Learn 10 Easy Classical Guitar Solos for Beginners
What you'll learn
- Develop classical guitar technique through playing EASY guitar solos
- Learn Classical Guitar fundamentals and terminology
- Gain insites that you wouldn't easily understand if you only follow the book
- Reading music is not required, but is a plus
- A guitar to practice on: Classical nylon string is best, although acoustic, or even electric can be used to begin your journey into the classical guitar world
- Taking the "Learn Fingerstyle Guitar & Read Music" course together, or before this one will help
Learn the fundamentals of Classical Guitar while building a repertoire of solos. Solos are written by famous guitar, and non-guitar, composers.
This class is suitable for:
classical guitar beginners
players of other styles wishing to learn classical guitar technique
those who want to develop their music reading and playing skills in 1st position on guitar
The first solo in the course is the most simple. This allows you focus on the finer points of classical playing. Then, as you progress through the course, each solo builds on techniques learned from previous pieces.
These music pieces are the same as the first 10 solos from the book, 50 Easy Classical Guitar Solos, by Jerry Willard. Jerry's compilation of pieces was done thoughtfully so that the order of pieces is in order of progressive difficulty.
The book is published with both Standard Notation and Tabulated Notation (TAB). Tutorial videos in this course also have both standard notation and TAB throughout.
There are two sets of play-along videos provided. Choose from either the dual TAB and standard notation, or use the standard notation only. Or, begin by using the dual notation, then try using the standard notation only.
Jerry Willard's book is recommended for practice away from the videos, but is not required for the course.
Pdf copies of standard notation ONLY are provided as a resource in the course:
to help move away from dependence on the TAB
to offer additional fingerings throughout where they are not shown in the book
You are also encouraged to post questions and comments through the Q and A part of the course. This can not only help you, but also others who may have the same concerns.
Who this course is for:
- Classical guitar beginners, or players of other styles who want to learn classical guitar technique
Back in 2000 I started to teach guitar to my kids. That sparked a renewed interest in playing music again. I worked hard to regain my roots in classical guitar then started playing in bands again. This time it was church bands.
Since 2000 I've taught at private music studios, given group classes and in-home lessons. I've also played regularly in church bands. Although my Bachelor's is in Engineering, I've taken private lessons with various top music professionals. I also worked on my theory and passed 12-credits at Berklee College's online campus to gain a Music Theory Certificate .
As well as playing and teaching guitar, I wrote a 3-book guitar method series.
The books called "Guitar in Real Time" cover multiple genres, music reading and essential theory, as well as basic music composition. All of the essentials are there for students to gain a well rounded introduction to guitar and music.
My Udemy course, "Read Music for Guitar - Beginners" is based on the reading exercises of the Level 1 book. Other Udemy courses I've created also take content from those books and expand on it.
Music is my passion and I especially enjoy teaching young people, who I try to have a positive influence on. This Udemy format is excellent because it forces me to work at presenting things in the best possible way for others to understand.
I'm happy to share what I have to offer with others who are as passionate about this instrument as I am.