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This guide provides top tips and resources for performing and studying the guitar. Navigate the guide via the tabs at the top of the page, or use the links in the Table of Contents below to get started. 


Scores & Parts: Find a specific piece of music | Find any piece with specific instruments

Recordings: Streaming Audio | Hardcopy Recordings

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Recommended Guitar Books in the Allen Library

The Guitar in America

A history of the instrument from America's late Victorian period to the Jazz Age. Introduces musicians and examines techniques and instruments along the way.

The Techniques of Guitar Playing

A manual focusing on contemporary music and techniques, for both performers and composers. Includes CD with sound and technique examples.

Performance on Lute, Guitar, and Vihuela

Covers the performance history, interpretation, and performance issues of lute, guitar and vihuela music from the end of the 15th century to approx. 1850.

Effortless Classical Guitar

Learn classical guitar from a master! Includes slow-motion segments with standard pitch sound, suggested listening, and booklet with music examples.

The Original Guitar Hero and the Power of Music

Places Lonnie Johnson, virtuoso influential guitarist, in the context of American race relations and analyzes the technique and style of his major recordings .

100 graded classical guitar studies

One hundred studies from the works of three major composers : Sor, Giuliani and Carcassi.

Pumping Nylon

A resource book with practically cult status, for experienced players to further develop their guitar technique:

Top Databases for Guitarists

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