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FJH Music Way To Play:Classical Guitar: ContemporaryConcepts 1


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Playthe classicalguitar and knowwhat it is liketo perform musicin its entirety,not only a soloor a chord progression.Play the melody,harmony, and bassall at the sametime!

The guitar hascome a long waysince its earlybeginnings inWestern Europewith music bycomposers suchas Fernando Sor,Matteo Carcassi,and Mauro Giuliani.As the audiencebroadened, thanksin part to thepopularity ofguitarists likeAndrésSegovia (and laterJulian Bream,Oscar Ghiglia,
and John Williams),so too did therepertoire andrange of influences.Modern classicalguitar performancesmay now featuremusic from a widevariety of stylesand genres includingflamenco, jazz,folk, and evenrock. Researchthe referencesmade in this bookto other contemporaryguitarists/composers:Tommy Emmanuel,Paco de Lucia,Eduardo Sainzde la Maza, andJoe Satriani.Listen to thewonderful musicof other contemporaryclassical guitaristsas well: AntigoniGoni, JohannesMöller, MattPalmer, AndrewYork, and manymore.

This book leadsthe way for theintermediate classical guitarist to advancetheir skill level,showing them theway by developingnew techniques,enabling themto play the excitingclassical musicof their time.

Each of the ninepieces is meantto introduce theintermediate levelguitarist to avariety of techniques,compositionalideas, and musicalinfluences. Preparefor each pieceby reading thetext and practicingany accompanyingexamples in the “About theMusic” section.Use the Free DownloadableRecordings asa reference toensure that youare capturingthe right feeland expression.

You will seetwo icons throughoutthis book. Theyprovide tips andideas to get themost from whatyou are learning.They say whatthe notes andwords on the pagedo not say, whatthe authors wouldsay if they werethere with you!


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