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A Modern Approach to Classical Guitar: Book 1 - Book Only (HL00695114) Paperback – November 1, 1996
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The book comes with a CD that contains some of the songs in the book, so that one can play duets, accompanied by the CD. This is a nice touch, since it teaches you to play along and to interact (something usually lacking when teaching oneself). Parts 2 and 3 of this book are also accompanied by a matching "repertoire" book, with lovely music to play for practice and fun.
Also, if you use this book in conjunction with a qualified teacher, you WILL learn to play classical guitar!
The songs are arranged with a number of student/teacher duets which sound quite pleasant. If you don't have a teacher, the CDs contain the teacher part. Sadly, the CDs are a direct transfer of the original deteriorated recordings from decades past. The recorded teacher's parts of the duets are not only off pitch, but the pitch error changes from one song to the next. So, if you tune to one song, your guitar will sound out-of-tune when you get to the next song. Sometimes the pitch changes during a song, and there is quite a lot of distracting wow and flutter - a term for an old audio problem that you may never have experienced unless you grew up with record players.
The books are a fun way to learn, but you need frequent contact with a more advanced duet partner, and some supplementary material will be needed to help you through those giant leaps.
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1 star to Amazon, not the book! I'm looking for the 1st edition of this method, which is exactly what appears in the picture of the cover, as well as when you click "look... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Maxim Anisimov
this book was not what I wanted, plain and simple. it also arrived a few hours short after
my guitar lessons.
This book is very informative and easy to follow. Bought this without input from anyone, I am glad I did.Published on March 12, 2013 by Kiowa Bill
love it this book is very helpful and came very speedily to my house and i loveit so so so muchPublished on March 7, 2013 by marcia martin