Introducing the Guitar (Book/CD Set)
This basic textbook for the classical guitar is suited for private, group and self-instruction. This step-by-step method includes a wide variety of music and musical examples, easy exercises, an extensive introduction to reading guitar music, and clear explanations of beginning to advanced technique. The book focuses on the use of the guitar as a chordal or harmony instrument but, among other things, includes a detailed analysis of the problems and possibilities of different playing positions, basic right a ...more
Product Number:
610175E
Format:
Book/CD Set
Skill Level:
Beginning
Notation Type:
Standard Notation
Pages:
254
Binding:
Flex Bound
Size:
8.5 x 11.75
ISBN:
3-9325-8700-6
ISBN13:
978-39325-8700-9
Publisher:
AMA Verlag
Date Published:
12/18/2000
This basic textbook for the classical guitar is suited for private, group and self-instruction. This step-by-step method includes a wide variety of music and musical examples, easy exercises, an extensive introduction to reading guitar music, and clear explanations of beginning to advanced technique. The book focuses on the use of the guitar as a chordal or harmony instrument but, among other things, includes a detailed analysis of the problems and possibilities of different playing positions, basic right and left hand techniques, and song accompaniment (including strumming technique)- all at different learning levels. The book also includes an introduction to the study of harmony. Explanations of every facet of technique are enhanced with numerous photos and diagrams. While it's always advisable to consult a competent teacher, comparing your own playing with the recorded pieces on the companion CD, you can use this book/CD to effectively teach yourself. Written in standard notation only.

Preface

Working And Practicing With The CD

Working And Practicing With The Book

CD-Index List

 

Chapter 1: Introduction

The Guitar

Suggestions For Buying A Guitar / Basic Equipment

A Short History Of The Guitar

Which Guitar For Which Body Height?

The Strings Of The Guitar

Tuning The Guitar

Holding The Guitar

The Right Hand (RH)

The First Sounds On The Guitar

 

Chapter 2: Tirando Strake With The Thumb/ Musical Basics

Accompaniment On Open Strings

Introduction To Musical Notation

From The Written Note On The Staff To The Guitar

Playing Open Strings With The Thumb

The Left Hand (LH)

Left Hand Position

Bodybuilding For The Left Hand

The Notes On The g-String

Accents Within A Measure

The Notes On The b-String

Simple Fingering Rule

The Upbeat

Tips For Daily Practicing

The Notes On The d-String 

Keeping The Fingers Down On The Fingerboard

Scale Exercise 1 And 2

Syncopation

Simple Song Accompaniment

Rhythm, Tempo And Technique

The Notes On The a-String 

The Pentatonic Scale

 

Chapter 3: First Song Accompaniment Using 6 Strings / RH Playing Technique

The First Two Chords, E Minor And A Dominant 7th

Strumming Technique

The Tie

Rhythm With Syncopation

Two More Chords, A Minor And E Dominant 7th 7

 

Chapter 4: Basic Music Theorie

Whole Tones And Semitones

The Constructing Of Major Tonality

The C Major Scale

Rests

Stopping The Strings

Major And Minor Keys

The Notes On The e-String

The Sixteenth Note

Dotted Quarter Notes And Dotted Eight Notes

The Left Hand Pinky

 

Chapter 5: The Tirando Stroke

Two Opposite Directions Of Movement

The "Right Feeling" In The Fingers

The Tirando Strake With The Index And Middle Fingers

Tone Development Exercises

Alternating i/m Tirando Strake

Alternating Strake Exercises On Two Strings

Alternating Strake Exercises On One String 

The Notes On The e’-String

The Note b On The g-String Using The Fourth Finger

Expanded Fingering Rule

 

Chapter 6: Playing Your First Chord

Simultaneous Playing With The Index, The Middle And Ring Finger (i-m-a)

Alternating The Thumb And The i-m-a Strake

Two Main Chords in C Major (C Major And G7) 

Three Chord Changing Exercises

 

Chapter 7: Dynamics And Tonal Color 

Playing Loud And Soft

Notes Below The Staff 

Tonal Color

 

Chapter 8: More Basic Music Theory

From C Major Ta G Major

The Note F# On The e-, d- And e’’-Strings

Alternating The Tirande And The m/a Stroke 

Alternatinq m/a Stroke On Two Strings

 

Chapter 9: The Two Note Alternating Stroke / New Keys

Tirando With The Thumb And Index Finger p-i

Minor Tonality And The Keys Of A Minor

From A Minor To E Minor

From E Minor To B Minor 

D Minor, The Relative Minor Of F Major

The Lowering Accidental: The Flat (b) 

The Positions On The Guitar

All The # Notes In I. Position

Two Names For The Same Note

Tirando With The Thumb / Middle Finger p-m And The Thumb / Ring Finger p-a

From G Major To D Major

From D Major To A Major

From A Major To E Major 

Overview Of Keys Learned Up To This Point

From C Major To F Major

A New Value: The Triplet 

The Half Position

The Change To Half Position

 

Chapter 10: Playing Chords With Three And Four Simultaneous Notes 

Two Chord Playing Studies

Arpeggiated Chords

 

Chapter 11: Furthering LH Technique I 

Stretching And Contracting The LH Fingers

Fingering With Two Or More Fingers Simultaneously

Strength And Flexibility Exercises For The Fourth Finger / Finger Acrobatics 

Playing In Sixths

 

Chapter 12: Arpeggios 

Three Note Arpeggios With p-i-m

Left Hand Study / Arpeggio Exercises By M. Giuliani(op.1a)

Three Note Arpeggios With p-m-a And p-i-a

Four Note Arpeggios With p-i-m-a

The Six Basic Arpeggios  

Practicing Arpeggios

More Elementary Arpeggio Patterns 

Arpeggios Containing Chords 

The Relationship Between Arpeggios And Chords

Chordal Study 

 

Chapter 13: Short Introduction To Bar Technique

The Half Bar 

The F Major Chord 

The A Major Chord With The Half Bar

 

Chapter 14: Short Harmony Lesson / Chord Construction

The Interval

The Three Main Major Chords And Their Guitar Tabulature Diagrams In The Most Important Guitar Keys

Major And Minor Triads

The Harmonic Minor Seale

The Three Main Minor Chords And Their Guitar Tabulature Diagrams In The Most Important Guitar Keys

The Dominant Seventh Chord

Important Dominant Seventh Chords In Different Positions

The Neighboring Chords (Triads) In Major Keys

 

Chapter 15: Song Accompaniment Using Various RH Patterns

Songs In 3/4 And 6/8 Time

Songs In 2/4 And 4/4 Time 

 

Chapter 16: Furthering LH Technique II / Playing In II. Position

Two Fundamental Finger Combinations: 1-2-4 And 1-3-4 

Changing Positions

Tempo Indications 

 

Chapter 17: Arpeggio Etudes And Solo Pieces

 

Chapter 18: Playing Two Notes Simultaneously 

Dampening The Bass Strings

Songs And Dances With Open String Accompaniment

Songs And Solo Pieces With Fingered Bass Note Accompaniment

Playing Two Notes Simultaneously In Arpeggios

 

Chapter 19: Chamber Music

 

Chapter 20: Four Advanced Solo Pieces From Different Musical Periods

 

Appendix

Song Accompaniment With Strumming

Christmas Songs For Beginners 

Christmas Songs For Advanced Students

Tuning With A Tuning Fork 

Changing Strings

Playing With Your Fingernails - A Short Introduction

Alphabetical Listing Of Musical Pieces And Songs

 
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