I am surprised by all previous answers. Is there something that I am missing? For pedagogy? What you need to know as a teacher to give to your students? I would have said to start with the simplest studies of Carcassi and Carulli. Then go to the easiest studies of Sor and Aguado. After mastering the very basics, I would think to recommend good collections that span the entire repetoire. Ethor Thorlakkson's Guitar Moments (books 1 to 4) is my favorite for musical quality and spanning the guitar repetoire. Prof. Delcamp's Anthology, available through this web site, is another good choice. Prof. Delcamp provides much more material of the Renaissance and Early Baroque and the 20th century than the Thorlakkson collection. The studies of Sor (for instance, Op 35, 31, 44, and 6) are musically beautiful and address one issue of technical development at a time. I don't know about pedagogy beyond that point, because I have not gotten there yet. All of the above are available in the public domain or through this web site. Not available in the public domain, I think that the Baroque and Classical Anthologies of the European Guitar Teacher's Association is superb. And I agree completely with a previous post that recommended the works of Bartolomé Calatayud (The Guitar Music of Spain, Volume One) as an introduction to the Catalonian and Spanish repetoire.jake39 wrote:If you were to make a list of the most important composers for cg, who would you feel are the most indispensable when it comes to classical guitar pedagogy? I'm thinking about composers a student absolutely should know about.
Nitin,Nitin Nepali wrote:Yes, I agree with all. But Sor Fernando is the best.
Hi, Nitin,Nitin Nepali wrote:Hello Yisrael van Handel,
I am a classical guitar player….
OK... that caught my attention. Nice recording, and really interesting music.RobMacKillop wrote:The student works of Reginald Smith Brindle are, in my book, indispensable for introducing students to the 20th-century language.
The studies contained in Volume 1 of his Guitarcosmos are very varied. As the composer states in the introduction: ‘There is tonal music, and atonal music, pieces using whole-tone and pentatonic scales, modal music, bitonality, serial techniques and music in the style of free dissonance’. All the music fits under the fingers beautifully.
Here is a link to my recording of thirteen of the short pieces:
https://soundcloud.com/robmackillop/set ... dle-guitar