Guitar skills

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This book revolutionised musicians’ approach to instrumental technique. A huge value for guitarists…arm and hand muscles, motility, the physiology of exercise, learning curves, posture for guitarists, scales, arpeggios, slurs, tremolo, stretching exercises, chords…This 210 page book explores in detail the human possibilities capable of developing unlimited and subtle skills on a guitar, supported by solid, actual scientific evidence.
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This book revolutionised musicians’ approach to instrumental technique. Supported by solid, actual scientific evidence and the most efficient guitar experience gleaned from the history of the instrument and long-forgotten traditions, it takes an in-depth look at how we can develop an infinite range of fine skills on the instrument. Since its publication this book has been used as a tool for technical development and training, as a classic reference work for numerous treatises on other instruments and in the prevention of work-related illnesses and problems common among players. his book came first in an exhaustive historical comparative survey published in the prestigious French magazine “Les Cahiers de la Guitare”.



Concert, guitarist, composer, musicologist and doctor, Jorge Cardoso was the founder and director of the MADRID GUITAR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA. He has been artistic director at international guitar festivals in Alsace, Lambesc and Beauvezer (France), the Iberoamerican Guitar Festival in Morocco (run by the Instituto Cervantes) and Posadas (Argentina). He also chairs GUIA (Guitarists of America), an international organisation for the music of the three Americas. Cardoso is the author of numerous works, essays, studies and has an extensive discography, including La guitarra de Jorge Cardoso, a teach yourself video. He frequently performs in concerts all over the world and participates in international festivals, conferences and congresses.


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The 6th release in the flamenco master series to learn the techniques and toques of the acclaimed and multi-awarded flamenco guitar master, Niño De Pura.


Starting from general playing tips, Niño De Pura demonstrates how to deal with posture issues, finger positioning and picado coordinations. Based on extensive exercises, Niño De Pura shows you his clear, very effective way with a lot of spoken tips to learn and improve flamenco guitar techniques such as picado, arpeggio, alzapua, rasgueos, tremolo and numerous variations and combinations. Niño De Pura not only demonstrates these techniques separately but also in practice by playing complete CD compositions, which are also replayed slowly on a split screen with close-ups of the left and right hand and a dynamic on screen compás. The demonstrated compositions include his famous guajira 'Pa'Pura', the alegría 'Alegrías del Kiki' and the taranta 'Tocando el Cielo'.


The accompanying 199 page thick book provides authentic transcriptions written by Max Herzog in close collaboration with Niño De Pura in both standard music notation and tablature. The DVD includes an inspiring interview with...

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