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Technique Books in the Allen Library (selections)
100 graded classical guitar studies by
Call Number: MT585 N73 G73 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 1985
One hundred studies from the works of three major composers : Sor, Giuliani and Carcassi.
Pumping Nylon by
Call Number: MT585 T45 P [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 1995
A resource book with practically cult status, for experienced players to further develop their guitar technique:
The Techniques of Guitar Playing by
Call Number: MT580 J68 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 2014
A manual focusing on contemporary music and techniques, for both performers and composers. Includes CD with sound and technique examples.
Technique Videos in the Allen Library
Effortless Classical Guitar by
Call Number: MO MT580 K35 E33 [Allen DVDs]
Publication Date: 2006
Learn classical guitar from a master! Includes slow-motion segments with standard pitch sound, suggested listening, and booklet with music examples.
Guitar Artistry of El McMeen by
Call Number: MO MT580 G857 [Allen DVDs]
Publication Date: 2008
El shares his insights on music and guitar playing, along with his distinctive guitar style which ranges from Celtic tunes through Americana, sacred music, pop, and his original compositions.
Performance Practice Books (selections)
Performance on Lute, Guitar, and Vihuela by
Call Number: ML1003 P47 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 1997
Covers the performance history, interpretation, and performance issues of lute, guitar and vihuela music from the end of the 15th century to approx. 1850.
Browse the Shelves
There are many more technique books available in the library! Use these call numbers to find more:
||Guitar technique (general)
||Systems and methods
||Studies and exercises
||Bass guitar technique
Browse Professional Journals
Professional journals are a great place to learn from experts about the most recent developments in your field.
Search articles online or browse the Allen Library current periodicals (near the Allen entrance). See especially:
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