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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on December 28, 2007
This a very complete book, which is its strength, and the reason I bought it. The whole of Carcassi's method is here, and then some! But, the pages feel crowded and busy, making things difficult for a marginal music reader like me. I get lost. Also, I much prefer a spiral binding like the Mel Bay series. This one is not happy when open on the music stand! Still, it may be the best and most complete reference for Carcassi's method that is readily available.
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on April 20, 2014
Still the best method for anyone serious about playing guitar regardless of style. Not for beginners, and music reading is required. After decades of playing - I am a pro - this book has improved my technique greatly after just a few months, both right and left hand. While written for classical guitar, I see no reason it can't be used with steel string as well. It has also improved my electric bass technique, my first instrument. Oddly enough I notice the difference mostly on fretless. Highly recommended.
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on October 12, 2013
A fantastic course of graduated exercises that will develop your ability to play the classical guitar. It does take self discipline and the ability to read between the lines and has you playing delightful music while you are learning the rudiments .It serves it out in managable doses that you will be able to play relatively quickly. So you are rewarded as you practice.
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on June 9, 2015
Great book, minus some of the right hand fingerings. I wish they still published this without everyone else's revisions! Get this version if you can.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 27, 2012
There are only five books that an aspiring classical guitarist need to get.
-The first two are Frederick Noad's "Solo guitar playing books one and two".
-Books three and four are Matteo Carcassi's
"Classical guitar method and 25 Melodious and Progressive Studies for Guitar, Op. 60" (These two should be the Carl Fisher editions only).
-The last book that a serious classical guitar player should get is Andres Segovia's "Diatonic Major and Minor Scales".
From there on the rest of the sheet music would be performace pieces because after completing these you would be a complete guitarist as far as books are concerned (Ofcourse everyone needs the help of a guitar teacher; unless you are Andres Segovia who was self taught).
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on March 7, 2015
Great book. Truly broken down to bone method. Very much classic approach to guitar. Great fundamental Lessions.
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on June 3, 2015
It covers basic fundamentals classical guitar been looking for it for years again thanks for having it Fred
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 15, 2010
This is a basic how to book of classical technique. I am using it to polish up my finger style for jazz. It is a basic method that takes you from beginner to fairly accomplished.
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8 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on March 8, 2007
If you're looking for a lot of exercises to compliment your classical guitar playing, buy this book. I used to practice the exercises in this instructional guide, but I soon realized learing to play Fernando Sor's twenty solos will get you to a desired level of practice. In fact, if you can find it, the Carulli Metodo Completo de Guitarra will help you along, as well -- but what I'm trying to say is playing and practicing songs instead of exercises will get you to a desired level of sophistication. I'd rather have a lot of new songs under my belt than a lot of exercises. Go ahead and get yourself the Worlds Favorite Solos for Classic Guitar by Ashley Publications, Inc. #43. I'm sure after completing this book, you will be a master of the guitar. After fooling around with this book, try numbers 56, 81, 108, 123, 124, and 125. If you can complete the next six books, I guarantee you will be a master of your instrument. Trust me -- study the songs. Don't spend too much time on exercises unless you're really bored. If you're that bored, check out Eliot Fisk. He has a wealth of material to study (songs by Bach and Mozart). Good luck!!!
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on February 6, 2007
This is one of the best books outhere to learn how to play clssical guitar. BUY IT!
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