Tone is the sound we make on classical guitar. Other words would be tone quality, or timbre. And on the classical guitar, we can create many and varied tone qualities.
To create and change our tone, we often use fingernails. These are not required, but they do increase the number of possible sounds.
Here are some articles on classical guitar tone:
- Classical Guitar Tone Production – This is a general guide to tone, and a good place to start.
- Classical Guitar Fingernails: A Primer – Learn all about classical guitar nails. Also see the Nails page.
- Warmer Tone, Using Attack – This is a fun trick to create a richer, warmer sound on guitar – with or without fingernails.
All Tone Tutorials:
- Can You Play Classical Guitar Without Fingernails?
- Classical Guitar Nails: a Basic Primer
- Classical Guitar Tone Production
- How to Create a Fake Nail Using a Ping Pong Ball
- How to Create Beauty with Musical Expression
- Living With Classical Guitar Nails
- Practice Guitar Scales: Introducing Variations
- Scale Fragments, for Fluid Scales and Melodic Mastery
- Warmer Tone on Classical Guitar, Using Attack