$19.99
The Total Classical Guitarist
A Fun and Comprehensive Overview of Classical Guitar Playing
By Martha Masters
Item: 00-39338
UPC: 038081440422
ISBN 10: 0739089315
ISBN 13: 9780739089316
PRICE: $19.99
Series: The Total Guitarist
Category: Classical Guitar Method or Supplement
Format: Book & CD
Instrument: Guitar
Level: Early Elementary/Late Intermediate
The Total Classical Guitarist teaches the essentials of classical guitar from beginning levels to late intermediate. This exciting method features in-depth lessons on right- and left-hand technique, posture, ornaments and slurs, performance aesthetics, fingernail care, and much more. Intended for those with some experience playing guitar (not the absolute beginner), this book will appeal to traditional classical guitarists and teachers---as it features examples written in standard music notation only (no TAB). A CD demonstrating all of the examples in the book is included.

Features:
* Practical, easy-to-understand lessons in technique and posture
* In-depth discussion of fingernails, including shape and maintenance
* Comprehensive instruction on performing slurs and ornaments
* Special techniques such as pizzicato, Bartók pizzicato, natural harmonics, artificial harmonics, tamboura, and tremolo
* Musical considerations like dynamics, colors, articulations, rubato, and vibrato
* Practicing strategies, including notes for crossover players and making the most of your practice time

About the Author
Martha Masters is an award-winning performer, recording artist, and educator. She received both her bachelor and master of music degrees from The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, where she studied with Manuel Barrueco, and completed the doctor of musical arts degree at the University of Southern California as a student of Scott Tennant. Masters has won first prize in the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) International Solo Competition and the Andrés Segovia International Guitar Competition in Linares, Spain. In addition to being a faculty member at Loyola Marymount University, Masters is also president of the Guitar Foundation of America and has released five recordings on the Naxos and GSP labels.
TITLE COMPOSER
Moderato
Moderato Carulli
Vals
Vals Ferrer
About the Author
Introduction
Malagueña Tárrega
Continuing Your Growth as a Classical Guitarist
CHAPTER 1: GETTING STARTED
Prelude
Contact Point and Fingernails
Free Stroke
Rest Stroke
Playing with the Thumb
Andante
Alternating Fingers on a Single String
Purchasing a Guitar
The Importance of a Good Teacher
Parts of the Guitar
Identifying the Fingers
Prelude Molino
Andante Agitato
Andante Agitato Carulli
Keys and Key Signatures
Rhythm
CHAPTER 4: SITTING AND RIGHT-HAND POSITION
Sitting Position
Divertimento Cano
CHAPTER 11: ORNAMENTS
Grace Notes
Trill
Basic Right-Hand Position
Mordent
Technical Supplements
Tonal Colors
Tuning
Romanza
Valtz
Valtz Aguado
Ländler
Ländler Mertz
Andante Aguado
Allegretto
Allegretto Ferrer
Crossing Strings
Alternating and Crossing
Arpeggios
CHAPTER 5: THE LEFT HAND
Etude in C
La Paloma Yradier
Basic Position
Etude
Efficient Use of Hands
Chromatic Scales
CHAPTER 6: INTEGRATING READING SKILLS WITH RIGHT- AND LEFT-HAND TECHNIQUE
Etude Cano
Aria
Aria Brescianello
Technical Supplements
Ode to Joy
CHAPTER 12: SPECIAL "TRICKS" AND TECHNIQUES
Pizzicato
Bartók Pizzicato
Golpe
Ode to Joy Beethoven
Song of the Toreador
Song of the Toreador Bizet
Ascending Slurs
Making the Most of Your Practice Time
CHAPTER 7: PLAYING MORE THAN ONE NOTE AT A TIME
Multiple Fingers Working Together
Thumb and Fingers Working Together
Rubato
Articulations
Vibrato
Carulli Arpeggio Studies
Prelude in A
Prelude in A Minor
Prelude in G
Nocturne
Nocturne Mertz
Prelude in E
Two Pieces by Tárrega
Asturias (Leyenda)
Harmonics
CHAPTER 9: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
Sicilienne
Sicilienne Carulli
Larghetto Espressivo
Lágrima
Adelita
Vals
Vals Tárrega
Asturias (Leyenda) Albéniz
Etude in C
Etude in C Sor
La Chasse
La Chasse Coste
Tremolo
Etude
Etude in C Minor
Etude in C Minor Sor
Etude in A Minor
Etude in A Minor Aguado
Etude Carcassi
Technical Supplements
CHAPTER 13: MUSICAL CONSIDERATIONS
Dynamics
Greensleeves
Using Your New Musical Tools
Barcarolle
Barcarolle Coste
La Paloma
Greensleeves Traditional
Maestoso
Maestoso Giuliani
CHAPTER 3: READING MUSIC
The Staff
Reading Pitches
Accidentals and Enharmonic Equivalents
Descending Slurs
Two Short Pieces
Allegro Aguado
Rondo Küffner
The Logic of the Fingerboard
Divertimento
CHAPTER 2: PRACTICE STRATEGIES
A Note for Crossover Players
The Classical Aesthetic
Romanza Anonymous
Technical Supplements
CHAPTER 10: SLURS
Larghetto Espressivo Carulli
Malagueña
Etude in C Sor
Technical Supplements
CHAPTER 8: LEFT-HAND MOBILITY
Shifting Up and Down the Neck
Divertissement in C
Divertissement in C Giuliani
Divertissement in F
Divertissement in F Giuliani
Shifting Within a Position