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I'm 25 years old and when I was younger I used to study classical guitar. I started when I was 12 and I kept studying until I was 18. During the university period it was harder to find the time to play properly and so I lost a lot of ability and technique. I mean, I still play sometimes, but I don't play anything new, just old stuff (and I play it worst).
Recently I lost a lot of my books (it's a long story), especially the 20 studies of F. Sor revisited by Segovia (I studied the 1st, 5th, 6th and I love them) and I lost also a couple of music sheet of Bach (the famous Bourrée and a couple of Preludes). Now I would like to buy all that stuff again and to re-study it properly. I also would like to improve my technique and to refresh the theory of music in general. Which books do you suggest? Is it possible to do all these on my own?

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  • Depending on your level, you could try Sagreras' books: guitarraclasicadelcamp.com/partituras/… – leonbloy Feb 29 '16 at 11:50
  • Asking for a recommendation for books is off topic as that is probably only going to get answers based on opinion. If this could be reworded in a manner that ask which studies you can use for a specific technical issue then I think it would be better. – Neil Meyer Feb 29 '16 at 18:01
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My teacher, Irvin Kauffmann, used the Carcassi Method. Google shows that is freely available here and there. The latter location has other scores as well.

  • Thank you! I also would like to study something of Isaac Albeniz and Segovia. Do you know if they have written anything easy? – Onil90 Feb 29 '16 at 13:50
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    Albeniz's Leyenda (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asturias_(Leyenda)) has a simple theme which then develops with complex right hand parts. I enjoyed it, and I suspect that it is probably a very good training piece. Otoh, Segovia's work is too broad for me to answer. – Kirk A Feb 29 '16 at 13:56
  • Sorry! I don't know why I wrote Segovia.. I meant Villa-Lobos.. Thank you for the answer! :) – Onil90 Feb 29 '16 at 14:11
  • Without categorizing difficulty, check out Villa-Lobos' Douze Etudes (fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douze_%C3%A9tudes_pour_guitare). – Kirk A Feb 29 '16 at 14:16

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