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Enjoy Playing Guitar Tutor Book 1 + CD
Author:  Debbie Cracknell
Subtitle: First steps in playing classical guitar
Forces or Category: Guitar tutor
Details: This revised edition of Enjoy Playing Guitar: Tutor Book 1 is the ultimate resource for all beginner guitarists. It introduces the basics of classical guitar playing and musical concepts through an approach that is clear, progressive, and carefully paced. It includes tailored solos, duets, and trios in a range of styles, and it develops musicianship through activities in improvisation, playing by ear, and the art of accompanying. To consolidate learning, there are helpful reminders and quizzes covering musical knowledge, plus a CD with over 70 play-along tracks. Encouraging self-directed learning outside as well as during lessons, this is the perfect book for today's aspiring player.
Selling points: 
  • accommodates one-to-one or group teaching
  • over 70 pieces in a range of styles, including originals plus arrangements of well-known tunes
  • supporting creative activities covering improvisation, playing by ear, and accompanying using basic chords and ostinatos
  • detailed illustrations showing best posture and hand/finger positions
  • CD of play-alongs for school performance or practising at home
Parts of the guitar
Sitting position
Right-hand position
Left-hand position

Strings and frets

4/4 time
Two-Note Hop
Two-Note Jump
A Stroll

3/4 time

Bees and Cees
I. C. A. B.
Bees and Dees

Slow Train
Go, tell Aunt Nancy
Two into One
Indigo Blues

Little Bird
Jingle Bells
Old Time Minuet

Yankee Doodle
Au Clair de la Lune
Good King Wenceslas;

The Low Down
The Russian Girl (duet)
Open bass strings plus treble notes
Thumb, Finger, Finger
Inca Dawn
Summary of all the open strings

Happy Birthday
London's Burning;
Frère Jacques
Oh Sinner Man!
A March for Two Guitars
Home on the Range
The Tie
Summer Waltz

The right-hand fingers
Open-string exercises

Vals Triste
Theme and Variation

G Major Scale
Scale Study
(Meet) the Flintstones
El Coqui (The Tree-Frog)
The Key Signature
Andante in G
Waltz (F. Carulli)

A Blues Duet
6/4 time
The Natural
The Ash Grove
Shalom Chaverim

Study in A Minor
Pony Trek
The Cossacks

Auld Lang Syne
The First Nowell
The Lutenist
6/8 time
Row, row, row your boat
Irish Jig
Country Jig

Manhattan Nights
Cowboy Blues
Turkish Dance

Song of the Volga Boatmen
The Wasp
C Major Scale
Silent Night

The Russian Girl (solo)
Summer is
Icumen in

More work on bass notes
E minor Pentatonic Scale
The Condor

Three in One
Two's Company
The Coventry Carol
Andante in C

Match of the Day
Short Description:
Publication Date: Jan 27 2011
Level of Difficulty: A-B
Trim Size:311x232
Number of pages:64
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OUP Levels of Difficulty:

  • 'A-B' to' Very easy to Easy'
  • A = Very Easy
  • B = Easy
  • C = Moderately Difficult
  • D = Difficult.

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