Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Trade in Yours
For a £1.25 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

Tell the Publisher!
I’d like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Most Popular Classical Melodies for Easy Classical Guitar [With CD (Audio)] [Paperback]

Mark Phillips
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
Price: £12.95 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 9 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 24 Sep.? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details
Trade In this Item for up to £1.25
Trade in Most Popular Classical Melodies for Easy Classical Guitar [With CD (Audio)] for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £1.25, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Frequently Bought Together

Most Popular Classical Melodies for Easy Classical Guitar [With CD (Audio)] + 50 Easy Classical Guitar Pieces [With CD] + 30 Easy Spanish Guitar Solos Gtr Book/Cd
Price For All Three: £31.05

Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Cherry Lane Music Co ,U.S. (1 Oct 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 160378148X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1603781480
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 110,870 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Description Most Popular Classical Melodies For Easy Classical Guitar Easy arrangements with tab for 36 beloved pieces, including: Air on the G String; Ave Maria; Canon in D; Clair de Lune; Fur Elise; Ode to Joy; Surprise Symphony and more. The CD includes complete performances of all Songlist Air On The G String (Orchestral Suite No.3 In D) [Bach, Johann Sebastian] Andante Cantabile [Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich] Arioso [Bach, Johann Sebastian] Ase's Death [Grieg, Edvard] Ave Maria [Bach, Johann Sebastian] [Gounod, Charles] Ave Maria [Schubert, Franz] Ave Verum Corpus [Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus] Be Thou With Me [Bach, Johann Sebastian] Canon In D [Pachelbel, Johann] Cantique De Jean Racine [Faure, Gabriel] Caro Mio Ben [Giordani, Giuseppe] Chorale (St. Matthew Passion) [Bach, Johann Sebastian] Clair De Lune [Debussy, Claude] Dance Of The Spirits [Von Gluck, Christoph Willibald] Evening Prayer (Hansel And Gretel) [Humperdinck, Englebert] Für Elise [Beethoven, Ludwig Van] Gymnopedie No. 1 [Satie, Erik] In The Hall Of the Mountain King (Peer Gynt Suite) [Grieg, Edvard] Intermezzo (Cavalleria Rusticana) [Mascagni, Peitro] Jerusalem [Parry, Charles Hubert Hastings] Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring [Bach, Johann Sebastian] Keep, O My Spirit [Bach, Johann Sebastian] Klavierstuck [Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus] Lullaby [Brahms, Johannes] Minuet In G [Bach, Johann Sebastian] Ode To Joy (Symphony No.9) [Beethoven, Ludwig Van] Pie Jesu (Requiem Op. 48) [Fauré, Gabriel] Rondeau [Mouret, Jean-Joseph] Sheep May Safely Graze (Cantata No.208) [Bach, Johann Sebastian] Sleepers Awake [Bach, Johann Sebastian] Sonatina 5 [Clementi, Muzio] Surprise Symphony [Haydn, Franz Joseph] Symphony No.5 [Schubert, Franz] Symphony No.9 In E Minor (From The New World) Second Movement Excert [Dvorak, Antonin] The Happy Farmer [Schumann, Robert] Third Movement (Symphony No.3) [Brahms, Johannes]

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

3 star
2 star
1 star
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal for beginners or for showing off 22 Aug 2010
The selection of guitar books out there is bewildering, and so many of them have "classical favourites" included, and then you find they're either so simplified as to be a nonsense, or rather too challenging and not making the best of the instrument. This selection is excellent: the music is in notation and TAB, and there's a cd of the all the pieces to listen to, making it ideal whether you read music, rely on TAB, learn by ear or like me, a mixture of all three as the mood strikes. The arrangements capture the essence of the tune, add in enough of the bass line and vital chords to get a real sense of the piece, they sound "right" in other words, but as they're aimed at a more basic level, use long ringing bass notes and simple doubling of the melody to great effect - learn these well and you could easily entertain and impress most audiences without them realising how easy most of them are to play!

It covers most of the usual suspects: Debussy, Brahms, Satie, Bach, Gounod with some extra, less familiar pieces that work beautifully. Most pieces stay in first position and where barre chords are called for they are the less challenging ones. When the tune moves up the neck the arrangement is sparse so you don't feel you're running out of fingers.

Advanced guitarists or those looking for more complex arrangements will find nothing here, but for the rest of us, this is a delight, a book to relax with, to play with, to learn some great sounding melodies with minimal effort and to feel you've achieved something. The TAB notation means you don't even need to be able to read music, and is a handy crutch for those a little rusty in their playing and reading. Buy it, learn them, and start wowing people - and convincing yourself you've got some skill after all.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy on the ear, and the fingers. 21 Aug 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This collection arranged by Mark Phillips is for beginners to intermediate players, and though some of them crop up in
other compilations there are several which any guitarist of about grade 3 to 4 would be happy to add to their repertoire.
There are especially good arrangements of Pie Jesu by Faure, Intermezzo by Mascagni and the much-adapted Air On The G String by Bach: none of them over-simplified, but easily accessible to beginners.
The downside of this book is the inevitable condensed versions - a couple of dozen bars of Canon in D, Clair de lune, and Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring for example. On balance it's a worthwhile collection of 36 pieces and the accompanying
CD is a joy to listen to as well as aiding the reader's own interpretations. Fewer short pieces and more long ones would have earned Mark Phillips 5 stars, but nobody's perfect!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars love it 22 May 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
being new to playing classical guitar ,this gives me a few well known titles to practice and familiarise myself with my new alhambra guitar.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars Need help! 18 Feb 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Maybe its just me, but some of these 'easy' classical melodies assume an awful lot of knowledge. Still, it gives me something to

aim for and appreciate how much talent some people obviously have.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars  2 reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book for beginning guitarist 18 Oct 2012
By Wei Yin Hou - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I found this product very helpful for a beginning guitarist as myself. There are plenty of songs to choose from and it uses tabs which are easy to read and use. No need to learn to read music. It was written for the beginner meaning there are no barre chords to learn. There is a cd which has every song played exactly the way it is written in the book. I found it very helpful in learning to play this style of music. By the end of the book you should be very good at playing this style of music. Very much recommended. Any other books by this author and composer are too.
3.0 out of 5 stars Some of Tab wrong. 21 Jun 2014
By E. Lemley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
So far on 2 songs, there have been mistakes with the Tab. The notes on the Treble Clef were NOT the same as the Tab.
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category