Frederic Hand, one of the world's top players, brings the beauty and romance of the classical guitar to any player who has a familiarity with the fingerboard and some basic classical technique. He teaches seven well-known and beloved student pieces, demonstrating correct technique and other invaluable pointers. Includes three Italian lute pieces (Vaghe Belleze • Bianco Fiore • Danza), plus Bach's Sarabande • Sor's Study in B Minor • Tarrega's Adelita • and Fred Hand's own distinguished arrangement of the traditional Shaker hymn Simple Gifts.
This comprehensive series gives you the knowledge of a seasoned professional while utilizing tools such as on-screen graphics, split screen viewing of right and left hand close ups with notation, color-coaxed strings, and 'follow the bouncing ball' style graphics. Go from zero to hero in no time! Volume 1 covers all the basics and then some. Major and minor scales, basic cords to power cords, how to read rhythmic notation and even strumming patterns. Learn how to find any note on the fretboard without the use of a chart. In no time, even beginners will be jamming 12 bar blues and playing licks.
If you're getting into jazz or expanding your jazz chops, this comprehensive approach is for you. From comping and chord voicings to single-note soloing, you will learn, step by step, the tools necessary for playing jazz guitar. This book is easy to understand and contains hundreds of great-sounding playable examples to serve as springboards for applying the concepts to jazz standards or your own compositions. Whether you're into traditional jazz or fusion, this book has it all. In notation and tablature.
Here's a lesson for both classical musicians and fingerstyle guitarists who want to discover their 'natural dexterity' for speed, tone and effortless technique! Whether you are a beginning or advanced guitarist, you will benefit from Fred Hand's in-depth exploration of the fundamental principles of classical guitar technique. 'Your body and mind have an innate ability to express the music that you hear', says Hand, 'you only need to tap into this source'.