Jeffrey Goodman

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Jeffrey Goodman has recently released "A Beginner's Guide to the Classical Guitar", published by Shelter of Clear Light Publishing.

"A Beginner's Guide to the Classical Guitar" is a complete "stand-alone" instruction resource for the first year or two of classical guitar study, and includes basic presentations of fundamentals of music, music and guitar notation, right and left hand technique, as well as an extensive repertoire section that contains music organized by both key and level of difficulty. Along with traditional musical fare, a refreshingly wide range of music is also offered to the novice guitarist: from melodies of Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, and Beethoven, to ancient Greek, Tibetan, and Chinese music.

In addition, this book is the central hub that, along with multimedia teaching materials, will open many new opportunities for the guitarist. The multimedia resources include a central information depot at the Shelter of Clear Light website, viewable scores with live playback at SibeliusMusic.com, audio recordings of much of the repertoire at iTunes, and instructional videos on YouTube.

As a guitarist and composer, Jeffrey Goodman has performed as a soloist throughout the United States and Europe.

He currently has numerous CDs of his compositions in release, available on I-Tunes, Amazon.com, CDBaby.com and other major online music retailers.

Current Titles of CD's include:

- Music of the Dreaming Heart Trees

- Hands of the Angels - for solo guitar

- The Unbearable Jazziness of Being - for 2,3 and 4 pianos

- Christmas in Camelot - a tale of music and magic in King Arthur's Court

- Whispering Harps of Merlin - a musical love story

- Music from the Shelter of Clear Light - a musical journey through ancient Tibet

- Music for Two Harpsichords - Fall Colors of New England

In Europe he has appeared in concert at the American Embassy in Vienna, the Vienna Conservatory and Fest Hellbrun in Salzburg. Recitals in England and Wales included a solo performance of 20th century works for BBC Radio.

He also served as music director of the Vienna International Guitar Festival and Oxford Guitar Festival. He is the author of a Beginner's Guide to the Classical Guitar, and has composed, arranged and performed solo guitar music for radio and motion pictures.

He received his M.A. degree from Occidental College, where he studied composition and theory with Robert Gross and Richard Grayson. His guitar studies were with Theodore Norman.

During the spring and fall of 2009 he was a visiting professor of music at Santa Monica College, where he taught intermediate classical guitar.

He currently lives in Los Angeles, where he records, composes and operates Shelter of Clear Light Recording Studios.

