(You can even choose a more expensive course than the one you purchased.). Hello Allen, I feel my guitar proficiency is improving considerably. ). Thank you so much for these lessons. Members of The Woodshed Program get full access to all Courses and Study Guides, as well as the complete program, for the life of their membership. Move through the lessons as slowly or as quickly as you wish. It is fantastic and will not only bring up your playing but his explanations of musical concepts as you go along put things into perspective. Click here for a sample formula. If you feel overwhelmed, you can also email me for advice or input. If the music is not included, you’ll see a notice stating this above as well. To begin the course, print your materials and progress through the lessons. Note: Videos stream only and are not available for download. And my hands and body were often sore. Welcome to Classical Guitar Shed! In addition, you can also choose ANY premium course or Study Guide to keep, just for your time. Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909) is one of the lords of classical guitar (and facial hair! There is no limit on time, and you can progress at whatever pace is most comfortable for you. I struggled with excess tension. I can’t wait to see what the future holds. Does this course include the sheet music? As a relative beginner with no teacher this is helping me enormously in developing good technique and not falling into bad habits. Every day I’m exceedingly comfortable with my right hand technique and overall fluency. You’ll also find the music separated into small sections for closer study, as well as any other helpful study-aids. The piece may use bar (barre) chords or special techniques. And you are always accessible to your students to personally answer questions. Once you are logged in, you can find your courses in the “My Courses” tab at the top of any page. Most courses include sheet music and TABs. This means that notes may be anywhere on the fretboard. If you like, you can Start Here, or dive into these popular articles: Welcome to Classical Guitar Shed! You'll find loads of tutorials and resources. The course on reading rhythm and playing higher up the neck I found particularly helpful. My music sounded forced. But a refund isn’t enough. If you need to take a break from the course (to travel, or to focus on other things), you can pick up where you left off. Also, if you feel like it may be too difficult, you may be able to simplify your practice. Most courses include sheet music. (Your username is usually your email address). Despite a lot of practice and schooling, I still couldn’t get my music to flow well. This course is at the INTERMEDIATE level. Please take your time to browse and study. I no longer feel (A) That it's a struggle to learn a new piece and (B) That I am alone in my endeavors. In the best, you’ll have a fun new adventure exploring music and guitar. But if you need to download them, you can. TABs are included for an alternative to music notation. If you are ready to purchase this course, you can click the purchase button above or below this text. If you like, you can, Join the Woodshed and Access This Course, PLUS Much More. Then, over the next decade, I studied with two stellar teachers – one focused on the technical, and one on the musical (he was a concert pianist). This course is just what I needed, and I am happy to be back on the road to playing again. How can I tell if this piece is good for my level? Can I view this course on my phone or tablet? If you’re a more advanced player, the notes may come more quickly, but you may need to work on playing more beautifully (phrasing, connecting the notes, balancing the voices, etc). Most people get the best results streaming the videos. (Comments on the website are best, because others can see them as well.) Yes. The Woodshed is a complete program to learn classical guitar. If you have any questions on the course, or on any of the lessons within the course, you can leave a comment on any page. Adelita is one of Francisco Tarrega's most popular pieces. If you ever have technical difficulties or something doesn’t seem to be working correctly, you can contact me and I’ll help as soon as I am able. You can return the course and get a refund, or you can keep it and come back to it later. What if I buy this course and it’s too hard for me? You also get full support and your questions get answered via on-page comment or email. Most pieces of music can be a wonderful experience for a wide range of players. I got frustrated, and couldn’t see the way forward. 60 No. I had burned myself out by pushing too hard and playing beyond where I was comfortable. You can see above in the grey box with the sheet music excerpt whether or not this course does. This is the ideal starting position for me. The courses you’ll find here on Classical Guitar Shed are among the most in-depth, detailed and high-quality classical guitar courses available anywhere. Now I help guitarists find more comfort and flow in their music, so they play more beautifully. God bless you and many thanks. As long as you take your time and focus on specific challenges one at a time, you can enjoy moving forward and learning a wide variety of music. One-on-one feedback and support included. If you would rather not leave the question as a comment, you can email me directly. Cancel anytime, with no contracts. Those videos on practicing the piece were just awesome, Allen! In time, I came to discover a new set of formulas and movements. I'm positive that joining the Woodshed has been the best investment I've ever done for learning the classical guitar. Each course explores a single guitar skill or piece of music. You can view and access all your courses anytime on the My Courses page, found in the top menu bar of any page. This means you always know exactly what’s going on. 1 (Descending Lines), The Perfect Left Hand: A Guide for Guitarists, How to phrase the music, when to swell or fade, How to apply advanced phrasing techniques to make the music more beautiful, How to practice so you learn the piece most quickly, How to avoid common traps that slow players down, How to make small changes that make big differences, How to understand the composer’s intentions, How to choose the right tone quality for each part, How to practice to increase your speed and precision, How to maintain the piece after you learn it. And my sight-reading has improved as well. After you’ve paid for the course, you can come back to this page and the modules below should be unlocked. After you complete the checkout, you will have access to the course. Please take your time to browse and study. The Woodshed is $49/month, billed automatically. Rhythms may be more complex and the general tempo (speed) may be faster. If so, you get both standard musical notation and TAB PDFs to download, save, and print. Either way, you have nothing to lose and much to gain! Repertoire and skills are divided into small sections or concepts, and worked through one at a time. As you watch the video and look and the excerpt above, ask yourself the questions: “Have I played music using these notes?” “Do I recognize any of the “shapes in the left hand?” “Are there markings or techniques I don’t recognize or understand?” “Does this piece get me excited, and just a little scared?”. You’ll get suggestions on varied subjects, which may include: When you purchase a CGS Course, you get lifetime access to all videos and materials. I will promptly do my best to answer any questions you have. Allen, your website and teaching methods are excellent. If you do not already have a username and password, one will be emailed to you. 4 Ways to Choose Your Next Piece of Music, Tension Cross-Talk: Hand Tension on Classical Guitar, Phrasing and Expression Lesson – E-03: Carcassi – Op.