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Aaron Shearer

September 6, 1919 April 21, 2008
    It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of  Dr. Aaron Shearer on Monday April 21, 2008. He will be greatly missed. Aaron Shearer was one of the most widely recognized and respected classical guitar teachers in America as well as a former student of
Andres Segovia. He was director of the guitar program at Peabody Conservatory of Music and The North Carolina School of The Arts.

    He was adjunct professor of classical guitar at Duquesne University. Mr. Shearer had lectured throughout the United States and Canada and he had received numerous citations for his contributions to guitar pedagogy. Mr. Shearer also became the first classical guitar teacher to be cited for exceptional leadership and merit by the American String Teachers Association and received an Honorary Doctorate from Duquesne University.

Aaron Shearer - Classical Guitar Method Books
The best selling, most famous classical guitar method ever written. A basic and orderly presentation of the necessary information and exercises essential to classical guitar instruction. Includes technique analysis of rest stroke, free stroke, arpeggios, tremolos, scales, chords, slurs, grace notes, natural and artificial harmonics as well as numerous beautiful, classical guitar solos.
Classic Guitar Technique - Volume I with CD..........................Price - $16.95
Classic Guitar Technique - Volume II.........................................Price - $17.95
Supplement I - Slur, Ornament & Reach Exercises...................Price - $9.95
Supplement II - Basic Elements of Music Theory.....................Price - $9.95
Supplement III - Scale Pattern Studies........................................Price - $29.95

 "Leyenda"

Aaron Shearer - Learning The Classical Guitar - Part 1 - Book
Includes clear instruction on: the four principles of efficient muscle function, positioning the guitar, tone production, beginning right-hand and left-hand training, beginning free-stroke, sympathetic movement, alternation, principles of string crossing, development of right-hand speed, comparing rest-stroke and free stroke, conditioning and coordination exercises, the natural approach, economy of movement, repetitive strain injury, and avoiding chronic shoulder pain.
Standard notation..........................................................................Price - $27.95

 "Cordoba"

Aaron Shearer - Learning The Classical Guitar - Part 2 - Book
Book includes instruction on: learning to read music, beginning to read and play music, solo playing of music in two parts, beginning free-stroke: sounding two notes simultaneously, beginning arpeggios: sympathetic movement, playing scales, further development of chords and arpeggios, string damping, solfege, and memorizing music.
Standard notation..........................................................................Price - $29.95

 "Canarios"

Aaron Shearer - Learning The Classical Guitar - Part 3 - Book and Online Audio
Book and CD includes instruction on: approaching expressive interpretation, the basis of expressive playing, the moving and shaping forces of music, organizing rhythmic contrasts, applying note-grouping and phrasing, approaching performance development, beginning performance development, and pieces for study.
Standard notation..........................................................................Price - $24.95

 "Sevilla"

Aaron Shearer - The Shearer Method: Classical Guitar Foundations - Book, CD and DVD
Aaron Shearer's Classical Guitar Technique course is used by serious guitarists all over the world and has long been considered the definitive classical guitar method! The Shearer Method: Classical Guitar Foundations is 170 pages long and the first in a new series that encapsulates his lifetime experience as America's premier classical guitar pedagogue. This new work is a step-by-step curriculum based on Aaron's innovative and common sense approach that incorporates all the advantages of modern technology. The method includes 63 DVD videos for up-close aural and visual learning, 74 new solo and duet compositions and arrangements (made exclusively for this method by Dr. Alan Hirsh), as well as works by Sor, Carcassi, Giuliani, and others. Plus, the 35 recorded CD tracks masterfully illustrate nuance, tone, and musicality. The book even includes Alfred's exclusive TNT software that allows you to slow down and loop tracks for careful practice. In addition, a complete online supplement is available for teachers and students that want an even deeper understanding of Shearer's work. The book does not replace Shearer's original classic. It augments and expands on it in ways not imaginable in the early '60s when the original was published. It's a must-have to complete the library of any classical or fingerstyle guitarist! The Shearer Method Classic Guitar Foundations is not just a book but a true multi-media experience!
Standard Notation.........................................................................Price - $39.95

Aaron Shearer - The Shearer Method: Classical Guitar Developments - Book and DVD
This is the second volume in the series of works that define Aaron Shearer's approach to playing the classical guitar. The work by this legendary figure, with videos by Thomas Kikta and compositions by Dr. Alan Hirsh, stands out in continuing the student's journey to read and play while following a graduated step-by-step curriculum that supports positive habits for efficient study. This innovated method is rooted in a common-sense approach and includes musical offerings in a rich variety of styles, sensitively composed to support technical development. Areas of focus include: rest stroke, key signature reading, rhythm studies, arpeggios, barring, slurs, ornaments, warm-ups and cord studies. With 49 videos shot in high definition; 85 new solo and duet compositions and arrangements; as well as 16 additional works by Cutting, Sanz, Bach, Mertz and more; 47 recorded tracks with TNT 2 Custom Mix software; plus the Shearer Online Supplement, this is not just a book but a true media experience!
Standard Notation.........................................................................Price - $39.95

Aaron Shearer - The Shearer Method: Learning The Fingerboard - Book and DVD
Here is the third volume in a series of works that define Aaron Shearer's approach to playing the classical guitar. The work by this legendary figure, with videos and audio performances by Thomas Kikta and compositions by Dr. Alan Hirsh, stands out in continuing the student's journey to now ascend the neck and develop instant recognition of the notes along the fingerboard, while following a graduated step-by-step curriculum that supports positive habits for efficient study. This innovative method is rooted in a common-sense approach and includes musical offerings in a rich variety of styles, sensitively composed to enable technical development. The student will ascend the fingerboard and learn to play in keys and positions through scale forms, harmony, and graded musical applications. With videos shot in high definition, 87 new duet compositions, the Shearer Online Supplement, as well as repertoire of the masters, Learning the Fingerboard is not just a book, but a true media experience! It includes works by Telemann, C.P.E. Bach, Handel, and more---all recorded to make 94 tracks with TNT 2 technology. Discover why The Guitar Foundation of America has called Aaron Shearer "the most prominent pedagogue of the twentieth century." A must-have to complete the library of any classical or fingerstyle guitar player!
Standard Notation.........................................................................Price - $39.95

Jazz Guitar Chords & Arpeggio Patterns - Stacy McKee - This unique book includes 300 jazz guitar chord formations and matching single note arpeggio patterns in a quick reference format that no one has ever done before! Cross indexing makes this manual extremely easy to use and regardless of what style of music you play, we know you will find this to be a valuable, "must have" addition to your library.  Stacy McKee was the featured guitarist with "Les Brown and The Band Of Renown" and for a limited time only, we will include an exclusive copy of his book FREE with your first order!
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