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Want to be a classical guitarist but never had a lesson?

Want to be a classical guitarist, but never had a lesson? Noproblem — this hands-on guide teaches you all the fundamentaltechniques you need to play scales, melodies, and full-lengthpieces in the classical style. You get plenty of practice exercisesto stretch your skills, selections from the classical repertoire,and a bonus audio CD that helps you play along with the musicpieces from the book!

  • Get acquainted with your guitar — familiarize yourselfwith the unique make-up and parts of a classical guitar
  • Start making some music — play melodies on individualstrings, move on to arpeggios, and get your fingers in shape withscales

  • Ramp up your technique — play barres, slurs, and trills;handle harmonics; master right-hand tremolo; and venture up theneck to play in the higher positions

  • Build your classical repertoire — from Renaissance andBaroque to Classical, Romantic, and Modern, play pieces from themajor eras in classical music

  • Practice makes perfect — improve your performance withexpert 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 andpieces featured in the book
  • Pieces performed using a count-off, allowing you to play alongin time with the music
  • Tuning notes to help you tune up your guitar

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file.

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