Welcome to your journey into classical guitar with Evan Taucher.
In this Master Class, you’ll develop foundational skills that will enable you to unlock your fretboard and perform intermediate-level classical guitar pieces.
Q. Why are you interested in learning classical guitar? Do you aim to be a classical guitarist, or are you looking to apply classical techniques to your music?
We split this class into five sections. Here’s what you’ll learn in each:
Part I. Classic guitar fundamentals – the basics of posture, sound, and guitar types.
Part II. Right hand technique – how to prepare and efficiently pluck notes.
Part III. Left hand technique – how to play with a light touch through correct technique.
Part IV. Coordinating hands – putting it all together.
SongSquad – four stunning solo guitar pieces composed by Evan to challenge you.
We recommend progressing through this class from start to finish.
It’s super important that you listen to classical guitar. Start here:
How to us this Master Class
When you encounter a new concept, first listen to the video. A lot of what Evan communicates is best learned by listening and watching. After listening, apply the concept on your guitar, but make sure you focus only on the aspect of your playing that Evan is covering.
You’ll notice that Evan will often ask you to exaggerate what you’re practicing. For example, playing loud parts REALLY loud. Make sure to do this. It will help you isolate the exact concept you’re practicing.
Aim for consistency, not quantity.
You’ll need to practice these exercises daily. We only include essential concepts in this class. It’s up to you to master them. We recommend you start with 15 minutes of practice per day with one longer session, then build up from there.
How long will this class take me?
You’ll be able to watch the videos in a few hours, but the exercises will take you anywhere from weeks to months to master. Each lesson builds on the last, so make sure you have a solid grasp on each skill before moving on.
A great approach to learning is to watch the entire class once then rewatch a second time at a slower pace.
What gear do I need?
You can take this class using any acoustic or electric guitar. We recommend investing in an affordable nylon string guitar to best apply the lessons within.
With that, let’s get started with Part I. Classical guitar fundamentals.