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Classical Guitar Lessons: Comparing Classical Guitar to Rock Guitar

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[MUSIC]
We'll just go ahead and, and
talk with you a little bit, for some of
you guitarists,
in the guitar academy, that may be coming
from jazz or
rock, and, and checking out the curriculum
here.
And, and might be deciding to to look into
taking
some lessons here with the Classical
Guitar Academy.
And I of course we, we, we encourage that
and
we welcome anybody to the Classical Guitar
Academy.
And the, the, act that's just the,
the very act of producing a sound and, on,
on a classical guitar an acoustic guitar
without amplification and, with,
without picks, with your actual fingers.
Can be an extremely rewarding, even
spiritual experience.
And just the same way that for classical
players plugging in and hearing just the,
the, just the power of a, of these three
notes through an amplifier can be,
kind of a, a, a spiritual experience as
well.
But there, you know, there, just if you're
thinking about doing that,
just know that there are some challenges
beyond the obvious ones of
course having the right hand technique
catch up to the left hand facility.
Certainly a lot, certain types of rock 'n'
roll playing and jazz playing
players you'll have some of you out there
have very developed left hands.
And so it'll seem as if it's really a
matter of essentially getting
the right hand and the finger style
aspects of it to the finger
the plucking aspects of it to get it to
catch up with the with the left hand.
But there are some, challenges with the
left hand as well and so
I do recommend that if, if you're going to
undertake classical guitar here
that you go from the, the foundational
skills and
study with me, the Carcassi method
the Juliette 120 arpeggio exercises and
all the exercises there.
In foundational skills because a lot of
the things that you may do
with jazz guitar or rock and roll, that
you may have developed,
some of the, just the shapes of the left
hand and,
and, may not necessarily carry over, to
classical.
The classical technique has a very
specific and highly detailed
level of precision which is necessary just
because we're playing so
many voices at the same time, so many
notes at the same time.
So we are I'm training the classical
guitarists from the very beginning,
for example, to hold their first finger or
to place their first finger like this, for
example, rather than this.
So, even just this, this,
these little differences here are, are big
differences in, in classical guitar.
But there's but obviously the music is
wonderful and, and
many players can get a tremendous amount
of joy from, from that.
So we, I welcome you to this part of the
site.
Thank you.
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