Basic Classical Guitar Positions & Technique
An overview of the photos & diagrams from the site
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Here is a basic overview of my classical guitar technique visual references all in one video. Hopefully this helps students gain a basic knowledge on how to sit and position their hands on classical guitar. I recommend watching this and then continuing on to the specific pages regarding posture, right hand, and left hand technique. Grab your guitar and a mirror and compare yourself to the diagrams. Main posts with HD photos and text are here: Posture and Sitting Position, Right Hand Position, and Left Hand Position. Find more articles at the Full Lesson Archive Page. I have a dedicated beginner lesson page as well.
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Thank you Brad, for this very nice and informative lesson! My name is Mark. I’m 50 years old; I began playing guitar when I was 8, but life has interrupted me more times than I can count, and in many different ways. Once again, I am attempting to get back to the guitar. Thanks for this course. I’m honored to become your student.
Wow, my story is so similar. My brother introduced me to guitar at 5. I learned some folk finger-picking (John Denver, James Taylor-esque) in my teens, and have done nothing much since. Now I’m 56 and trying to get back to it.
Same idea. I discovered music very early and wrote t prolifically, lyrics, melodies. First instrument was saxophone, later piano, then guitar and flute. In my early 20s, I played guitar and sang for my children, often and eagerly. I put all of my instruments down for much time. Now, at 45, I am picking it all back up. I feel I have missed so much. Eager to continue on.
What is the music, please?
Just joining you. never took lesson before. always jammed. like your presentation. i am 54 (just laid off) and looking to use guitar lessons to stay vital and active in the interim. lots of bad habits to break. thanks!
Diagram shows guitar resting center chest (points of contact), pictures show guitar resting on the right chest https://www.thisisclassicalguitar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Classical-Guitar-Lessons-351×185.jpg
Sorry to give you a hard time, what you are doing is the most important thing there is. You have my respect and admiration for your accomplishment, and your playing is very musical. Thank you for your hard work.
The is very important lesson but is too fast me. Allow enough time for everyone to grasp such import part of instruction.
This is just the overview. Specifics are here:
tnq .very helpful