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#1 masterofpuppets56


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Posted 01 July 2006 - 06:39 PM

I'm interested in learning some classical guitar, and I'll probably get lessons in it, but first I just want to try learning something. Can someone give me some songs (or just reccomend some) that are classical guitar and pretty easy to learn? It's also good if there's an online tab for it that I can find.

If anyone has a good easy-ish song, could you email it to me? [email protected] is my email adress. If you don't want to, could you just tell me what artists or songs to try?


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Posted 01 July 2006 - 06:48 PM

Classical Gas by Mason Williams. Lots of tabs for it, and it's a great song to learn.
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Posted 01 July 2006 - 08:56 PM

If you are interested, I'll tab out a song called "The Old Guard" for you. It was the first one I learned, and it incorporates a few good techniques. If you are interested, just PM me or reply on here.
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Posted 02 July 2006 - 12:52 AM

If you want to learn a real hardcore classical piece, then 'Bach's Bouree' would be good to start with. It involves quich position changing, but thats the only hard part.
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Posted 02 July 2006 - 03:06 AM

Try Tarrega's Adelita (Mazurka).
Some Carulli, he's not that hard to learn.

Hell, go here and look http://www.classtab.org/.

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 06:55 AM

yay, thanks for that link dogpoo (jeez, it feels weird calling someone that and knowing that arent going to hit you for it!).

i also need to learn some stuff like this.......................

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 07:37 AM

Here's a very basic look at how classical fingerstyle works. It's not the best, as it doesn't show you too many chords, but it should give you a pretty general idea of what you can expect if you want to pursue classical guitar to any extent:


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Posted 02 July 2006 - 07:37 AM

I don't know if they're easy but:

Presto Part of Sonata no. 1 by Bach. A violin solo arranged for guitar:



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Or if you're into mexican music. Los Lobos - Cancion del mariachi (Theme song from Desperado with Antonio Banderas) Great song.

Juanes - La Camisa Negra.... It has some nice riffs for a spanish.
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Posted 02 July 2006 - 07:46 AM

with classical guitar you really should learn to read music properly

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 07:59 AM

Some very old things like Carulli or Sor. Start with waltzes, it's quite easy to get the timing right.

The trademark part of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata arranged for guitar is easy too, and it sounds good.
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Posted 02 July 2006 - 03:04 PM

Me again. I'm not sure if you want to do pure classical or spanish flamenco? I was trained in both at one stage and they are different.

And yes, if possible try to learn how to read standard notation, it will help when you're trying to get music to learn.

Also, very easy spanishey song is El Testamento De Amelia. I've put a tab up for it here, so go look for it.

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 03:43 PM

Start with something like Pachabel's Cannon, that a fairly tradtional piece that's not too hard but is still challenging and a true "classical" tune.

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