Classical Guitar for Dummies [With CD (Audio)] (Hardcover)

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Learn to:

  • Select the right classical guitar for you
  • Develop correct hand position and posture
  • Tune your guitar
  • Play along with exercises and pieces on the audio CD

The fun and easy way(R) to start playing classical guitar

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

Bonus CD Includes

More than 140 recorded performances of the exercises and pieces featured in the book

Pieces performed using a count-off, allowing you to play along in time with the music

Tuning notes to help you tune up your guitar.

About the Author


Mark Phillips is a guitarist, arranger, author, and editor with more than 35 years in music publishing. Jon Chappell is a multi-style guitarist, arranger, author, and journalist, as well as a former editor-in-chief of Guitar magazine. Phillips and Chappell are also the authors of the bestselling Guitar For Dummies, 2nd Edition.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780470464700
ISBN-10: 0470464704
Publisher: For Dummies
Publication Date: July 1st, 2009
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: For Dummies