Improve classical performance repertoire
Improve right hand left hand coordination
Improve sight reading technique
Build scale technique
Build chord technique
Build individual finger strength
Improve harmonic analysis
Improve musicianship skills
Improve pick style technique
Improve finger style technique
For the intermediate to advanced levels, Classical Music For Contemporary Players offers a basic foundation for the principles of classical guitar technique. Select compositions from technical masters of the 17th - 18th centuries focus on technical finger development, individual finger independence, interpretive nuance and compositional awareness. A supplemental section offers one of the best right hand set of finger exercises.
My first guitar masters introduced me to the classical material of bach, Kreutzer and Carcassi to help strengthen my overall guitar technique. Thru the years I have added to those pieces. To keep a nice, even and consistent flow happening in both hands, I incorporate these works along with an increased awareness and understanding of harmony to develop improvisational and compositional technique.
Classical Music For Contemporary Players is a one stop compilation put together to aid technical development. It is the first book to offer finger style markings along side pick style markings. It gives an introduction to the world of classical music and the technique it has to offer. The fingerings are logical and transcribed for contemporary guitar.