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suvius

Books on Studies and Instruction for Classical Guitar

Post by suvius » Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:15 am

This is an on going collection of books that I have been compiling for my own reference and I thought I might as well post it here. It by no means attempts to contain all the books available but merely is a list of books that were of interest to me while browsing this forum and the internet. Cheers!

Books on Studies and Instruction for the Classical Guitar
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Andres Segovia
Diatonic Major and Minor Scales
Slur Exercises and Chromatic Octaves
Fernando Sor: Twenty Studies For The Guitar
Isaac Albeniz: Segovia-Albeniz Transcriptions
Federico Moreno Torroba: Sonatina
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 - Aria

Aaron Shearer
Learning the Classic Guitar, Volume 1
Learning the Classic Guitar, Volume 2
Learning the Classic Guitar, Volume 3
Classic Guitar Technique, First Supplement (Slur, Ornament and Reach Development Exercises)
Basic Elements of Music Theory for The Guitar: Supplement 2: Classic Guitar Technique
Classic Guitar Technique Third Supplement

Brian Jeffery
Fernando Sor:The Complete Studies, Lessons, and Exercises for guitar
Complete Guitar Works of Dionisio Aguado, Volume 1
Complete Guitar Works of Dionisio Aguado, Volume 2

Charles Duncan
The Art of Classical Guitar Playing

Chanterelle Verlag
Francisco Tarrega - Collected Guitar Works Volume 1
Francisco Tarrega - Collected Guitar Works Volume 2
Abel Carlevaro: Introduccion Y Capricho Guitar Solo
Abel Carlevaro: Microestudios for Guitar Vol. 4 Nos 16-20 - BOOK

Christopher Parkening
The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method, Volume 1
The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method, Volume 2
Parkening & the Guitar - Music of Two Centuries, Vol. II

David Grimes
Complete Giuliani Studies
Complete Sor Studies for Guitar

David Tanenbaum
Leo Brouwer's 20 Estudios Sencillos
Matteo Carcassi: The Essential Studies
Fernando Sor: 20 Studies

Emilio Pujol
Guitar School: Based on the Principles of Francisco Tarrega (Book One)
Guitar School: Based on the Principles of Francisco Tarrega (Book Two)
Guitar School: Based on the Principles of Francisco Tarrega (Book Three)

Frank Koonce
The Solo Lute Works (second edition)

Frederick Harris Music
Guitar Series, 3rd edition - Introductory
Guitar Series, 3rd edition - Level 1
Guitar Series, 3rd edition - Level 2
Guitar Series, 3rd edition - Level 3
Guitar Series, 3rd edition - Level 4
Guitar Series, 3rd edition - Level 5
Guitar Series, 3rd edition - Level 6
Guitar Series, 3rd edition - Level 7
Guitar Series, 3rd Edition - Level 8
Guitar Series, 3rd edition - Guitar Technique
Guitar Syllabus, 3rd edition

Frederick Noad
Solo Guitar Playing/Book 1 with CD (Classical Guitar)
Solo Guitar Playing, Vol. 2 (Classical Guitar) (Classical Guitar)
Solo Guitar Playing, Bk. 1
Solo Guitar Playing: Bk 2 (with CD)
First Book for the Guitar - Part 1
First Book for the Guitar - Part 2
First Book for the Guitar - Part 3
First Book for the Guitar (Complete Text)
Classical Guitar Treasury: Duets & Ensembles
The Renaissance Guitar (Frederick Noad Guitar Anthology)
The Romantic Guitar (Frederick Noad Guitar Anthology)
The Baroque Guitar (Frederick Noad Guitar Anthology)
The Classical Guitar (Frederick Noad Guitar Anthology)
Playing the Guitar: A Self-Instruction Guide to Technique and Theory
The Guitar Songbook - 72 Songs and Melodies in Solo and Duet Arrangements Transcribed Especially for the Guitar
100 Graded Classical Guitar Studies (Classical Guitar)
Villa-Lobos Solo Guitar

