Books by Charles Duncan

Published by Hal Leonard

A Modern Approach to Classical Guitar Series

This multi-volume method was developed to allow students to study classical guitar within a new, more contemporary framework. For private, class or self-instruction. Many teachers have found these books attractive and useful. That, plus Hal Leonard’s excellent marketing, has resulted in cumulative sales to date of over 200,000 copies.

A MODERN APPROACH TO CLASSICAL GUITAR
Book 1
- Book/CD Pack

Book One features an all-new format that incorporates chord frames and symbols, as well as a record to assist in tuning and to provide accompaniments for at-home practice. Book One also introduces beginning fingerboard technique and music theory.
ISBN: 0793570638

A MODERN APPROACH TO CLASSICAL GUITAR
Book 2
- Book/CD Pack


Book 2 covers correct fingernail use, chord construction, new timings and a range of well known pieces to practice.
ISBN: 0793570670

A MODERN APPROACH TO CLASSICAL GUITAR
Book 3
- Book/CD Pack

Book 3 covers full bar chords, harmonics, arpeggios, and a range of well known classical pieces to practice.
ISBN: 0793570735


EASY CLASSICAL GUITAR DUETS - Book/Cassette Package or Book/CD Package

Supplements A Modern Approach To Classical Guitar. This book contains 32 classical guitar duet arrangements for either recreational or instructional use. The sequence of pieces is based on the difficulty of the first guitar part. However, the level of difficulty is indicated at the beginning of each piece for both parts. The accompanying audio allows players to practice and play each piece as a duet. 45-minute audio accompaniment.
ISBN: 079351794X

A MODERN APPROACH TO CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE - PART 1

A graded anthology of solo pieces (easy to intermediate) that serves as a supplement to Books Two and Three of A Modern Approach To Classical Guitar. Features compositions by: Sor • Giuliani • Carulli • Krieger • Caroso • DeVisee • Couperin • Telemann • others.
ISBN: 0793526272

A MODERN APPROACH TO CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE - PART 2

A graded anthology of solo pieces (easy to intermediate) that serves as a supplement to Books Two and Three of A Modern Approach To Classical Guitar. Features compositions by: Milan • Sor • Carcassi • DeVisee • Mouret • Diabelli • Duncan • Bergen • J.S. Bach • Johnson • Dowland • Tarrega • Giuliani • Sanz • Gaspar • Romero • DeMurcia • Narvaez • Mudarra • Scarlatti • Hamler • Albeniz • others.
ISBN: 0793533228

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The Time-Warner (Summy-Birchard) books

The Art of Classical Guitar Playing (ISBN 0-87487-079-8; 140 pages; $19.95). Analyzes the physical and aesthetic aspects of the finest playing in detail. Over 45,000 words of text; dozens of photographs and illustrations. The chapter on nail-filing was a breakthrough in 1980 when the book was first published and is still the definitive treatment of the subject.

 

 

 

Classical Guitar 2000 (ISBN 08747-681-8; 92 pages; $18.95). A unique book that combines all exercise material that a serious student really needs to achieve a very high level of craft. Can be used independently or as a valuable supplement to The Art of Classical Guitar Playing.

 

 

 

Christmas with the Classical Guitar (ISBN 0-87487-408-8; 48 pages; $7.95). Attractive, intermediate level arrangements of 32 favorite carols (14 solos, 18 duets). Duets are melody plus voice-led chordal accompaniment suitable for 2 guitars, flute-guitar, voice-guitar, etc.

 

 

 

Guitar Solo Publications (GSP)

Guitar at Sight: A Programmed Text for Improved Music Reading and Fingerboard Comprehension (ISBN 0-9627832-6-9; 91 pages; $16.95). Programmed texts, used for years in teaching various subjects, use incremental, self-reinforcing learning units to achieve assured progress. This book does just that. Especially useful in learning command of the upper fingerboard. Order directly from GSP [address] or visit he following websites [addresses].