Classical Guitar Basics - The Nuts and Bolts of the Guitar

These free online beginner classical guitar lessons focus on the classical guitar basics - the nuts and bolts of the classical guitar. The lessons range from an introduction to the guitar parts, classical guitar finger names, different approaches to guitar tuning, an overview of classical guitar sitting positions, coverage of the classical guitar fretboard, an introduction to music theory for guitar playing and to classical guitar sitting supports.

Flip through them as you need and once you're done proceed to these free and highly effective beginner classical guitar lessons which provide progressive lessons that include exercises, free sheet music and arranged accompaniment in midi format for you to play with as you learn. The seven beginner classical guitar lessons contain a total of 20 exercises which are designed to develop your finger strenth, musical knowledge and familiarity with the first position of the guitar.

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Guitar Basics

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Guitar Parts: Start by becoming familiar with the parts of the guitar so that you know what we're talking about when we talk about the bridge or the fret.

Sitting Positions: This lesson takes you through the principles and dos and donts of the classical guitar sitting position. It introduces you to the guitar supports available including footstools, the Efel, the Dynarette, the A-Frame and the ErgoPlayay.

Music Theory: Music Theory provides an introduction to musical notation and to the basic theory that you will need to start playing.

Notes on the Guitar: Becoming familiar with the notes on the guitar is essential for any guitarist. This lesson provides guidelines and free guitar software. This is where you pick up the guitar and begin playing.

Finger Names : Finger names in classical guitar scores.

How to Tune your Guitar: How to tune your guitar. There is nothing worse than playing on an untuned guitar. This page teaches you how to tune your guitar with and without an electronic tuner.

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