Classic Guitar Technique, Volume 1 (Third Edition)

Classic Guitar Technique, Volume 1 (Third Edition)

By Aaron Shearer and Thomas Kikta Guitar Book & Online Audio Item: 00-45293
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Aaron Shearer's Classic Guitar Technique has long been the core method used by generations of classic guitarists. Alfred Music is proud to present the third edition, and first major revision, of Volume 1 of this benchmark work. Completely re-edited and updated in collaboration with Thomas Kikta (one of Aaron's former students and the head of Duquesne University's Classic Guitar Department), the third edition maintains the character and appeal of the original book while providing new critical insights into core techniques that had not been addressed in previous editions. Also, for the first time, companion online audio recordings are included with the book, providing demonstrations, play-along tracks, and duet opportunities to ensure students correctly emulate the tone and feel of the music.

Sample Pages


Working with a Qualified Teacher
About the Guitar
The Types of Guitar
Choosing a Guitar Type
The Playing Condition of a Guitar
Care of the Guitar
Tuning the Guitar
How Music Is Written
The Elements of Notation
Holding the Guitar
The Footstand
The A-Frame
The Shearer Classic Guitar Strap
The Right Hand
Names of the Right Hand Fingers
Placing the Right Hand
Rest Stroke and Free Stroke
Initial Care of the Right Hand Nails
Care of the Left Hand Nails
Rest Stroke Movement of the Right Hand Fingers
Recommended Procedure for Practice
Stopping the Strings at the End of a Piece
The Open 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Strings
Movement of the Right Hand Thumb
Free Stroke with the Thumb
The Open 4th, 5th, and 6th Strings
The Dotted Half Note
Combining Thumb and Fingers
Exercises for Alternation
The Left Hand
Identifying the Left Hand Fingers
Notes on the E, or 1st, String
Notes on the B, or 2nd, String
String Crossing
Music in Two Parts: Alternation of Fingers with the Thumb in the Bass
The Tie
Notes on the G, or 3rd, String
Care and Use of the Right Hand Nails
Half Steps and Whole Steps
The Eighth Note
Free Stroke with the Fingers
Placing the Hand for Free Stroke
Alternation with Fingers in Free Stroke
Free Stroke on Adjacent Strings
Alternation Between the Thumb and Fingers
Half Steps on the G (3rd) String
Sympathetic Motion
Arpeggios Using Sympathetic Motion
Notes on the D, or 4th, String
Half Steps on the D (4th) String
Notes on the A, or 5th, String
Notes on the E, or 6th, String
The Right Hand in Long Scales
Two Notes Played Together
Half Steps on the A (5th) and E (6th) Strings
Three Notes Played Together
Suggestions for Most Beneficial Practice
Pivot Fingers and Guide Fingers
General Use of the Two Different Stroke Types
Rest Stroke with the Thumb
Free Stroke with the Thumb and Fingers
Four Notes Played Together
Using Rest Stroke and Free Stroke to Emphasize Melody
Music of the Masters
Ferdinand Carulli
Waltz and Three Variations
Fernando Sor
Andante I
Andante II
Allegretto I
Allegretto II
Mauro Giuliani
Dionisio Aguado
Accompaniments for Exercises
Using the Companion Audio

Additional Information

Series: Shearer Series
Author: Aaron Shearer, Thomas Kikta
Instrument: Guitar
Format: Book & Online Audio
Page Count: 120
Item Number: 00-45293
ISBN 10: 1-4706-3376-0
ISBN 13: 978-1-4706-3376-9
UPC: 038081520230

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