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Confusius
12-01-2007, 07:03 PM
In a sudden burst of enthusiasm I decided to make this thread a common brain-storm rather than an article for the FAQ. Basic idea for the thread, post easy classical songs to get beginners started, the more info you give the better. No Asturias and other pieces that would make a beginner put the guitar down forever. Non classical pieces will also be frowned upon but I'd rather that than something out of reach for the people this thread is meant to help. :)

I'll start:

Fernando Carulli: He is pretty accessible, you could probably go into your local music store and ask for a book of studies by him. The assistant should probably be able to tell you which opus is easier or better for beginners. Off the top of my head I can't but what you would be looking for are easy beginner studies, which aren't too flashy I'm afraid, but will help develop your technique. Concentrate on the right hand, make sure it's in the correct position(a teacher would help for this, though books might too)

Siciliana by Fernando Carulli (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/m/misc_traditional/siciliana_tab.htm)



Siciliana Youtube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbW-fJnmEXo)


Bach: Minuet 1 in g major, Bouree in e minor (1st lute suite)

video for Minuet 1 in g major (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYRx1NDQvXk)



UG Tablature for Minuet 1 (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/j/johann_sebastian_bach/minuet_in_g_ver2_tab.htm)

Tarrega: Lagrima, Adelita, various studies such as Etude in E minor

Peo Kindgren "Lagrima" Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jot7Q9n7L9U)
Tabs for "Lagrima" (http://www.classtab.org/ftalagri.txt)


Peo Kindgren "Adelita" Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrQBNeY-y0A)
Tabs for "Adelita" (http://www.classtab.org/ftaadeli.txt)


"Etude in E minor" Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlIXelF2PWw&)
Tabs for "Etude in E minor" (http://www.classicalguitartabs.org/francisco-tarrega/etude-in-e-minor.php)


Carcassi: Various studies, 25 progressive studies.


Sor Opus 60, the progressive studies, Op 35 No 22 in Bmw

Peo Kindgren Video for the Op35 piece (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2QHaYnmsCw)

Tablature for the Op35 piece (http://www.classtab.org/fs35_22_.txt)



Leo Brouwer: Etudes Simples, I'd try these after you have a bit more musical "knowledge" and a bit more of technique grasp. They are probably a bit more challenging for the complete beginner, so try your hand at some of the Carulli or Carcassi first. Careful with the melody and accompaniment in these, it can prove a bit tricky or easy to mix up if you aren't sure of which is which.


"Un Dia de Noviembre" 1968 (http://www.classtab.org/lb_undia.txt)



Kindgren peforms "Un Dia de Noviembre" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNbr3l0c0TE)


Diego Pisador: Pavana muy llana para tañer, easy Renaissance piece, it has some complicated measures which you should practice first and then link up with the rest of the piece. That's one of the keys in correct classical guitar practice. Many times you will find yourself getting stuck at the same part when you play a piece through. Stop playing the piece from start to finish and only focus on that part, once you can play it with your hands behind your back, it's time to play from start to finish again.

Fernando Ferandiere: Contradanza

"Contradanza" Tab (http://www.classtab.org/ffcontr.txt)


I would also recommend to those of you using tabs, to try out sheet music. Search online for some sight reading books and get your hands on them. A good book for example is:

"Sight Reading for the Classical Guitar levels 1 to 3" by Robert Benedict


Note this is only a start and if you have anything to discuss, debate or destroy, don't hesitate in posting. Add your own suggestions, include descriptions, even throw in some colours if you want. :p: (you are not allowed to tell my I'm messy)

C.C. Deville
12-01-2007, 07:10 PM
nice contribution =)

Confusius
12-01-2007, 07:17 PM
Enough of the chit-chat, what's the name of that sight reading book eh?


:p: thanks

C.C. Deville
12-01-2007, 11:31 PM
haha yeah sorry when i first read this i didnt read the whole article, the book is titled
"Sight Reading for the Classical Guitar levels 1 to 3" by Robert Benedict

hartneedles
12-02-2007, 05:52 PM
bach's minuet 1 in g major, bouree in e minor (1st lute suite) etc. www.classtabs.org is a great spot to stop for the illiterate musician.

metal4all
12-02-2007, 05:58 PM
Francisco Tarrega's "Lagrima" is a very nice song and it's very easy to play.

