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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)

One of the most important things that I’ve learnt through my guitar playing is that anything is possible. The personal confidence that comes from thinking that a technique or piece is out of your reach and then finding a few months (and in some cases, a few years) later that you are playing it with complete ease and confidence is what Vishen Lakhiani, the author of The Code of the Extraordinary Mind, describes as those moments of peak human performance. What is peak for you will change as the goalposts change. For now, if you’re a beginner classical guitarist, the goal is to pick up the guitar today and then to do so again tomorrow.

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.


Be inspired in the Concert Hall by our free guitar lessons on core repertoire for the classical guitar. The pieces chosen are fun for the fingers and effective for the ear. These aim to get you away from your practice space and to get you out performing. Sheet music for most of this music is available on this site either as free sheet music, alternately it can be found in the Music Shop.

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.

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Resources

Below you can find all the resources, books, links and recommendations mentioned in the page


Some pages that might be of interest to you

  • The Learn Classical Guitar Today Blog keeps you up to date with free online classical guitar lessons and articles for beginner and intermediate guitarists.

  • Getting married or feeling romantic? The classical guitar, the most romantic of instruments, is a beautiful choice for that special day or even for a romantic night in. At Classical Guitar for weddings I've compiled a bunch of awesome songs to pick from for the big day, or simply to listen to if yo’re in a romantic mood. Click through the samples and enjoy the suggestions made for the bride's processional, the wedding prelude and the wedding interlude.

  • Classical guitar sitting position talks you through the often neglected and critical aspect of the classical guitar sitting positions and introduces you to guitar supports and the footrest.

  • Guitar exams help you to prepare for your Trinity classical guitar examination by providing midis of pieces and links to sheet music. This is a great resource for selecting your examination performance pieces and listening through the midis to get a sense of what the piece sounds like.

  • Free sheet music is a great help when you learn classical guitar as it provides of hours of affordable fun and learning. It can provide hours of fun as you play through the scores.




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MY RECOMMENDED GUITAR PICKS FROM AMAZON. ALL PRODUCTS THAT I OWN, USE AND CAN CONFIDENTLY RECOMMEND.



The Cordoba C3M: Excellent
for beginners



Music Nomad MN220 GRIP Drill Bit String Peg Winder keeps you sane through string breaks and string changes



My favourite strings



The Yamaha C40: My strongest recommendation for a beginner to intermediate player



If you don't already have this book, then get it now.

The BOSS TU-12EX Chromatic Tuner and its predecessor, are the only the tuners that I've ended up using for the past twenty years



ErgoPlay Tappert Classical Guitar Support

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