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Classical Guitar Lessons will give you insight as to the nuances of playing the classical guitar, but first, just bit of history on the guitar that started it all.

A Brief History of the Guitar
  • After many 3, 4 and 5 string versions of guitar-like instruments were built from about 5,000 years ago, the Guitarra Morisca was brought to Spain by the Moors. The guitar didn't look much like the guitars of today, as it was oval shaped, had many sound holes in the soundboard and appeared to be somewhat like the lute in appearance.
  • Leadership in guitar development took place in Spain and in the late 18th century the 6-string guitar was developed at the expense of the 5-string guitar.
  • During the 19th century as communication and transportation improved and allowed musicians to travel throughout the world, the guitar gained popularity very quickly outside it's native Spain.
  • During the mid-nineteenth century, Spaniard Antonio de Torres, defined the guitar as a instrument of prominence by widening the body, increasing the waist curve, thinned the belly, improved the top bracing, replaced the wooden peg tuners with machine heads and the guitar as we know it today, emerged.
  • Early Artists That Contributed To Classical Guitar Study and Development:
      Fernando Sor
      Francisco Tarrega
      Mauro Giuliani
      Emilio Pujol
      Antonio de Torres
    Modern Artists Include:
      Andres Segovia
      Christopher Parkening
      John Williams
      Julian Bream
      Laurindo Almeida
      Jose Feliciano
      and many more.....
  • For Classical Lesson Materials of the artist's listed above click on the links below to build up your library and repretoir./p7>
  • With this course of Classical Guitar Lessons, we will help you through the very beginning stages of learning to play this beautiful instrument, giving you advise on what to look for in a fine guitar, how to hold this guitar in a seated position and how to place and position your hands on the guitar neck and body.
  • Since the Classical Guitar is much different than it's new-born cousins the steel-string guitar, you have to toss aside much of what you know about playing technique as these two instruments are very different in both appearance, sound and execution. However, if you play fingerstyle guitar you will have a distinct advantage to learn the classical guitar
  • The Segovia Style

    The Segovia Style

    Classical Guitar of the Maestro. By Andres Segovia. Composed by Eliot Fisk. This edition: DVDFISGT21. Homespun Tapes (Instructional). DVD. Published by Homespun.


    Segovia-Albeniz Transcriptions Sheet Music

    Segovia-Albeniz Transcriptions Sheet Music

    By Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909), arranged by Andres Segovia. Guitar solo songbook for guitar. 28 pages. Published by Dean Kamei.


    Five Short Works for the Guitar Sheet Music

    Five Short Works for the Guitar Sheet Music

    By Andres Segovia. For Guitar. Classical Guitar Folio. Kalmus Edition. Masterwork. Book. 12 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing.


    The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method - Volume 1

    The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method - Volume 1

    (The Art and Technique of the Classical Guitar ) Written by Christopher Parkening, David Brandon, Jack Marshall. Method book for guitar. Revised. Series: Hal Leonard Guitar Method. 112 pages. Published by Hal Leonard.


    The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method - Volume 2

    The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method - Volume 2

    (The Art and Technique of the Classical Guitar ) Written by Christopher Parkening, David Brandon, Jack Marshall. Method book for guitar. Series: Hal Leonard Guitar Method. 136 pages. Published by Hal Leonard.


    Romanza Sheet Music

    Romanza Sheet Music

    Guitar Solo. By Christopher Parkening. Composed by Various. Arranged by Christopher Parkening. Guitar Collection. 12 pages. Published by Hal Leonard Corporation.


    Classical Guitar Lessons Covered:
  • Some of the Classical Guitar Lessons that we will cover here include:
    1. Learning Classical Guitar Elements
      Correct Position to Hold the Classical Guitar
      Correct Hand Placements
      Maintaining You Fingernails
      Right Hand Rest Stroke
      Right Hand Fingering Techniques
      Beginning exercises
      Study Materials
      Links to study materials including tabs, midi files etc
  • As we progress, I will be adding actual study materials to this site. We will begin with very simple studies and progress into more advanced lesson materials.
  • Are You in the Market for a New Guitar?
  • If you are contemplating the purchase of a classical guitar check out our articles:
    1. How to Buy a Classical Guitar
      Best Guitar Buying Tips
      Classical Guitar Reviews
      Guitar Accessories Reviews
  • If you need to brush up on theory or want to learn how to read music, tab, notation or are interested in general guitar study and information, tune into the section on Beginner Guitar Lessons
  • Classical Guitar Mold

    Guitar Under Construction

    Articles on Guitar Repair & Construction

    Also, if you are interested in repairing your own guitar, construction of a guitar or just plain general information check out these articles.

      Minor Guitar Repair
      Major Guitar Repair
      Guitar Accessories Review
      Guitar Strings
      Guitar Building - The First Steps
      Guitar Plans
    Let's Get Started!

    So, lets begin by learning a bit more detail on the Classical Guitar in our next Classical Guitar Lesson.


    The Complete Laurindo Almeida Anthology of Guitar Solos Sheet Music

    The Complete Laurindo Almeida Anthology of Guitar Solos Sheet Music

    By Laurindo Almeida. Edited by Ron Purcell. By Laurindo Almeida, edited by Ron Purcell. For Guitar (Classical). Solos. Brazilliance Music Pub. Classic. Level: Intermediate-Advanced. Book. 176 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc.


    Albeniz for Acoustic Guitar Sheet Music

    Albeniz for Acoustic Guitar Sheet Music

    By Laurindo Almeida. By Laurindo Almeida. For Guitar (Classical). Solos. Classic. Level: Intermediate-Advanced. Book. 78 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc.


    Complete Sor Studies for Guitar Sheet Music

    Complete Sor Studies for Guitar Sheet Music

    By David Grimes. By David Grimes. For Guitar (Classical). Solos. Editions Classical. Classic. Level: Multiple Levels. Book. 160 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc.


    FERNANDO SOR: Classic guitar duos - intermediate level (2 CD set)

    FERNANDO SOR: Classic guitar duos - intermediate level (2 CD set)

    By Fernando Sor. Soloist: Christian Reichert, primo guitar; Beata Bedkowska-Huang, secondo guitar; Ensemble: Christian Reichert, primo guitar; Beata Bedkowska-Huang, secondo guitar. For Guitar. Instrumental Solo Part and 2 CDs. Published by Music Minus One.


    The Francisco Tarrega Collection - Book/CD

    The Francisco Tarrega Collection - Book/CD

    By Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909), Paul Henry. Guitar tablature songbook and examples CD for guitar. 64 pages. Published by Hal Leonard.


    Francisco Tarrega - The Complete Early Spanish Editions Sheet Music

    Francisco Tarrega - The Complete Early Spanish Editions Sheet Music

    By Francisco Tarrega. By Francisco Tarrega. For Guitar (Classical). Solos. Chanterelle. Classic. Level: Intermediate. Book. 352 pages. Published by Chanterelle.


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