C.C. Deville
12-02-2007, 06:12 PM
bach's minuet 1 in g major, bouree in e minor (1st lute suite) etc. www.classtabs.org is a great spot to stop for the illiterate musician.
tbh i have always found bouree to be kinda of difficult, i would always mess up when changing chords i guess the fingering was weird for me haha

Confusius
12-03-2007, 05:14 AM
bach's minuet 1 in g major, bouree in e minor (1st lute suite) etc. www.classtabs.org is a great spot to stop for the illiterate musician.

that's if you want your tabs to be innacurate. :(


Updating thread.

michaelferris
12-03-2007, 09:44 AM
Spanish Ballad for Classical Guitar by Anonymous Composer - very easy and incredibly beautiful.

Highbinder
12-03-2007, 10:51 AM
Spanish Ballad for Classical Guitar by Anonymous Composer - very easy and incredibly beautiful.

Do you mean Spanish Romance?

Tommy[fin]
12-03-2007, 01:09 PM
Maybe it's a good idea to list Tarrega's Etude in E minor next to the "various studies" as an example, as I think it's a very beginner-friendly, beautiful and rewarding to play :) the very piece that first got me interested in classical guitar ...

Very good idea to make such a list. Perhaps we could see linkage to accurate tabbings, and videos/sound files of the pieces? As not many beginners read music/ or are able to get sheets. :confus:

Also a piece that I think should be mentioned here is Sor's Op 35 No 22 in Bm - it's a heartwarming slow, sad piece, very beautiful and accessible.

Confusius
12-03-2007, 01:54 PM
On it. Thread to be updated soon.

Tommy[fin]
12-03-2007, 02:24 PM
Bach's Minuet in G Major -


video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYRx1NDQvXk)


UG Tablature (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/j/johann_sebastian_bach/minuet_in_g_ver2_tab.htm)

Sor's Op. 35 No. 22 in B Minor -


Peo Kindgren Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2QHaYnmsCw)

Tablature (http://www.classtab.org/fs35_22_.txt)


links.

Confusius
12-03-2007, 03:02 PM
neat-o.

nightraven
12-03-2007, 03:26 PM
ilu kyrl.

this is exactly what I need :heart:

Confusius
12-03-2007, 03:31 PM
:heart:

easthatred
12-03-2007, 04:17 PM
The first vid the guy looks like a midget. Is he?

Tommy[fin]
12-03-2007, 04:29 PM
The first vid the guy looks like a midget. Is he?

No idea man. Perhaps a poor choice for the example video, he plays pretty stiff.

Peo Kindgren is one of the true greats. :down:

spikormikor13
12-03-2007, 10:16 PM
']Peo Kindgren is one of the true greats. :down:

Great's an understatement :no:

Tommy[fin]
12-04-2007, 07:14 AM
Some more.. I broke my leg last friday and I'm bored :)

I think this would be a good layout to present the pieces.

Francisco Tarrega - "Adelita" -

Peo Kindgren "Adelita" Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrQBNeY-y0A)
Tabs for "Adelita" (http://www.classtab.org/ftaadeli.txt)


Francisco Tarrega - "Lagrima" -

Peo Kindgren "Lagrima" Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jot7Q9n7L9U)
Tabs for "Lagrima" (http://www.classtab.org/ftalagri.txt)


Francisco Tarrega - "Etude in E minor" -

"Etude in E minor" Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlIXelF2PWw&)
Tabs for "Etude in E minor" (http://www.classicalguitartabs.org/francisco-tarrega/etude-in-e-minor.php)


Francisco Tarrega - "Gran Vals" - Perhaps the most famous piece by Tarrega.
Go for this amazing piece when you've mastered the others.


"Gran Vals" Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hsp6dR-fL4A)
Tabs for "Gran Vals" (http://www.classtab.org/ftagw.txt)



All videos are performances uploaded in Youtube.

EDIT: The OP is too messy :wtf:

Confusius
12-04-2007, 07:15 AM
Awesome man, in school at the moment, will update when I get home... or I might now. Depends. :p:

EDIT: The OP is too messy :wtf:

what the flying chipmonks are you on about?!


seriously though is the first post messy? I am confused.

