Is The Classical Guitar For You?
What is classical guitar?
Essentially, it is also known as the flamenco or Spanish guitar. It is iconic as the guitar a romantic guy strums on while serenading his love. The strings are made of nylon, unlike other types of guitars whose strings are mostly made of metal.
Why play classical guitar?
- Beginners find it most easy to learn compared to other types of guitar.
- Because it is very satisfying to learn to express your feelings through music, like sadness, melancholy, happiness, heartache, joy, love, and more.
What will you learn?
You learn the basic sitting position, how to hold your guitar, right-to-left and left-to-right hand motions, and the motion of the thumb. These are fundamental to learning how to play the guitar perfectly. You learn simple and popular songs as you learn to master techniques. Once you have learnt how to hold the guitar and strum it, you enter Phase Two.
You learn about beats, notes, and sound of the guitar. Beats basically refers to the sound created when two different notes are played together. Depending on how you play it, beats can be faster or slower.
The notes are of primary importance as you will learn to get used to playing each and every note individually, simultaneously and finally together. There are 6 strings in a classical guitar and hence there are 6 basic notes (E major, B, G, D, A, and E minor).
You learn how to play the free stroke and the rest stroke, and gain an understanding of artificial harmonics.
You build on your foundation knowledge to understand differences in pitch, dynamics, rhythm, and timbre.
Each of these has to be understood in detail and practiced in order to achieve perfection in playing the classical guitar. You will also learn common scales and their application.
Our detailed lessons are designed to lay a strong foundation for a beginner.