From playing the classical guitar, to buying one, to simply enjoying its unique beauty, repertoire and heritage, this colorful all-in-one primer reveals the riches of one of history's finest stringed ... Read More
From playing the classical guitar, to buying one, to simply enjoying its unique beauty, repertoire and heritage, this colorful all-in-one primer reveals the riches of one of history's finest stringed instruments. It presents more than 90 exercises composed by the author that clarify techniques and concepts, as well as transcriptions of essential classical guitar repertoire. Fully illustrated with diagrams and charts, this book for beginning to advanced players covers reading music notation, theory, key signatures, musical terms, memorization, chords, arpeggios, melody, advanced techniques, playing by ear, general musicianship, and improvisation. Includes a color showcase of the finest models, players and composers; an historical overview of the classical guitar; and a companion CD that allows players to hear exactly how the exercises in the book should sound. Hardcover, spiral-bound.
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Comments about Hal Leonard Play Classical Guitar:
This is a very good book as far as covering all aspects of classical guitar for a beginner to intermediate player. The only downside is that the exercises are TERRIBLY boring, and there are very few pieces of music to make you keep going. I would say there are only about 6-7 actual pieces of music that are fun to play in the book, and these all come near the end. Like I said, if you're willing to do all the exercises, I'm sure it will improve your playing, but it's not very exciting.
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