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