Classical Guitar For Dummies

Books and CDs | Classical Guitar, Guitar

Publisher: J. Wiley & Sons
Series: For Dummies
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor

Want to be a classical guitarist, but never had a lesson? No problem — this hands-on guide teaches you all the fundamental techniques you need to play scales, melodies, and full-length pieces in the classical style.

 

You get plenty of practice exercises to stretch your skills, selections from the classical repertoire, and a bonus audio CD that helps you play along with the music pieces from the book!

 

  • Get acquainted with your guitar — familiarize yourself with the unique make-up and parts of a classical guitar
  • Start making some music — play melodies on individual strings, move on to arpeggios, and get your fingers in shape with scales
  • Ramp up your technique — play barres, slurs, and trills; handle harmonics; master right-hand tremolo; and venture up the neck to play in the higher positions
  • Build your classical repertoire — from Renaissance and Baroque to Classical, Romantic, and Modern, play pieces from the major eras in classical music
  • Practice makes perfect — improve your performance with expert guidance through each exercise and piece in the book


Open the book and find:

  • Tips and techniques for playing beautiful pieces
  • How to read music notation and tablature
  • Basic finger and thumb strokes
  • Right- and left-hand techniques
  • Musical examples, charts, and photos
  • Music pieces from the guitar greats
  • The best ways to care for your guitar
  • A step-by-step tutorial on changing your strings


Bonus CD Includes

  • More than 140 recorded performances of the exercises and pieces featured in the book
  • Pieces performed using a count-off, allowing you to play along in time with the music
  • Tuning notes to help you tune up your guitar
ISBN: 9780470464700
Skill Level: Beginner Explain this
Published on: 11 February 2013
No of pages: 360
Language: English
Catalogue No: 9780470464700
 
     

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