$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
About the Author
Introduction
CHAPTER 1: GETTING STARTED
Vals Ferrer
Prelude
Prelude Molino
Continuing Your Growth as a Classical Guitarist
Sicilienne Carulli
Lágrima
Ode to Joy Beethoven
Technical Supplements
Prelude in G
Prelude in E
CHAPTER 9: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
Sicilienne
Divertissement in F Giuliani
Nocturne
Nocturne Mertz
Two Pieces by Tárrega
Etude in A Minor
Tremolo
Prelude in A Minor
Divertissement in F
Vals
Malagueña Tárrega
Barcarolle Coste
CHAPTER 8: LEFT-HAND MOBILITY
Larghetto Espressivo
Larghetto Espressivo Carulli
Moderato
Moderato Carulli
Adelita
Vals
Vals Tárrega
Malagueña
CHAPTER 12: SPECIAL "TRICKS" AND TECHNIQUES
Pizzicato
Bartók Pizzicato
Song of the Toreador
Song of the Toreador Bizet
Asturias (Leyenda)
Harmonics
La Chasse
La Chasse Coste
Etude in C
Etude in C Sor
Etude in C Minor
Etude in C Minor Sor
Asturias (Leyenda) Albéniz
Golpe
Alternating Fingers on a Single String
Andante
Crossing Strings
Alternating and Crossing
Arpeggios
CHAPTER 5: THE LEFT HAND
Andante Aguado
Allegretto
Allegretto Ferrer
Basic Position
Etude
Maestoso
Articulations
Maestoso Giuliani
Etude in C
Etude in C Sor
Technical Supplements
Vibrato
Using Your New Musical Tools
Barcarolle
La Paloma
La Paloma Yradier
Divertissement in C
Divertissement in C Giuliani
Shifting Up and Down the Neck
Shifting Within a Position
Carulli Arpeggio Studies
Prelude in A
CHAPTER 2: PRACTICE STRATEGIES
A Note for Crossover Players
The Classical Aesthetic
Making the Most of Your Practice Time
CHAPTER 10: SLURS
Ascending Slurs
Descending Slurs
CHAPTER 3: READING MUSIC
Two Short Pieces
Purchasing a Guitar
Andante Agitato
Andante Agitato Carulli
Romanza
Romanza Anonymous
The Importance of a Good Teacher
Parts of the Guitar
Identifying the Fingers
Keys and Key Signatures
Rhythm
CHAPTER 4: SITTING AND RIGHT-HAND POSITION
Sitting Position
CHAPTER 11: ORNAMENTS
Grace Notes
Trill
Mordent
Basic Right-Hand Position
Valtz
Contact Point and Fingernails
Free Stroke
Rest Stroke
Playing with the Thumb
Valtz Aguado
Ländler
Ländler Mertz
Tuning
Technical Supplements
Etude Cano
Aria
Aria Brescianello
Efficient Use of Hands
Chromatic Scales
CHAPTER 6: INTEGRATING READING SKILLS WITH RIGHT- AND LEFT-HAND TECHNIQUE
Ode to Joy
Etude
Etude Carcassi
Technical Supplements
Etude in A Minor Aguado
Technical Supplements
CHAPTER 7: PLAYING MORE THAN ONE NOTE AT A TIME
Multiple Fingers Working Together
CHAPTER 13: MUSICAL CONSIDERATIONS
Thumb and Fingers Working Together
Greensleeves
Greensleeves Traditional
Dynamics
Tonal Colors
Rubato
The Staff
Reading Pitches
Accidentals and Enharmonic Equivalents
Allegro Aguado
Rondo Küffner
Divertimento
The Logic of the Fingerboard
Divertimento Cano