David Braid Play Classical Guitar

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Play Classical Guitar

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From playing the classical guitar, to buying one, to simply enjoying its unique beauty, repertoire and heritage, this colorful all-in-one primer reveals the riches of one of history’s finest stringed instruments. It presents more than 90 exercises composed by the author that clarify techniques and concepts, as well as transcriptions of essential classical guitar repertoire. Fully illustrated with diagrams and charts, this book for beginning to advanced players covers reading music notation, theory, key signatures, musical terms, memorization, chords, arpeggios, melody, advanced techniques, playing by ear, general musicianship, and improvisation. Includes a color showcase of the finest models, players and composers; an historical overview of the classical guitar; and a companion CD that allows players to hear exactly how the exercises in the book should sound. Hardcover, spiral-bound.

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David Braid is a graduate of London's Royal College of Music with a Master's Degree in Composition. He currently teaches classical guitar, and composes and performs contemporary classical music around the world. Also a music journalist, Braid served as consultant on contemporary music for the Encyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century, and has contributed articles to publications including the Tree of Knowledge Partwork and The Great Composers CD-ROM. He is the winner of the John Longmire Prize for Composition and the Chameleon Composers' Group Prize, both in London, and the Composition Prize for Youth Orchestra in Spain.

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