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Best Classical Guitar Books Reviewed & Ranked

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Classical Guitar books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

The Hal Leonard Classical Guitar Method: A Beginner’s Guide with Step-by-Step Instruction and Over 25 Pieces to Study and Play (Hal Leonard Guitar Method) (2008)

 Best Classical Guitar Books Reviewed & Ranked(Guitar Method). The Hal Leonard Classical Guitar Method is designed for anyone just learning to play classical guitar. This comprehensive and easy-to-use beginner’s guide by renowned classical guitarist and teacher Paul Henry uses the music of the master composers to teach you the basics of the classical style and technique.
Author(s): Paul Henry

50 Easy Classical Guitar Solos (1998)

 Best Classical Guitar Books Reviewed & Ranked(Music Sales America). The pieces and etudes you need to develop your first classical guitar repertoire. This book and CD package contains delightful repertory of pieces in both standard notation and tab for the beginning or intermediate player.
Author(s): Jerry Willard

The Classical Guitar Compendium – Classical Masterpieces Arranged For Solo Guitar Bk/CD (2013)

 Best Classical Guitar Books Reviewed & Ranked(Guitar Solo). Bring the world of classical music to guitarists of all levels! This collection features classical guitar technical studies from Sor, Tarrega, Guiliani, Carcassi, and Aguado, as well as presenting fresh guitar arrangements of well-known classical masterpieces.
Author(s): Bridget Mermikides

Classical Guitar Technique: Essential Exercises, Scales, and Arpeggios (2018)

 Best Classical Guitar Books Reviewed & RankedClassical Guitar Technique: Essential Exercises, Scales, and Arpeggios (2019 Edition). Notation Only with Fingering, String Numbers, and Positions.122 Pages.
Author(s): Bradford Werner

Big Book of Baroque Guitar Solos: 72 Easy Classical Guitar Pieces in Standard Notation and Tablature, Featuring the Music of Bach, Handel, Purcell, Telemann and Vivaldi (2015)

 Best Classical Guitar Books Reviewed & Ranked72 delightful baroque guitar solos that are easy to play yet sound full and complete. Features the music of only the best of the best of the baroque era: Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frederick Handel, Henry Purcell, Domenico Scarlatti, Georg Philipp Telemann, Antonio Vivaldi. #405,484 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1 in Purcell #33 in Handel #20 in Vivaldi Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?
Author(s): Mark Phillips

20 Practice Routines for guitar pre-written in a clear and structured progression. (2018)

 Best Classical Guitar Books Reviewed & RankedEver felt like your practice is going in circles? Do you feel distracted and unfocused in your practice session? Or perhaps you have a tendency to take on material that is too difficult? If so, then this book can help you.Practicing with structure and goals can greatly improve progress and also gives us a feeling of accomplishment. These 20 Practice Routines are designed to give a comprehensive technical workout at all levels of development (beginner/intermediate/advanced).
Author(s): Dr. Simon Powis

Classical Guitar Anthology: Classical Masterpieces Arranged for Solo Guitar (2017)

 Best Classical Guitar Books Reviewed & Ranked(Guitar Solo). Featuring some of the world’s most beautiful classical pieces by Bach, Beethoven, Bizet, Dvorak, Greig, Mozart, Puccini, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, and more, this 32-piece collection also includes traditional guitar repertoire by Albeniz and Tarrega.
Author(s): Bridget Mermikides, Hal Leonard Corp.

The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method – Volume 1: Guitar Technique (1997)

 Best Classical Guitar Books Reviewed & Ranked(Guitar Method). This premier method for the beginning classical guitarist, by one of the world’s pre-eminent virtuosos and the recognized heir to the legacy of Andres Segovia, is now completely revised and updated! Guitarists will learn basic classical technique by playing over 50 beautiful classical pieces, 26 exercises and 14 duets, and through numerous photos and illustrations.
Author(s): Christopher Parkening , Jack Marshall, et al.

Sight Reading for the Classical Guitar, Level I-III: Daily Sight Reading Material with Emphasis on Interpretation, Phrasing, Form, and More (1985)

 Best Classical Guitar Books Reviewed & RankedThis book for the classical guitar has been compiled to improve sight reading, an often neglected aspect of musicianship. With the guitar, musical components (scales, chords, arpeggios, etc.) may often be played in various positions. While this is one of the reasons that the instrument produces such colorful and interesting timbres, it also contributes to the difficulties of sight reading.
Author(s): Robert Benedict

The Bible of Classical Guitar Technique (2016)

 Best Classical Guitar Books Reviewed & RankedThis is more than just a book about technique. Hubert Kappel, a worldwide-recognized and successful classical concert guitarist, is one of the most exceptional artists in his field. His reputation as an instrumentalist and a guitar teacher is not disputed. He was the only German among the award winners at the Concorso Internazionale di Interpretazione and since then has played on concert tours across the globe.
Author(s): Hubert Kappel

Best Classical Guitar Books Reviewed & Ranked

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some classical guitar books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.


ID: 3222787, Publisher: JOHN WILEY, Year: 2022, Size: 21 Mb, Format: pdf

Big Book of Baroque Guitar Solos, Vol. 2: 72 Easy Classical Guitar Pieces in Standard Notation and Tablature, Featuring the music of Bach, Handel, Corelli, Weiss, de Visée, Logy and more

Author(s): Mark Phillips
ID: 3223713, Publisher: A. J. Cornell Publications, Year: 2022, Size: 8 Mb, Format: epub

Classical Guitar Music for the Solo Performer: 20 Popular Songs Superbly Arranged in Standard Notation and Tab

Author(s): David Jaggs
ID: 3582158, Publisher: Hal Leonard, Year: 2022, Size: 29 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly record-breakers according to USA Today, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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