Harvey Vinson
World's Favorite Solos for Classic Guitar

Jerry Williard
The Library of Guitar Classics

John Duarte
Melody and Harmony for Guitarists

Julio S. Sagreras
First Lessons For Guitar, Volume 1
Guitar Lessons: (Books 1-3) Edition Guitar Heritage
Guitar Lessons: Advanced Technique (Books 4-6) Edition Guitar Heritage

Lance Bosman
Harmony for the Guitar

Leo Brouwer
Etudes Simples - Volume 1
Etudes Simples - Volume 2: Nos. 6-10 (Guitar)
Etudes Simples - Volume 3: Nos. 11-15
Etudes Simples - Volume 4: Nos. 16-20
Un Dia De Noviembre
El Decameron Negro

Mauro Giuliani
120 Right-Hand Studies - OP. 1a

Matteo Carcassi
Complete Carcassi Method
25 Melodious and Progressive Studies - OP. 60

Mel Bay Music
Classic Guitar Method Volume 1
Complete Method for Classic Guitar
Young Beginner's First Repertoire for Classic Guitar
The Complete Laurindo Almeida Anthology of Guitar Solos
The Complete Carcassi Guitar Method
Isaac Albeniz: 26 Pieces Arranged for Guitar
Guitarist's Cornerstones for Development of Technique & Sound

Scott Tennant
Pumping Nylon (Book+DVD)
Pumping Nylon: Easy to Early Intermediate
Pumping Nylon: Intermediate to Advanced Repertoire
Basic Classical Guitar Method, Book 1 (Book+DVD)
Basic Classical Guitar Method, Book 2 (Book+CD)

Vladimir Bobri
The Segovia Technique

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Ted O'Farrell
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Post by Ted O'Farrell » Sat Jul 15, 2006 3:43 pm

Thanks for the list. What do you think about the Susuki method?

Ted :)

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Post by slidika » Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:12 pm

IMHO, Suzuki method for CG seems somewhat of an odd fit. I think it is better to learn to read music as soon as possible. Suzuki method is good in that it certainly provides a lot of ear-training that may otherwise be missed, and thereby facilitates 'jamming' with others. But (in my limited experience) I have not heard of any 'jamming' done with CG.

Just my opinion.
Whenever I am not ready for my music lesson, I call it 'facing the music'.

supermaqp

Post by supermaqp » Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:58 pm

Thanks For the great List, I can Add only 1 which is Vol 3 and 4 of the Complete Works for Guitar of Dionisio Aguado, It's a very old book, I have found only one copy and it wasn't even a original book, yet still it has a lot exercises, music theory and techniques for the guitar, It must have neaerly 120 pag more or less.

Thanks again for the great list, It's Fantastic

mpferreira

Post by mpferreira » Sun Dec 24, 2006 1:26 am

I would suggest the addition of

- Gerald Garcia. 25 Etudes Esquisses, published by Mel Bay. Contemporary fun work about the level of Carcassi op. 60. Recorded by John Holmquist for Naxos (8.553419)

- Modern Times, a graded (I-VII) series edited by Robert Brightmore for the European Guitar Teachers Association (EGTA) and published by Chanterelle. Contains contemporary original works in a lot of different styles.

widdly

Post by widdly » Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:17 am

Great List. Another one I found very useful and pretty unique...

Ralph Towner - Improvisation and performance techniques for classical guitar

It has lot's of stuff not really covered elsewhere.

alankroeger

Post by alankroeger » Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:23 pm

widdly wrote:Great List. Another one I found very useful and pretty Ralph Towner - Improvisation and performance techniques for classical guitar
Thanks I didn't realize that one was out there I am definitely an old fan of his from way back when :wink:

I don't have that many books on the big list but I have a few...

Muckdogzen

Post by Muckdogzen » Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:46 am

tedguitar wrote:Thanks for the list. What do you think about the Susuki method?

