The 2nd book introduces more challenging repertoire and there is quite a nice choice of pieces.Soundmac wrote:Solo Guitar Playing was my first guitar book. I took lessons at the local music school with the book (without CD's, in 1976 no one knew about CD's )
I still think it is a great book, though I must admit I lost my copy longtime ago when relocating from one place to another.
I still play the pieces which I recall were at the end of the book (Lagrima etc).
Should I buy part 2? Never looked at it.....
Hello Steve,Steve Kutzer wrote:Since I'm quite likely to take a finger off with any power tool, I'd like to point out that the same place that can put on a spiral binding (Staples, etc.) has a machine that'll slice your glue binding off, too.
I've spiral bound almost all of my music books. I'm coming around to the 3 hole punch idea, though. That way you can see the title on the side of your notebook. Staples can also drill 3 holes nicely.
Great question. In retrospect, a better clearer explanation of posture, hand, wrist, finger,arm etc position and examples. 30 years ago CDs weren't an option but as Steve has outlined, there are now many new tech methods available. Actually, I think simply providing an access code/registration to a Web site with the purchase would be the best way.Guitarshreda wrote:I think the next logical step to this inquiry (at least for me) of the Noad text is what would you like to see in this method (or other methods if there's a cross over from a bunch of books) that doesn't appear.
This has been something that I was thinking about. Sort of like a companion DVD, that doesn't per say teach things (like the Kanengiser or Tennant DVDs), but rather gives you a live representation of what posture should be, the execution of technique and such.Steve Kutzer wrote:Something I'd like to see is a DVD with many camera angles on the teacher/player.
This is true, but I think this goes to the idea that method books are supposed to be used WITH a teacher, even if they are designed for the self-taught student. In my opinion anything out there now, doesn't provide enough information for a student to develop. Sure anyone can read notes, but when it comes to problems, technique questions, areas of interpretation beginning methods lack in all these areas. But definitely some kind of appendix, where things are explained fully, having sections for 'problem solving' even for a student who's working on something at home for a lesson in a week could use that. BUT I think that perhaps the reason why this isn't done is because these ideas are a part of teacher's style rather then set in stone ways of doing things. My way of problem solving is probably different then other teachers, so its hard to have a section like that in a method and have it useful with another teacher and another style.arby wrote:Also, something most methods lack is any kind of a troubleshooting or problem solving section, such as common problems and how to avoid or solve them.
Thats nice to see, seeing as how the version of that method that I have is like the 'normal' Mel Bay method, but now you use fingers. I'm definitely interested in seeing this.John_in_CT wrote:Stanley Yates has just re-written the Mel Bay Classical Guitar Method, and I expect this to be exceptional.
If an author leaves out his method of problem solving because it may differ from some teacher that may use his book, then what is the point of writing the book. It would just be another book of graded exercises and studies, already plenty of those.Guitarshreda wrote:.... BUT I think that perhaps the reason why this isn't done is because these ideas are a part of teacher's style rather then set in stone ways of doing things. My way of problem solving is probably different then other teachers, so its hard to have a section like that in a method and have it useful with another teacher and another style.arby wrote:Also, something most methods lack is any kind of a troubleshooting or problem solving section, such as common problems and how to avoid or solve them.