for your message! I was also thinking that Frederick Noad's books would be good for me. I've only heard great things about this method. Thanks.jpryan wrote:I can recommend Fred Noad's books because I've used them and taught from them. I haven't used the Duncan method books so can't say anything for or against them. I can tell you all methods are certainly not equal.
for your message! That's another vote for the Noad Books. I was also thinking about the Sagreras method that's available for free on this site. I looked at it too, but I just can't seem to decide if I should just go with this free Sagreras method or pay for the Noad methods? Thanks again!BugDog wrote:I've used the Noad Book with good effect also. Don't over look the Sagreras method that you can download free from this site. It gets pretty good reviews too.
for your response! This is three votes for the Noad method. Thanks also for explaining the progress the Noad method makes.Luuttuaja wrote:I have liked Noad's book, but haven't tried Duncan so I can't say anything about that. Noad progresses in a reasonable pace and the excercises are musical enough to not get "bored to death". Perhaps the rather high amount of duo excercises would be better done if you had an access to a teacher or at least a guitar-playing friend. I have understood (by reading this forum) that the preferred left-hand fingering is not necessarily anymore same that they use in methods that are several decades old. (There are discussions here about the current "fourth finger approach" etc.)
again for the added suggestions on the Noad method books! I know there is the free Sagreras method available for free here and also I know of a classical guitarist that is offering a free method volume 1 on his website. I am just thinking if I should go with free methods or pay money for them. Although, you have been very helpful in explaining how Noad methods are better than the Sagreras method. Thanks again.Luuttuaja wrote:I guess Noad has some more guidance text in his book than Sagreras, regarding technical issues, interpretation, some "historical facts" etc. I like the way Noad explains things, not only putting progressive excercises one after another.
Noad's book doesn't feel rushed to me at all; there are copious examples for every concept illustrated. Where do you feel that it is rushed? I had zero sight reading experience when I studied from it.Joe de V wrote:I own and have used both author's volumes. Each one have some benefits over the other. The Noad volume is published under one single book. The Duncan Three volumes takes a better paced instructional approach. I believe that for a "never-before played guitar student" the Duncan volumes are a better choice. Why? It does not "rushes" thru a lesson to the next step. the "slow is fast" approach to teaching -
For players already familiar with the guitar and sight-reading I would say that the Noad volume will bring quicker results.
It is really a personal choice that should be based on the student background about guitar playing.