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Classic Guitar for the Young Beginner

By William Bay

Classic Guitar for the Young Beginner composed by William Bay. For Guitar (Classical). Wire bound, Methods. Young Beginner. Children. Beginning. Book/CD Set. 48 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20307BCD).

ISBN 9780786668809. Children. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Without a hint of condescension, this book/CD offers the young classic guitarist a thorough grounding in reading standard notation in first position. This book was written in the Mel Bay tradition of providing only enough music theory to understand what is required of the student at any given point in the book. Numerous studies and folksong melodies are presented with suggested chord changes for accompaniment by a teacher or a second student guitarist. Includes guides to purchasing a classic guitar, proper posture and hand positions, tuning the guitar, and much more. A companion CD is included. Written in standard notation only.

  • Faith of Our Fathers 
  • Musetta's Waltz, From La Boheme  Performed by Giacomo Puccini
  • Noble March  Performed by William Bay
  • My Country 'Tis of Thee 
  • Melancholy  Performed by William Bay
  • Theme From Beethoven's Ninth Symphony  Performed by William Bay
  • German Hymn (Duet)  Performed by Arr William Bay
  • Winds Through The Olive Trees  Performed by William Bay
  • Minuet  Performed by William Bay
  • O For A Thousand Songs To Sing! 
  • Meditation  Performed by William Bay
  • Daydreaming  Performed by William Bay
  • Shadows  Performed by William Bay

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  • 5

    Grenada, MS
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  • April 19, 2007 Very helpful.

    This book is good for learning to read music with the guitar. The accompanying CD is useful for getting an idea of the tune and timing.

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