THE GUITARIST'S PROGRESS SERIES

Full contents of Guitarist's Progress Solo and Duet & Ensemble Series are listed below

Books of similar standard from other Garden Music series that can be used alongside these

are listed below the cover scans in lighter type 

 

Titles of pieces that are underlined can be clicked on for links to recordings on Youtube and SoundCloud

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40 pages
 

PART 1:

INTRODUCTION OF THE NOTES IN 1st POSITION

 

Including:
Kuffner - Waltz

French Trad. - Frere Jacques

Burden - Bagatelle
English Trad. – Twinkle

Agaudo - Waltz
Burden – Plainte

Burden - Gypsy Dance
English Trad. - Early One Morning

Carulli - Waltz
Burden - Spanish Prelude

 

PART 2:

GENERAL REPERTOIRE

 

Anon. – Ecossaise

Clarke – March

Gruber - Silent Night
Kuffner – Arietta

Carulli - Waltz, Op. 241, No. 21
Sor - Andante, Op. 35, No. 1

Giuliani - Allegro, Op. 50, No. 1
Aguado – Study

Carcassi - Waltz
Carcassi – Andantino

Ferrer - Allegro
Ferrer - Vals

Burden - Pastoral
Burden - Suite Espanola No. 3: 

No. 1 Evocacion
No. 2 Malaguena

No. 3 Cancion de Siesta
No. 4 Fandango
Ferrer - Allegretto Moderato
Mertz – Andante

Aguado - Waltz
Irish Trad. - Still Side by Side
Dowland - My Lord Willoughby’s Welcome Home
English Anon. - Greensleeves & 3 Variations (The Division Violin)
Italian Anon. - La Folia & 3 Variations (The Division Violin)

 

PART 3:

MUSICAL TECHNIQUES ENCOUNTERED IN PART 2

 

Upward slur;

Anon. - Argier (The Dancing Master)
Downward slur; Anon. –

The Siege of Buda (The Dancing Master)
Upward & Downward slurs together;

Carcassi - Waltz
Note values & rhythm;

Variations on Skip to my Lou & La Folia
Note values & rhythm in compound time;

Variations on The Mexican Hat Dance
Scales & Arpeggios and table of note and rest values

Guitarist's Progress Solo Series Book 1 (GM01)

 

£7.95

Beginner to Grade 2 (ABRSM Grades 1, 2 & 3)

Other books in the Garden Music catalogue that can be used alongside this:

 

Guitarist's Progress Duet & Ensemble Series Book 1 (GM04)

 

Travelling in Style Series 1 - The Start (GM18) & Stage One (GM14)

 

Travelling in Style Series 2 - The Restart (GM24) & Trek One (GM25)

 

Guitarist's Progress Solo Series Book 2 (GM02)

 

£7.95

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Grade 2 to Grade 4 (ABRSM Grade 4)

Other books in the Garden Music catalogue that can be used alongside this:

 

Guitarist's Progress Duet & Ensemble Series Book 2 (GM05)

 

Travelling in Style Series 1 - Stage 2 (GM15)

 

Travelling in Style Series 2 - Stage 2 (GM26)

 

Certain Hits 5! (GM22)

40 pages
 

PART 1:
TECHNIQUES A:

Tone production;
Irish Trad. - An Irish Air

 

TECHNIQUES B:

Staccato and Pizzicato;
Ferrer - Marcha

 

REPERTOIRE ONE

Burden - Nornham Castle, Sunrise
Carcassi - Etude in A minor, Op. 60, No. 7
Sanz - Fuga 2a, al ayre de Jiga
Molino - Prelude

Ferrer - Allegro
Sor - Waltz, Op. 32, No. 2
Carcassi - Etude in D, Op. 60 No. 10
Aguado - Allegro Moderato
Dowland - Tarleton’s Jig

Dowland - Tarleton’s Riserrectione
Johnson - Alman
Ferrer – Andantino

Burden - Waterend Ford
Carcassi - Etude in A, Op. 60 No. 3

Tarrega - Lagrima
 

PART 2:
TECHNIQUES C:

Ornamentation;
de Visée - Sarabande

 

TECHNIQUES D:

The Tremolo;
Burden - Echoes of the Past

 

REPERTOIRE TWO

Giuliani - Capriccio, Op. 100, No. 11
Carcassi - Caprice, Op. 26, No. 3
Prætorius - La Volta

Prætorius - Ballet

de Visée - Gigue
Sor - Study in B minor, Op. 35, No. 22
Ferrer – Larghetto

Legnani - Caprice
Tarrega – Adelita

Tarrega - Mazurka
Burden - British Folk Song Suite:
No. 1 Irish Traditional - Clare Jig
No. 2 English Traditional - The Unquiet Grave
No. 3 Welsh Traditional - The Bishop and the Peasant
No. 4 Scottish Traditionals - Sleeping Moggy in Yon Toon
Ferrer - Andante

 

TECHNIQUES E:

Scales and Arpeggios

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Guitarist's Progress Solo Series Book 3 (GM08)

 

£7.95

 

Grade 4 to Grade 6

Other books in the Garden Music catalogue that can be used alongside this:

 

Travelling in Style Series 1 - Stage 3 (GM16)

 

Travelling in Style Series 2 - Trek 3 (GM27)

 

Certain Hits 3! (GM20)

 

Certain Hits 4! (GM21)

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Guitarist's Progress Solo Series Book 4 (GM13)

 

