Classical Guitar Schools vs Methods vs Trinity/ABRSM grades

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Classical Guitar Schools vs Methods vs Trinity/ABRSM grades

Post by Urbanarcher11 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:50 pm

Hi Guys,

Can someone tell me the difference between

a. Classical Guitar methods

b. Classical Guitar schools

c. Trinity/ABRSM Grades

d. Is there any other form of learning the Classical Guitar ?

What is the best route for a beginner to start learning ? I also see websites like 'this is classical guitar', 'classical guitar shed' with videos on YouTube and there are lessons on this forum too, so how does a novice choose a path for learning the Classical Guitar ?

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Re: Classical Guitar Schools vs Methods vs Trinity/ABRSM grades

Post by edcat7 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:50 am

Did you find a teacher through the RAM?
Remember Anthony Weller, please help. Contact myself or Aaron Green for details.

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Re: Classical Guitar Schools vs Methods vs Trinity/ABRSM grades

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:28 am

a. something written to be more-or-less complete course in playing (e.g. not necessarily much theory) usable with preferably a tutor but maybe without.

b. normally understood to be an approach derived from a particular pedagogue who may well have published a range of materials - the Carlevaro School comes to mind. Could also be an institution, probably fairly local run by a tutor.

c. simply a set of targets and ways of measuring progress. Not a complete course in itself, though often used as the framework for such. Especially useful for finding progressive repertoire to pursue.

d. self taught!

The course is find the best tutor you can and follow their approach. It may well not cover absolutely everything but the regular input, guidance, encouragement and admonition is basically irreplaceable.

Most of the above are not 'versus' each other, most are complementary.
Simon Ambridge Series 40 (2005)
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Re: Classical Guitar Schools vs Methods vs Trinity/ABRSM grades

Post by Urbanarcher11 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:57 pm

edcat7 wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:50 am
Did you find a teacher through the RAM?
Not through the RAM - have found someone locally using google, starting next week.

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Re: Classical Guitar Schools vs Methods vs Trinity/ABRSM grades

Post by Urbanarcher11 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:58 pm

Stephen Kenyon wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:28 am
a. something written to be more-or-less complete course in playing (e.g. not necessarily much theory) usable with preferably a tutor but maybe without.

b. normally understood to be an approach derived from a particular pedagogue who may well have published a range of materials - the Carlevaro School comes to mind. Could also be an institution, probably fairly local run by a tutor.

c. simply a set of targets and ways of measuring progress. Not a complete course in itself, though often used as the framework for such. Especially useful for finding progressive repertoire to pursue.

d. self taught!

The course is find the best tutor you can and follow their approach. It may well not cover absolutely everything but the regular input, guidance, encouragement and admonition is basically irreplaceable.

Most of the above are not 'versus' each other, most are complementary.
Thanks Stephen

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