Classical For The Guitar


Classical For The Guitar. The pieces in this book were selected for their proven appeal to students as well as their value for technical development. Standard guitar repertoire by Carcassi, Carulli, Giuliani, Sor and T?rrega is included along with seven transcriptions of works by Bach, Paganini, Pachelbel and Beethoven, spanning 250 years of music. Pieces are organized in order of difficulty from Grade 1 to Grade 4, as set by the ASTA Guitar Division.

Jerry Snyder is the author of ove 100 publication for the guitar in styles that include classical, jazz, blues, ragtime, folk, pop and fingerpicking. He is a pioneer in guitar education in schools havin introduce guitar classes into the
High school cirriculum And his method books have been adopted b many school acros the country.


Easy (Grade 1)
Andantino by Carcassi
Waltz by Carulli
Andante by Sor

Early Intermediate (Grade 2)
Andante by Carulli
Study by Carulli
Allegro by Giuliani

Intermediate (Grade 3)
Fur Elise by Beethoven
Study in E Minor by Tarrega

Late Intermediate (Grade 4)
Prelude by Bach
Bourree by Bach
Gavotte by Bach
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by Bach
Study in A by Carcassi
Canon in D by Pachelbel
Caprice by Paganini
Study in B Minor by Sor
Lagrima by Tarrega

Good Points

  • Grade pieces from beginner to late intermediate
  • Left hand fingering included
  • Chord Diagrams
  • Standrd Notation comes with tablature
  • Each piece comes with background history

Bad Points

  • Lacks an audio Cd. 
  • Some pieces can be named better i.e Prelude to BWV 1007

Final Words
I would recommend this book for all playing levels who are interested in exploring the classical genre. This book has a good spread of pieces from many popular composers. The master in tab series by Alfred are a good source for beginner to intermediate guitarist. Get your copy of Classical For The Guitar by Jerry Synder.

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Book Details
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company (January 1996)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0882849654
ISBN-13: 978-0882849652
Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 9.4 x 0.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

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