If you have just started to learn classical guitar then this is the place for you. These free online classical guitar lessons provides progressive lessons that take you from raw beginner to your first solo classical guitar performance piece. Each lesson has an exercise with a targeted aim for the beginner classical guitar player, free sheet music to work with, tips and guidelines for working through the lesson and supporting materials such as accompanying mp3s.
I wanted this blog to be a place that encourages you to get started on your journey towards classical guitar playing, and to keep going. One of my guitar teachers, who is a brilliant guitarist and a wonderful person, used to laughingly say that in his case talent took a bit more work than it might in other guitarists. His point is that anyone, and I mean anyone, can get there. You might not become a world famous classical guitarist like Andrés Segovia, Miloš Karadaglić or Xuefei Yang. Then again, you might just! Segovia was almost completely self-taught and Jerry Garcia, despite having lost all muscle and memory control as a result of a coma and having to relearn everything did his first post coma tour with the Grateful Dead a year later. What you certainly can do, and what is available to everyone, is the opportunity to develop the knowledge needed to have small concerts, to join in ensemble playing, to achieve your Grade 8 in music (if that matters to you), to develop the literacy to read music from across genres and, importantly, to experience the sheer joy that comes from making beautiful music.
"I was my own teacher and pupil, and thanks to the efforts of both, they were not discontented with each other" (Segovia)
Learn-classical-guitar-today aims to give everyone the skills and confidence that they need to begin and continue their journey of becoming a classical guitarist. On the surface it is about learning classical guitar. If you scratch a bit below this surface you will see that it is also – and mainly – about learning about your life, your potential and yourself. Ultimately, it is about developing the confidence to reach for your dreams and implementing the strategies that best get you there. The heart of this blog, as Vishen Lakhiani from Mindvalley likes to say, is that "learning is a lifelong adventure" and really, there are no limits.This is a place that you can come to again and again for support, information, inspiration and - through the blog pages and twitter chats - the company of like-minded people.
If you have just started to learn classical guitar then Beginner Classical Guitar is the place for you. These free online classical guitar lessons provides progressive lessons that take you from raw beginner to your first solo classical guitar performance piece. Each lesson has an exercise with a targeted aim for the beginner classical guitar player, free sheet music to work with, tips and guidelines for working through the lesson and supporting materials such as accompanying mp3s. The lessons are designed to incrementally and progressively develop your finger strength and dexterity, musical knowledge and familiarity with the first position of the guitar. The outputs of the seven lesson course can be seen by clicking the link.
If you are a raw beginner, you might want to familiarise yourself with some of the guitar basics. These include advice on buying a classical guitar, classical guitar sitting positions, an overview of the classical guitar fretboard, an introduction to music theory for guitar playing and to classical guitar sitting supports.
Below you can find all the resources, books, links and recommendations mentioned in the page
Vishen Lakhiani (2016): The Code of the Extraordinary Mind
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