Classical Guitar Method – Volume Two

Classical Guitar Method – Volume 2 by Bradford Werner (2019 Edition) – This book teaches classical guitar skills with a focus on reading tonal music. It includes solos, duos, chords, and exercises, giving students a well-rounded and enjoyable musical experience along with free video lessons to help with the learning process. Designed as a manageable amount of material, it prepares students for early intermediate repertoire. The four sections of study allow students to focus on specific strengths and weaknesses in the learning process. Free video lessons provide students extra help with musicality and guitar technique. Prerequisite: Students should have completed my free Volume One Method Book.

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Videos and Lessons for Volume 2

The below videos are for the new 2019 edition.

Using an older edition of this book? The older 2017 edition videos are here.

Student FAQ

What other books can I use? Some theory knowledge can be helpful at this stage so you can consider a basic intro such as the Berklee Theory Book 1 and 2 which are pretty good and has an answer key at the end or a more comprehensive book. Here’s is list of Music Theory Books.

Should I memorize the pieces and should I keep them in my repertoire? Although I’m not strict about memorization with my students, I do believe that we play better when the piece is memorized. Also, our brains seem to get used to it as a habit and memorizes more efficiently if we do it regularly. So, I highly recommend you memorize your pieces but don’t be too hard on yourself, just do a little bit of memory work everyday and see how it goes.

When should I move onto the next piece? Aim for a confident playing of the piece. As a basic check you might put a metronome on and be able to play through it as that is a common issue. Aim for an even rhythm, nice tone, arched phrases, and a prominent melody. I encourage students to stick with pieces for awhile to see how they ‘settle’ into the piece in terms of relaxation. It’s important to dive deeper into musicality after you have accomplished the basic physical movements. A large part of what teachers do is to just raise the musical bar and get students to strive for higher levels of musicality so you’ll want to push yourself in that regard to ensure you are not just settling for a past standard (up your personal level every piece). In the end it’s up to you but try to feel confident and happy with your performance.

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