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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-20-2003, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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Any classical advice???

Hey guys!
There seems to be a wealth of information on electric guitar techniques and soforth on the internet, but i've yet to find a page with some classical lessons and tips. I'm starting to get pretty serious with my classical studies, and i'd like all the help i can get. All that i can find on the web is tab for actual songs, and no excercises, lessons about certain techniques, or anything. I've been playing classical on and off for about 2 years, so it's not like i'm just starting out or anything.
Please offer any help!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-20-2003, 06:51 PM
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well, so far i havent found many classical guitar sites.
recently i did find it's a pretty cool site but u need power tab to get anything from it. if u dont have power tab i recommend u get rocks.
if anyone has any classical guitar sites ill be glad to hear about them...
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-20-2003, 09:02 PM
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Here is a buncha tabs that should keep you busy for a while
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-21-2003, 09:12 AM
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Carlos Bonell publishes a good book called Technique Builder, you should also buy the Bach Lute Suites for guitar and play through it cover to cover, get a CD of somebody you like playing some of them too for reference.

I use for a lot of music, their range is pretty limited but you might want to start there. I would certainly recommend spending the money & get a couple books, you can only get so much free material that's quality and you don't want to spare minor expense where your playing is concerned.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-21-2003, 09:26 AM
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Oh and while you're at it get Heitor Villa-Lobos' book of Etudes, there are some great technique pieces in there...
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-16-2003, 04:21 PM
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the best tip is to learn all the technique 'standard' pieces.

Barrios's concert study

Tarrega's recuerdos del alhambra.

any entire bach cello/lute suite bar cello suite no1 (just not diffficult enough)

Villa lobos study no 1, 2 and 11.

Brouwers Decameron negro (all three movements not just the first)

Turina's hommage to tarrega (particularly garrotin).

once youve mastered these,

then move on to the complete works of Villa lobos (in particular the suite populaire braziliene and choros no 1) and Barrios (La catedral and walz no4 op and start to try some of paco de lucia's compositions.

(every classical guitarist should try to attain a flamenco players level of technical proficiency)

that should keep you busy for sevral years!

good luck
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