Lesson: First Notes (E, B, G), Rhythms, Etude No. 1 & 2

Lesson: First Notes (E, B, G), Rhythms, Etude No. 1 & 2 – From my free PDF Method: Classical Guitar Method Vol. 1. All the lessons for the book are listed at the download page. This book teaches classical and fingerstyle guitar skills with a focus on the rich pedagogical tradition of classical guitar. Most learning objectives are covered through pieces and duets allowing students to perform full pieces from the first lesson. Youtube Lesson Link 

These are the first notes and pieces in the book and are designed so absolute beginners can start performing full pieces during the first lesson. The main goal is sit and hold the hands properly and learn to present music from start to finish. I cover how to play your first notes (E, B, G), the rhythms for Etude No.1, and Etude No.1 and No.2. Don’t forget to subscribe to my weekly newsletter for pro videos, inspiration, free lessons, and more.

Below is the old video lesson for the pieces in case you want to hear it all again with slightly different wording!


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  1. Thanks a ton Bradford for making out this book and video, I started learning through this book and video. Intresting…you are excellent music teacher.. God bless you.

  2. Hi, I have just started the classical guitar course and have a question regarding thumb pick. My nails are really short and every time I use my thumb it always hits the next string. I tried to use a thumb pick and it seems much better. Do you advise using thumb pick instead

    • I would recommend against the thumb pick. I usually start students out without nails. If you right hand position is correct and the knuckle relatively above the strings you should be able to have plenty of accuracy.