The Art & Technique of Guitar - Book One by Edward Burns $29.95
This comprehensive beginning method contains detailed illustrations and photos that will give you valuable insight into the process of making beautiful music with your guitar. The course teaches music and exercises that allow you to develop specific techniques to improve your coordination and control. These techniques will further enhance finger independence and increase your stretch range.
Steel strings vs. nylon strings and guitar type identification. Holding your guitar correctly.
Methods for tuning.
How to fingerpick the strings – P,I,M,A. Exercises with I & M – open E1 exercise, R. hand position.
Music fundamentals – exercises of note recognition on the music staff and rhythmic values. Rhythm exercises whole notes, half notes, quarter notes on the E1 string – use of the metronome. String crossing rhythm exercises between E1 & B2 strings.
Open bass strings with P thumb – exercises without watching the right hand & more rhythm exercises. Introducing the dot and 3/4 time.
Open treble strings with I, M, A - exercises without watching the right hand. Mix open bass strings with open treble strings, P, I then P, M then P, A – practice without watching.
Introducing the eighth note and rhythm exercise. Introducing the arpeggio.
Introduce L. hand position E1 string E, F, G. Playing without watching the left hand– melody exercises then added open bass strings. Duet - Building good practice habits.
B2 string B, C, D. Playing without watching the left hand – melody exercises then added open bass strings.
The rests, combine E1 & B2 – exercises – sight read exercises without watching the left hand.
The Art & Technique of Guitar - Book Two by Edward Burns $29.95
Notes on the G3 string, Parkening P. 33 Open string equivalents
Ties, music in two voices, Parkening P. 35, 37
Sharps, flats, naturals, accidentals, chromatic signs. Parkening Prelude in G P. 38 and Segraras study
6/8 Time- rhythmic examples and exercises. Parkening 1st half of kings of orient and study 19 P. 40, 41 Paragraphs on memorization
Notes on the D4 string P. 42 and invent another ex. of my own. Triplets – rhythmic examples, & Melancolia P. 43
Chapter 6. Guide fingers, first half of Prelude in Am p. 53 – triplets, First half of Estudio P. 61 and Chromatic scale
Chapter 7. Playing two notes together, first half of Symphony 9 P. 55, facing repeat sign, D. C. al fine, Spanish Dance P. 50
Chapter 8. Notes on the A5 string Exercises, C scale, Common tempo terms, Allegro on P 57.
Chapter 9. Notes on the E6 string, Exercises, Spanish waltz P. 58. About 1st and 2nd ending, the rest of Prelude – P. 53, fermata, Pickup notes, additional repeat markings and signs.
Chapter 10. High A note, Tarantella and the Kings of Orient. Sixteenth notes and sixteenth note rest, the rest of the C scale