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