"Frederick Noad's famous GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS series, screened nationally on public television, is now available on DVD. Series 1 consists of 12 lessons on 3 DVD's, (there are 4 lessons per DVD). Lessons are approximately 1/2 hour each. Instructional booklets accompanies each 4 lessons.
Can be played on your PC or TV
Each lesson concludes with a performance by Mr.NoadLesson 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.
List of Lessons
It is also possible to purchase the lessons in groups or complete set:
Complete Set - Lessons 1-24 click here
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.
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"