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Progressive Classical Guitar
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Item# : RBE047 Bk & CD: $ 19.95

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Progressive Classical Guitar is a book and CD designed to take the beginning student to a standard of playing ability and musical knowledge where he/she will play comfortably and with confidence in the lower positions of the classical guitar.
Within the two main sections of this book a lesson by lesson structure has been used to give a clear and carefully graded method of study. No prior knowledge on your behalf is assumed.

Section One deals with basic musical essentials such as the staff, note values, common time signatures etc. and leads onto a concise explanation of correct sitting position and the use of the hands. These techniques are demonstrated using solo and duet studies. The duets can be played solo (either top or bottom part), or with a teacher or fellow student.

Section Two consists of studies and pieces grouped in the most common guitar keys, which will give you a thorough grounding and insight into the rich and delicate repertoire of the classical guitar.

From the beginning it is important to have a correct approach to practice. You will benefit more from several short practices (e.g. 15-30 minutes per day) than one or two long sessions per week. This is especially so in the early stages because of the basic nature of the material being studied. As an approach to practice you should divide your time between the revision of past work as a ('warm-up'), the study of current pieces and the introduction of new work. (See page 43.)

It is essential to develop the correct classical techniques and thus you should progress through this book SLOWLY and CAREFULLY. Incorrect technique will actually SLOW DOWN your development as it is very difficult to break bad habits. It is the author's belief that the guidance of an experienced teacher will be an invaluable aid to your progress, particularly in the early stage.

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