1. How many times a week is it recommended to take lessons?
HOBBY: Depending on everyone’ s desire and passion, classes can be scheduled several times a week. The minimum frequency is 1 hour per week.
PERFORMANCE: To achieve performance, a sustained practice program is required as well as a constant meeting with the teacher. The recommended frequency of classes is 2 times a week.
2. How much time is it apropriate to spend practicing?
HOBBY: It is good to be aware that an instrument, whatever it is, does not play by itself. Therefore, the passion for playing the guitar must be sustained by a minimal constant study program through which one can evolve from one lesson to another.
PERFORMANCE: For beginners, the study program will include a part of the technique (30-40 minutes) and a part of playing the pieces (about 1 hour). Overall, a 1 hour and 30 minutes daily study provides the beginner student a satisfactory evolution in order to achieve performance.
For intermediate and advanced levels, the technique programe will last between 40-60 minutes and the study of the pieces will take between 1 hour and 30 minutes and 2 hours. Thus, an average study program may last between 2 hours and 4 hours depending on the motivation of each student.
3. How do you relate to guitar lessons?
HOBBY: Students learning the guitar as a hobby wants to spend their free time in a constructive and enjoyable way. They are interested in what they can learn and consider this activity as a link between the desire for recreation and the seriousness involved in the study of any instrument.
The student who plays the guitar as a hobby has an active attitude about what he can do nicely through music, being open to interactive with other people who have the same passion. Thus, by studying the guitar and by knowing a new language, one can open a horizon that leads to the emergence of a sensitive but extroverted personality and to the appreciation of quality music, both now and in the future.
PERFORMANCE: The performance students are happy to practice on their own initiative and have the curiosity to discover new ways of performing. Technical difficulties are seen as challenges that can be overcome through work and continuity in practice. The performance students have the certainty that they can succeed and are aware of their emotional state in order to be able to control their emotions on stage and wish to value the talent they have.
4. What kind of strings do you have to buy?
HOBBY: With regard to the type of strings, it is important to choose those for classical guitar, that is, the first three to be made of nylon. If the student uses the strings just for practicing at home, without stage performances, then study strings are sufficient – D’ addario.
PERFORMANCE: For performance it is a good idea quality concert strings for both practicing and giving recitals. This will allow the student to achieve as much as a qualitative performance also within the study program. Strings should also be changed regularly, at least once a month and before each stage appearance – D’addario sau Savarez.