Classical Guitar Technique from Foundation to Virtuosity by Stanley Yates

Classical Guitar Technique from Foundation to Virtuosity - YatesThis book is serves an important and useful purpose in the classical guitar pedagogy library. It is very text heavy but with that comes a wealth of knowledge gained from Stanley Yates’s years of professional experience. Part 1 is 198 page while part 2 is 240 pages making this one of the most comprehensive technique books ever published. This quote from the great Angelo Gilardino says it all: “With this work, Stanley Yates goes beyond the traditional concept of the guitar method or the guitar technique treatise. The history of the instrument includes outstanding examples, but none that constitutes an adequate precedent to this book from the Anglo-American master…”. My only complaint about this book is that I find it difficult to use in the practice room. It’s a great book in terms of knowledge and learning but it’s hard to open up and build a practice routine from. That said, if you want information this book will provide answers to all your questions. It’s an essential buy.

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Publisher’s Text for Part 1: Intended for intermediate and advanced players alike, Classical Guitar Technique from Foundation to Virtuosity, offers a step by step guide to optimizing the basic foundation of playing technique and to developing it to the highest levels of advanced playing in a day to day sequence of short, clearly explained practice sessions. In 81 progressive lessons, CGT provides a comprehensive and precisely-structured approach to the full development of playing technique in a time-efficient way. In two parts, Part 1 is devoted to optimization of the fundamental movement forms required for playing the guitar.

Publisher’s Text for Part 2: Intended for intermediate and advanced players alike, Classical Guitar Technique from Foundation to Virtuosity, offers a step by step guide to optimizing the basic foundation of playing technique and to developing it to the highest levels of advanced playing in a day to day sequence of short, clearly explained practice sessions. In 81 progressive lessons, CGT provides a comprehensive and precisely-structured approach to the full development of playing technique in a time-efficient way. In two parts, Part 2 develops the advanced techniques required for mastery and virtuosity.


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