The Bible of Classical Guitar Technique by Hubert Käppel 

The Bible of Classical Guitar Technique by Hubert Käppel

The Bible of Classical Guitar Technique by Hubert Käppel – With 245 pages of exercises and excellent text advice, photos, explanations, and tons of exercises, this is a massive collection and cumination of Käppel’s amazing teaching career. It’s a huge contribution to the guitar world and I’m only just starting to dive deep into the ideas. Also has great practice tips and general advice about studying music.

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The Pros: It’s huge and will give you a lifetime of exercises and things to practice. It’s also quite organized and progressive starting each section from simple exercises and moving toward some extremely challenging material. There are a number of exercises I’ve never even thought of doing so it was a total eye-opener. The lessons are great and the text info is quite in-depth and extensive.

The Cons: It’s too big for some students. They won’t know where to begin or how to use the book on the music stand. Many people I know who this book have left it on the shelf because it’s so massive that it’s hard to use it on a daily basis or to flip around (tip: use sticky tabs). It’s also translated from German so there are occasion times when I would word things differently (although I can always easily understand everything).

Conclusion: I think the value of this book far exceeds any cons, for a minimal price you are getting a massive about of material, a lifetime of condensed teaching advice, and large number of exercises that you’ve never even thought of. It an essential addition to any good home library of guitar books.

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