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Mastering The Classical Guitar
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Mastering the Classical Guitar Book 2B is the fourth book in a carefully graduated method series that uses a broad spectrum of technical exercises, music theory, chord studies, and repertoire to provide a solid technical foundation for the beginning to advanced-intermediate classical guitar student.
This book is appropriate for students who have completed Books 1A, 1B and 2A and can read standard notation in the first and second positions. The book is written in three sections: Progressive Studies and Pieces, Technical Exercises, and Chords and Chord Progressions. Tips on how to integrate the three sections are given throughout the book.
Mastering the Classical Guitar Book 2B introduces: notes on the second string, ascending and descending slurs, ornamentation, polyphony, and playing in the third and fifth positions. The book’s chord studies venture into new territory of seventh chords and jazz chord progressions.
Teachers will welcome the generous number of attractive intermediate-level recital pieces by Aguado, Carulli, Carcassi, Coste, Giuliani, Mertz, Sor, and Tárrega. Written in standard notation only. Includes access to online audio.
About the Author
About this Book
How to Use this Book
Notes to Students
Part I: Progressive Studies and Pieces
Chapter I: Getting Started Chapter II: Slurs
Chapter III: Ornamentation
Grace Notes & Double Grace Notes
Chapter IV: Notes on the Second String
Chapter V: Polyphony
Chapter VI: Playing Positions
The Third Position
The Fifth Position
Part II: Technical Exercises
Part III: Chords and Chord Progressions
Common Chord Progressions
Rhythmic Patterns for Chords
The Guitar Fretboard
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