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Questions tagged [classical-guitar]

A type of acoustic guitar with nylon (originally gut) strings, rather than classical music played on guitar

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What is this technique of fretting a single string with two fingers?

Why does this classical guitarist "fret" the G string with two fingers? The chords before and after are not related. I guess it isn't to help vibrato since the vibrato is side-to-side. Is it a ...
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How to file nails for flamenco guitar?

I have been growing out my nails and they are long enough now to where I can file them to the correct shape, but I am not sure how to file them? How would I do this?
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Classical guitar techique to play artificial harmonics while striking three bass strings

Is there a technique that would allow me to play something like this? I have my pinky and ring finger free, but i don't know if i could possibly play it with them. I'm just stuck at this point. ...
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Re-stringing a Classical guitar

I’m following how to do this on line but I can’t seem to get the 6th E string to go through the roller hole twice, as instructed. It just seems impossibly thick to achieve this.
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Why would beginning guitar start on the sixth string?

I am curious why any beginning classical guitar curriculum would start on the 6th string. I assume that these beginning students are learning to read music as well. It seems to me that starting on ...
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Barre-Chords on classical guitar with steel strings harder to play?

I only own a classical and an electric guitar and because I always wanted to play more rock, country songs etc on the classical one, I decided a while back that I will put steel strings on it. Ones ...
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Book for starting classical guitar player? [closed]

Please excuse my ignorance, I have zero knowledge/experience: In my mind I have two categories of guitar playing: Strumming (associated with rock) and picking (associated with classical sounding ...
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How to avoid inadvertent string muting due to somewhat fast finger picking?

Have come to realize that no matter how careful and sharp I try to finger-pick the guitar using my right hand (keeping the chord-shapes pressed with left hand to play Arpeggios or melody in general), ...
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Good nylon accoustic guitar pieces to learn [closed]

I'm a passable electric guitarist of many years. People are often thrusting accoustic guitars at me and saying, dude you know loads of songs.. I've seen your band! I say.. yes it is true, my part to ...
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Guitar bassline and melody independence

I come from a self-taughting background, so I'm sorry for any bad terminology in the question. Some time ago, when learning Blind Willie Johnson - Nobody's fault but mine, I first practiced the slide ...
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Practice and performance

This question is going to take some time to explain (at least for me), so pardon the length ahead of time. Also note that it seem like it elicits opinions but this is not the intent. I'm interested ...
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Is there a typo in this exercise, or am I not counting correctly?

I have this set of right hand open string exercises for classical guitar. Many are in 4/4 but some are in 6/8 (see pic below). The notes are grouped in 6 but there is no tuple notation. Reading as ...
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Its more difficult to play tremolo on a single string

I started to learn the tremolo technique (the p-a-m-i-variant) from classical guitar, and for example used in the famous Recuerdos de la Alhambra piece by F. Tarrega, a month ago. As far as good, but ...
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Circle in classical guitar music

How do you play a natural E on classical guitar with a complete circle above it? I have tried playing a harmonic on the 12th fret, but this doesn't work with the fingering written for the majority of ...
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Advice for a classical guitaris and Jazz bassist

I have played guitar and bass (classical and jazz) but my main instrument is the guitar. I lost touch with the upright bass many years ago and want to pick it up again. I also recently picked up the ...
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How to treat medial epicondilytis and how long does it take to heal?

I have been playing blues/jazz and shred guitar on mostly electric guitars for many years. Four months ago, I bought a new classical guitar and in my excitement played continuously through a weekend. ...
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Using right fingers for Classical Guitar Arrangements

What the best method to use the right or true fingers for any Guitar Arrangements?have you any tips?
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Would lower tension strings give better sustain on high notes on classical guitar?

I bought my first decent classical guitar a few years ago. I particularly like the power, depth and brightness it has, over most of the range. However, on the notes above fret 12 it has really poor ...
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Is John Williams “cheating” when he plays Asturias?

Even though I still have a long way to go before I can play Asturias somewhat decently I like it so much that I am taking a stab at it. It was going OK until I got to the 37th bar in which the chord ...
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What does this bold letter preceeded ny a roman numeral indicate? [duplicate]

I'm trying to read this etude by Coste and frequently I find a bold B followed by a roman numeral in the score. What exactly does this indicate? Thanks. Here is the score: http://www.classclef.com/pdf/...
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S.L. Weiss - Ciacona Suit 10. How to play this note on guitar?

(From S.L. Weiss - Ciacona Suit 10, arranged for guitar) As shown in the red circle. I found it very hard to place my fingers on guitar to play this. Especially the D4 note. transcribed to ...
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How big a handicap is lack of “cutaway” in guitars?

As a mid-life learner of Acoustic Guitar, my collection is extremely humble and comprises of 2 beginner-level (i.e. laminated, entry-level range) steel-string acoustic guitars - both of which are cut-...
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Fretted notes consistantly ~10cents sharp across the fretboard compared to open

I have a baritone ukulele, which is basically a classical nylon-string guitar except missing the 2 bass strings. I've noticed when I tune I can either have fretted notes in tune or open notes in tune ...
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What does this up bow/strum symbol at the end of a measure (in a classical guitar piece) mean?

