There are a lot of really good books out on the market these days to use for teaching classical guitar. These are the ones I use:
1. For a beginner I start with Aaron Shearer’s Classic Guitar Technic, Vol. 1. Even though this is an old book it’s got a lot of useful information for the student-in-training. I will supplement (depending on the students needs) with chords, strumming and popular songs.
2. Then on to Vol. 2. Again, a lot of useful information and doesn’t go too fast.
3. Once the Shearer is finished I start going through some of the etudes found in Segovia’s edition of the 20 Sor Etudes. In addition to the etudes I’ll start the student on some of the easier guitar pieces such as Lagrima and Spanish Romance.
4. Once we have gone through a few of the Sor etudes I begin going through some of the Villa-Lobos etudes and preludes.
While continuing to go through more of the Sor and Villa-Lobos etudes I’ll begin the student on some standard repertoire pieces. I’ll often use the Christopher Parkening repertoire list as a guide. You can download that by clicking Parkening Rep List I’ll make sure to work on pieces throughout the various musical periods. I’ll talk with the student to make sure that the pieces they are learning are pieces they like. That is an important part of the process.
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