Ted :)
The Susuki method is one of the best ways to start. It dosen't put the cart before the horse. It is designed for young children aided by a parent for the first year or so but is has been modifyied for adults. If you want some insight on music learning theory look up Edwin Gordon. His " "Learning Sequences in Music: skill, content, and patterns" is a good book for its over view. It has melodic and rythmic patterns in the order that we learn them from childhood. His break down of rythmic patterns and how they are applied to all kinds of music is brilliant in its understanding of none metered concepts. He is very much a purist on ; if you can't hear it clearly in your head your not going to be able to play it clearly. This is nothing new. But the Susuki method is based on developing a solid path to palying music by learning to hear the music in your head before you learn to play it on an instrument, and then learn to write and read it. This not only makes it faster and easier to learn a peice but increases the pleasure of performing it.

Jam on, Dave

miguel de maria

Post by miguel de maria » Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:36 pm

Anthony Glise's Guitar Pedagogy is essential, as well.

harpoe

Re: Books on Studies and Instruction for Classical Guitar

Post by harpoe » Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:17 pm

Dionisio Aguado's "New Guitar Method" could be added to your quite extensive list. Segovia has performed some of the lessons in this book on his CD (Segovia Collection Vol III), and they are beautiful.
suvius wrote:This is an on going collection of books that I have been compiling for my own reference and I thought I might as well post it here. It by no means attempts to contain all the books available but merely is a list of books that were of interest to me while browsing this forum and the internet. Cheers!

Books on Studies and Instruction for the Classical Guitar

Andres Segovia
Diatonic Major and Minor Scales
Slur Exercises and Chromatic Octaves
Fernando Sor: Twenty Studies For The Guitar
Isaac Albeniz: Segovia-Albeniz Transcriptions
Federico Moreno Torroba: Sonatina
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 - Aria

Aaron Shearer
Learning the Classic Guitar, Volume 1
Learning the Classic Guitar, Volume 2
Learning the Classic Guitar, Volume 3
Classic Guitar Technique, First Supplement (Slur, Ornament and Reach Development Exercises)
Basic Elements of Music Theory for The Guitar: Supplement 2: Classic Guitar Technique
Classic Guitar Technique Third Supplement

Brian Jeffery
Fernando Sor:The Complete Studies, Lessons, and Exercises for guitar
Complete Guitar Works of Dionisio Aguado, Volume 1
Complete Guitar Works of Dionisio Aguado, Volume 2

Charles Duncan
The Art of Classical Guitar Playing

Chanterelle Verlag
Francisco Tarrega - Collected Guitar Works Volume 1
Francisco Tarrega - Collected Guitar Works Volume 2
Abel Carlevaro: Introduccion Y Capricho Guitar Solo
Abel Carlevaro: Microestudios for Guitar Vol. 4 Nos 16-20 - BOOK

Christopher Parkening
The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method, Volume 1
The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method, Volume 2
Parkening & the Guitar - Music of Two Centuries, Vol. II

David Grimes
Complete Giuliani Studies
Complete Sor Studies for Guitar

David Tanenbaum
Leo Brouwer's 20 Estudios Sencillos
Matteo Carcassi: The Essential Studies
Fernando Sor: 20 Studies

Emilio Pujol
Guitar School: Based on the Principles of Francisco Tarrega (Book One)
Guitar School: Based on the Principles of Francisco Tarrega (Book Two)
Guitar School: Based on the Principles of Francisco Tarrega (Book Three)

Frank Koonce
The Solo Lute Works (second edition)

Frederick Harris Music
Guitar Series, 3rd edition - Introductory
Guitar Series, 3rd edition - Level 1
Guitar Series, 3rd edition - Level 2
Guitar Series, 3rd edition - Level 3
Guitar Series, 3rd edition - Level 4
Guitar Series, 3rd edition - Level 5
Guitar Series, 3rd edition - Level 6
Guitar Series, 3rd edition - Level 7
Guitar Series, 3rd Edition - Level 8
Guitar Series, 3rd edition - Guitar Technique
Guitar Syllabus, 3rd edition

