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Raymond Burley

Classical Guitar Playing Grade 2


London College of Music: Classical Guitar Syllabus

Compiled by Tony Skinner, Raymond Burley and Amanda Cook.
For Guitar (Classical).
Methods. Classic.
Level: Beginning-Intermediate.
Published by Registry of Guitar Tutors. ISBN 9781905908127.
Valid for examinations from 1st August 2008 until Winter 2013.

Designed for those in the early stages of studying classical guitar, this is part of a progressive series of ten handbooks, primarily intended for candidates considering taking the widely acclaimed London College of Music examinations in classical guitar playing. This handbook covers all the material needed for the Grade Two examination, and includes helpful advice about preparing for the examination, enabling you to gain an internationally recognized qualification. Even if you do not intend to take an examination, given the handbook's wide content of musical repertoire and extensive educational material, the handbook provides a structured and comprehensive resource for studying the classical guitar.

The handbook contains absolutely everything you need for this grade: all the required pieces, scales, chords and arpeggios, as well as sections on musical knowledge, sight-reading and aural awareness. The book includes twelve pieces such as Handel's See The Conquering Hero Comes, Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1, alongside pieces by Carulli, Sor, Giuliani, and others.

Using this handbook will help you to:
  • Develop all aspects of your playing - and achieve your full potential as a guitarist.
  • Extend your musical repertoire - with pieces from a wide range of styles and periods.
  • Improve your sight reading and aural abilities - so that you can learn pieces more easily.
  • Increase your knowledge of music theory - and learn about the historical context of the pieces you're playing.


updated: 8 years ago