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5.0 out of 5 starsGood repertoire for beginning to intermediate players26 Nov 2007
By ScarlattiEGB - Published on Amazon.com
I bought the three volumes of this series when beginning classical guitar more than ten years ago and still enjoy playing from them. Volume One is great for beginners to intermediate classical guitarists while the subsequent volumes are generally more advanced. Volume One contains some fairly simple pieces that keep to the first position and then some more advanced pieces that shift up to ninth, so the first book is enough to keep a player busy for a while as well as providing some good pieces for performance (e.g., Newsidler's "Dance of the Washerwomen + Hapfauf", Galileo's "Saltarello", and Tarrega's "Adelita").
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5.0 out of 5 starsGreat Beginner Book23 Jun 2011
By E. Abramson - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this book as a second-year student taking classical guitar lessons. I've learned first/open position and can play through many of the songs in this book. There are quite a few nice Sor pieces in here that are easy to play, but sound nice. As I move up the fretboard, I'm able to play most of the songs in this book. There's a good collection of songs here; I take this with me to my weekly lessons and usually pick 1-2 a week to work on. I'm sure I'll be using this book for the next year or so of lessons, and plan to buy the next book in the collection when I'm able to play more advanced works.
5.0 out of 5 starsWonderful book with great pieces by Carulli and Sor.21 Feb 2013
By hill fort rambler - Published on Amazon.com
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This book will have your fingers moving. Even the early pieces are nice, such as Greensleeves, Salterello, and Dance of the Washerwoman. Not much Bach to speak of, but you will be satisfied with the lovely assortment of pieces by Carulli and Sor. If you prefer Bach, skip to Volume 2. The best work by Carcassi can be found in Volume 3. My view is that one should strive to learn to read music for guitar! Yes, it is difficult and time consuming, but in the end you won't be disappointed.