Complete Classical Guitar Course-Guide?



Asked by: James Rodriguez

Can I teach myself classical guitar?





Absolutely! However, teaching yourself to play guitar is much more difficult than learning from a guitar teacher. Teaching yourself to play classical guitar is even more difficult.

How long does it take to become a classical guitarist?

Most teachers and advanced players say that to become a professional level classical guitar player, it will take 6 to 7 years while practicing 6 hours a day. It will take even longer at that rate – ten years or so – to become a world class virtuoso.

How many hours should I practice classical guitar?

You have to dedicate yourself and practice consistently day after day. Expert classical guitarists practice, on average, four hours per day. You may not be able to manage that vast time every day. Whatever time you spend, use it wisely to improve yourself.

Is classical guitar the hardest to learn?

This is an easy way to tell difference between this types of guitars. For beginners, learning to play acoustic guitar is a bit harder than learning to play classical guitar (though it’s not that hard really).

How can I become a better classical guitarist?





21 Tips for Better Guitar Playing

  1. A lot of what a good teacher does is tell the student to do the things written on the page. …
  2. Exaggerate everything. …
  3. In practice, fix one thing at a time. …
  4. Practice perfect. …
  5. Think small. …
  6. Technique practice is important, and should be done daily.

Can I play classical music on acoustic guitar?

Absolutely. Play any type of guitar you wish! While some things might feel like they are different, enough is the same on both classical and acoustic guitar, that it’s worth diving into classical if the desire is there. Classical guitar technique can help with any style or genre of guitar music.

Why do classical guitarists wear a sleeve?

The reason for that is that the oil in your skin will actually eat away at the polish on the guitar. Especially french polish which a lot of classical guitars have.

Is it too late to learn classical guitar?

Short answer: No.



Classical guitar is a wonderful pursuit at any age. In fact, most people starting classical guitar are well into the second half of life.

Is classical guitar harder than acoustic?

It’s more difficult to play a classical guitar in regards of hand flexibility and range of motion due to its wider frets and neck, while the acoustic steel-string guitar is more physically challenging to press the strings down enough for a clean sound.



Why do classical guitarists hold guitar differently?

But the essential reason for the CG position is to “fix” the guitar so that you don’t need to exercise more pressure on it, especially with the left hand. That way, you can use your LH to fret notes, not to hold the neck.

Can you play rock on a classical guitar?

Yes, however the songs won’t sound the same which may leave you disappointed. Classical guitars have nylon strings which produce a mellow sound while modern acoustic guitars have steel strings (harder on your fingers) which have a brighter tone.

Why do classical guitars not have dots?

Classical guitars (other than low end beginner instruments) don’t have fret markers because there is no need of them once a player gets accustomed to the fingerboard.



Why are classical guitar necks flat?

Being flat helps the finger picking go a lot smoother. Because the strings are aligned at a much more uniform. Level for both accuracy. And ease of playing.

Why is there 2 dots on the 12th fret?

There are two dots on the 12th fret on a guitar because that’s the point where the notes start repeating from the open string. This is handy to know when you start learning scales because you can reuse the same scale shapes below and above the 12th fret.

Can a classical guitar be strummed?

Although it is possible to strum with a pick on a classical guitar, often a lot of the time it doesn’t sound that good. When you strum nylon strings with a pick they tend to sound dull. You will hear strumming in flamenco music but this is often done with the fingernails and not with the pick.

Do classical guitarists use picks?

Yes, of course. A lot of people use a pick on a classical guitar. It’s just that traditional players will never use a pick and always play with their fingers. Nylon strings are much softer than steel strings and the attack is nothing like the latter, and pick makes them sound harsher than they’re meant to.



Do you need fingernails to play classical guitar?

Growing your nails on the right hand is not absolutely necessary to play classical guitar. It’s your choice if you want to play without nails. But even though you can find historic reference of serious players who did not grow their nails, pretty much everyone since Segovia has done so.