Guitar method is a process for studying guitar that has five logical chapters, and an
opening chapter named: "How to..."
The "How to..." chapter guides us in all of the "how
How to hold and place the guitar.
How to place your right and left hands in correct playing position.
How to tune the guitar.
How to read the numeric system (tab), and more.
How to stroke the strings with your right hand fingers.
How to read and practice durations.
is an extremely important chapter! Please read it all and assimilate it step by step.
In the Privatization chapter, we shall learn to activate each hand and finger separately.
That is way the name of this chapter is: Privatization.
We will practice the right hand thumb on the bass strings, than the right hand fingers on
the treble strings. Then, we will practice each of the left hand's fingers - separately.
The Privatization chapter is an important preparation for the next chapter: Combinations
In this chapter we shall combine the individual elements into integrated
and coordinated playing actions. First, the right hand thumb playing against the other
fingers, then gradually we shall combine the left hand fingers...
Chapter III. First
Now let's say you are a guitarist on the road... and it is about time that you will play
some pieces for your friends, parents, teachers or anyone.
In this chapter you will find some really nice pieces such as a short Baroque piece,
Waltz, Autumn Leaves, Malaguena and even a Blues. Do learn some of them by memory; - they
are easy and great fun.
Chapter IV. Notes
Here, we shall gradually learn how to read and play notes.
It will be much easier now, as we already know the basic playing positions, so we can
concentrate on the notes. Gradually, note-by-note, finger-by-finger,
string-by-string, we shall play notes.
On the last
pieces of every page - In Chapter IV - you will see this image: When you
will click the "play" button, you will get a playback
arrangement for the current piece. Let's call this option: "2 play". For
more information click:
In this chapter you will have some beautiful tunes as preparation for the last chapter:
V. My first guitar repertoire
I selected a lullaby as the opening tune for this Chapter.
It is an amazing beautiful melody by its innocence and simplicity.
Than we shall play some short guitar pieces written by great guitar masters such as:
Giuliani, Carcassi, Carulli and Sor.
I strongly recommend that you learn these compositions by memory ...while you are
improving your sound and dynamics for an intimate performance for friends or family.