Free Method Lesson: First Left Hand Notes & Five Melodies

Lesson: Five Melodies & Ode to Joy by Beethoven, this comes  from my Free Classical Guitar Method Volume 1. These are the first real melodies for the left hand and are designed so absolute beginners can practice some simple melodies. The main goal is to sit and hold the hands properly and learn to present music from start to finish. Various other skills are also discussed. Ode to Joy by Beethoven is the theme from his 9th Symphony. Feel free to subscribe to my weekly newsletter for pro videos, lessons, and sheet music. Youtube Video Link. The songs covered in this lesson are:

  • The Mountain
  • Theme by Joseph Haydn
  • Lightly Row
  • Go Tell Aunt Rhody
  • The Fox.
  • Ode to Joy (can be played as a solo or duet)

Duet Play Along Video for Ode to Joy

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  1. Bradford: Great practice melodies! Quick question: what determines which right hand finger begins the melody? Some melodies start the alternate picking with “i”, others with “m”. Perhaps you cover this later in the beginner lessons? Thank you. Tom

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