Thanks. I will be signing up to the forums lessons and will also track down a copy of Noad to have a look see. The problem is sorting the chaff from the wheat given the quantity of guitar material on the net so your reply is very helpful. Have you had any face to face tuition to supplement your approach?Jason Kulas wrote: ↑Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:28 pmIf you're interested, there are free Classical lessons here. You can get feedback on your progress from other players. If you take all the courses, it's the equivalent of 6yrs of music school. If you take the optional final exams, apparently it has official status in France, and would count towards your entrance requirements if you were to apply to study music there. The forum for the classes is: viewforum.php?f=41 . The post about registering is: viewtopic.php?f=41&t=54023 . And the FAQ about the course is: viewtopic.php?f=41&t=62687
The classes here don't seem to teach basic music reading, or some basic info about beginner Classical guitar use. You may want to supplement the lessons here with extra reading/explanatory/pictorial material. I like the very popular "Solo Guitar Playing" book/CD series by Frederick Noad (includes teaching how to read music, and detailed explanation of technique). Noad gets you quickly into playing some musically pleasing practice pieces. You may also want additional explanatory/instructional videos. I like the free ones at https://www.thisisclassicalguitar.com/lessons/ (includes teaching how to read music in his free book, and detailed demonstration of technique). The Noad is my favorite of the 4 beginner approaches I've examined, but they all offer something unique and valuable. I use Noad and the classes here, supplemented with articles/videos from thisisclassicalguitar.
Very little. At some point I may go for more. At least an evaluation of where I stand and how I'm doing. But I watch a lot of video and think I'm progressing well/properly. The classes here at least have other players (some of them experienced) checking your video, if you submit via video. The guy at thisisclassicalguitar can also video check you (for a fee)...you can have a live Skype class with him, or you can submit a video, he'll look at it when convenient for him, then give you a video reply showing what he thinks you should be doing.