Debbie Cracknell: Enjoy Playing Guitar - Tutor Book 1 (Book/CD)

Books and CDs | Guitar, Classical Guitar

Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor
  • Accommodates one-to-one or group teaching
  • Over 70 pieces in a range of styles, including originals plus arrangements of well-known tunes
  • Supporting creative activities covering improvisation, playing by ear, and accompanying using basic chords and ostinatos
  • Detailed illustrations showing best posture and hand/finger positions
  • CD of play-alongs for school performance or practising at home

This revised edition of Enjoy Playing Guitar: Tutor Book 1 is the ultimate resource for all beginner guitarists. It introduces the basics of classical guitar playing and musical concepts through an approach that is clear, progressive, and carefully paced. It includes tailored solos, duets, and trios in a range of styles, and it develops musicianship through activities in improvisation, playing by ear, and the art of accompanying. To consolidate learning, there are helpful reminders and quizzes covering musical knowledge, plus a CD with over 70 play-along tracks. Encouraging self-directed learning outside as well as during lessons, this is the perfect book for today's aspiring player.

About The Author


Debbie Cracknell studied guitar and piano at Trinity College of Music in London and graduated with licentiate diplomas in both instruments. Since then she has been teaching as a peripatetic guitar teacher for Buckinghamshire County Council. Her very successful series, Enjoy Playing Guitar, has been followed by many solo and ensemble works aimed mainly at beginners and those in the early grades.

ISBN: 9780193371347
Published on: 10 March 2011
No of pages: 64
Language: English
Catalogue No: 9780193371347

          Debbie Cracknell: Enjoy Playing Guitar - Tutor Book 1 (Book/CD) reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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          Scores 9.2 out of 10 based on 5 reviews
          7 out of 10


          Whitstable GB no thank you
          the cd is excellent
          no bad points
          Confirmed purchase: 14 November 2016
          Published on: 28 November 2016
          10 out of 10


          Birmingham GB Taught for 34 years.
          Excellent book that progresses in a logical and fun way. Suitable for both children and adults.
          Confirmed purchase: 12 September 2014
          Published on: 26 September 2014

          Musicroom Reviews

          I bought this for me and for my 7 year daughter after recommended by our guitar teacher. My daughter is learning classic guitar and I am learning classic and acoustic guitars. We both find this book really helpful in leaning. The accompanied CD is fun as one could practice the pieces with the tracks from it as accompaniment. Thanks to the publishers and well done to Debbie Cracknell.
          Anonymous - (Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom)

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