Beginner Classical Guitar Lessons

So you want to learn classical guitar? You have come to the right place. On this page you will find a wide variety of beginner classical guitar lessons that are free and open to the public. If you want to study at the CGC Academy, a dedicated online school for classical guitar, you can join below.

Beginner Classical Guitar Lessons
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What is classical guitar?

Lesson and Playlist
What is classical guitar? And how does it differ from other types of guitar? This might be confusing at first as you will hear different people use the term “classical guitar” in different ways. Let’s look at some examples.

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Footstool vs Guitar Support
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Footstool vs. Guitar Support

Videos and Examples
The footstool vs guitar support debate is relatively new, but a consensus has emerged among guitar teachers. So should you use a footstool or a guitar support when playing classical guitar?

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How to tune a classical guitar
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How to tune guitar by ear

Video Lessons and PDF Download
There is one technique on the guitar that is more important to master than any other. This technique separates good players from great players, and without which will make a stunning performance fall flat.

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Recording Yourself

Recording Yourself for Practice

Podcast and Article
Gain objectivity from the simple yet revealing act of recording your practice.


Transform Your Playing at the CGC Academy

If you struggle with frustration, overwhelm, and a lack of focus the CGC Academy can help you transform your musical experience.

With world-class curriculum that is progressive and structured you will find a learning pathway that has everything laid out for you. All materials are provided and you will have access at all hours so that you can practice when it suits your schedule.

Study with dedicated teachers who have worked with thousands of students just like you from all over the world.

And, you will not be alone in your journey. Inside the Academy you will find a supportive community of musicians that are working to develop their playing and musical expression.

Hear What the Members Are Saying

The lessons are organized in a concise and easy-to-follow way, so I don’t feel overwhelmed by the information. The teachers are incredibly knowledgeable and patient, so I always feel supported and encouraged. The community is supportive and friendly, so I’m always motivated to keep learning. I’m learning a lot and having a blast! I’m already playing my favorite classical pieces and I can’t wait to continue learning.

Erica G.

CGCA Member (4 Years)

If you are someone with limited and unpredictable “me time”, CGC’s combination of well structured curriculum, “always on” availability, and skilled, enthusiastic, personable instructors provides an ideal stairway to classical guitar heaven.

Mark C.

CGCA Member (5 years)

Several years of using self-help method books, online tutorials and video exchange programs had left me frustrated with what always seemed a piecemeal approach to advancing my guitar studies.  When I discovered the CGC Academy with its expertly structured, grades 1-8 curriculum, a highly responsive and dedicated staff, and a global community of fellow students eager to share the journey, I knew I’d found a new home.  Seven years on and I could not be happier with my decision – coaching calls, performance seminars, member challenges, open mics, summer school, feedback from fellow students and instructors – all have served to take my playing to a level I never thought possible.


CGCA Member (7 Years)

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