The Classical Guitar

The classical guitar is a wonderful thing, it can ground you to the Earth and it can help you let your feelings go. I have been playing guitar since I was three years old, and still have not yet discovered all of the beautiful things that are associated with it.

The Guitar

The best part of the guitar is that you can shape the notes directly from the mind’s will. Nothing stands between the guitarist’s fingers and the strings. No matter what instrument you play, nothing can beat the soulful yet powerful notes of the guitar.

The recommended time to practice for a beginner is 20-30 minutes a day. The recommended time to practice for an amateur is 45-60 minutes a day. The average time to practice for a professional is 2 hours to 5 hours every day.

One of the easiest ways to pluck a string and get a nice sound, is put you index finger on the string you want to play. Then, start on the nail, and pluck slowly from your knuckles so that your finger goes off the desired string. This is only one of a couple hundred standard tones. Before you do all of this, you need to have long nails, only on your right hand.

The guitar’s roots lead us to Spain. It cannot be traced back any farther than the 15th century. It is thought to have been invented by the people of Malaga. This early guitar had only four strings, and they were a smaller version of the guitar today.

 Here is a chart of the sizes of the classical guitar:

Now a days, the majority of people who appreciate the guitar for what it really is, are older. The new generation listens to hip-hop, pop, and sometimes country. What I am saying is that the wonders of the universe, the Earth,  global warming, is being overlooked by our kids. I’m telling this to you because you are the ones that are influencing our kids, our history.

The guitar is really a majestic thing. Nothing can match it in tone quality, verity in sound, or depth. The thing is, it take a lot of devotion, love, and time to tame the guitar. If you go into the guitar thinking “I’m the best.”, you will never get anywhere. You need to have a learning attitude, and think “I want to get better at this.”, even if you only practice 30 minutes a day, in a year you will be a mile ahead of the kid who practice 2 hours a day, and thought he was the best.

What I’m trying to tell you, no matter what gender, age, and generation you are of,  no matter where you live, you can make a difference.

Here is a website for the Classical Guitar: Guitar Repertoire

Click HERE to learn more about the classical guitar.

Information about the sizes of the guitar from HERE

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