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Great Guitar Tips, Issue #025
December 25, 2005
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Great Guitar Tips - The World's Most Useable Guitar E-Zine ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A free, monthly E-Zine dedicated to providing you with useful information and tips for your guitar playing ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ December 2005 Issue #025 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If you like this E-Zine, please do a friend a big favor and pass it on. If a friend DID forward this to you and if you like what you read, please subscribe by visiting...

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Table Of Contents

1. News

2. Learning The Fretboard

3. Carcassi Allegretto

4. Theory - Musical Terms

5. Guitar Pictures & Posters

6. This Month's Fr/ee Music

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1. News

Hi to all new and old subscribers!

Welcome to the December 2005 issue and may I say...Merry Christmas to all!

If you don't celebrate Christmas at this time I hope your month is full of peace, joy and much happiness. I'm sure it will be.

I've made some new additions to the website recently and I hope they'll be of use to you and that you'll enjoy them. For instance, I've put up a page about learning the fretboard with some printouts you can use to help you memorize the fingerboard.

Then there's a new piece in the fr/ee guitar lessons page by Carcassi and even a page where you can buy classy and classic guitar pictures and posters. See below for all the details.

I hope you enjoy this month's newsletter. So let's go...

2. Learning The Fretboard

To learn each guitar note on every fret and across all six strings seems quite a difficult task for most students to overcome. The guitar neck, when compared to a piano for instance, is difficult but there are ways and means of reducing this difficulty quite markedly. Read more here...

3. Carcassi Allegretto

This excellent little Carcassi allegretto is a wonderful piece to practice both playing of thirds (mainly) and practicing your trill technique which consists of both upper and lower ligados. You may know these terms as "hammer-on’s" and "pull-offs". Read more here...

4. Theory - Musical Terms

Here are 10 useful musical terms and definitions that you may want to commit to memory...

Largamente...means to play broadly

Tempo Comodo...means to play at a comfortable speed

Subito...means suddenly

Con Brio...means to play with spirit

Leggiero...means to play lightly

Anacrusis...means the unaccented note or group of notes before the first complete bar of music

Da Capo...means repeat the music from the beginning

Binary Form...means a piece of music that has two main sections

Compound Time...means where each beat in the bar is divisible into three e.g. 6/8, 9/8 or 12/8 time

Interval...means the distance in sound or pitch between one note and another that is identified by number and quality.

5. Guitar Pictures & Posters

If you're looking for classic, classy guitar pictures and guitar posters for your home, office or music studio then look no further. I've teamed up with Allposters.com to bring you the best available. Just browse through the items and when you've made your choice just click on the selected thumbnail(s) for hassle-free shopping - shipped right to your door! Read more here...

6. This Month's Fr/ee Music

And now for the music! This month's music is by Julio Sagreras who lived from 1879 until 1942. Sagreras was an Argentinian guitarist and composer. He was tutored in guitar by both his parents who were also quite good guitarists.

Sagreras, by all accounts, was an eager learner and became good enough to perform in concerts at the tender age of six! Indeed, he eventually became professor of guitar at the Académia de Bellas Artes. Sagreras also studied the piano and composition at the academy.

By the time he was only twenty six he was able to open his own guitar school which he called the "Academia de Guitarra". He is probably most famous in the classical guitar world for writing the "whirlwind" El Colibri. The music I've arranged though is "Petite Melody". You can get a copy here...

Don't forget to right click and use "Save Target As" to your desktop (if you're using Windows). I hope you enjoy the music!

And that's all for this issue. See you next month :))

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