the Guitar
Step Two: Reading and Playing on the Guitar
Step Three: Testing Your Memorization
Step Four: Confirming Your Memorization


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