$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
Introduction
CHAPTER 1: GETTING STARTED
Purchasing a Guitar
The Importance of a Good Teacher
Romanza
Romanza Anonymous
Technical Supplements
CHAPTER 10: SLURS
CHAPTER 6: INTEGRATING READING SKILLS WITH RIGHT- AND LEFT-HAND TECHNIQUE
Ode to Joy
Ode to Joy Beethoven
La Chasse
La Chasse Coste
Tremolo
Descending Slurs
Two Short Pieces
Allegro Aguado
Rondo Küffner
Identifying the Fingers
Tuning
CHAPTER 2: PRACTICE STRATEGIES
A Note for Crossover Players
Etude in C
Dynamics
Greensleeves
Divertissement in C
Shifting Within a Position
Vals
Parts of the Guitar
Ascending Slurs
Nocturne Mertz
Etude in C Sor
Rest Stroke
Playing with the Thumb
Alternating Fingers on a Single String
Crossing Strings
Etude
Etude Cano
Aria
Aria Brescianello
CHAPTER 12: SPECIAL "TRICKS" AND TECHNIQUES
Pizzicato
Bartók Pizzicato
Golpe
Arpeggios
CHAPTER 5: THE LEFT HAND
Basic Position
Efficient Use of Hands
Song of the Toreador
Etude
Song of the Toreador Bizet
Asturias (Leyenda)
Asturias (Leyenda) Albéniz
Etude Carcassi
Technical Supplements
CHAPTER 13: MUSICAL CONSIDERATIONS
Chromatic Scales
Harmonics
The Classical Aesthetic
Divertimento
Sitting Position
Basic Right-Hand Position
Contact Point and Fingernails
Andante
Andante Aguado
Allegretto
Free Stroke
Allegretto Ferrer
Divertimento Cano
CHAPTER 11: ORNAMENTS
Grace Notes
Trill
Making the Most of Your Practice Time
CHAPTER 3: READING MUSIC
The Staff
Reading Pitches
CHAPTER 4: SITTING AND RIGHT-HAND POSITION
Ländler Mertz
Tonal Colors
Rubato
Articulations
Vibrato
Etude in C Sor
Etude in C Minor
Etude in C Minor Sor
Etude in A Minor
Technical Supplements
CHAPTER 7: PLAYING MORE THAN ONE NOTE AT A TIME
Multiple Fingers Working Together
Thumb and Fingers Working Together
Barcarolle
Barcarolle Coste
La Paloma
La Paloma Yradier
Greensleeves Traditional
Maestoso
Maestoso Giuliani
Etude in C
Divertissement in C Giuliani
Divertissement in F
Divertissement in F Giuliani
Nocturne
Vals Tárrega
Malagueña
Malagueña Tárrega
Continuing Your Growth as a Classical Guitarist
Carulli Arpeggio Studies
Prelude in A
Prelude in A Minor
Prelude in G
Prelude in E
CHAPTER 9: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
Sicilienne
Sicilienne Carulli
Larghetto Espressivo
Larghetto Espressivo Carulli
Moderato
Moderato Carulli
Vals
Valtz
Valtz Aguado
Ländler
The Logic of the Fingerboard
Keys and Key Signatures
Rhythm
Accidentals and Enharmonic Equivalents
Mordent
Alternating and Crossing
Technical Supplements
Vals Ferrer
Prelude
Prelude Molino
Andante Agitato
About the Author
Andante Agitato Carulli
Technical Supplements
CHAPTER 8: LEFT-HAND MOBILITY
Shifting Up and Down the Neck
Two Pieces by Tárrega
Lágrima
Adelita
Etude in A Minor Aguado
Using Your New Musical Tools