Frederick Noad's famous GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS series, originally screened nationally on public television, is also on video. The Beginners course (Series 1) covers 12 lessons in 6 1-hour VHS cassettes. The Intermediate (Series 2) course covers a further 12 lessons in 3 2-hour VHS cassettes. Lessons are approximately 1/2 hour each. Free printed instruction book included.
Series 1 (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.
Series 2 (Each lesson concludes with a performance by Mr. Noad)
• 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.
Guitar lesson VHS video set and guitar workbook are lightly used and in fine condition.