Instructional - These are books that will teach you how to play
Carcassi Classical Guitar Method (0762) - This is the book of books. It's been around for 100 years and for good reason. It is the book that I taught myself to play classical guitar with. The various pieces that Carcassi wrote still haunt me in their beauty. There is no mistaking the music of Carcassi.
The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method - Volume 1 : The Art and Technique of the Classical Guitar 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 Andres 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!
Solo Guitar Playing/Book 1 with CD (Classical Guitar) For years, the most popular classical guitar method ever published! There are exercises, practice studies, and self-tests, a survey of the guitar repertoire and numerous solo and ensemble compositions. Generously illustrated with photos, diagrams, and musical examples. Instruction, including graded exercises, practice studies, and a survey of the guitar repertoire. With CD.
Technique - These are books that will improve your playing. These are not the books you should get to learn how to play classical guitar. These are supplementary and aimed at making you a better player.
Pumping Nylon - I love this book. It is all about speed and clean clear performance. Pages of wonderful exercises that will get your speed of play to new heights.
Art of Classical Guitar Playing (Art of Series) Not a method in the traditional sense, this book explains what happens in the finest classical guitar playing and what in turn the student can do to mold his or her playing to that ideal.
Simply put, this is the Holy Grail of classical guitar resources. Born from a daily warm-up and exercise routine, enhanced with previously unavailable technical information and blessed by Scott Tennant (the holy master of classical guitar himself), comes the best-selling series, Pumping Nylon. Learn to turn every note you play into an inspirational musical experience by improving your accuracy, precision, control, synchronization, speed, focus and stamina. Essential information and a great sense of humor unite in this comprehensive technique handbook for the classical guitarist. 96 pages. DVD running time: 1 hour 57 minutes.
30 Easy Spanish Guitar Solos (Book & CD) Easy arrangements with tab of favorites by Albeniz, Granados, Sor, Tarrega, and others. Includes: Cielito Lindo, Lagrima, Leyenda, Malaguena, La Paloma, Salamanca, and more. Also includes a demonstration CD.
Spanish Classics for Guitar in Tablature (Classical Guitar) - A collection of 12 classic pieces from one of Spain's most significant composers, Isaac Albeniz. This book contains some of the finest transcriptions and easy-to-read guitar tablature, including: Mallorca, Sevilla, Serenata Arabe, and more.
Mel Bay's Flamenco Guitar: Basic Techniques (Technicas Basicas) - This book, written in both English and Spanish is the most authoritative method available on flamenco guitar technique. Juan Serrano is one of the world's premier flamenco concert soloist and is a seasoned teacher and performer in this vibrant, colorful musical genre. The text describes the history and development of flamenco music; teaches basic music theory; presents developmental studies on flamenco guitar techniques such as rasgueado and tremolo; and offers 14 exciting flamenco guitar solos. Written in notation and tablature.
Includes 20 solos from big Beatles hits arranged for classical guitar, complete with left-hand and right-hand fingering. Songs include: All My Loving * And I Love Her * Can't Buy Me Love * Fool on the Hill * From a Window * Hey Jude * If I Fell * Let It Be * Michelle * Norwegian Wood * Obla Di * Ticket to Ride * Yesterday * and more. Features arrangements and an introduction by Joe Washington, as well as his helpful hints on classical technique and detailed notes on how to play each song. The book also covers parts and specifications of the classical guitar, tuning, and Joe's "Strata System" - an easy-reading system applied to chord diagrams.
Bring the world of classical music to guitarists of all levels! This collection features classical guitar technical studies from Sor, Tarrega, Guiliani, Carcassi, and Aguado, as well as presenting fresh guitar arrangements of well-known classical masterpieces. Repertoire compositions are included from the likes of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Faure, Massenet, Mozart, Pachelbel, Ravel, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Wagner and more. Two CDs are also included with guitar solo performances by the author.