Tareq Harb

After winning both the First Prize and the Audience Choice Award in the Barrios WorldWideWeb Competition 2011, the First Prize in the Montréal International Classical Guitar Competition 2011, and the 'Governor of Tokyo' prize in the Tokyo 55th International Classical Guitar Competition, Tariq Harb quickly established himself as one of the leading classical guitarists of his generation. Harb's "well-deserved acclaim complements the virtuosity and freshness with which he is known to perform." (Savino Music) His playing demonstrates "not just his flawless technique but also his refined taste and a great, innate sense for truly beautiful interpretation." (The Jordan Times) Chosen as the CBC Radio NEXT! guitarist in 2013, Harb was celebrated as "Canada's next classical guitar superstar" and was showcased performing on radio and live at the Glenn Gould studios in Toronto, Canada. Harb's past concert appearances in North America, Europe, the Middle East, South America, and Asia, are highlighted by performances in prestigious halls such as the 2000 year-old Roman Amphitheatre in Jordan, the Bunka Kaikan concert hall in Tokyo, the world-famous Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Edinburgh's International Conference Centre (TEDGlobal) in the UK, and the illustrious Cairo Opera House in Egypt. Moreover, Harb performed and gave masterclasses in major guitar festivals including the Sauble Beach Guitar Festival and the Guitar Foundation of America Convention and Competition. He received an ‘Honorary Membership’ from the Arab Culture Centre in Jordan, recognizing his efforts and contributions to the arts both in the Arab world and abroad. Tariq Harb has three solo albums in his name to date: 'From Bach to Barrios', 'A Guitar Through the Eras', and 'Harb Plays Sor Studies'. All titles have been released digitally worldwide. Harb also released a DVD to compliment his 'Harb Plays Sor Studies' album, comprising video performances and educational material on all the twenty Sor/Segovia Studies. A Jordanian-Canadian with Palestinian roots, Harb came to Canada to commence university studies. He studied classical guitar with Roddy Ellias, Patrick Kearney, Jerome Ducharme, Dr. Garry Antonio and Dr. Jeffrey McFadden, and violin with Clemens Merkel of the Bozzini Quartet and Claude Gelineau. He also participated in numerous masterclasses, including ones run by Jason Vieaux, Pavel Steidl, Rémi Boucher, and Manuel Barrueco. Harb holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Toronto, a Masters in Performance degree from McGill University, and Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from Concordia University. He joined Concordia University's Music Department as a faculty member in Fall 2015. Tariq Harb is sponsored by Hill Guitar Company, Savarez, and LaBella Strings.

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Learn Classical Guitar 1

Number of videos: 27
Level: Beginner
Not only that he is the winner of the first prize for many international classical guitar competitions , Dr. Tariq Harb is also a great teacher who will start your journey with Classical Guitar playing. In this course for absolute beginners you will start with basics like the proper seating position , holding the guitar in the proper way , understanding the use of both hands , learning the different types of strokes and you will finish with playing Classical Guitar Tunes.
Course Video Lessons - Learn Classical Guitar 1
1 Opened What is the Classical Guitar ? 10:21
2 Opened Seating position for the Classical Guitar 11:42
3 Opened Hands position on Classical Guitar 11:46
4 Opened Right hand position 09:42
5 Opened The use of the nails 07:08
6.1 Opened Shaping your nails 10:26
6.2 Opened Using sand paper 06:33
7 Opened Free stroke & rest stroke 08:44
8 Opened The rest stroke on classical guitar 08:39
9 Opened Planting before playing a note 08:22
10 Opened Block Chords 02:29
11 Opened Arpeggio planting 09:32
12 Opened Left Right Synchronization 06:46
13 Opened How to string your guitar 10:51
14 Opened How to tune your guitar 13:59
15 Opened How to read musical notes 11:28
16 Opened Music Meter 09:37
17 Opened Quality of the notes 04:13
18 Opened Playing with the metronome 07:57
19 Opened Exercises with a metronome 06:22
20 Opened exercises on different strings 08:08
21 Opened The 4th string of the guitar 07:53
22 Opened The 5th string of the guitar 04:55
23 Opened Notes on the 6th string 06:53
24 Opened The C Major Scale 10:27
25.1 Opened Your first classical guitar piece 08:49
25.2 Opened Play your first piece : Andantino 06:50