Tommy[fin]
12-04-2007, 08:09 AM
Awesome man, in school at the moment, will update when I get home... or I might now. Depends. :p:



what the flying chipmonks are you on about?!


seriously though is the first post messy? I am confused.

rofl, did I say the original poster is messy? :D damn...

Hahah, I'm sad to inform I've yet to see a chipmonk :haha
like a monk that craves chips? :confused:

But the first post would surely be "super awesome and cool" if it had some logic :D

Tommy[fin]
12-04-2007, 08:53 AM
Spanish Ballad for Classical Guitar by Anonymous Composer - very easy and incredibly beautiful.

Please, if you could put a link to video perhaps, it would be great!

Cheers :)

Confusius
12-04-2007, 10:46 AM
']rofl, did I say the original poster is messy? :D damn...

Hahah, I'm sad to inform I've yet to see a chipmonk :haha
like a monk that craves chips? :confused:

But the first post would surely be "super awesome and cool" if it had some logic :D

I was on a school computer which has no spell check installed in firefox and couldn't be assed to fix it and I didn't realize the typo. Maybe chipmonks do exist...



And I'm not messy, only left handed using a right handed keyboard... :p:


EDIT: Better now? I guess for a provisional status it's quite good. When we get some more material I'll start putting them into time periods and all that jazz. For now, Tommy[fin], bugger off. :p: Only joking, you're a great help. =)

Tommy[fin]
12-04-2007, 11:02 AM
EDIT: Better now? I guess for a provisional status it's quite good. When we get some more material I'll start putting them into time periods and all that jazz. For now, Tommy[fin], bugger off. :p: Only joking, you're a great help. =)

Yeah it's good. Don't forget to add the Tarrega pieces in post #20 :D

Cheers!

Confusius
12-04-2007, 11:06 AM
yeah I was going to...


>_>

<_<


Done! :D

C.C. Deville
12-04-2007, 06:31 PM
like the christmas-y avatar fusius

metal4all
12-04-2007, 06:37 PM
I love this thread and Francisco Tarrega.

Tommy[fin]
12-05-2007, 02:28 AM
I love this thread and Francisco Tarrega.

Am I the only one who doesn't get any kicks from Bach? :confused:
especially on guitar, I don't get the satisfaction I get from learning a Tarrega or Sor piece. Maybe because it's so blatantly not made to be played on guitar...
Or have I been trying all the boring pieces?

"Un Dia de Novembre" - Leo Brouwer :cry:

Confusius
12-05-2007, 04:58 AM
Is that a good piece for beginners?

Remember this thread is directed at them... =)

Tommy[fin]
12-05-2007, 05:19 AM
Is that a good piece for beginners?

Remember this thread is directed at them... =)

Well I got interested in classical guitar about 5 months ago, and being a beginner in classical myself I think it is :) If not the whole piece, the beginning parts are rather simple, yet stunningly beautiful.
But you don't have to list them if you don't think so :)

Leo Brouwer

"Un Dia de Noviembre" 1968 (http://www.classtab.org/lb_undia.txt)

Kindgren peforms "Un Dia de Noviembre" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNbr3l0c0TE)

Confusius
12-05-2007, 10:26 AM
Watched the video, looks easy enough. Maybe add a little warning on the cejillas.(I don't know the name in English, you know, when you cover more than 1 string with the same finger.)


:cheers:

metal4all
12-05-2007, 10:33 AM
Watched the video, looks easy enough. Maybe add a little warning on the cejillas.(I don't know the name in English, you know, when you cover more than 1 string with the same finger.)


:cheers:
That's called "barring", like a "barre" chord. I think that would be one of the easiest parts of that song. The rest looks hard to me (I'm very new to playing classical songs). I wish i could play that song. It sounds awesome.

I just learned "Etude in Em" and it gave me a big confidence boost.

AndyH
12-05-2007, 02:37 PM
any of these with sheet music? tab seems like blasphemy if you're an even remotely serious classical player

C.C. Deville
12-05-2007, 03:36 PM
']Am I the only one who doesn't get any kicks from Bach? :confused:
especially on guitar, I don't get the satisfaction I get from learning a Tarrega or Sor piece. Maybe because it's so blatantly not made to be played on guitar...
Or have I been trying all the boring pieces?

