Basic Level Players
Read this article before rushing out and buying expensive guitar maintenance products.
This is a good introductory article by Simon Powis
Most luthiers and experienced players agree that classical guitar tops should be constructed with high-quality solid wood instead of a laminated wood. A solid top generally has superior vibratory qualities to a laminated top and also improves in sound quality as it ages. However, laminated woods are by no means inferior when it comes to back and side construction. Many classical guitar enthusiasts look down their noses at instruments made with laminated wood sides and back, yet such guitars are often more robust and have bigger ‘voices’.
There are many free metronome apps for android, apple, and windows systems, so it shouldn’t be necessary to buy a special unit. In this article, Bradford Werner discusses the pros and cons of using a metronome.
Bradford Werner lays out the basic principles and techniques of filing the right-hand nails for classical guitar playing
Simon Powis on basic sight reading for classical guitar
This article by Simon Powis has a link to a free e-book on practising which is worth downloading.
Simon Powis introduces the dynamics of left-hand fingering.
Simon Powis gives advice on how to move accurately up and down the fretboard. The next article also deals with a way of doing this.
This article by Simon Powis is also about how to accurately navigate the guitar fretboard.
This is the third article by Siman Powis.about how to move around the fretboard.
In this article, I compare the best Android guitar tuning applications, give recommendations, and provide demonstration video clips.
Humidity is a very important consideration – too high and the guitar gets dull and unresponsive; too low and it can crack!
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