How to Play the Classical Guitar for Beginners Reading Musical Notation for Classical Guitar
Hi my name is John Armstrong with expertvillage I'm a professional guitar instructor and today we are going to be discussing beginning classicalguitar. In order to play classical guitar I fill that is very important that you understandhow to read actual musical notation. A lot of other forms of guitar allow you to getaway with maybe being able to record diagrams and or tab lecture or scrubbing patterns andthings like that and that is really not going to be something that you are going to be ableto pull off very well in classical guitar. We need a musical notation which better allowsuse to get the sense of the rhythm of the song. That dynamic of loud and soft and growinggradually louder and gradually softer or crescendoing
or decrescendo. All of this is convey muchmore effectively through the use of musical notation. Really in order to become a classicalguitar player I feel and I think most classical guitarist would agree with me that is veryimportant to that you have a least a basic understanding on how to read musical notation.It is very important to spend a large part of your practice session spent a working onyour reading especially at first and even when you continue on through your guitar playingcareer classical guitar. You really need to work on reading. Reading something that isa never ending struggle to learn to become a better reader so what I'm going to be discussingwith you now the basic of learning how to
read. We are just going to learn how to readbasically in the key of C major or a A minor in the open position. So what would involvethe use of a A sharp or a flat is quiet yet but that is what I'm going to be teachingyou now. Starting with basically reading music notation we use a typical 5 line 4 space musicalstaff. On guitar typically you see the use of the trouble or G cleft something calledthe G cleft because there is a little squirt the circle it circles the G line on the string.Basically the cleft sign sets up the values of the letter names of the lines and spacesof the staff. We would first start off by just discussing the lines the lines are Estarting from bottom to top E,G,B,D and the
top line is F. A little saying that is commonlyused to help people to remember that is every good boy does fine, every good boy deservefudge, even George Bush drives fast, there is a lot of saying that you could use to helpyou remember that. But, it is very important that you know that For example note placedon the top line is a F note it tells use to play a F note on our guitar. The spaces thefour spaces of the musical staff would be label starting from bottom to top F,A,C, andE which as you could say spells the word face. So very important that you memorize the letternames of the lines and the spaces of the musical staff E,G,B,D,F and F,A,C, and E.
Easy Spanish Guitar Lesson B Harmonic Minor Scale Improvise With This Exotic Flamenco Scale
Easy Spanish Guitar B Harmonic Minor Scale Hey there. In this tutorial, I thought I'd teachyou how to play a B Harmonic Minor Scale. This is a great scale that I enjoyed usingto improvise and create some Spanish Flamenco sound. I thought I'd show you how the scalesounds with the chord progression first and then I'll show you how the scale works. Letme get my band going here. Ready, go. Stop! Okay, let's take a look at that scale. Sostart here on the fifth string second fret using my first finger so apply the scale rightnow third finger, fourth down to the fourth string first finger, third finger, fourth.I'm gonna jump over with my first finger on
the third string that's the third fret andthen second finger that's because I'm gonna go up here and then slight up with my pinkythat's the seventh fret then over to the next string, third finger, pinky that's the eightfret second string now my second finger and third finger. You know, I wanna change thatlast. I often do it that way but I wanna teach you to change it with your first finger onthe first string seventh fret and then second finger. You can use your pinky free to playanother note so that's the whole scale. Let's do that again together. Start on thefifth string first finger second fret, it sounds like that, that's the B B thento C sharp with your third finger that's the
fourth fret same string, pinky on the fifthstring D, first finger on the fourth string now switching over that's the second fretthird finger and pinky fifth fret. Now switch over to your first finger to the third stringthat's what makes it a harmonic minor supposed to work just minor, that's one and a halfstep lead and then jump. I'm on my first finger third string third fret then my secondfinger fourth fret go with the pinky on the sixth fret and then slide up to the seventhfret, I'm still on the third string. Now we will go over to the second string that's thefifth fret third finger now seventh fret, pinky eight fret and we're gonna use my firstfinger or use your first finger on the first
string sixth fret and then on the seventhfret for now. Memorize and it could go up another note but on the end of the B it'sa nice completion. Let's go down now starting there with a secondfinger on the seventh fret first string. Now first string, one step back and I switch overto my pinky that's the second string eight fret, seventh fret third finger, now the fifthfret first finger, pinky on the third string, third finger, first finger. Slide down onestep, one fret same and then over to the fourth string pinky, third finger that's one halfstep one fret, first finger two frets one whole step, pinky fourth finger, first stringfifth fret, down the half step, one fret and
half step same and then one whole step that'stwo frets down to the B. Listen for just a second, here's what we we're doing. goingdown, slide there, one more time. Come on. Let's do it together. We'll go nice and slow. I'll just say thename of the finger I'm using right now. I'll stay away from the rest of the stuff so giveit a shot just do the best you can. Ready, start by the way with the fifth string secondfret first finger. Here we go. I'll go 1, 3, 4, 1, 2 and so forth and so on. Ready,go 1, 3, 4, next string 1, 3, 4 next string 1, 2, 4 slide, 4 next string 1, 3, 4, nextstring 1, 2 going backwards stay on 2 now
1, over string 4, 3, 1, over string 4, 3,1 now slide 1, 4, next string 3, 1, 4, 3, 1. Okay, so you can always rewind that and lookat it again. If you like this, please share it with your friends, share on Facebook, subscribealso let me know what the comments. If you want, I'll put this chord progression so youcan jam along with the tutorial but only if people ask for it. I don't wanna do stuff out therethat you don't want. Also, I can share you the chord progressiontoo in another tutorial. Let me know. Give me some comments. Thanks. Look forward to seeingyou next time, bye.