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Quote by choww
Practice hammer-on's and pull-off's with your pinky. Make sure you vary the other three fingers you are using while you hammer-on and pull-off with your pinky. Practice this all along the fretboard and on different strings. Also, try to always keep your pinky as low above the strings as possible.


This is great advice =). Also keep in mind that it's not so much about the strength of your fingers but more about the right technique, position and muscle memory.

Another thing you can do is play scales and incorporate classical vibrato whenever you use 3 or 4 and you will be forced to get into a position with your left hand that is far more comfortable for your pinky. Remember to do it slowly and properly though.

Also you can try to position your left thumb infront of your second or third finger even instead of placing it infront of your first finger (except when you do bar chords).

=)
Quote by paladinx89
I believe that's "Asturias" by Isaac Albeniz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEfFbuT3I6A&feature=related


it is indeed Asturias, and its acctually a classical piece written for piano even though it may sound like flamenco =)
if you wanna play bob dylan just learn the basic open chords and get a capo for your guitar and you can basicly play all of his songs, at least the rhythm guitar parts.
Great tips so far but I think you should consider adding a left hand stretching exercise to the daily routine aswell cause there can be a lot of awkward strecthes in classical guitar. There are two great ones in the exercise book Pumping Nylon which also contains things like Giuliani's 120 right hand patterns. If you don't feel like getting this book though, you can check justinguitar.com for a quite decent stretch exercise.

And also you shouldn't only practice exercises. You should really learn some easier pieces and studies. Carcassi's 25 studies is a great place to start for beginners and check out Tárrega for some easier pieces to learn, Lágrima is great for example.

cheers!
Quote by R.Christie
I'd recommend the opposite, i.e. free stroke.
It's not even possible to correctly render the entire piece with the consistent use of rest stroke for upper voice, but ultimately it is up to your own personal judgment.

+1
bob dylan - don't think twice it's allright
ye it comes with 12s as previously stated. 12s are great and in my opinion you should definitely stick do them but the factory strings on this one really sucks. I switched to D'Addario EJ16 and it improved the tone of my fg730 a lot.
beatles and dylan should do the trick
Mason Williams - Classical Gas
Pink Floyd - Is There Anybody Out There?
Johann Pachelbel - Canon in D Major
check out neil young's acoustic songs/versions
I use DADDARIO EJ26 on mine and they're great =)
Quote by jimtaka
It definitely seems to me like you are placing WAY too much importance on what the guitar looks like. You need to play before you buy. Tone is more important than looks.

When you first start playing or are looking for your first guitar, looks seem really important. You will be drawn to guitars that look cool. The longer you play and the better you get and the more guitars you try out... the less you will be concerned with how they look. I'd really suggest trying to find a few guitars that you think SOUND good. After that think about how comfortable they are to play and then pick the one that looks the best out of the remaining choices. Tone > Appearance.


well,

Feeling > Tone > Appearance

there is acctually a finger picking lesson in the lessons archive which contains some tabs that is great practice and sounds nicely.
look at the bottom of this page: http://12bar.de/soloscal.php

might help a little
i got a FG 730S yesterday and i'm not at all fond of the strings, way to stiff. also thinking about getting some D'addario EJ16s =)