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The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method - Volume 2

The Art and Technique of the Classical Guitar

By Christopher Parkening

The Art and Technique of the Classical Guitar. Hal Leonard Guitar Method. Instructional. Method book (softcover). With standard guitar notation, instructional photos, instructional text and introductory text. 136 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.695229).

Item Number: HL.695229

ISBN 079358521X. 8.5x11 inches. Marshall/Brandon.

An outstanding source for the technique and repertoire of the classical guitar, this book continues where Vol. 1 leaves off. It teaches: all notes in the upper position; tone production; advanced techniques such as tremolo, harmonics, vibrato, pizzicato and slurs; practice tips; stylistic interpretation; and more. The first half of the book deals primarily with technique, while the second half of the book applies the technique with repertoire pieces. As a special bonus, this book includes 32 previously unpublished Parkening edition pieces by composers including Dowland, Bach, Scarlatti, Sor, Tarregá and others, plus three guitar duets.

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The world-famous Hal Leonard Guitar Method is preferred by teachers because it makes them more effective while making their job easier. Students enjoy its easy-to-follow format that gives them a solid music education while letting them play songs right away. The Hal Leonard Guitar Method provides a complete system to playing success which includes three levels of instruction and a myriad of play-along supplemental songbooks that let students play great songs while they're still learning to play.

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  • 4

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    Early intermediate
  • April 03, 2018 Frgodic@yahoo Christopher parkening method number

    It's hard to be objective when the vent of the number one is how I learn to read music but the has several pieces that he plays on his records and overall it's a high-quality learning method and technique and I recommended to although giulio said less...

    method is far better as far as I just learning overall it's a very good and recommended as well

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    Collin McConkey
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  • March 23, 2008 A Excellent Book for Advanced Guitarists

    This is a very good bargain, considering all the musical interpretation aspects of the book. Christopher Parkening first teaches you all the notes of all the strings in the upper positions, then moves on to Repertoire. He gives you a guideline for fingering, including the pros and cons of different...

    position playing. He also includes his musical interpretation notes of all the music, which is alone worth the price of the entire book. He gives a very good guide to proper nail care. He ends the book with his mission statement, and an appendix of listening resources for additional interpretation of the included music. An excellent book!

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