Watch the Take 5: Beginner Classical online guitar lesson by Andrew Leonard from Take 5: Beginner Classical
Congratulations! We covered a lot of information and played a lot of music. So, well done my friend!
Before I say thank you to those who helped create this course, I want to say a huge "thank you" to all of you out there for taking my course. I hope you enjoyed it and I hope I have inspired you to continue playing classical guitar. Keep in touch! www.andrew-leonard.com
If you're asking yourself what's next, I have a few suggestions here at TrueFire for you to consider:
I have other courses, a channel and offer private lessons. I'll briefly describe each. If you're interested, you can find them on the TrueFire site:Beginner Classical Guitar Method, Volume 1.
This course is designed for the guitarist who wants to learn classical guitar from the ground up. There are four sections. Each section builds upon the previous section and breaks down different aspects of classical guitar right hand and left hand technique. Each section ends with a fragment of a classical guitar etude or study to apply what you learned. At the end of course, you play a complete piece, "Pavan 1" by the Spanish Renaissance composer Luys Milán.Classical Guitar for the Blues, Rock and Jazz Player.
This course contains eight sections, each covering a simple concept necessary for classical guitar playing. Each section builds on the previous and includes part of a well-known classical guitar piece. The parts of each piece that are not included are usually very complicated. It contains excerpts of music from Spanish, Renaissance & Romantic composers and ends with the first half of Bach's famous "Bourée in E Minor". This course has more music to play than the Beginner Classical Guitar Method Vol. 1 but skips around a bit. Also, it's a TrueFire Foundry course. These courses are created in the home studios of educators handpicked by TrueFire.The Classical Guitar Conservatory,
my TrueFire channel. For a very low monthly fee, premium members can ask me questions and receive video content covering technical exercises, practicing concepts, and repertoire to learn. There's also a free membership level with restricted access to content. For all the details, check out the introductory video on the Channel section of TrueFire's website.TrueFire Private Lessons.
If you have some specific questions, or want to perform a piece for me and receive personalized feedback and practice suggestions, a private lesson may be the way to go. Using TrueFire's webcam technology, you submit a 5-7 minute long video. I watch and re-watch taking notes and preparing some suggestions for improvement. I then create a 10-15 minute video explaining my suggestions and giving you a practice plan. I usually spend 30-45 minutes watching your video, creating suggestions and recording the follow up video.
Now, on to my acknowledgements...
This course would not have been possible without the assistance of many people. I would like to acknowledge them below. Also, I have provided links to those companies whose gear and/or accessories may be able help you with your classical guitar adventure.
Keep in touch! www.andrew-leonard.com
Many thanks to everyone at TrueFire! From the initial conversation inviting me to create this course to the days spent in Florida recording at their state of the art studio and finally putting everything together in post-production, working with TrueFire has been a phenomenal experience.
D'Addario Strings: I used D'Addario Strings long before I became a D'Addario Endorsee. D'Addario Strings have always made all of my guitars sound great. Their strings are very consistent. In all the years I have been using D'Addario Strings to perform, record and practice, I have never had a "bad string". In this course, I use EXP Hard Tension Strings.
O'Leary Guitars: The guitar I played in this course was made by the Irish luthier Michael O'Leary. In addition to having an incredible sound, the woods chosen and craftsmanship make this guitar visually stunning. You may have noticed the Celtic motif on the rosette surrounding the sound hole. My guitar has a cedar top and spruce top models are available. olearyguitars.com
Johnson String Instruments: This company is my first stop for my students of all levels for instruments, accessories such as footstools and sheet music. Contact Justin Davis, he will be happy to help you out. johnsonstring.com/
Jackson & Connor: a menswear shop in Northampton, Massachusetts. The owner Will Brideau and his employees are incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about menswear. Will has been instrumental in helping me to achieve my "classical guitar style". The store is a lot of fun to visit - it even has a pool table! A huge "thank you" for providing the wardrobe I wore during the filming of this course. jacksonandconnor.com
Benjamin Killip-Leonard: A wizard with Finale software. Benjamin created the files TrueFire turned into Guitar Pro. His knowledge of Finale guitar notation and guitar tab saved me hours of time.
As they say, last but definitely not least, my family Shersten, Sarah and Benjamin. Words cannot express my gratitude.