Learning Piazzolla's Tristón for solo guitar, I came across this symbol for up bow/strum at the end of two measures, not linked to any beat. What does it represent? Maybe it's worth noting they both ...
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Guitar: Left-handed or Right-handed? [duplicate]

I have just started learning guitar... I am a lefty, I play harmonium with my right hand... I don't know with which hand should I play guitar now... Which hand is considered as the main hand in guitar?...
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I am stuck on barre chords

I started learning guitar months ago. Now I can play basic melodies and couple of basic chords and couple of songs with pick or finger style. The problem is I stopped progressing because I'm having ...
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Learning notes on guitar in higher positions (instant recognition)

I have found after playing guitar for several years that I am not so good at instantly recognising most notes on the guitar higher than the 5th (or perhaps higher than the 7th) position. I often still ...
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Learning road map for classical guitar

I have no condition to study classical guitar with a teacher (which I thing is the best way to learn) because I'm moving much, and I found some kind of online lesson is not suitable for me. I have ...
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Music theory book for classical guitar learner

Is there any music theory for classical guitar learner? Most of the books I've read focus just on note reading and chord, scale in a visualized way, not on the relations between the musical stuffs. ...
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How to arrange a song's fingerstyle version? [closed]

What are the key objectives when arranging a regular song in fingerstyle?
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The bridge of guitar getting detached from the body

I recently got my yamaha F310 acoustic guitar replaced because the part of the body to which the bridge was attached started swelling and it seemed that the bridge was about to detach from the body as ...
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Accents on Mazurka (Marieta by Francisco Tarrega)

I'm practicing on Marieta by Francisco Tarrega (Mazurka in a-moll) My question is how should I accent the beats? I mean on what tone? I mean it's not like waltzes (ONE two three) so how's it? I have ...
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On guitar music, what does a number and a horizontal line underneath the notes mean?

In the picture we can see two cases of horizontal lines underneath a group of notes, on the first one there is only one line with a number 1 beside it and on the second one there are two lines, the ...
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What is the key of this song? [closed]

What would be the key of a song containing the chords: A Maj, D min, C Maj, F Maj, and Bb Maj? If the song is in the key of D minor then the A chord should be minor which it obviously is not. And if ...
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Best attack when practicing the Segovia Scales

I studied classical guitar for two years but that was 25 years ago. I want to do it more seriously this time and I got the methods that I started with which include the First, Second and Third lessons ...
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How do nails affect playing technique in classical guitar?

I've just finished learning the left hand for Recuerdos de La Alhambra and while I can play tremolo it does not sound overly clear. My teacher suggested two things for me to improve: The first one is ...
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In classical guitar fingering notation, what does “-4” mean?

In this classical guitar piece, a note is given a finger marking of -4: To play this passage, am I correct in assuming you would: Play the first note of the passage (B) with your third finger. Play ...
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Ribbon mics and Focusrite Scarlett USB audio interface

I've recently started recording some classical guitar pieces using a focusrite scarlett 2i2 and a pair of Rode M5 mics. The recordings end up being excessively bright unless there's a lot of EQ. This ...
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Playing acoustic guitar in a dormitory room

I've been learning playing guitar (classical nylon-string) for 4 months and I practice in my dormitory room. As it has nylon strings and I don't play too much rhythm guitar, I don't think I've ...
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Classical Guitar Piece Notation

What does the + and .. sign mean on top of the notes?
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Which guitar to pick for playing flamenco?

Where I live, there are several music shops. Although they sell a great variety of guitars, none has the category "flamenco guitar." I'd like to buy a guitar to play flamenco. So, what features shall ...
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Why does the classic guitar have a body with that specific size and shape?

After having played a steel, cut-out acoustic, and back to my non-cut-out, nylon acoustic, I started to think "what the hell": Why so few frets? Why the body meets the neck at the 12th fret not ...
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Normal exercise time when learning guitar?

I'm self-learning guitar for a year now, I come from a programming background and I am prone to "larval stages" when learning ^_^ My maybe biggest challenge so far is to stop playing when I'm tired ...
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Guitar nails and touch typing

I've played so much guitar that I'm now not completely worthless at it. I understand that nails are important for good tone and I spend a lot of time manicuring them. I also touch-type a lot and ...
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Ringing or string muting in Carulli

I am trying to get back into classical guitar after a break of a few years (my main instrument in my retirement is now piano). I only ever played for fun, and only had about a year of formal lessons, ...
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Was Isaac Albéniz a Romantic?

I'm a big fan of Isaac Albéniz and I love classical guitar. As a big classical guitar fan, I obviously love Baroque music and I love Flamenco as well. I am not the biggest fan of Romantic music and ...
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Correct way of practicing Giuliani's 120 right-hand studies

I'm practicing these studies to improve my arpeggio technique which is quite bad. :) Since there are many of them, I want to know what the proper way of playing them are. Or if there are alternatives, ...
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Tuner with only numbers

I havea clip-on tuner for my Classical Guitar that only shows numbers from 2 to 6 How do I tune my Guitar with that tuner?
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Is it better to practice easier or harder pieces?

If you are a newbie classical guitar player, is it better to practice on easier or harder pieces? Here is an example of a hard piece and of an easier one. Assume that either piece is practiced slowly....
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Ferrous Classical Guitar Strings

I have a fretless classical guitar and I want to use an eBow (which works by generating a magnetic field) on it (because I want to work on intonation in microtonal systems). The only things that I ...