Updated: May 21, 2020
Full body guitar, slightly wider frets, nylon strings and earthy sound.
The classic guitar is our most popular choice for children due to the nylon strings. Some have a wider neck and slightly bigger spacing between the frets, making this guitar an obvious choice for little fingers which is relative in regard to finger placement, and for coordination especially when addressing chord shapes.
Play with Ease.
The classic guitar is popular due to the soft nylon strings and slightly wider frets on the neck, ideal for beginners with soft finger tips.
Our recommendation is if applicable, go to a music store and try your guitar on for size. Most stores are accommodating. Things we look for includes observing your posture. The size of the body of the guitar should not be so big as to make the drape of your strumming hand uncomfortable. You should be able to sit fairly upright, and drape the strumming hand to reach the sound hole with ease. Your chord changing hand, that holds the neck of the guitar, should be able to reach the first few frets with ease, not forcing your body to lean or change posture. This is about your comfort, and you should definitely be comfortable.
What makes a classic guitar better than a cutaway?
In my opinion, I like to play cutaway guitars. I think they are more versatile allowing more advanced players to hit the high notes as you are able to play right up to the 14th and 15th fret and quickly. However, classic guitars offer an earthy and rich sound does hold some merit depending on your song choice. It is a matter of preference. Controversial perhaps, I like to bring the best sound out for both guitar shapes and stand by my resolve that classic guitars are still my preferred choice of guitar for absolute beginners. They offer immediate reward with their sound, allow soft fingers to play chord shapes and fancy techniques with ease, and people practice when their fingertips don't hurt as much.
Maximise your investment.
Instant gratification comes with practice.
To get the most out of your ten session program block, write notes, when instructed to, record the tabs or sheet music and play them with your tutor. This prevents confusion when you are practicing solo.
How often should you practice?
To get the most out of your investment, we encourage practice. Our rule of thumb is that children aged 5-7 years should be practicing 3 x 10 minutes a week.
Those 7-9 years should be practicing 3 x 15 minutes a week.
9 years and over 3 x 30 minutes a week.
How do I book my session block?
0424 527 198.
You will receive an invitation to attend our complimentary consultation or to book your first session or a reply to any queries you may have.
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