Find Out How To Play Spanish Guitar

By Rex Walters

Spanish guitar is a loose term which folks use to refer to any acoustic guitar music with a Spanish sound. Flamenco is the folk music of a selected area of Spain which is often confused with classical guitar because both involve a guy in a suit playing a guitar with his nails. Flamenco has little in common with classical guitar as it is essentially just the guitar accompaniment to Flamenco singing and dancing with guitar solos being a late development in this genre.

Classical guitar which is classical music played on a nylon string acoustic guitar with no cutaway at the top frets. The guitar is mostly made from Rosewood for the sides and back, and Cedar and Spruce for the front.

Classical guitar is strongly associated with Spanish composers from a couple of different times of history and the prime mover of classical guitar methodology was a Spaniard by the name of Andres Segovia.

One of the attractions of Spanish guitar is that it is just the guitar and you. No kit other than your instrument is needed, and the music you produce is the result of your practice. No matter what your definition of Spanish guitar music, there are plenty of pieces that've been published and are in reach of the dedicated beginner acoustic guitar player. This implies if you're employed moderately hard you will have a half-hour or so repertoire in 1 or 2 months. When you get to that stage you will be quite a formidable Spanish guitar player.

Spanish guitar is one idiom where you actually need to take lessons from a live teacher. The trouble is you could have to travel to another area to learn it. If time and budget don't permit you to take lessons, purchase a copy of the book, Solo Guitar Playing by Fred Noad. It has all the basics you need to learn plus pieces you can learn as your technique progresses. not forget to keep an eye fixed on the video websites for any lessons in Spanish guitar you can get.

Another book of Spanish guitar music you should look for is A New Tune A Day For Classical Guitar. It has pieces from the classical guitar heavyweights like Sor, Bach, Carulli and Carcassi plus some other tunes like Scarborough Fair and wonderful Grace. - 32526

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