Reaching the Next Level (eBook)
A Method for the Experienced Classical Guitarist
21173EB
A guide for intermediate and advanced classical guitarists, addressing technical and musical issues. Any serious student of classical guitar will appreciate this book which covers topics often heard in a lesson, but seldom covered in a book, with appropriate repertoire provided. Topics covered include technical control, study habits, crafting interpretations, tone production, performance anxiety, and much more.

Students and teachers alike will appreciate the varied repertoire selections, as well as ...more
Product Number:
21173EB
Format:
eBook
Skill Level:
Intermediate-Advanced
Pages:
96
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6106-5002-6
ISBN13:
978-16106-5002-1
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
2/25/2011
A guide for intermediate and advanced classical guitarists, addressing technical and musical issues. Any serious student of classical guitar will appreciate this book which covers topics often heard in a lesson, but seldom covered in a book, with appropriate repertoire provided. Topics covered include technical control, study habits, crafting interpretations, tone production, performance anxiety, and much more.

Students and teachers alike will appreciate the varied repertoire selections, as well as the annotated repertoire list included for further study. Includes thoughtful discussion of each topic and careful choice of repertoire to allow guitarists to overcome obstacles and reach the next level in their playing.

ΓÇó A guide for intermediate and advanced classical guitarists, addressing technical and musical issues
ΓÇó Topics covered include technical control, study habits, crafting interpretations, tone production, performance anxiety, and much more.
ΓÇó Students and teachers alike will appreciate the varied repertoire selections, as well as the annotated repertoire list included for further study.
ΓÇó Thoughtful discussion of each topic and careful choice of repertoire allow guitarists to overcome obstacles and reach the next level in their playing.
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Why We All Need This Book
Revisiting the Basics with a New Sense of Purpose
Developing Critical Listening Skills
Develop Your Concentration
Have a Thorough Understanding of the Material
Listen at a Pace That Allows You to Hear the Details
Keep an Open Mind
Be Detail Oriented
Listen Critically to Others
Listen Critically to Yourself
The Basics of Good Technique
Sitting Position
Right-Hand Technique
Left-Hand Technique
Learning New Repertoire with Good Study Habits
Gain a General Understanding of the Piece
Divide and Conquer
Getting It Performance Ready
Spot Practicing
Keep the Quality of Learning at a High Level
Gaining Control of Your Technique
Relax
Have a Clear Goal in Your Technical Exercises
Do What Works for You
Etruscan Prelude No. 1, by Reginald Smith Brindle
Sueño, by José Viñas
Fundamentals of Strong Playing at Any Level
Playing with a Consistent, Beautiful Tone
Great Nails
Consistent Hand Position
Follow Through
Allegro moderato, from Five Vignettes, by Atanas Ourkouzounov
Controlling Tempo
Don't Use Rubato as an Excuse
Pulse or Death (of the Performance)
Allegro, from Partita No. IV, by Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello
Recuerdo triste, by José Brocá
Playing Truly Legato
Test the Right Hand
Test the Left Hand
Cantabile, from Cinq etudes faciles, ou presque, by Simone Iannarelli
Etude No. 7, by Napoléon Coste
Expanding Your Interpretive Skills
Determining Phrases and Breathing
Sing It
Overt Breathing
Introduction and Andante, by José Viñas
Meditando, from Preludios Poéticos, by Jaime Zenamon
Crafting Your Interpretation: Dynamics & Colors
Mythical Magical Moment Interpretations
Start Interpreting Early
Study the Game
Know the Score, Discover the Music
Improvise Interpretations
Have No Fear
Prelude No. 5, by Francisco Tárrega
Making Informed Fingering Choices
What Factors Can Motivate Fingering Choices?
What Motivates Your Fingering Choices?
String Damping
Accidental Dissonance
Cross String Interference
Melodic Lines versus Arpeggios
Sympathetic Vibrations
Bolero, by Julián Arcas
Articulations
Experiment with Ideas
Create a Plan
Cure Accidental Accents
Capriccio, from Partita No. X, by Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello
Vibrato
Use Vibrato Deliberately and Consistently
Practice Vibrato as a Technique
Berceuse, by Napoléon Coste
Discovering the Soul of the Piece
Listen to the Great Interpreters
Know Your History
Don't Let Your Knowledge Clog Your Process
Merengue, by Frantz Casséus
Valseana, by Sergio Assad
Tying It All Together
Improving Your Sight-Reading
Know Where the Notes Are
Pre-Read
Play Slowly
Get the Main Idea
Read Ahead
Coping with Performance Anxiety
Physical Effects of Anxiety
Mental Effects of Anxiety
Be Prepared
Be Positive
Keep Performing
What It Takes To Succeed – and What Is Success?
What Is Your Definition of Success?
If You Want to be a Professional…
They Have to Know You to Hire You
Don't Wait for the Phone to Ring
Compete to be Heard
Reaching the Next Level
Selected Annotated Bibliography
Medium Level Difficulty Repertoire
Technique Books
Music for Sight Reading
Books on Various Musical Subjects
About the Author
 
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