An Introduction To Classical Guitar
An acoustic guitar is a guitar that produces sound acoustically—by transmitting the vibration of the strings to the air—as opposed to relying on electronic amplification (see electric guitar). The sound waves from the strings of an acoustic guitar resonate through the guitar’s body, creating sound. This typically involves the use of a sound board and a sound box to strengthen the vibrations of the strings.
The main source of sound in an acoustic guitar is the string, which is plucked or strummed with the finger or with a pick. The string vibrates at a necessary frequency and also creates many harmonics at various different frequencies. The frequencies produced can depend on string length, mass, and tension. The string causes the soundboard and sound box to vibrate, and as these have their own resonances at certain frequencies, they amplify some string harmonics more strongly than others, hence affecting the timbre produced by the instrument.
Students are taught a stimulating, thorough, and graduated course of recital solos, theory, technical studies and classic guitar repertoire. Class size varies from 2-3, with group activities as well as one-on-one intruction. A group atmosphere is often more beneficial and enjoyable for beginning to intermediate level students because they are motivated by their peers, but are also allowed to progress at their own pace.
SMARTLAB Beginner Classical guitar is an in-depth one to five years course for people who are serious about learning classical guitar and getting individual study help from an accomplished recital pianist and highly experienced guitar teacher.