Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Classical Guitar
Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing Classical Guitar Now!
By Nathaniel Gunod
Item: 00-42697
UPC: 038081481906
ISBN 10: 1470615061
ISBN 13: 9781470615062
PRICE: $19.99
Series: Teach Yourself Series
Category: Classical Guitar Method or Supplement
Format: Book, CD & DVD
Instrument: Guitar
Level: Beginner
Learn to play classical guitar and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred Music. Beginners of all ages with no prior experience can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Classical Guitar begins with the fundamentals of the classical guitar. You will start by learning about parts of the guitar, how to hold and tune it, caring for your instrument, and standard music notation and TAB. You will then move right along to playing different notes, scales, and great classical pieces. Important techniques are taught such as the free and rest strokes, right- and left-hand positions, sitting properly, efficient finger movement, and more. The DVD includes video lessons and performances for everything in the book, and also includes the TNT 2 audio player that lets you adjust the tempo, and isolate parts. The CD features audio performances of every exercise and song. It plays in your CD player or you can download the tracks to your PC. The DVD and CD feature internationally renowned classical guitarist and educator Martha Masters. Upon completion of the book, you will be able to read music and play beautiful classical pieces by some of the great classical masters, including Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, and Scott Joplin! Be your own teacher, and let Alfred Music be your resource every step of the way.
In the Style of Leo Brouwer
Introducing Accidentals (Sharps, Flats, and Naturals )
Mini Music Lesson: Introducing Sixteenth Notes
Theme from Asturias (Leyenda), Albéniz
Theme from Malagueña, Traditional Flamenco
Introducing Rest Stroke (Apoyando)
Aria (Duet)
Incomplete Measures and Pickup Notes
Grazioso (Duet), Giuliani
Excerpt from Terpsichore (Duet), Ferrer
Seating Position
The Guitar Fingerboard
Mini Guitar Lesson: Half Steps and Whole Steps
Playing Major Scales on One String: Shifting
Introducing High A, B, C, D, and E on the 1st String
Pieces Using Rest Stroke and P
Introducing Low D, Middle E, and Middle F on the 4th String
How to Practice
Pieces on the 4th and 5th Strings
Variation on a Melody by Fernando Sor
Minuet in G, Bach
Mini Guitar Lesson: Three- and Four-Note Chords
Mini Music Lesson: Introducing the Sixteenth Rest
Humoresque, Dvorak
A Melody from Canarios, Sanz
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik: Romanze, Mozart
Time Signatures
Arpeggio Studies from Guiliani
120 Right-Hand Studies
Basic Rhythms
Introducing Triplets
Excerpt from Adagio, Opus 15 (Duet), Giuliani
Introducing Dynamics
Three-Note Chords with I-M-A
The P-I-M-A and P-A-M-I Arpeggios
Getting Acquainted with Tablature
Other Notation
Neck Diagrams
Note Durations
Chords and Arpeggios
Start Making Music!
More Arpeggio Studies
Drop D and G Tuning
Excerpt from Maple Leaf Rag, Joplin
Piano Concerto No. 3, Movement 1 (Theme), Beethoven
Pieces on the 6th, 5th, and 4th Strings
An English Volt
Mini Music Lesson: Eighth Note Review
Mini Guitar Lesson: Fret Markers
Mini Guitar Lesson: Positions
Spanish Romance, Traditional
Theme from FUGA, BWV 1000, Bach
Alternating P with Individual Finger Strokes
Parts of the Guitar
The Position
Left-Handed Players
Good vs. Bad Crosses
Pieces with Thumb and Two-Note Chord Alternations
Country Dance No. 1
Homage to Villa-Lobos
Shifting up the Neck
Introducing Ties
Introducing Dotted Notes
Mini Music Lesson: Time
Introducing High F and G on the 1st String
Mini Music Lesson: Accidental Signs
Theme from the Fugue in A Minor, Bach
Theme from Lagrima, Tarrega
Theme from Forlorn Hope Fancy, Dowland
The Thumb (P) Free Stroke (Tirando)
Key Signatures
Introducing Low F and Low G on the 6th String
Country Dance, Carulli
Reading Music: Pitch
Sakura, Traditional Japanese Melody
The Staff
Reading Music-Time
Introducing the Dotted Eighth, Sixteenth Rhythm
Variation on a Minuet by José Ferrer
Free Stroke (Tirando) with I and M
Two-Note Chords
Introducing Notes on the 3rd, 2nd, and 1st Strings
Crossing Strings
The Classical Guitarist's Tool Kit
Tuning the Guitar
The Hands
The Stroke
Rest Stroke Alternation
Alternating P with Rest Strokes
The Major Scale
Alternating Between Thumb and Fingers Using Free Strokes
Introducing Tempo Signs
Supplemental Pieces
Variation on a Study by Dionisio Aguado
Right-Hand Position
Mini Guitar Lesson: Summary of the Right-Hand Position
Basic Finger Position
Introducing Low A and Low E (The Open 5th and 6th Strings)
Left-Hand Position
Introducing Low B and Low C on the 5th String
Largo from the Concerto in D Major, Vivaldi
Mini Music Lesson: More Dynamic Signs
Lullaby, Brahms