Frederick Noad
Solo Guitar Playing/Book 1 with CD (Classical Guitar)
Solo Guitar Playing, Vol. 2 (Classical Guitar) (Classical Guitar)
Solo Guitar Playing, Bk. 1
Solo Guitar Playing: Bk 2 (with CD)
First Book for the Guitar - Part 1
First Book for the Guitar - Part 2
First Book for the Guitar - Part 3
First Book for the Guitar (Complete Text)
Classical Guitar Treasury: Duets & Ensembles
The Renaissance Guitar (Frederick Noad Guitar Anthology)
The Romantic Guitar (Frederick Noad Guitar Anthology)
The Baroque Guitar (Frederick Noad Guitar Anthology)
The Classical Guitar (Frederick Noad Guitar Anthology)
Playing the Guitar: A Self-Instruction Guide to Technique and Theory
The Guitar Songbook - 72 Songs and Melodies in Solo and Duet Arrangements Transcribed Especially for the Guitar
100 Graded Classical Guitar Studies (Classical Guitar)
Villa-Lobos Solo Guitar

Harvey Vinson
World's Favorite Solos for Classic Guitar

Jerry Williard
The Library of Guitar Classics

John Duarte
Melody and Harmony for Guitarists

Julio S. Sagreras
First Lessons For Guitar, Volume 1
Guitar Lessons: (Books 1-3) Edition Guitar Heritage
Guitar Lessons: Advanced Technique (Books 4-6) Edition Guitar Heritage

Lance Bosman
Harmony for the Guitar

Leo Brouwer
Etudes Simples - Volume 1
Etudes Simples - Volume 2: Nos. 6-10 (Guitar)
Etudes Simples - Volume 3: Nos. 11-15
Etudes Simples - Volume 4: Nos. 16-20
Un Dia De Noviembre
El Decameron Negro

Mauro Giuliani
120 Right-Hand Studies - OP. 1a

Matteo Carcassi
Complete Carcassi Method
25 Melodious and Progressive Studies - OP. 60

Mel Bay Music
Classic Guitar Method Volume 1
Complete Method for Classic Guitar
Young Beginner's First Repertoire for Classic Guitar
The Complete Laurindo Almeida Anthology of Guitar Solos
The Complete Carcassi Guitar Method
Isaac Albeniz: 26 Pieces Arranged for Guitar
Guitarist's Cornerstones for Development of Technique & Sound

Scott Tennant
Pumping Nylon (Book+DVD)
Pumping Nylon: Easy to Early Intermediate
Pumping Nylon: Intermediate to Advanced Repertoire
Basic Classical Guitar Method, Book 1 (Book+DVD)
Basic Classical Guitar Method, Book 2 (Book+CD)

Vladimir Bobri
The Segovia Technique

clsgtr

Tremolo Study Book

Post by clsgtr » Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:13 pm

I have purchased some of the books listed and found them to be very good--thanks! Also, I am wondering if someone could recommend a good book for tremolo technique. Thanks in advance for the advice.

easyclassical

Post by easyclassical » Thu May 24, 2007 4:45 pm

This is an overwhelming list; where would you start? Which one?

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Post by slidika » Sat May 26, 2007 5:51 pm

Ioannis Anastassakis is coming out sometime soon with a book about the tremolo technique. I have a couple of his books (they are pretty good), so I plan to get it when it becomes available.
Whenever I am not ready for my music lesson, I call it 'facing the music'.

quy1977

Post by quy1977 » Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:02 am

thanks for your list. I will try find them to practise

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Post by nader » Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:54 pm

Hi suvius,
you arrange the collection very well, they will be a good reference.
But If someone can gives some ifnormation about each single book, they will be terrific.

Good job. :okok:
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