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The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method - Volume 1. (The Art and Technique of the Classical Guitar). For Guitar. Hal Leonard Guitar Method. Instructional. Method book. Standard guitar notation, instructional photos, instructional text and introductory text. 112 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.695228).
ISBN 0793585201. With standard guitar notation, instructional photos, instructional text and introductory text. Instructional. 8.5x11 inches.
This premier method for the beginning classical guitarist, by one of the world's pre-eminent virtuosos and the recognized heir to the legacy of Andrés Segovia, is now completely revised and updated! Guitarists will learn basic classical technique by playing over 50 beautiful classical pieces, 26 exercises and 14 duets, and through numerous photos and illustrations. The method covers: rudiments of classical technique, note reading and music theory, selection and care of guitars, strategies for effective practicing, and much more!
About Hal Leonard Guitar Method
The world-famous Hal Leonard Guitar Method is preferred by teachers because it makes them more effective while making their job easier. Students enjoy its easy-to-follow format that gives them a solid music education while letting them play songs right away. The Hal Leonard Guitar Method provides a complete system to playing success which includes three levels of instruction and a myriad of play-along supplemental songbooks that let students play great songs while they're still learning to play.
Location: from Kansas City, MO
December 6, 2012
Entered into a classical guitar major as an average garage band guy that couldn't read a lick of music. Went through both Parkening books within the first year and was playing Bach's lute suites within 3 years. Very good method and starting point for anyone wanting to play classical and...
5 of 10 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Salt Lake City, UT
May 2, 2011
Christopher Parkening Guitar - Volume 1
I'm a public school music teacher in Utah. I'm a percussionist, not a guitar player. I've been looking for a book I can use in my guitar classes. I like this book. It's a newer edition of the one that was used in my University class. This book has posibly...
23 of 46 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Overland Park, KS
Location: from Grand Rapids, MI
February 24, 2008
A Solid Beginner Book
This book is an excellent book written by a master of Classical Guitar. This book has some very nice arrangements of classical tunes, such as "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring." There are, however, some drawbacks to this method. One is the lack of technique building studies which are introduced primarily...
32 of 60 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Boston
October 7, 2004
There are much better methods
I have this method and the older Arron Shearer Methods. The Shearer Methods are much better in that they progress much smoother thanthe Parkening Books. I found with the CP book I could play the music on page 15 and not on page 16. Too much of a jump.
37 of 62 people found this review helpful.