Enjoy a well-paced, music-filled journey to learn the classical guitar.
After 12 years of development at the online school for classical guitar "Classical Guitar Corner Academy" this 21st century method for classical guitar is now available as a comprehensive method book. It is designed to lead you on a step-by-step pathway of learning while providing plenty of music to play at every stage. This method has helped thousands of students around the world discover the joy of classical guitar.
Grade 1 is intended for the absolute beginner classical guitarist and you will find accompanying video instruction along with the book.
Starting from the basics of reading music notation, you will be following a highly structured set of lessons that progressively introduce musical and technical concepts. Each lesson contains exercises, musical passages, and duets that let you develop concepts in each lesson. Following each lesson you will find “homework” that challenges you to reinforce your musical knowledge away from the guitar.
Learn to Read Music
The Cornerstone Method will guide you step-by-step through the music reading process. No prior experience is necessary and the lessons are carefully structured to introduce new musical elements at a steady but manageable pace.
Study Classical Guitar Technique
Establish a firm foundation in classical guitar technique by working on skills in a progressive order. Develop good habits that will help you for the rest of your musical journey.
Immerse yourself in music with duets that you can play right away. Each duet contains a student and teacher part and they are written in a range of musical styles.
Develop the ability to play expressively from the beginning of your journey with a focus on tone, dynamics, and tempo changes.