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Ricardo Iznaola: Kitharologus The Path to Virtuosity

The Path to Virtuosity

By Ricardo Iznaola

Guitar (classical) - Intermediate
The Path to Virtuosity. Composed by Ricardo Iznaola (1949-). Squareback saddle stitch, Style, Chamber Music, Technique, Theory and Reference. Chanterelle. Classic. Book. 128 pages. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #95727. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.95727).

Item Number: MB.95727

ISBN 9780786617746. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Guitar virtuoso Ricardo Iznaola's exciting technical workout manual Kitharologus is designed to help all guitarists attain virtuosity, regardless of their present playing ability by following well laid-out practice routines of basic skills. Covering all grades from novice to expert, this book is certain to be enthusiastically adopted by all serious guitarists wishing to develop their technique to the maximum.

  • Prologue 
  • Author's Note 
  • The Exercises: 
  • Level I 
  • Nos. 1 - 20 
  • Level 11 
  • Nos. 21 - 28 
  • Level III 
  • Nos. 29 - 37 
  • Level IV 
  • Nos. 38 - 47 
  • Level V 
  • Nos. 48 - 58 
  • Level VI 
  • Nos. 59 - 68 
  • Level VII 
  • Nos. 69 - 81 
  • Level VIII 
  • Nos. 82 - 90 
  • Level IX 
  • Nos. 91 -101 
  • Appendix I 
  • Practice Routines 
  • Appendix 11 
  • Special Effects, etc. 

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  • July 28, 2008 Classical Guitar Pedagogy

    Kitharologus or Guitar Book is a handy technique oriented guitar manual that provides many useful exercises for both the right hand and left hand. Some examples that are given in the book are right hand arpeggios, species of harmonics, slurring, right and left hand pizzicato, etc. This book has some...

    similarities to Pumping Nylon, but please note there are no songs or repertoire in this book. It is simply a manual for classical guitar technical exercises. As such I would recommend it for the serious guitar student only. Technical exercises should comprise about 25% of everyone's practice time, but I understand some beginning students may not fully comprehend the value of spending time solely on technique. A student with the help of a qualified teacher would find this book very useful.

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