Frederick Noad: Solo Guitar Playing Volume 1 - Fourth Edition

Books | Guitar

Publisher: Amsco Publications
Author: Frederick Noad
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor
Express yourself through the beautiful voice of the solo Guitar.

Solo Guitar Playing can teach even the person with no previous musical training how to progress from simple single-line melodies to mastery of the guitar as a solo instrument. Fully illustrated with diagrams, photographs, and over 200 musical exercises and repertoire selections, this book offers thorough instruction in every phase of classical guitar playing.

Complete coverage of individual skills includes:

  • Basic technique
  • Reading music, memorizing, and ear-training
  • Mastering the fingerboard
  • Building dexterity and speed
  • Developing tone color and musical phrasing
  • Position playing
  • Interpretation

Since its first printing in 1968, Frederick Noad's Solo Guitar Playing has been used by countless students and teachers of classical Guitar. The fourth edition features revised and updated exercises and an expanded selection of solo Guitar repertoire gleaned from the best-selling Frederick Noad Guitar Anthology.

ISBN: 9780825636790
Skill Level: Beginner Explain this
Published on: 01 June 2009
No of pages: 280
Language: English
Catalogue No: AM995126

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            Scores 8.5 out of 10 based on 2 reviews
            9 out of 10


            Birmingham GB Musician and Teacher
            It is the standard text for solo classical guitar students.
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            Confirmed purchase: 04 July 2017
            Published on: 18 July 2017

            Musicroom Reviews

            The bible of classical guitar updated with extra useful exercizes. Well worth the investment for the beginner to the intermediate player
            Anonymous - (Whitehaven, United Kingdom)
            Highly recommended if you really want to learn to play classical guitar. Enough material in the book to keep you busy for about 2 years, according to Frederick Noad, in his introduction. I got through the book and am very glad that I did. One suggestion - doing the exercises in the book is very important to learn the notes on the guitar, but using some guitar flash cards made a big difference for me, when I was trying to remember then notes on the upper frets. Buy this book plus a set of guitar flash cards that cover all the notes on the guitar. You can find guitar flash cards via a Google search.
            Anonymous - (Virum, Denmark)