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Fingerstyle/Classical


The full power of the right hand on guitar strings was first developed by earlist guitar players, those who belong to what is now known as the "classical" tradition. Over the years, using the right hand for sounding strings has become the essential technique for playing diverse styles of music, including blues, folk, and jazz.

Using the right hand makes it possible to use the guitar to its full potential as a harmonic instrument capable of playing many melodies at once, including sophisticated bass lines. It has always been my belief that the guitar student is best served by learning the classical positions and finger strokes. The reason is simple: they are the best! If you learn them, you can easily play any fingerstyle music you wish!

Before You Begin Or Continue Your Classical/Fingerstyle Studies - Critical Information
Most classical or fingerstyle guitar players are developing badly, and are plagued with playing problems, and struggle to play. This is sad fact. Here are the reasons why, and what you can do about it
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How To Play "Spanish Romance" On Guitar!
This lesson shows you every detail of how to train your fingers to play this guitar classic easily! You get the notes, tab, and complete fingering for "Spanish Romance". Special tips on chord changes.
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Play "Renaissance Dance" On Guitar!
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What Child Is This - Fingerstyle Chord Melody
Here is a chord melody arrangement of this Christmas classic, arranged for fingerstyle chord melody. I give you complete fingering and practice secrets.
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How Do I Get Better At Classical Guitar?
The majority of classical guitar students struggle with their playing, and the reason is because they have enormous flaws and gaps in their knowledge, training, and technique.
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Alternating with Index & Middle - Tips
Do we always have to alternate our fingers on guitar scales? Can we re-use a finger, two times in a row? It depends on the circumstances.
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The Right Hand In FingerStyle: To Brace Or Not To Brace
A student wants to know if "bracing" the right hand on the guitar, like his teacher does, will be a good or bad thing.
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The Thumb Up Exercise
A big problem for fingerstyle guitar players is controlling the thumb. The action of the fingers greatly affects the thumb, causing it to tense and miss bass strings. This exercise will help!
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Etude in Bm By Fernando Sor
This beautiful guitar piece is one of the 20 Essential Studies handpicked by Andres Segovia for all classical guitar students. A wise choice!
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The Classical Right Hand
The classical right hand brings the full functionality of fingerstyle playing to the guitar. Why is that, and how do we get some?
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