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