The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method Volume 2
The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method Volume 2 PDF. An outstanding source for the technique and repertoire of the classical guitar, this book continues where Volume 1 leaves off. It teaches: all notes in the upper position; tone production; advanced techniques such as tremolo, harmonics, vibrato, pizzicato and slurs; practice tips; stylistic interpretation; and more. The first half of the book deals primarily with technique, while the second half of the book applies the technique with repertoire pieces. As a special bonus, this book includes 32 previously unpublished Parkening edition pieces by composers including Dowland, Bach, Scarlatti, Sor, Tarrega and others, plus three guitar duets.
The songs are very playable. The explanations are clear and useful. There are a lot of interesting historical and philosophical comments sprinkled in to add interest and character to the book. This book is a mix of scales, etudes, and pieces so that it could be used alone (without other books) to make enough progress so that if you learn the songs well, you can entertain yourself and your friends with quite a few pieces.
Another unique feature is in-depth interpretation of the musical piece at hand, which helps one to understand the background and the musical construction of the composition. This section gives also performance suggestions and tips to overcome technical difficulties relating to the specific musical piece. Bottom line one ends up not just a better performer, but also a better a better understanding of music with the ability to analyze to an improved extant.
Format: PDF + CD Audio tracks (Mp3). 138 pages