Level 2 - List Of Pieces (+ Discussion Space)
What to expect:
Level 2 continues to introduce elementary musical and technical guitar concepts while staying in the lower positions on the guitar.
While still focusing on elementary repertoire, level two lessons will challenge you to develop your confidence with both rest stroke and free stroke while introducing some more variations of arpeggios, the basics of slur technique, and partial barres. These lessons will also help you incorporate more dynamics into your playing and understand basic phrase structure.
- rest stroke, a.k.a. "apoyando" (right hand)
- slurs with fingers 1-2 (left hand)
- partial barres (left hand)
- basic 4 note arpeggios (right hand)
Selection of tonebase Level 2 Courses:
(In alphabetical order)
- Bokyung Byun teaches: Carulli's Andantino Op. 241 No. 19 [TABS!]
- Rene Izquierdo teaches: Pujol's Etude no. 1
- Rene Izquierdo teaches: Brouwer's Estudio Sencillos No. 1
- Sanel Redzic teaches: Sor's Study Op. 60 No. 9
- Mircea Gogoncea teaches: Reading Music on the Guitar
- Gulli Bjornsson teaches: Bjornsson's Landscape II (from "Landslög", or Landscapes) Commissioned by tonebase
- Daniel De Arakal teaches: Beginning Guitar Course
- Sergio Assad teaches: Assad's Sketch No. 1 (from 10 Sketches) [TABS!]
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i’m new here . but been playing guitare a number of years and recently since september , went on with classical guitar .
although after looking at the beginner classes on the website , i went on to check the courses for learning pieces . i find that the courses seem to lack pédagogie in the way that the focus from the teachers is mostly towards more elaborated elements ( phrasée etc) then the basic learning of the pieces themselves to start with . when i want to learn a piece i want to learn the basics, which is the fingering of the left and also the right hand . i want to go slow and to have someone showing this on videos that i va follow through a partition . but what i’m getting so far isn’t this, basically tonebase doesn’t seem to maximise the use of cameras to show both hands and what they are doing . for example i wanted to learn ADELITA and the teacher isn’t much showing the basic structure of the piece but more explaining principles you need to know AFTER you’ve went through the basics of getting around in playing it .. more or less , the piece tutorials seem to be oriented to guitarist having a good knowledge of the basics of the piece…
well this is as per tonebase a beginner piece ( adelita) . there’s no showing of the left hand , missing on the partition some fingering , no mention of important things as the pull offs to be done. basically goes off full length on explaining the icing of the cake even before the cake was baked … i find the same pattern in all the pieces i’ve seen so far and it’s a shame .. you’ve mentioned that this can be complemented with a teacher .. why would you then pay for this online class system if you need to pay also for another teacher .. this doesn’t make sense … if i pay to get online classes that’s what i want to have .. sadly , a site like <redacted> is way better in the sense of teaching . what’s funny. is that there’s one of the teachers here that also work for this other website and here teaching method there is better and clearer
well i’ve been a guitars for some years now like i’ve mentioned. i’ve done a college degree in music, and when i started learning the guitar, i actually did it online for my first 2 years . I”m not a beginner .. Now , when you learn a new piece, whatever fingering you’ll end up with , ( still in regards with classical guitar interpretation mind you) you still need directions on how to play it, the phrasing , the particularities ( pull offs, legato , etc) BEFORE even playing the piece in full mode and discussing things that comes later in the learning process. You need to learn to walk before running … if i’m to pay a fairly amount of dollars for an online course system that claims to be for beginners to advance level, i’m expecting that i<laugh out loud be learning the pieces and not just seing videos of guitarist interpreting the pieces. In the courses i’ve seen so far , the video format isn’t oriented much to show all the details, for example, ADELITA piece only shows what happening with the right hand…
as for community groups and discussion yes it a plus but i will not be encline to pay top dollars for it as i can have the same on other social media platforms .. Suffice to say that im disappointed in this platform. I will not be considering it past the free trial
I played contemporary guitar many years ago (Martin D35 acoustic and Rick Turner Electric (rotating pick-up), and created contemporary songs as a part of my recording group. However, I never had any professional guitar lessons. I studied a bit of Classical guitar for about one (1) year recently, but the teacher never reviewed lessons nor taught basic technique. I now have a classical guitar teacher who I discussed this with and he is teaching me technique such as finger independence, etc. (Scott Tennant's "Pumping Nylon") and I am teaching myself with assistance of other online classical lessons such things as posture and string pressure. I play an Ovation 1612 Custom Balladeer as my true interest is "Fingerpicking" style due to the genre of music I truly am interested in, i.e., "Nothing Else Matters" and "Every Breath You Take," to name a few. I have in my active repertoire (still polishing) "Allegro - (M. Giuliani)" "Nostalgique (Didier Doguet - French Classical) and Melancholia (stripped easy version from first teacher). I began learning a few bars of "Asturias-Leyendo" beginning in the 7th position, and utilize it only for technique practice. I know a number of Segovia scales, understand triplets and arpeggios (M. Giuliani - work in progress), utilize a metronome at times during practice, and prefer reading music (utilizing tabs only for position). I HAVE A DISTANCE TO CONTINUE and think ToneBase is one of the best online sites available for learning music. My largest interest in the classical guitar genre is technique. "If you learn classical, you can play any genre." ~ Oscar Peterson. Looking forward. Rhett