Easy Classical Guitar Volume 1 - Classical

Easy Classical Guitar Volume 1 - Classical

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102 Pages, Spiral Bound Edition

This collection of thirty pieces from the classical period features a carefully selected set of repertoire: both musical and approachable.

The works vary from Grade 1 to Grade 3 in difficulty, and while they are not for the absolute beginner classical guitarist, they fall under the ‘easy’ category, featuring few barres and mostly first-position playing. If you are looking for a complete beginner’s guide to playing the classical guitar and learning how to read music notation, I would suggest using the Cornerstone Method for Classical Guitar Grade 1.

I have organized the pieces into ten different sets so that you can combine several short works into one larger performance should you wish to do so.

Featuring prominent composers of the classical period:

  • Dionisio Aguado
  • Matteo Carcassi
  • Ferdinando Carulli
  • Mauro Giuliani
  • Anton Diabelli
  • Joseph Kuffner
  • Fernando Sor

Easy music from Grades 1 – 3

While this book is not for the absolute beginner, the pieces are easy and range from Grades 1 to 3 in difficulty. You will find the music is mostly played in first position, uses minimal barres, and I have also provided a TAB edition for those who are not comfortable with standard notation.

High-Quality Editions

Throughout the process of creating this book I found numerous editions freely available online. However, many of these had errors and poor fingering. I have returned to the original editions and created these editions with an intent to represent the original works accurately. Moreover, I have added in comprehensive left and right-hand fingerings that are instructive and helpful for the beginner guitarist.

Free PDF

The full PDF download version of this book is completely free! I am offering this book to the classical guitar community as a way to share the joy of classical guitar and to create awareness for Classical Guitar Corner as a learning resource.

Free PDF (notation only):  https://nycreative.lpages.co/cgc-ecg-vol1/

Free PDF (Notation and TAB): https://nycreative.lpages.co/cgc-ecg1-tab/

The print version of this book is still going to cost money because there are production and mailing costs involved.

Please note:

These spiral bound editions are printed on demand and will take a minimum of ten business days to arrive in the mail. If you are interested in a faster arrival time, then a "perfect bound" edition of this book is available on Amazon.