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/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.
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.
Easy Baroque Pieces for Classical Guitar is an outstanding introduction for the beginner to intermediate guitarist to the music of the Baroque. Jerry Willard explains the intricacies of Baroque ornamentation (including trills, mordents, and notes inégale) in an easy-to-understand way, and performs each piece on the accompanying audio CD.
Includes 51 pieces:
Aria (from the Anna Magdelena Notebook)(J.S. Bach) Bourrée in A Minor (theme, from the Second Violin Partita) (J.S. Bach)
Largo (Arcangelo Corelli)
The Harmonious Blacksmith (George Frideric Handel) Canon (Johann Pachelbel)
Minuet (Henry Purcell)
Gavotte (Giovanni Zamboni)
and many more