"Un Dia de Novembre" - Leo Brouwer :cry:
are you calling bach's stuff easy? i find his stuff to be really nice sounding but insanely difficult because yeah most of it wasnt meant to be played on guitar, tarrega and sor's works are meant to be played on guitar, your post confuses me haah

Confusius
12-05-2007, 06:00 PM
any of these with sheet music? tab seems like blasphemy if you're an even remotely serious classical player

Meh, there is a thread stickied with links to sheet music sites, you can use them. Many beginners are starting to learn and find tabs easier at first. Give them a break. :p:


There is also a recommended sight reading book, for those starting.


:cheers:

Mekchrious
12-05-2007, 06:10 PM
A lot of stuff in Em is easier because of the nature of it...the bottom three strings are naturally already in Em, as well as Em being the easiest natural, non 7th/9th ect chord.

Tommy[fin]
12-05-2007, 07:14 PM
are you calling bach's stuff easy? i find his stuff to be really nice sounding but insanely difficult because yeah most of it wasnt meant to be played on guitar, tarrega and sor's works are meant to be played on guitar, your post confuses me haah


lol :D hehe

No I'm not calling them easy, I just don't like them. They're just too... religious or something. From what I've done, yeah, some pieces are hard, and 99% just sound clumsy to me, played on guitar. :D

To that Brouwer piece, it's not easy, but approachable, and even if you couldn't start learning it, you can never watch/listen to astonishing pieces too much! :liplick:

Btw, I don't read sheet music (yet, who knows if I try to someday) mainly because guitar started as an innocent hobby for me. I grew up watching my dad play, yet I started playing guitar when I was 14, and I didn't have a chance to go to guitar lessons back then, so I just learned stuff by myself for my own joy, and occasionally, for the joy of others. Regardless of some sleepless nights I've spent practising during the past five years, I still don't think all that seriously of my guitar playing. I don't want to get too serious with it, and do it mostly just for relaxation and fun with the occasional drive to get better.
I don't consider myself as a good guitarist/musician, who cares about that? And to go further I couldn't even define what being a good guitarist means.
To me, playing guitar is a dear hobby, one that I can't see myself stopping. Ever.

wtf, long post :confused:

Tommy[fin]
12-05-2007, 07:20 PM
any of these with sheet music? tab seems like blasphemy if you're an even remotely serious classical player

No they're not, but I suppose they can be found in the net.
Would be a good thing to add them to the thread as well.

Confusius
12-05-2007, 07:34 PM
tomorrow.

metal4all
12-05-2007, 07:39 PM
Do you guys really think "Adelita"-Francisco Tarrega is easy? The second half is pretty hard with those hammer-ons to chords (if you understand what i'm saying lol)

steee21
12-05-2007, 11:35 PM
Do you guys really think "Adelita"-Francisco Tarrega is easy? The second half is pretty hard with those hammer-ons to chords (if you understand what i'm saying lol)

There's just the one bit i found tricky, the second chord/hammer-on.

Confusius
12-06-2007, 07:12 AM
It's fairly easy... I'd say you should try your hand at the Carulli studies and Sor studies first, just get a feel for the instrument.

Tommy[fin]
12-06-2007, 12:53 PM
Do you guys really think "Adelita"-Francisco Tarrega is easy? The second half is pretty hard with those hammer-ons to chords (if you understand what i'm saying lol)

moderately easy, I think... Those hammer-ons needed a bit of work, yeah.
Be sure that your left hand fingering is correct. :)

lol... fingering

Edit: as for the list, I thought about loads of Mauro Giuliani pieces, which I later forgot.
However.
"Contradanza" by Fernando Ferandiére (http://www.classtab.org/ffcontr.txt)
"Contradanza" MIDI file xD (http://www.classtab.org/ffcontr.mid)

Confusius
12-07-2007, 06:43 AM
Right, updating now.

steee21
12-07-2007, 01:03 PM
Here's a really nice, simple piece by Carulli.

Siciliana by Fernando Carulli (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/m/misc_traditional/siciliana_tab.htm)

Siciliana Youtube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbW-fJnmEXo)

sock_demon
12-07-2007, 01:39 PM
I'm too lazy to read all 45 posts from here, so I'll just say greensleeves

Confusius
12-07-2007, 01:44 PM
updating...


