The Integrated Classical Guitar Method: Accelerated Learning was designed for beginners with zero or little background in classical guitar playing. Pedagogical considerations are well taken into account in the preparation of this method book. The content is systematically designed in the sense that the mastery of classical guitar competencies at each learning stage is well achieved before proceeding to the next stage. The materials are chosen and organized based on learning outcomes related to the instrumental techniques, sight reading, scales, arpeggios, etudes and repertoires. The repertoire chosen for this book include five Malaysian folk songs. The content and materials are well organized in an integrated manner for effective learning and teaching of the classical guitar.
Herry Rizal Djahwasi has Master in Performing Arts (Music Compositions) and a Bachelor's degree in Performing Arts (Music Performance). He also holds a Licentiate Yamaha Music Foundation and Licentiate Vidi Vici Music School for classical guitar. Currently, he works as a senior lecturer at Music and Music Education Department, Faculty of Music and Performing Arts, Sultan Idris Education University, Perak, Malaysia.
Zaharul Lailiddin Saidon is a Professor of Music Education at the Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI), Perak, Malaysia where he teaches courses in music education, research methodology and band directing. Zaharul received his undergraduate degree in music from Southern Illinois University, U.S.A and master's degree in education from the University of Houston, Texas, USA. Zaharul is one of the founding members of the Malaysian Association for Music Education (M.A.M.E.) and the Malaysia Band Association.
Clare Suet Ching Chan has PhD in Music (Ethnomusicology) from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in 2010; Master of Arts (Ethnomusicology) in 2002 and Bachelor or Arts (Music) in 1998 at University of Science, Penang, Malaysia. Claire holds a Performance Certificate in piano (1991) from the Trinity College of London. She studied violin with Lo Mei Yoke and performed with the Penang State Symphony Orchestra between the years 1996-2000.
Christine Augustine has a Doctor of Education (EdD), a Masters in Performing Arts (Music Education) and a Bachelor's degree in Education (Music). She also holds a Licentiate Trinity College London (LTCL) and Associate Trinity College London (ATCL) certificate in piano performance. Christine Augustine is currently a senior lecturer at the Music and Music Education Department, Faculty of Music and Performing Arts, Sultan Idris Education University, Perak, Malaysia.