Score catalogue

Malaguena - From Flamenco Legacy - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Albacinatas - From Flamenco Legacy - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Bach Bourrée in Bm from Violin Sonata # 2 - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Bach Bourree in E minor from Lute Suite #1 BWV 996 for guitar - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Bach Double of Bourrée in Bm from Violin Sonata # 2 - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Bach Double of Sarabande in Bm - Violin Sonata # 2 - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Bach Gavotte I from the 6th Cello Suite - 3 complete versions - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Bach Sarabande in Bm from Violin Sonata #2 - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Bach's Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring and Prelude by Carcassi - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Basic Rhythm Exercises in One Voice - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Basics of Music Notation - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Beethoven Symphonic Themes - from Symphonies 9, 5 and 6 - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Boismortier's Minuet in G for two guitars - Duet of Acoustic Guitars [notation]
Branle de Village by J. Besarde - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Brian Boru's March for solo guitar - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
C Major Arpeggio Patterns - from Sor's "Method for the Spanish Guitar" - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Catalonian Reverie for solo guitar - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Common Chord Progressions - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and Turkish Rondo - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Englesa - Anonymous - Renaissance - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Erik Satie's Gymnopedie # 1 - Master Class edition for solo guitar - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Etude in A minor by Aguado - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Exercises for the Right Hand Alone - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Fandango - From Flamenco Legacy - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Fantasie by Silvius Leopold Weiss - Original in C minor, London, The British Library - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Farucca - From Flamenco Legacy - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Fernando Sor Etude Opus 31 #1 - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Fernando Sor Waltz in G major, Opus 51 #1 - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Fernando Sor's Opus 35 # I - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Flamenco Rumba - From Flamenco Legacy - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Fugue in A minor - BWV 1000 - Transcribed for Guitar Solo, Duet and Trio - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Gavotte - Archangelo Corelli - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Gavotte - Georg Friedrich Handel - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Gavotte by Georg Friedrich Handel - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Gavotte I from Cello Suite 6 - for the advanced player - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Gavotte I from Cello Suite 6 - for the intermediate player - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Gavotte I from Cello Suite 6 BWV 1012 - concert version - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Gavotte II from Cello Suite # 6 BWV 1012 - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Gavotte II from Cello Suite #6 for 2 guitars - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Granadinas - From Flamenco Legacy - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Greensleeves for solo guitar - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Gypsy Rumba - From Flamenco Legacy - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Hints on Playing Chords and 15 Basic Guitar Chords - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Homage to Dionisio Aguado - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
How Chords are Constructed - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
How Scales are Constructed - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Jeff Goodman's Rosetta Stone Map of Notes on the Guitar - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Jota - From Flamenco Legacy - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Key of A major - 8 short exercises - Solo instrument (4-string Bass Guitar [notation])
Key of C major - 8 short exercises - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Key of D major - 8 short exercises - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Key of D minor - 8 short exercises - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Key of E major - 8 short exercises - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Key of E minor - 8 short exercises - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Key of F major - 8 short exercises - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
La Cancion del Emperador - Luys de Narvaez - and Mille Regretz - Josquin des Pres - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
La Folia - Arcangelo Corelli - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Left Hand Exercises - Hammer-on and pull-off techniques - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Leymon Tendrel - Tibetan Melody - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Major and Melodic Minor Scales - in the first and second positions - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Malaguena - music notation and tabulature edition - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Matteo Carcassi's Prelude and Waltz in C major - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Media Granadinas - From Flamenco Legacy - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Minuet - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Minuet by Robert de Visée - Suite 12 in E minor - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Minuet by Roncalli and Ductia by Anonymous - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Minuet in A minor - for two guitars - Duet of Acoustic Guitars [notation]
Minuet in G and Wachat Auf - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Notes in the 1st Position - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Nutcracker Suite - three melodies for solo guitar - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Packington's Pound - Elizabethan 16th Century - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Passacaille of Silvius Leopold Weiss - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 - three melodies for solo guitar - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Pictures at an Exhibition - three melodies for solo guitar - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Preview of A melodic minor and 8 short exercises - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Preview of G major and 8 short exercises - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Rameau's Minuet en Rondeau in C major for Solo Guitar - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Rameau's Minuet en Rondeau in C major for Two Guitars - Duet of Acoustic Guitars [notation]
Renaissance Dance by anon and Minuet by Purcell - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Rhythm Exercises in Two Voices - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Rhythm Words - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Rigaudon - Henry Purcell - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Robert de Visée - Passacaille from Suite No. 12 in E minor - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Romance - easy solo guitar - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Romance d'Amour - Master Class edition with harmonic reduction - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Romance in E minor for solo guitar - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Sakura, Sakura - Traditional Japanese - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Sarabande by Robert de Visée - Suite 12 in E minor - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Sarabande from Cello Suite # 6 BWV 1012 - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Scarborough Fair - for two guitars - Duet of Acoustic Guitars [notation]
Seikilos Song for guitar - tab and notation - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar, standard tuning [tab])
Sight Readin Repertoire - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Sight Reading - developing skills - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Soldier's Joy - Traditional Fiddle Tune - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Soleares - From Flamenco Legacy - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Soleares - From Flamenco Legacy - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Soleares - Spanish Flamenco - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Sor's Opus 35 # I with Harmonic Domains - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Spanish Etude for Guitar based on Leyenda - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Tango - From Flamenco Legacy - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Tarantas - From Flamenco Legacy - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
The Peaceful Western Wind - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
The Three Ravens - by Ravenscroft and Minuet by DeVisee - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Theme from the Piano sonata in A Major, K. 331 - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Tientos - From Flamenco Legacy - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])
Tientos - Spanish Flamenco - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Tuning the Guitar - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Two Ancient Melodies - Hymn for the Emperor and Seikilos Song - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Two Etudes - Fernando Sor - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Two Hungarian Dances - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Two Hungarian Folk Songs - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Why Musicians Study Keys - Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Zapateado - From Flamenco Legacy - Solo instrument (Classical Guitar [notation])