=) thanks guys.

Tommy[fin]
12-07-2007, 05:35 PM
When you google " Beginner classical pieces " this thread is the #1 result.

C.C. Deville
12-07-2007, 05:37 PM
haha awesome!, its a shame confusius is banned now =( no more updating the front page

Tommy[fin]
12-07-2007, 06:23 PM
haha awesome!, its a shame confusius is banned now =( no more updating the front page

Lol... is he really banned?

C.C. Deville
12-07-2007, 06:58 PM
yes

Confusius
12-07-2007, 07:04 PM
What?


No I'm not.

Tommy[fin]
12-07-2007, 07:43 PM
updating...


=) thanks guys.


I see you've updated LOADS!!! :cheers:

C.C. Deville
12-07-2007, 09:57 PM
=D CONFUSIUS!
glad you're back

Confusius
12-08-2007, 06:18 AM
Yeah, Frenchy, paypal and I managed to work something out.


EDIT: Tommy, how was I supposed to update?

Tommy[fin]
12-08-2007, 06:46 AM
Yeah, Frenchy, paypal and I managed to work something out.


EDIT: Tommy, how was I supposed to update?

Morning...

I didn't know you got banned for real
props :golfclap:

Confusius
12-08-2007, 06:55 AM
Lol.


You do get banned. It's not funny. =(

C.C. Deville
12-08-2007, 12:08 PM
These aren't really pieces for beginners per-say but I think it helps to start slow working with tremolo and build up. These are the only two tremolo pieces that I know of off the top of my head.

Recuerdos de la Alhambra- Francisco Tarrega
Variations in tremolo (opus 21)- Fernando Sor

Confusius
12-08-2007, 12:10 PM
Recuerdos de Alhambra is definitely not a beginners piece. Hell, I think I'd feel confident making an attempt at playing it in about a year. (that's actually a goal)...


I'm not familiar with the Sor one.

C.C. Deville
12-08-2007, 12:32 PM
I know, but I think its a good piece to get familiar with the technique, i can't play it anywhere close to the proper speed but its still a good exercise

Againstnature
12-08-2007, 07:49 PM
Frederick noad as 3 collections of differnt eras romantic, classical, and baroque, each one is about 150pages ands its all differnt pieces

C.C. Deville
12-08-2007, 08:03 PM
i've seen those before but never got to take a look, have you? do they have good pieces?

Tommy[fin]
12-08-2007, 09:13 PM
Recuerdos de la Alhambra- Francisco Tarrega


This piece, for now, pawns me. How'd you get it down C.C ? :wtf:
How long have you been playing classical? -92, damn young :p:

Asturias is way more approachable compared :(

Againstnature
12-09-2007, 12:59 AM
i've seen those before but never got to take a look, have you? do they have good pieces?

to be honest i just order them, but the guy i use to get lessons from said it kick started him in colleage. They also have good revues on amazon

C.C. Deville
12-09-2007, 01:05 AM
']This piece, for now, pawns me. How'd you get it down C.C ? :wtf:
How long have you been playing classical? -92, damn young :p:

Asturias is way more approachable compared :(
i said it earlier i CANT play it at the proper speed, i just think its good to use as an exercise for tremolo at a much slower speed, just to get the technique in your system and to have it sound like music instead of boring stuff haha, and i've only been playing classical since like july

C4ll3
12-09-2007, 06:41 AM
an easier tremolo piece would be the spanish romance tremolo style. But I don't think a beginner should try to get the tremolo technique down. It should be saved for a while until you get a good overall classical technique imo.

Tommy[fin]
12-09-2007, 07:01 AM
What is "good overall classical technique" to you?

C.C. Deville
12-09-2007, 02:31 PM
haha good question... i really dont know how to sum that up

Confusius
12-09-2007, 02:54 PM
well... good overall technique =/= a beginner's technique.
<rant>
Therefore tremolo will not be in the first post. IF someone happens to read the thread and find the tremolo posts, good look to them, personally I don't want to encourage someone just starting to slaughter their experience by trying something way out of their league.

</rant>

Tommy[fin]
12-09-2007, 03:20 PM
We'd love to see the 1st post updated... :liplick:

C4ll3
12-09-2007, 03:52 PM
']What is "good overall classical technique" to you?

