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Classical Guitar for Dummies [With CD (Audio)]


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Introduction 1 Part I: Getting to Know the Classical Guitar 9 Chapter 1: An Acoustic Guitar in a League of Its Own 11 Chapter 2: Getting Ready to Play 23 Chapter 3: Deciphering Music Notation and Tablature 45 Part II: Starting to Play: The Basics 61 Chapter 4: One Note at a Time: Playing Simple Melodies 63 Chapter 5: Rolling the Notes of a Chord: Arpeggio Technique 85 Chapter 6: Practicing Scales in First and Second Position 105 Chapter 7: Exploring Musical Textures 127 Part III: Improving Your Technique 143 Chapter 8: Flat-Fingered Fretting with Barres 145 Chapter 9: Getting a Smooth Sound with Slurs and Trills 155 Chapter 10: Coloring Your Sound with Tone-Production Techniques 167 Chapter 11: Scaling the Musical Ladder beyond Second Position 183 Chapter 12: Combining Arpeggios and Melody 201 Chapter 13: Combining Left-Hand Techniques While Playing up the Neck 223 Part IV: Mastering Classical Guitar Repertoire 235 Chapter 14: Playing Pieces by the Guitar Greats 237 Chapter 15: Early Guitar Music from the Renaissance and Baroque Eras 257 Chapter 16: The Guitar Comes of Age: The Classical, Romantic, and Modern Eras 275 Part V: The Part of Tens 293 Chapter 17: Ten (Or So) Classical Guitarists You Should Know 295 Chapter 18: Ten Things to Do When Shopping for a Classical Guitar 301 Part VI: Appendixes 307 Appendix A: Basic Guitar Care and Maintenance 309 Appendix B: How to Use the CD 317 Index 323

About the Author

Mark Phillips is a guitarist, arranger, author, and editor with more than 35 years in music publishing. Jon Chappell is a multi-style guitarist, arranger, author, and journalist, as well as a former editor-in-chief of Guitar magazine. Phillips and Chappell are also the authors of the bestselling Guitar For Dummies, 2nd Edition.

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