Cracknell, Debbie: Enjoy Playing the Guitar: Tutor Book 1 (Book & CD)

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Enjoy Playing the Guitar: Tutor Book 1 (Book & CD)

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Subtitle: First steps in playing classical guitar

Department: Tutor Methods - Guitar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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This revised edition of Enjoy Playing Guitar: Tutor Book 1 is the ultimate resource for all beginner guitarists. It introduces the basics of classical guitar playing and musical concepts through an approach that is clear, progressive, and carefully paced. It includes tailored solos, duets, and trios in a range of styles, and it develops musicianship through activities in improvisation, playing by ear, and the art of accompanying. To consolidate learning, there are helpful reminders and quizzes covering musical knowledge, plus a CD with over 70 play-along tracks. Encouraging self-directed learning outside as well as during lessons, this is the perfect book for today's aspiring player.

- accommodates one-to-one or group teaching
- over 70 pieces in a range of styles, including originals plus arrangements of well-known tunes
- supporting creative activities covering improvisation, playing by ear, and accompanying using basic chords and ostinatos
- detailed illustrations showing best posture and hand/finger positions
- CD of play-alongs for school performance or practising at home

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The basics Parts of the guitar Sitting position Right-hand position Left-hand position The rest stroke Strings and frets The first string 4/4 time Two-Note Hop Two-Note Jump March A Stroll Jogging Counting: Crotchets and minims Conversation 3/4 time Waltz The second string Bees and Cees I. C. A. B. Bees and Dees Solo Copycat Echo Counting rests Tunes using the first two strings Slow Train Go, tell Aunt Nancy Two into One Indigo Blues Counting: Dotted minims and semibreves Little Bird Jingle Bells Old Time Minuet The third string Yankee Doodle Au Clair de la Lune Good King Wenceslas; Dance The open bass strings The Low Down The Russian Girl (duet) Barcarolle Open bass strings plus treble notes Thumb, Finger, Finger Serenade Inca Dawn Summary of all the open strings Introducing quavers Happy Birthday London's Burning; Frère Jacques Oh Sinner Man! A March for Two Guitars Home on the Range The Tie Summer Waltz The free stroke The right-hand fingers Open-string exercises Free-stroke tunes using fingered notes Vals Triste Theme and Variation Introducing F sharp G Major Scale Scale Study (Meet) the Flintstones El Coqui (The Tree-Frog) The Key Signature Andante in G Waltz (F. Carulli) Fourth-string notes Camelot A Blues Duet 6/4 time The Natural The Ash Grove Shalom Chaverim Dreaming Introducing G sharp Invention Study in A Minor Pony Trek The Cossacks Malagueña Dotted rhythms Auld Lang Syne The First Nowell The Lutenist 6/8 time Row, row, row your boat Irish Jig Country Jig Introducing C sharp and B flat Manhattan Nights Oasis Cowboy Blues Turkish Dance Fifth-string notes Song of the Volga Boatmen The Wasp C Major Scale Silent Night Playing thumb and fingers together The Russian Girl (solo) Summer is Icumen in Pastoral Sixth-string notes Siesta More work on bass notes E minor Pentatonic Scale The Condor More playing in two parts/voices Three in One Two's Company The Coventry Carol Andante in C Another (bass) F sharp and C sharp Greensleeves Match of the Day