Watch the Classical Flatpicking Explorations online guitar lesson by Tony Smotherman from Classical Flatpicking Explorations
Hi, I'm Tony Smotherman, and welcome to Classical Flatpicking Explorations. Classical music on the guitar as we know it is relatively young. Maestro classical guitarist Andres Segovia brought the classical guitar to the forefront of modern music, describing the classical guitar as an entire symphony inside of one instrument and the only instrument that's physically held right beside the heart. Classical guitar requires lifelong dedication and requires extreme discipline, focus, agility, and a true love of classical music. A classical musician's outlook is to represent the music of the master as they intended it to be.
In this course, we're going to dig deep inside the magic of classical music and learn from the greatest masters of all time. You'll gain a wealth of knowledge and reap the benefits of all the technique, musicality, and movement from these 10 essential pieces I've chosen. The best part, you don't have to dedicate your entire life to classical music to perform incredible pieces all while gaining multiple benefits of this beautiful music. I'm going to show you how using a pick can be just as musically expressive in classical music as your fingers. Not only will you have 10 beautiful pieces to perform, you'll be hooked on the classics just like I am. Grab your guitar and pick, and let's dig into the music of the masters!