Classical Guitar Lessons - Beginning Steps
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Classical Guitar Lessons
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:
Antonio de Torres
Modern Artists Include:
and many more.....
For Classical Lesson Materials of the artist's listed above
click on the links below to build up your library and
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