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You Can Teach Yourself Classic Guitar

By Ben Bolt

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You Can Teach Yourself Classic Guitar by Ben Bolt. By William Bay; performed Ben Bolt. For Guitar (Classical). Squareback saddle-stitched, Methods. You Can Teach Yourself. Classic. Beginning. Book/CD/DVD Set. 112 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.95119SET).

ISBN 9780786639304. Classic. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

This is an easy to understand yet very comprehensive method. You will learn to play classic guitar in all of the basic keys. In addition you will play a very wide assortment of solos ranging from the Renaissance to 20th Century compositions. Also, you will be taught to play many of the great student masterpieces by composers such as Sor, Carcassi, Carulli, Diabelli, Guiliani, Bach, Handel and Dowland. Finally, studies are contained for playing in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th positions. Definitely a "hands on" method that gets you playing wonderful classic guitar literature. The included DVD provides close-up views of the guitar to help you understand the lessons. CD also included.

  • 1.Getting Started 
  • 2. Hand Position 
  • 3. Tuning the Guitar 
  • 4. Left & Right Hand Fingering 
  • 5. Play "E" with Middle Finger 
  • 6. Alternate Middle & Index Fingers 
  • 7. Rest Study 
  • 8. "E" in 3/4 Time 
  • 9. Counting Song 
  • 10. I Love Eating Donuts 
  • 11. Don't Step on Alligators 
  • 12. Eating Pizza Makes Me Happy 
  • 13. Studies 
  • 14. More Studies 
  • 15. Out West 
  • 16. Waltz 
  • 17. B, C, D Studies 
  • 18. Surprise Song, Sailing, & Walking Over Hills 
  • 19. Flower Song, Lyric Waltz, & All Smiles 
  • 20. Running the Strings 
  • 21. Wide Spaces & Staircase 
  • 22. 3 String Study & Memories of Bygone Days 
  • 23. Selections from pg. 24 
  • 24. Thumb Builder pg. 26 
  • 25. Selections from pg. 27 
  • 26. Selections from pg. 29 
  • 27. Selections from pg. 31 
  • 28. Guitar Lament pg. 32 
  • 29. Selections from pg. 33 
  • 30. Selections from pg. 34 
  • 31. Low "E" Waltz pg. 35 
  • 32. Meditation pg. 36 
  • 33. Etude pg. 37 
  • 34. Minuet pg. 38 
  • 35. Selections from pg. 39 
  • 36. Allegretto by F. Sor pg. 43 
  • 37. Wilson's Wilde by John Dowland pg. 44 
  • 38. Andante by F. Sor pg. 46 
  • 39. Minuet by Telemann pg. 48 
  • 40. Study in C by F. Sor pg. 53 
  • 41. Triplets & Cascade pg. 54 
  • 42. Allegretto by W. Bay pg. 55 
  • 43. Melody by W. Bay pg. 57 
  • 44. Musetta's Waltz by Puccini pg. 58 
  • 45. Andantino by F. Carulli pg. 59 
  • 46. Reverie pg. 60 
  • 47. 6/8 Etude by W. Bay pg. 62 
  • 48. Kemp's Jig pg. 63 
  • 49. Dance Macabre pg. 64 
  • 50. Prelude pg. 66 
  • 51. Etude pg. 67 
  • 52. Shepherds Dance by Carulli pg. 68 
  • 53. Barcelona pg. 69 
  • 54. Study & Greensleeves pg. 70 
  • 55. Allegro pg. 71 
  • 56. Waltz pg. 72 
  • 57. Larghetto & Prelude pg. 73 
  • 58. Tarantella pg. 74 
  • 59. Study pg. 75 
  • 60. Hymn & Lively Dance pg. 78 
  • 61. Andantino pg. 80 
  • 62. Moderato pg. 82 
  • 63. Song pg. 84 
  • 64. Minuet pg. 85 
  • 65. Calypso Dance & Tango pg. 88 
  • 66. Interlude pg. 92 
  • 67. Concord pg. 93 
  • 68. The Musice Box pg. 94 
  • 69. Reverie pg. 95 
  • 70. Prelude III pg. 99 
  • 71. Prelude pg. 102 
  • 72. Prelude in B Minor pg. 103 
  • 73. Andantino Mosso pg. 111 

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