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Mel Bay Classical Guitar for Dummies Book/CD Set  

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Want to be a classical guitarist, but never had a lesson? No problem - this hands-on guide teaches you all the fundamental techniques you need to play scales, melodies, and full-length pieces in the classical style. You get plenty of practice exercises to stretch your skills, selections from the classical repertoire, and a bonus audio CD that helps you play along with the music pieces from the book.

• Get acquainted with your guitar - familiarize yourself with the unique make-up and parts of a classical guitar
• Start making some music - play melodies on individual strings, move on to arpeggios, and get your fingers in shape with scales
• Ramp up your technique - play barres, slurs, and trills; handle harmonics; master right-hand tremolo; and venture up the neck to play in the higher positions
• Build your classical repertoire - from Renaissance and Baroque to Classical, Romantic, and Modern, play pieces from the major eras in classical music
• Practice makes perfect - improve your performance with expert guidance through each exercise and piece in the book Open the book and find:
• Tips and techniques for playing beautiful pieces
• How to read music notation and tablature
• Basic finger and thumb strokes
• Right- and left-hand techniques
• Musical examples, charts, and photos
• Music pieces from the guitar greats
• The best ways to care for your guitar
• A step-by-step tutorial on changing your strings


Classical Guitar for Dummies Book/CD Set Specifications:

  • Product Number:9780470464700
  • Format:Book/CD Set
  • Skill Level:Beginning-Intermediate
  • Pages:360
  • Binding:Perfect Binding
  • Size:8.50 x 11.00
  • ISBN:0-4704-6470-4
  • ISBN13:978-04704-6470-0
  • Series:Dummies
  • Publisher:Wiley
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