Publications

Six String Journal Technique Series Publications

A Technical Workout For Classical Guitar, Level 1 – Base Building

The first in a series, this workbook is a technique workout plan for classical and fingerstyle guitarists designed to build a strong technical base. The workout is centered around the most used left hand movements, right hand movements, preparatory work for scales, and the four most important scale forms.

 


A Technical Workout For Classical Guitar, Level 2 – Speed and Flexibility

A technique workout plan for classical and fingerstyle guitarists designed to develop speed and flexibility. The workout is centered around the most used left hand movements, right hand movements, preparatory work for scales, and the four most important scale forms, and applies advanced concepts such as rhythms, fixed fingers, and extensor development to expand technical limits.

 


Mastering Tremolo

Leonardo Garcia’s Mastering Tremolo is an extensive guide for all aspiring guitarists wishing to develop solid tremolo technique. From a multitude of preliminary technical exercises and drills to develop a foundation for your tremolo and invigorate your technique, to eighteen active practice techniques detailed with musical examples to develop rhythmic precision, note consistency, tone, and speed, to the mental game of playing tremolo, this book will help improve your playing regardless of your level.


Mastering Diatonic Scale Forms

Scale mastery is absolutely essential for the ambitious and serious guitarist. Touted as the single most effective way to solve technical problems by the most distinguished pedagogues and professionals, developing a scale practice and understanding the most useful way to develop it will lead to breakthroughs and improvement in your technique. Mastering Diatonic Scale Forms is geared towards the advancing guitarist and offers a practical approach for understanding the various necessary scale forms and some insightful methods to supercharge the results of your study.



Six String Journal Editions

The editions below have been very carefully edited with the advancing classical guitar student in mind. Both left-hand and right-hand fingerings have been annotated with careful consideration for the efficiency of technique and musicality. I have many more editions coming soon but here are some of my transcriptions and editions…

BACH: Prelude in D Minor, BWV999 (originally in C minor)

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NARVÁEZ: Diferencias sobre ‘Guárdame las Vacas’

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NARVÁEZ: Canción del Emperador

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NARVÁEZ: Diferencias sobre ‘Conde Claros’ del Sesto Tono

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GIULIANI: Seis variaciones sobre las Folias de España, Op. 45

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TÁRREGA: Recuerdos de la Alhambra Study Score

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I’ve reduced the typical 6 page edition to a two page reduction. I love working from these types of scores so much that I’ll often rewrite music into these formats. Fingerings included.

NEW PUBLICATION 3/30/2018

FERNANDO SOR: Three Arpeggio Etudes, Op. 35, Nº9, Op. 35, Nº24, Op. 29, Nº13

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Six String Journal Free Editions

ANONIMO: Romanza

This is a beautiful piece but very useful for students wishing to work on vibrato, shifts, bars, and ami.

Practice Tips:

  1. Use a rest-stroke on to bring out the melodic line.
  2. Listen to the first note after any shift for unintended accents.
  3. Listen to the last note before any shift for unintended gaps.
  4. Change the pattern to aim for variety and fun.
  5. Explore more right hand patterns using the form of the piece.