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Re: How to start on Classical Guitar?
1/14/2002 7:56 AM
Antonio Rosa (6847) wrote:
I agree on taking lessons, because a teacher can lead you from a stage to the next one.
Also it's important to learn the technique correctly since the early beginning or you'll have to correct wrong things later, which is more difficult then learning correctly from scratch.
Actually, some schools do not allow nails in the right hand in the beginning, they prefer you use your fingertips flesh.The right hand technique consists in playing a string and resting the finger in the next one, muting it. In portuguese
they call it "pulsar apoiado".
Personally I've found that for fast passages it's easier if you use the fingernail. After 2 years of lessons I was allowed to let my fingernails grow a little. I can still play without fingernails.
About suggesting material, the suggestions already made are intermediate to advanced. As you are asking for starting material, I would sugest Fernando Sor, Dionisio Aguado or Mauro Giuliani studies, then you can go to more advanced material (Tarrega and Villa-Lobos).
If you are interested, look at www.guitarnotes.com ad do a search for classical guitar tab. There's some sites with tab, music scores and also midi files that can help you.