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Step by Step Beginner Guitar Lessons
Whether you’re brand new to playing the guitar or just want to brush up on the basics these guitar lessons are the best place to start. But don’t be surprised if we start with a little classical training.
Anyone that wants to be a complete guitar player should learn at least some classical guitar. As far as technique is concerned, it is the foundation for all guitar playing. Any individual who becomes a skilled classical guitarist will definitely have an advantage when it comes to learning other styles in the future because the mechanical process of playing classical guitar is so difficult to learn at first. This will make learning other styles require a lot less effort in the future.
The reason that it is so hard to learn classical guitar is because the nylon strings are much harder to press down than the strings on an electric guitar or a normal acoustic guitar. This makes chords and melodies much harder to sound than its guitar counterparts. Posture is one thing that any beginner should work on when first starting to play classical guitar. Having correct posture makes learning the classical guitar much easier. This is because it helps make the angle at which your hand meets the neck of the guitar much more comfortable and makes the guitar easier to play. It is important to get the basics correct as early as possible because it helps the player develop good habits that will stick with them for the rest of their life when it comes to playing the guitar.
Another basic technique that a beginner much master early on in their playing experience is their right hand technique. This technique is much different than other styles because classical guitar is played finger-style. This technique must also be mastered early so that the player develops good habits like posture. The guitarist will learn to use their thumb and three fingers on their right hands to strum the different strings. This helps in classical guitar because the strings are quiet and it helps the chords sound at the same time instead of offset from each other like when strings are strummed. These are a few of the techniques that a beginner must master before getting deeper into the classical guitar.
Welcome to the Beginner Guitar Quick-Start Series. The lessons in this series were created specifically for students that are brand new to the guitar. You don’t need any previous knowledge to get started with this guitar tutorial. All of the basics are covered for both acoustic and electric guitars.
And we’d like to give a shout-out to where it all began for us, The Toronto Guitar School. These guys offer the best beginner guitar lessons in Toronto. But hey, if you’re in Sudbury then we’re the best game in town!