Frederick Noad's famous GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS series, screened nationally on public television, is now available on DVD. The course consists of 24 lessons on 6 DVD's, (there are 4 lessons per DVD). Lessons are approximately 1/2 hour each. Six instructional booklets accompanies each 4 lessons.
Can be played on your PC or TV
Now available, for the first time on CD, Guitar for Beginners Series 1 & 2 exercise and performance piece collection.
Guitar for Beginners Series 1 Audio CD click here
Guitar for Beginners Series 2 Audio CD click here
Each lesson concludes with a performance by Mr.Noad
Lesson 1: How to tune. Playing position. The rest stroke. Alternation.
Lesson 2: Both hands together. Tablature. Melodies. Coordination exercise.
Lesson 3: Chord Technique. C and G7 chords. Accompanying a song.
Lesson 4: Arpeggio Technique. New Chords. Completion of basic techniques.
Lesson 5: Music Reading. Counting. Open strings. Duets with teacher.
Lesson 6: Notes on the first two strings. Melodies. Duets.
Lesson 7: Third String Notes. Rests. Tied notes. Aura Lee.
Lesson 8: Fourth String. Music in two parts. Reading simple chords.
Lesson 9: 5th String Notes. Counting faster notes. Sharps. Russian Folk Song.
Lesson 10: Spanish Zambra. Introduction to Malgueña.
Lesson 11: Malagueña. Syncopation. Etude by Carulli.
Lesson 12: Final playthrough and self-test.
Lesson 13: More about chords. Silent Night accompaniment. Aura Lee.
Lesson 14: Introduction to Greensleeves. How to count dotted notes.
Lesson 15: Upward Slur. Flats. Changing position. Notes in the 5th position.
Lesson 16: The Descending Slur. Use of the nails. Country Dance.
Lesson 17: How to Memorize. 16th notes. 5th position practice.
Lesson 18: Rondo by Noad. Tone contrast and Vibrato.
Lesson 19: The Half Bar. Introduction to Flamenco. The Rasgueado.
Lesson 20: The Sevillana. Flamenco practice.
Lesson 21: The Full Bar. Lute music on the guitar. Kemp's Jig.
Lesson 22: 5th position practice. Moorish Dance. Etude in B Minor (Sor).
Lesson 23: Work on the Sor Etude. 5th position practice. Review.
Lesson 24: Self-test, play-through, information for future progress.
It is also possible to purchase the lessons in groups:
Series 1 - Lessons 01-12 click here
Series 2 - Lessons 13-24 click here
or in groups of four lessons, see below for their links.