Good control of the fingers, correct movement of the fingers, ability to barre and do stretches for a while, good tone. :)
It feels like I forgot something but wth.
btw, is this thread more for people who have been playing a while before getting into classical or for complete beginners?
One more thing, should we maybe make a thread with correct technique for classical guitar? :peace:

Confusius
12-09-2007, 03:55 PM
No. I don't want to have to type up the correct technique of the classical guitar. It would also involve pictures, lots of questions and it's just a hassle. If anyone was to have a doubt about the correct technique(which there rarely is), they should use the forum. This is a thread for pieces(which there always seems to be).


:cheers:

And tommy, I have other things to do other than this thread. :p:

Guitar-God-Elf
12-09-2007, 04:07 PM
I know, but I think its a good piece to get familiar with the technique, i can't play it anywhere close to the proper speed but its still a good exercise

would you recommend practicing to a metronome to build speed with that?

and sorry confusius, i know you said dont post about technique in here but i thought it was a bit pointless making a whole new thread about it, hope you dont mind :cheers:

Confusius
12-09-2007, 04:14 PM
yeah, always, always, ALWAYS, practice things that have to be even(and tremolo must be very even) with a metronome.

There is no problem with making another thread, in fact, I'd encourage it, because you might get a broader answer to the subject whilst some people might not be reading every single page of this like I am. I know I wouldn't if it weren't for the necessity.

:cheers:

Guitar-God-Elf
12-09-2007, 05:16 PM
yeah, always, always, ALWAYS, practice things that have to be even(and tremolo must be very even) with a metronome.

There is no problem with making another thread, in fact, I'd encourage it, because you might get a broader answer to the subject whilst some people might not be reading every single page of this like I am. I know I wouldn't if it weren't for the necessity.

:cheers:

ok thanks alot :)

I'll remember that for next time

:cheers:

Againstnature
12-09-2007, 06:25 PM
does anyone where to get a good collection of Flamenco guitar sheet music

Confusius
12-10-2007, 04:41 AM
Most flamencos learn by ear... if anything private message a user called Im_LoUsY

He seems to know the most about it on the boards.

Tommy[fin]
12-10-2007, 02:32 PM
I'm apparently being banned soon as well, carmel_l reported me twice :idea:

Would be great if somebody posted beginner flamenco pieces!

Confusius
12-10-2007, 02:43 PM
reports don't equal warnings.

Two warnings in thirty days and you are a goner. I doubt you've had two warnings because you are still here. as soon as you get your second warning the mod will ban you so... lucky you.


Just watch out with what you say, you are clever unlike many users, you ought not to get banned any time soon.

Tommy[fin]
12-10-2007, 04:49 PM
We're sorry to inform you that you've got a warning from carmel_l. In fact, here is the exact reason for the warning:
Watch it. http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showpost.php?p=11781619&postcount=1231

Please note, that this warning will have been taken off in 30 days, starting from the current date. In case you will get another warning during this period, your account will be banned.
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We're sorry to inform you that you've got a warning from carmel_l. In fact, here is the exact reason for the warning:
Watch it. http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showpost.php?p=11781619&postcount=1231

This is your second active warning, thus you're account will be banned shortly.

That thing reported me twice for the same post :confused: How's that possible?!

Sorry for the offtopic, don't want to make a new thread.

C.C. Deville
12-10-2007, 05:12 PM
^hahah dont **** with carmel >=(

but back on topic, can anyone recommend some renaissance-ey sounding songs? in tab preferably because i cant sight well =(

Tommy[fin]
12-10-2007, 05:22 PM
^hahah dont **** with carmel >=(

but back on topic, can anyone recommend some renaissance-ey sounding songs? in tab preferably because i cant sight well =(

I'm afraid I haven't "****ed" with carmel_l in any way. That's why I'm confused. :(

Neither have I spammed, flamed, posted naughty links, or advertised any websites.

EDIT:
Here's a nice piece that sounds pretty "renaissance-ey" to meh :p:

"Contradanza" Tab (http://www.classtab.org/ffcontr.txt)
"Contradanza" MIDI file :D (http://www.classtab.org/ffcontr.mid)

EDIT 2 : Confusius: Yeah :haha

It's pretty damn off topic, but is it worth a ban? :wtf:

EDIT 3 : And yes, I've already PM'd Frenchy and explained the situation.


