The main difference between classical and other styles is that it is played on a nylon string guitar - these guitars have a softer tone and in some respects are easier to play, so are especially recommended for young beginners.
Going the classical route is the best way to achieve an overall understanding of music. Although it is recommended to learn to read notation for classical guitar, it is not entirely necessary.
Along with folk and blues, classical styles are the biggest influence on modern-day guitar, and each musical period and related style (such as Spanish, flamenco and bossa nova), offers a vast and exhilarating repertoire.
A selection of areas of covered:
- Proper positioning and holding of the guitar
- Basic chords and scales
- Barre chords, more scales and chord shapes along the fretboard
- Finger style techniques
- Tablature and music notation
- Grade syllabus from Trinity Guildhall and London College of Music/ University of West London
- Introduction to similar genres (Flamenco/ Bossa Nova)
- Advanced scale theory
- Advanced music notation and sight reading
- Learn pieces from different periods and composers (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th Century and repertoire from Trinity Guildhall and LCM syllabus)
- Maintaining and caring for your instrument