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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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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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 ...
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What is the definition of slow practice for classical guitar?

Everyone who teaches guitar says that you should practice slowly because that is the best way. One example is here, but there are billions of others who say it too. I try to take their advice to ...
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Sor Estudio 6: third section fingering / position

Here is an excerpt from Sor's Estudio #6 I would like to understand the fingering and positions used for the two or three measures beginning at the indicated starting point. As written in the sheet ...
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Is this posture correct for classical guitar?

I bought a 2 foot stool to play classical guitar. I'm 6 feet. I've been trying to play using the stool and a foot stand and I feel very comfortable playing the guitar, but something just doesn't look ...
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Is it safe to use any tension and tune to standard E?

When I replaced strings in electric guitar from .9 to .11 I had to adjust truss rod. Classical guitar has no rod so is it safe for guitar neck to put high tension nylon strings and tune It standard?
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How do I know which right-hand fingers to use on classical guitar?

So, coming from a violin background where the most the right side of your body does is move back-and-forth, the whole finger-picking thing on classical guitar has been throwing me for a loop. The ...
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Arpeggio-ish patterns for the right hand on classical guitar

I ask this question tentatively, because I know next to nothing about the guitar in general, but have picked up classical guitar on the side. Actually, I've always loved classical guitar, and found a ...
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Classical vs. Flamenco techniques … differences?

I was reading some questions here on the website and that made me a bit confused ! about moving from flamenco to classical playing, how easy/hard would it be. The point is the used techniques ...
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rubbing alcohol to clean guitar

I am still kind of a beginner in the music field; I'm learning classical guitar by myself, and have no one that I can consult or ask locally! So I'm asking if cleaning Classical Guitars (the strings ...
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Am I eligible to teach on classical guitar

I have been playing classical guitar for over number of years and have a grade 8 practical in trinity. Sometime I have considered to teach some students but not sure whether I eligible to teach ...
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Are nylon guitar strings sold in a pack such that only first 3 are nylon, rest steel?

Recently ordered a pack of nylon strings, and on opening the pack realized that only the first 3 strings are nylon, but the last three (4th, 5th, and 6th) are wire-wound, and appear to be steel core. ...
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(Classical Guitar) How to play artificial harmonic chords

I am currently learning the second and third bagatelles from William Walton's 'Five Bagatelles'. In the second bagatelle, there are chords played as artificial harmonics. Is there any specific ...
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What are these specific part of technique in the Gran Jota called?

Here where there seems to be some sort of slapping of the bridge. And this which I cannot even describe. I would like to know what ...
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Classical guitar - Left finger 4 touching the neck with outer part

I'm an amateur classical guitar player. I have been playing on and off for a few years, but I consider myself a beginner, or pre-intermediate at best. When I'm playing, especially at the higher notes ...
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Fret buzzing after set up

I've got an Admira Artista guitar, I bought a used one which was manufactured in 1980 and it looks like a new guitar without any scratches. I played with medium tension strings and it was great. I ...
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What Semibreve, crotchet and minim Rests stands for

I'm reading the book of David Braid - Play Classical Guitar, everything goes smoothly until I get the Rests part : Here the part that confuses me : Let me explain first what I understood : exr-26 )...
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How do I learn this Peruvian technique?

I can't figure out how he is playing the part with the triplets beginning 1:18 :( would love to learn this technique but how? Is he playing two notes at once, or just semiquavers like in Recuerdos de ...
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What is the meaning of this squiggly vertical line symbol in guitar tablature?

What is the meaning of that wavy vertical line in the guitar tablature shown in the image?
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Ponticello notation in Guitar Pro 6

Is it possible to add a ponticello (near the bridge, bright sound) notation in Guitarpro 6 for Classical Guitar compositions?
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How to improve run on guitar

I'm currently learning Capricho Arabe by Francisco Tarrega (Youtube link to song).I am struggling with the run at the beginning of the piece (0:35): and was wondering how I can speed it up and make ...
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Is this old, possibly Musima classic guitar worth keeping?

I got a 1960-something Musima classic for 40 dollars on a flea market, I believe it is a classic (I can't find any information on the guitar anywhere, but it looks like a musima classic) but the ...
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Should my fret be buzzing on my recently bought guitar?

I bought a Cordoba F7 Paco classical guitar last week and a few of the frets were slightly buzzing on the D string frets. After the tech setup my guitar, he said it's because of my form/technique and ...
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What “things” should I look for when buying a classical guitar?

I play acoustic and electric, and want to get into classical guitar playing. I was wondering what is important to look for when buying a classical guitar? I know that personal "feel" is important, ...