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Confusius
12-10-2007, 05:24 PM
Well, you were warned twice for the same post, so one was an error and was deleted. Just make sure you don't do anything for 30 days and you'll be fine.


EDIT: :haha :haha to be honest that post looks pretty off-topic in relation to that thread.

C.C. Deville
12-10-2007, 05:32 PM
']I'm afraid I haven't "****ed" with carmel_l in any way. That's why I'm confused. :(

Neither have I spammed, flamed, posted naughty links, or advertised any websites.

EDIT:
Here's a nice piece that sounds pretty "renaissance-ey" to meh :p:

"Contradanza" Tab (http://www.classtab.org/ffcontr.txt)
"Contradanza" MIDI file :D (http://www.classtab.org/ffcontr.mid)

EDIT 2 : Confusius: Yeah :haha

It's pretty damn off topic, but is it worth a ban? :wtf:

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to be honest that was kinda boring to me =/ do you know any others

Confusius
12-10-2007, 05:35 PM
You aren't banned. you are warned.


HUGE step between the two. Banned = inability to post except in FOTB. Forum of the banned = no fun.

Warned = well... pretty self-explanatory.

Tommy[fin]
12-10-2007, 05:41 PM
to be honest that was kinda boring to me =/ do you know any others

You could try looking for some in here http://www.classtab.org/

You probably know the site, already but... :)

^ not too big a fan of renaissance music.

Confusius
12-10-2007, 05:49 PM
pfft.


Renaissance > You.

[/elitist] :p:

C.C. Deville
12-10-2007, 05:52 PM
lol confusius you could recommend me some too you know? haha

Againstnature
12-10-2007, 06:09 PM
but back on topic, can anyone recommend some renaissance-ey sounding songs? in tab preferably because i cant sight well =(

i dont mean to be pushing Noad on every one but he has a collection of pieces from that era could "The Renaissance Guitar(anology)" by Frederick Noad its about 150 pages

C.C. Deville
12-10-2007, 06:14 PM
yeah someone mentioned that earlier in the thread, im not looking to buy a book though, im still learning how to read sheet music =(

Againstnature
12-10-2007, 06:21 PM
yeah someone mentioned that earlier in the thread, im not looking to buy a book though, im still learning how to read sheet music =(

readings pretty easy once you get the hang of it just remeber F.A.C.E in the space

C.C. Deville
12-10-2007, 06:25 PM
like i know the notes and stuff, just timing and dotted and tied notes and just complex stuff, like one time i was trying to get help from confusius on how a dotted eigth note tied to a 16th would sound or how it would be counted, i still dont know =(

Againstnature
12-10-2007, 06:30 PM
like i know the notes and stuff, just timing and dotted and tied notes and just complex stuff, like one time i was trying to get help from confusius on how a dotted eigth note tied to a 16th would sound or how it would be counted, i still dont know =(

dots means you play the note a time an a half, the library and also the internet should have things on it. Musictheroy.net ( i spelt theroy wrong i believe) should explain it and it has ear training

C.C. Deville
12-10-2007, 06:43 PM
^i know what it means... its just i have a hard time figuring out when im playing it how long the note is supposed to last... i understand everything else

Tommy[fin]
12-10-2007, 09:44 PM
-- you are clever --


:haha I'm not clever, you must've been thinking "You type decent, distinguishable English". :)

natprice
12-11-2007, 11:50 PM
I have been learning to play classical guitar using "Solo Guitar Playing" by Fredrick Noad. It's a great book! It has been around since early 70's I believe but is still in print in new editions. I have been using it almost exclusively since I first picked up a guitar, about a year ago, and it has everything you need to know for the absolute beginner.
It consists of mainly very short exercises but also has many classical pieces with study notes as you progress and the exercises get longer and more complex. Almost everything is written as a duet too, so you can play with a more advanced classical guitarist.
Noad says the book contains at least two years of study. After almost a year I have probably completed almost a third of the lessons. I have been playing the exercises meticulously however and probably for about 30 minutes a day.

