Mel Bay's own method for the classic guitar, featuring a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of music and reading guitar notation, plus graded studies and pieces. Musical and technical concepts are introduced gradually as needed throughout the text and driven home with ample musical illustrations. Information is provided on: basic right and left-hand techniques, reading standard notation, harmonics, and playing in various keys and positions. Also includes many classical etudes and works by Aguado, Bach, Carcassi, Carulli, Diabelli, Giuliani, Sor, and others. Written entirely in standard notation only.
This book is an excellent introduction to one of America's most
quintessential instruments, the pedal steel. The first part of the book
covers the skills required to play the instrument, including technique
for the pedals and knee levers, bar control, and picking. The second
half includes songs and licks that illustrate the full spectrum of the
pedal steel's capabilities. Exercises and songs are presented in
tablature and standard notation. The book comes with accompanying audio
and video, including play-along tracks.
An easy-to-understand, yet very comprehensive method. Learn to play classic guitar in all of the basic keys along with a wide assortment of solos ranging from the Renaissance to 20th Century compositions by composers such as Sor, Carcassi, Carulli, Diabelli, Giuliani, Bach, Handel and Dowland. Finally, studies are contained for playing in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th positions.
A handy left-handed reference chart showing "E-Z Form" chords grouped by
key. Full chord forms are also shown. An added feature is a note
finder chart showing the location of every note on the first five frets.
Ideal for student, studio or classroom. 35" x 24" poster.
This book/CD package offers the young classic guitarist a thorough grounding in reading standard notation in the first position. Following the Mel Bay tradition, this book presents music theory incrementally, providing only what is required of the student at any given point in the book. Numerous studies and folksong melodies are presented with suggested chord changes for accompaniment by a teacher or a second student guitarist. Also includes guides to purchasing a classic guitar, proper posture and hand positions, tuning the guitar, and much more. A companion CD is included. Written in standard notation.
This book and accompanying audio CD are a great introduction to the world
of classical guitar. The user friendly method is ideal for self
instruction or for use with a teacher. The book contains many great pieces playable by the beginning student.
Subjects include: How to hold the guitar, tuning, left and right hand functions, note reading, key-signatures, musical terms, and many short, easy songs.
Esta es una introduccion paso a paso, concisa para aprender acordes,
patrones ritmicos y canciones. La musica se encuentra en las tonalidades
de G, D, E menor y C con CD de acompanamiento incluido. El libro
tambien contiene secciones que hablan de distintos tipos de guitarra,
preguntas frecuentes, como encordar una guitarra y terminos musicales y
guitarristicos. Ideal para principiantes de cualquier edad. Un metodo
conciso, paso a paso y facil para aprender acordes, patrones ritmicos y
canciones - perfecto para principiantes de cualquier edad. La musica se
encuentra en las tonalidades de G, D, E menor y C. Contiene secciones
explicando el tipo de guitarras, preguntas frecuentes, como encordar una
guitarra y terminos musicales y guitarristicos.CD de acompanamiento
incluido. El material audiografico de este libro se encuentra en el
Forty original John Dowland (1563-1626) lute solos transcribed for classic guitar solo. The book is intended for the guitarist with intermediate to advanced fingerstyle technique, and can be played on both nylon and steel string instruments. In order to help capture the unique character of Dowland's music, renaissance lute tuning (capo on the third fret with the G string tuned to F sharp) is used throughout. The pieces progress more or less in order of increasing difficulty, and special care has been taken to be sure any group of consecutive pieces can be played with satisfying results. Standard notation only. Includes FREE downloadable companion audio files.
Written as a follow-up to the popular dance rhythms featured in Latin American Rhythms for Guitar. Renowned Argentine virtuoso Jorge Morel offers insight in the playing of complex Latin dance rhythms: the milonga, tango, malambo, and baião -plus a bossa nova tune! Written in standard notation and tablature.
This in-depth scale and arpeggio text is core curriculum at the
University of Southern California's Studio Guitar Department. Using a
comprehensive approach that includes three different organizational
systems, it covers the technical foundation that is necessary for
playing any style of music. The CAGED system (five positions), the
Finger Stretch system (all twelve keys in one position) and the
Three-Note Per String system (seven patterns) are examined. Although
each of these three systems is examined, the CAGED system serves as the
basis for much of the material covered in this book.I nstead of
traditional musical notation, the book uses fingerboard diagrams to
focus on the visual aspect of the patterns. The goal is to present an
approach to understanding and mastering the fingerboard by outlining the
best and most practical elements of these different systems.
presents patterns for the harmonic minor and melodic minor scales and
all of their relative modes: the bebop scale (major, minor and
dominant), chromatic scale, whole-tone scale, diminished scale
(whole/half and half/whole) and augmented scale. Along with these scale
forms, patterns for minor (major 7) and augmented (major 7) arpeggios