Mel Bay

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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

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  • Product Number:9780470464700
  • Format:Book/CD Set
  • Skill Level:Beginning-Intermediate
  • Pages:360
  • Binding:Perfect Binding
  • Size:8.50 x 11.00
  • ISBN:0-4704-6470-4
  • ISBN13:978-04704-6470-0
  • Series:Dummies
  • Publisher:Wiley