£7.95

40 pages

 

PART 1
Techniques A: Further slur work:
Ferrer - Moderato,

Burden - Valse Churún

 

Playing in Style 1: Baroque Dance Music:
Weiss - Menuet,

Weiss - Sarabande,

Bach - Bouree

 

Playing in Style 2: Romantic Period:
Tarrega - Marieta

 

Techniques B: Further work on bringing out a melody:
Ferrer - Nocturno,

Ferrer - Andante Moderato

Sor - Allegro Moderato

 

Playing in Style 3: Classical Period:
Sor - Andante

 

Playing in Style 4: Renaissance Dance Music:
Dowland - Queen Elizabeth's Galliard
Dowland - The Right Honourable The Lady Clifton's Spirit

 

Techniques C: Further barre work;
Burden - Introduction and Danza

 

Techniques D:

Scales and Arpeggios

 

PART 2
RECITAL SECTION

 

Renaissance Period: Holborne - The Fairy Round
Baroque Period: Weiss - Fantasia
Classical / Romantic Period: Paganini - Romance
Romantic Period: Ferrer - Nocturno 'Urania'
Modern Period: Burden - Autumn

Grade 6 to Grade 8

Other books in the Garden Music catalogue that can be used alongside this:

 

Travelling in Style Series 1 - Stage 4 (GM17)

 

Travelling in Style Series 2 - Stage 4 (GM28)

 

Certain Hits 3! (GM20)

 

Certain Hits 4! (GM21)

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Guitarist's Progress Duet & Ensemble Series Book 1 (GM04)

 

£7.95

Beginner to Grade 2

Duets Trios & Quartets that follow the structure of Book 1 Solo Series

 

36 Pages


PART 1:

INTRODUCTION OF THE NOTES IN 1st POSITION
 

Including;
Spanish Trad. - De Los Alamos Vengo

Burden - Lullaby
English Trad. - London's Burning

Bach - Musette
Bach - Minuet

 

PART 2:

GENERAL REPERTOIRE

Hebrew Trad. - Shalom Chaverin
Spanish Trad. - Tarara de Sevilla
Negro Spiritual - Kum ba yah
English Trad. - Sweet Polly Oliver
L. Mozart - Trompetan-Stuck
Bach - Chorale
W. Mozart - Canon Inversus
Schubert - German Dance (D. 820 No. 6)
Schumann - Melodie (Album for the Young)
Carulli - Andante
Anon. - Volt
Carulli - Allegro
Kuffner - Andante
Kuffner - Rondo

 

PART 3:

MUSICALTECHNIQUES ENCOUNTERED IN THE PIECES IN Part 2

Upward slurs:

Anon. - John, Come Kiss me now (Division Violin)
Downward slurs:

Anon. - The New Round O (Division Violin)
Upward and Downward slurs together:
Anon. - An Italian Rant (Division Violin)

 

Note values & rhythm:
Spanish Trad. - Ay! linda Amiga and 11 variations

 

Chords

Other books in the Garden Music catalogue that can be used alongside this:

 

Guitarist's Progress Solo Series Book 1 (GM01)

 

Travelling in Style Series 1 - The Start (GM18) & Stage One (GM14)

 

Travelling in Style Series 2 - The Restart (GM24) & Trek One (GM25)

GM 5 cover
GM 5 page

Guitarist's Progress Duet & Ensemble Series Book 2 (GM05)

 

£7.95

Grade 2 to Grade 4

Duets Trios & Quartets that follow the structure of Book 1 Solo Series

 

40 pages

 

TECHNIQUES A:
Notes of the 1st String from the 5th fret to the 12th fret;
Spanish Anon. - Romance

 

Notes in 5th Position;
Burden - Bagatelle No. 1

French Trad. - Green the Earth
Susato - Ronde 'Mon Amy'

Portuguese Trad. – Lullaby

 

TECHNIQUES B:

Half barres:
Bach - Minuet

Kuffner - Landler

Burden - Bagatelle No. 2

 

TECHNIQUES C:

Part writing in guitar music:
Burden - The Grace Round

Burden - Fugetta
de Visee - Prelude

Sanz - Fuga
Telemann - Allegro (Canonic Sonata No. 1)

 

Ornamentation in guitar music:
Satie - Gnossienne No. 1
Anon. - An Italian Ground (Division Violin 1685)

 

TECHNIQUES D:

Notes in seventh Position:
Susato - Bergerette 'Sans Roche'
Greek Trad. - Wake up, my Dear

Bach - O Sacred Head

 

The notes in 9th Position:
French Trad. - J'ai du Bon Tabac,

Beethoven - Ode to Joy
Anon. - Packington's Pound

French Trad. - The First of May
English Trad. - Scarborough Fair

 

Higher changes of position:
Spanish Trad. - Tarde de Mayo

Spanish Trad. - La Riberana
Wesley - O for a Thousand Tongues

Spanish Trad. - El Noi de la Mare

 

TECHNIQUES E:

Full barres:
Kuffner - Landler

Burden - Aubade
 

Natural harmonics:
Schumann - Kind im Einschlummern
Burden - Time Passes

 

Chords

Other books in the Garden Music catalogue that can be used alongside this:

 

Guitarist's Progress Solo Series Book 2 (GM02)

 

Travelling in Style Series 1 - Stage 2 (GM15)

 

Travelling in Style Series 2 - Stage 2 (GM26)

 

Certain Hits 5! (GM22)