The origins of the classical guitar date back to the fifteenth century. The vihuela, lute, and baroque guitar are the early predecessors of the guitar. With its origins reaching deep into the past, the classical guitar repertoire spans over five hundred years worth of material. Danny Voris explains the techniques necessary to mastering this timeless art form.
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Danny Voris begins this lesson set by explaining the basics of the classical guitar. He includes topics such as the origin of the guitar, installation of nylon strings, and shaping the fingernails. He progresses to cover all aspects of classical guitar technique. Along the way, Danny will teach important repertoire from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern periods.Begin the Course
Danny provides an overview of the topics that will be discussed in this lesson set. He also explains the origin of the classical guitar.
In this lesson, Danny covers proper posture and how to hold the classical guitar. He also explains how to shape the nails in order to produce the best tone possible.
Danny demonstrates how to install nylon strings on a classical guitar.
Danny covers the basics of left hand techniques for classical guitar.
For lesson five, Danny discusses left hand finger independence. He also discusses hammer-on and pull-off technique.
In lesson 6, Danny discusses and demonstrates right hand technique for the classical style.
Lesson 7 is all about arpeggios. Danny provides discussion and exercises designed to build your right hand skills.
Lesson 8 covers scale exercises in the classical format. Danny provides a few patterns that focus on finger independence and position shifts.
In lesson 9, Danny begins discussion of the five different musical periods of classical guitar music. He starts with the Renaissance.
In lesson 10, Danny takes a more in depth look at a Robert Johnson's "Alman." This lesson contains a detailed explanation of fingering.
Danny Voris discusses the major music periods and the advent of tonality.
Danny discusses and demonstrates a piece from the Baroque period.
In lesson 13, Danny discusses the Classical period of music.
In lesson 14, Danny discusses the Romantic period of music. He demonstrates a famous piece from this period commonly referred to as "Romance."
In this lesson, Danny discusses the 20th century influence on classical guitar.
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An good excercice, diferent to the rest of the excercices online.
clear and slow and very good points
This is a hell of exercise, Great, ;your style of teaching is great.
Very cool piece
Especially need help with pull-offs, thank you!
Very informative and very clear explanations, Thanks!
Talked more thoroughly about origins of Classical Guitar, how to hold it correctly, etc. Thumbs up !
The bit about why a guitar tuned to 3rds is out of tune was very interesting. Explains why I think my guitars are always out of tune, when in fact I tuned them to perfect 3rds.
Would have liked to check each statement.