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A Modern Approach to Classical Guitar

Composite Book/CD Pack

By Charles Duncan

Composite Book/CD Pack. Guitar. Learn To Play. Softcover instructional book (spiral bound) and 3 example CDs. With introductory text, instructional text, instructional photos, illustrations and standard guitar notation. 208 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.695119).

Item Number: HL.695119

ISBN 9780793570782. 9x12 inches.

Now Available With CDs! This multi-volume method was developed to allow students to study the art of classical guitar within a new, more con-temporary framework. For private, class or self-instruction. Book One features an all-new format that incorporates chord frames and symbols, as well as a record to assist in tuning and to provide accompaniments for at-home practice. Book One also introduces beginning fingerboard technique and music theory. Book Two and Three build upon the techniques learned in Book One.

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 1

    Emeryville, CA
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • April 04, 2011 Poorly Though Out - Terrible

    Charles Duncan's Modern Approach to Classical Guitar is a disaster for students.In book 3 (which I am studying) a CD is included. However, the music on the CD that Charles Duncan has decided to include is so simple that even the slowest student can play it.But, none...

    of the very complicated songs are included on the CD. The result is that there is no way to hear how the complicated songs are supposed to sound. If you're lucky you can fined them on the internet but who wants to spend all the time to search them out.Bottom line, this product is not worth the money. Find another classical guitar book to study from

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  • 5

    Emil Karlén
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  • October 12, 2007 Excellent music theory+technique course

    Easy to understand examples. Explanation of concepts one step at a time. Good exercises, but should be supplemented with the series "Finger style pop classics", designed for the book by the same author. A good supplement for technical exercises is "Mauro Giuliani: 120 Studies For Right Hand Development". Overall, the...

    book is well suited for self study.

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