$19.99
The Total Classical Guitarist
A Fun and Comprehensive Overview of Classical Guitar Playing
By Martha Masters
Item: 00-39338
UPC: 038081440422
ISBN 10: 0739089315
ISBN 13: 9780739089316
PRICE: $19.99
Series: The Total Guitarist
Category: Classical Guitar Method or Supplement
Format: Book & CD
Instrument: Guitar
Level: Early Elementary/Late Intermediate
The Total Classical Guitarist teaches the essentials of classical guitar from beginning levels to late intermediate. This exciting method features in-depth lessons on right- and left-hand technique, posture, ornaments and slurs, performance aesthetics, fingernail care, and much more. Intended for those with some experience playing guitar (not the absolute beginner), this book will appeal to traditional classical guitarists and teachers---as it features examples written in standard music notation only (no TAB). A CD demonstrating all of the examples in the book is included.

Features:
* Practical, easy-to-understand lessons in technique and posture
* In-depth discussion of fingernails, including shape and maintenance
* Comprehensive instruction on performing slurs and ornaments
* Special techniques such as pizzicato, Bartók pizzicato, natural harmonics, artificial harmonics, tamboura, and tremolo
* Musical considerations like dynamics, colors, articulations, rubato, and vibrato
* Practicing strategies, including notes for crossover players and making the most of your practice time

About the Author
Martha Masters is an award-winning performer, recording artist, and educator. She received both her bachelor and master of music degrees from The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, where she studied with Manuel Barrueco, and completed the doctor of musical arts degree at the University of Southern California as a student of Scott Tennant. Masters has won first prize in the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) International Solo Competition and the Andrés Segovia International Guitar Competition in Linares, Spain. In addition to being a faculty member at Loyola Marymount University, Masters is also president of the Guitar Foundation of America and has released five recordings on the Naxos and GSP labels.
TITLE COMPOSER
Descending Slurs
Two Short Pieces
Allegro Aguado
Reading Pitches
Accidentals and Enharmonic Equivalents
The Logic of the Fingerboard
Keys and Key Signatures
Two Pieces by Tárrega
Lágrima
Adelita
Vals
Prelude in E
CHAPTER 9: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
Sicilienne
Sicilienne Carulli
Vals Tárrega
Multiple Fingers Working Together
Dynamics
About the Author
Moderato
Aria Brescianello
Technical Supplements
CHAPTER 12: SPECIAL "TRICKS" AND TECHNIQUES
CHAPTER 6: INTEGRATING READING SKILLS WITH RIGHT- AND LEFT-HAND TECHNIQUE
Ode to Joy
Ode to Joy Beethoven
Song of the Toreador
Song of the Toreador Bizet
Pizzicato
Bartók Pizzicato
Golpe
Harmonics
Asturias (Leyenda)
Asturias (Leyenda) Albéniz
Etude in C
Etude in C Sor
Etude in C Minor
Etude in C Minor Sor
La Chasse
La Chasse Coste
Tremolo
Etude in A Minor
Etude
Etude in A Minor Aguado
Technical Supplements
CHAPTER 7: PLAYING MORE THAN ONE NOTE AT A TIME
Etude Carcassi
Technical Supplements
CHAPTER 13: MUSICAL CONSIDERATIONS
Malagueña
Malagueña Tárrega
Continuing Your Growth as a Classical Guitarist
Larghetto Espressivo Carulli
Larghetto Espressivo
Prelude in G
Nocturne Mertz
Divertissement in C Giuliani
Divertissement in F
Divertissement in F Giuliani
Nocturne
Shifting Within a Position
Carulli Arpeggio Studies
Prelude in A
Prelude in A Minor
CHAPTER 5: THE LEFT HAND
Andante Aguado
Etude in C
Etude in C Sor
Technical Supplements
CHAPTER 8: LEFT-HAND MOBILITY
Barcarolle
Barcarolle Coste
La Paloma
La Paloma Yradier
Shifting Up and Down the Neck
Divertissement in C
Basic Position
Efficient Use of Hands
Allegretto
Allegretto Ferrer
Etude
Etude Cano
Chromatic Scales
Aria
Romanza Anonymous
Technical Supplements
CHAPTER 10: SLURS
The Classical Aesthetic
Making the Most of Your Practice Time
CHAPTER 3: READING MUSIC
The Staff
Ascending Slurs
Rhythm
Rondo Küffner
Divertimento
Divertimento Cano
CHAPTER 11: ORNAMENTS
CHAPTER 4: SITTING AND RIGHT-HAND POSITION
Sitting Position
Trill
Mordent
Valtz
Contact Point and Fingernails
Free Stroke
Rest Stroke
Playing with the Thumb
Alternating Fingers on a Single String
Valtz Aguado
Crossing Strings
Alternating and Crossing
Arpeggios
Ländler
Ländler Mertz
Andante
Introduction
CHAPTER 1: GETTING STARTED
Purchasing a Guitar
Moderato Carulli
Vals
Vals Ferrer
Parts of the Guitar
Identifying the Fingers
Tuning
CHAPTER 2: PRACTICE STRATEGIES
Prelude Molino
Andante Agitato
Andante Agitato Carulli
Thumb and Fingers Working Together
Greensleeves
Greensleeves Traditional
Maestoso
Tonal Colors
Rubato
Articulations
Vibrato
Maestoso Giuliani
Using Your New Musical Tools
Basic Right-Hand Position
Grace Notes
A Note for Crossover Players
Romanza
The Importance of a Good Teacher
Prelude