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Great Guitar Tips, Issue #072 - More PDF Music for You
May 30, 2010

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April 2010 Issue #072 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Table Of Contents

1. News

2. New pages/videos - New Site Design Now Up

3. Study Point - Use the Tips of Your Fingers

4. Recommended Resource - Improve Your Sight Reading

5. This Month's Extra Fr/ee Music

1. News

Hi to all new and old subscribers! Welcome to the May 2010 issue. I hope you've noticed I've completely re-designed the site.

It's now much easier for me to update my pages and hopefully much easier to navigate for you.

I'm having a little problem getting your emails. I suppose you have a few teething problems when you are doing your own html. If you've emailed me and haven't received an answer please be patient while I straighten out the "bugs" over the next little while.

There's a great new piece of music called Aria by Brescianello and an Andante by Carulli as exta music.

So let's go...

2. New Music/Videos

The new lesson this month is an Aria by Giuseppe Brescianello. Brescianello is most remembered for his outstanding chamber works but also by classical guitarists for his excellent sonatas and partitas. His music is heavily influenced by the "Italian School" of the 16th century and shows both strong melodic and harmonic characteristics. You can see the sheet music and video of Aria here...

3. Study Point - Use the Tips of Your Fingers

When playing classical guitar and pressing down a note, or series of notes as in a chord, make sure you use the tips of your fingers. Too many people have "buzzy"or note that just doesn't sound because they are playing the note or notes with the pads of their fingers and not the tips.

It might hurt your fingertips at the beginning but if you play regularly that won't last long. At least you won't be muting the notes and wrecking the sound and the feel of the piece.

A good way to practice playing on your tips is via slow scales and really concentrating on the technique until you have it perfectly. It's not unlike all guitar practice really - slow and steady, just like that proverbial tortoise :))

4. Sight Reading for the Classical Guitar - Levels 1 to 3

This month's recommended resource is Sight Reading for the Classical Guitar - Levels 1 to 3 with standard guitar notation, instructional text, musical examples and introductory text. You can get it here...

A reviewer Steve from Dallas, TX said...

"Great book for everyday sight-reading practice at a beginner's level. Written advice is given just enough to where the student does not rely on the advice to get through but rather takes it with him as good habit. Many lines of music with changing key and time signatures are given..."

5. This Month's Extra Fr/ee Music

This month's extra fr/ee music is Andante by Carulli. You can get a copy of the music


I hope you enjoy the music!

And for the video of the piece go


And that's all for this issue. I'll see you later soon with another brand new edition including music, videos and fun!!! :))

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