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Old 09-23-2018, 08:06 PM
YasunBey13 YasunBey13 is offline
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Default Best Book for Classical playing and Music Reading

I'm in need of a good classical book that has musical notations. Also will help me better with sight reading and good exercises for beginner - intermediate levels. Please
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Old 09-24-2018, 12:11 AM
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For learning to read, Aaron Shearer's 'Guitar Note Speller' is good, assuming
it's still in print. As a general introduction to CG, Frederick Noad's 'Solo Guitar
Playing, Book 1' is worth looking at, though there may be something newer that's better; maybe Stanley Yates's series.
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Old 09-24-2018, 12:27 AM
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Christopher Parkening Book 1

https://www.amazon.com/Christopher-P...pher+parkening
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Old 09-24-2018, 03:06 PM
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Default Julio Sagreras

Together with an instructor's guidance, I'm getting personal satisfaction from books by Julio Sagreras. (Here's a non-Amazon link to the book I'm using: https://www.stringsbymail.com/guitar...gh-3-1101.html.) I'm actually surprised that Sagreras is so seldom mentioned on AGF.

As a bonus, this guitarist, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDR3...C7320C&index=1, plays every lesson in order. I've found the videos allow me to get the gist of a lesson before attacking the music itself.
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Old 09-24-2018, 07:45 PM
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For learning to read, Aaron Shearer's 'Guitar Note Speller' is good, assuming
it's still in print. As a general introduction to CG, Frederick Noad's 'Solo Guitar
Playing, Book 1' is worth looking at, though there may be something newer that's better; maybe Stanley Yates's series.
I'll 2nd the Noad vote.

I also have a couple of books from author Lawrence "Lare" McDonald, "The Conservatory Tutor" that I like. I think I learned of him over on the Delcamp forum. He has his own website, where I ordered his stuff.

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Old 09-24-2018, 08:59 PM
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For playing, Iím using Stanley Yatesí technique books. Iím a fan of the newer technique being taught by more modern teachers like him who seem concerned about ergonomics and hand health. The Larry MacDonald book is similiar. The Noad book is not.

For repertoire, Iím using the Stanley Yates repertoire books from Mel Bay and the new RCM Guitar Series. I also have the Sagreras and Parkening books mentioned above, and there is a lot of music in them.

If you just want instruction on reading music and a lot of easy pieces to practice reading, I think the old Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method is hard to beat. Itís begins super easy, and it gives you a lot of pieces and exercises with clear instruction.

There is also a lifetimeís worth of free sheet music at the Delcamp classical guitar forum. My own reading has improved a lot the last six months, and I attribute it to playing tons of easy pieces - always reading new material.
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Old 09-25-2018, 07:33 AM
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I'm in need of a good classical book that has musical notations. Also will help me better with sight reading and good exercises for beginner - intermediate levels. Please
A Good teacher can never be replaced by books.
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