The Art of Virtuosity For Guitar

Recent posts about AOV for guitar

"a couple years ago more by chance than design I wondered into a local music shop and came out with my first quality crafted classical guitar and I've given it no rest since. That was my first revelation, a quality instrument is a true joy and facilitates the learning process. The second revelation was your publication of AOV and the inclusion of the videos on your web site. I find your presentation in the AOV very clear and your brevity without sacrificing clarity very refreshing. Your explanation of how economy of motion tied into tremelo has resolved a major hurdle for me and I'm very grateful. Thank you so very much."
Bernard Dickson, Streetsboro, OHIO

My first book, the Art of Virtuosity is an expose of the basic principles of virtuosity.

The Art of Virtuosity for Classical Guitarists deals with the specifics of how to apply those principles to playing the classical guitar.

The book is a compendium of everything I've learned in my years of playing the guitar. It includes detailed instructions, technical exercises, examples from the repertoire as well as many technical tricks I learned over the years. All designed to help you achieve virtuosity on the classical guitar.

Some of the topics covered are.

  • Develop Free-Stroke Virtuosity
  • Develop Fluidity In Your Left Hand
  • The Art Of Planting Or Preparation
  • The Illusion Of Speed
  • The Art Of Speed - The Recuerdos Effect
  • How to play Rest-Stokes
  • Capture The Power In The String
  • Practicing The Tremolo
  • Practicing Three-Finger Scales
  • The Art Of Transcription
  • The Art Of Expression
  • Make The Notes Come Alive
  • Exist In A State Of No Limitations

But why $38 for a book?

The AOV for guitar is not just a book, it's years of instructions crammed into 157 pages.

You're getting the equivalent of many hours of lessons within its pages.

Click on the pages below to read a few sample pages from the book:

AOV guitar intro How to work easily How to work easily

If you feel you're already satisfied with your present skills on the guitar, this book is probably not for you, but if you're looking for a new approach to bring you to another level, this book may offer some surprising new insights.

In a way, this book is the prequel to the Art of Virtuosity.

The techniques in this book provide the basis from where I derived the principles in my first book, the AOV. You do not need the first book to understand the techniques in this book but it helps.

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