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Want to be a classical guitarist but never had a lesson?Want to be a classical guitarist, but never had a lesson? No problem — this hands-on guide teaches you all the fundamental techniques you need to play scales, melodies, and full-length pieces in the classical style. You get plenty of practice exercises to stretch your skills, selections from the classical repertoire, and a bonus audio CD that helps you play along with the music pieces from the book!Get acquainted with your guitar — familiarize yourself with the unique make-up and parts of a classical guitarStart making some music — play melodies on individual strings, move on to arpeggios, and get your fingers in shape with scalesRamp up your technique — play barres, slurs, and trills; handle harmonics; master right-hand tremolo; and venture up the neck to play in the higher positionsBuild your classical repertoire — from Renaissance and Baroque to Classical, Romantic, and Modern, play pieces from the major eras in classical musicPractice makes perfect — improve your performance with expert guidance through each exercise and piece in the bookOpen the book and find:Tips and techniques for playing beautiful piecesHow to read music notation and tablatureBasic finger and thumb strokesRight- and left-hand techniquesMusical examples, charts, and photosMusic pieces from the guitar greatsThe best ways to care for your guitarA step-by-step tutorial on changing your stringsBonus CD IncludesMore than 140 recorded performances of the exercises and pieces featured in the bookPieces performed using a count-off, allowing you to play along in time with the musicTuning notes to help you tune up your guitarNote: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
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Joseph "Joe" Chappelle is an American screenwriter, producer, and director of film and television. He is perhaps best known for directing horror films such as Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Phantoms, and Hellraiser IV: Bloodline, as well as critically acclaimed television programs such as The Wire, CSI: Miami, and Fringe.
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