Not all guitars are created from the same materials. The classical guitar is very similar to its brother -- the acoustic guitar. Others may think they’re one and the same. Even students of classical guitar lessons, may not even be aware of the differences. In essence, both are considered ‘acoustic’ guitars. This is due to the fact that both produce sound from within the guitar itself, without the use of electric power. Yet, the classical guitar has its own merits.
Julian Bream is one of the most famous classical guitarists of the twentieth century and he has achieved worldwide fame not only for the guitar but also for his work with the Renaissance Lute. He is considered to be one of the most important ambassadors of the classical guitar and has formed a solid bridge between the music of the past with the technology of today. He helped usher the classical guitar into the modern age.
Fulfill the dream of owning a hand-made classical guitar by making one yourself. You don’t have to be a master woodworker to make your own classical guitar. There are some really good books and kits that will help you make a guitar that you can proudly use for many years.
Fernando Sor was a classical guitarist and composer who was born in Spain and he lived from 1778 to 1839. He was a contemporary of Beethoven and is often referred to as the “Beethoven of the Guitar”. He wrote many different works for the guitar including his famous Sor Method for the Guitar and his 20 Studies for the Classical Guitar. Both of these works are still in use today.
Just because you play classical guitar doesn’t mean you have to limit yourself to hundred year old music! There are many modern pop songs that translate very well to the classical guitar.
There are quite a few names on the list of contenders for the title of the best classical guitarist. This article takes a look at four of the pioneers or the classical guitar who are still regarded by their fans as the best at interpreting classical music on the guitar.
The classical guitar always grabs the attention of audiences everywhere but these days very few people are interested in learning to play it. This article gives you some ideas for buiding a repertoire of easy classical guitar songs and pieces.
In a world that isn’t going to slow down, do something special for yourself and learn how to play classical guitar. Here is a perspective on this beautiful instrument.
Find out what you should know about classical guitar lessons.
Andres Segovia has had a profound impact on every aspect of the modern classical guitar from technique, to repertoire, venue, and even the construction of the guitar. And while you can’t take lessons from him you can learn much from the wonderful legacy he has left behind.
There are lots of instructional books that show you how to play classical guitar. So which one should you use? That depends on your goals with the guitar and your style of learning. Here is a guide to some of the more popular instructional books.
Greensleeves is a song whose origins go back to the Elizabethan period even though most people think it was composed by Henry VIII. It is a very pleasant tune and a great start for a beginner guitarist who wants to learn a classical guitar piece.
Matteo Carcassi was a 19th Century performer and composer for the classical guitar. His haunting and romantic music still remains with us today and is part of any guitarist’s repertoire.
Todays classical guitars are reasonably durable and easy to care for but they are musical instruments that are carefully assembled from exotic woods; and there are some basic rules of care you should follow to insure your guitar gives you many decades of outstanding sound and performance. Here are some simple guidelines.
The debate over long or short nails has raged since the dawn of the classical guitar and the right answer to this question is "It doesn’t matter". But there are differences between the two styles and some things you should know before you decide which is right for you.