Againstnature
12-12-2007, 08:49 PM
[QUOTE=natprice]I have been learning to play classical guitar using "Solo Guitar Playing" by Fredrick Noad. It's a great book! QUOTE]

i order that online not to long ago, I'm glad to hear its good.

does it not have tabs, cuz im trying to get away from tabs

C.C. Deville
12-12-2007, 10:25 PM
^i doubt it

Guitar-God-Elf
12-13-2007, 12:21 PM
i would like to know more about "Sight Reading for the Classical Guitar levels 1 to 3",
does it teach you from the very beginning?
hasanybody had expierences with it?
if so, is it a good book?
thanks for the help

p.s. i used google, but the reviews i found were substandard to say the least :p:

C.C. Deville
12-13-2007, 05:12 PM
i would like to know more about "Sight Reading for the Classical Guitar levels 1 to 3",
does it teach you from the very beginning?
hasanybody had expierences with it?
if so, is it a good book?
thanks for the help

p.s. i used google, but the reviews i found were substandard to say the least :p:
I own it. It does not teach you from the VERY beginning, it assumes you pretty much know how the staff works and such, I haven't really had any experience with other books of this type so I can't really give a fair review

Guitar-God-Elf
12-13-2007, 05:25 PM
sorry to be a hassle, but
i know how the staff works and such,
but i cant really transfer the knowledge onto guitar - is this the whole idea of the book?
thanks:cheers:

C.C. Deville
12-13-2007, 06:21 PM
ah well as far as transferring it onto guitar it does start from the beginning pretty much. It first introduces I think three notes on the high E string then after some practices and stuff it moves on to adding on three notes from the B string and progressively gets more complex.

Confusius
12-16-2007, 03:54 PM
Updating thread...

C.C. Deville
12-16-2007, 06:19 PM
i think this thread should be stickied after a bit more updating ;)

Confusius
12-17-2007, 07:59 AM
Bleh, we have enough stickies. It will hopefully be added to the super-FAQ.

crystalh
12-18-2007, 12:39 AM
confusius = God...
for today.
i'll be back for you tomorrow. hehe.

Confusius
12-18-2007, 10:48 AM
i'll be back for you tomorrow

>_>

<_<


That's your own choice! :p:

Tommy[fin]
01-18-2008, 07:46 PM
I'm in dire need of moar approachable classical pieces that sound good!


:sad:

C.C. Deville
01-19-2008, 01:00 AM
did you check out all the stuff on the first page?

Tommy[fin]
01-19-2008, 10:12 AM
did you check out all the stuff on the first page?


:haha I submitted most of them :cheers:

Confusius
01-19-2008, 10:55 AM
I knew you were going to go and get yourself banned.

e2k
03-19-2008, 06:10 PM
Love this thread! It should keep me occupied for the next x months.. :D

Confusius
03-19-2008, 07:14 PM
Awesome man, that was just the aim of it. I'm glad it's helping someone.

cronos_qc
03-21-2009, 09:46 PM
Great thread!

I started learning guitar on a classical guitar 7 month ago, and this thread kept occupied for some month.

I have a question:

On a scale from 0 to 10, 10 being the most difficult and 0 the easier.

Estudio 5- op.35 no.22 from F. Sor would be rated where?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2QHaYnmsCw

Also, if people could send more suggestion of song to learn, I would be glad!

Thank you

wooki97
07-12-2012, 10:11 PM
http://www.classclef.com/category/easy-pieces

British_Steal
11-28-2012, 04:55 PM
Great thread!

I started learning guitar on a classical guitar 7 month ago, and this thread kept occupied for some month.

I have a question:

On a scale from 0 to 10, 10 being the most difficult and 0 the easier.

Estudio 5- op.35 no.22 from F. Sor would be rated where?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2QHaYnmsCw

Also, if people could send more suggestion of song to learn, I would be glad!

Thank you

Well according to royal conservatory of Toronto that Sor piece would be about a grade 6

the grades go

Preliminary

Grade 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

ARCT (Asturias, BWV 1000 Fugue in A minor, difficult repertoire)

so I guess that would be about a 6-7 on your scale according to royal conservatory. I would say its probably more like a 4 or 5 though.

A good rule of thumb (in my experience anyway) for seeing if a piece is too difficult for you is to try and sight read the piece slowly. If you can manage with about a 70-80% accuracy rating at sight you can handle the piece.