Classical Guitar Lessons (videos and articles)

Classical guitar lessons and video archive: This page links to free classical guitar lessons, tutorials, instruction and more. Request a video lesson on a topic or piece (small cost): bradford@thisisclassicalguitar.com

Free Lessons for Classical Guitar:

Enjoy these free lessons. I’ve tried to organize them by categories or sometimes by publication. I’ve also marked some of them with “Start Here” so beginners and crossover students know where to start. You might want to get a quick overview of the photos and diagrams I’ve made by watching one simple video first:

Posture & Sitting Position:

Right Hand Lessons

Left Hand Lessons

Ornamentation on Guitar

General / Other Lessons

Graded Repertoire Lessons for Classical Guitar

Lessons from my eBook: Easy Classical Guitar Pieces

Lessons from my eBook: Ten Classical Etudes

Lessons from my ebook: 20 Favorite Exercises

Lessons from my eBook: Major Scales for Guitar

Lessons From Primo Guitar – These are from our sister site which focuses on the lighter side of classical and fingerstyle. These links take you to primoguitar.com.

Other Repertoire Lessons

Masterclasses

Flamenco Influenced Lessons

From classicalguitarcanada.ca

General topics in music:

Recommended AMAZON Methods & Learning Books

  • Kitharologus: The Path to Virtuosity – Progressive: from beginner to extreme advanced.  Simply the best technique book I know of for classical guitar. Covers technique exercises and also a significant amount of fingerboard knowledge. Excellent. Highly recommended.
  • Iznaola on Practicing: A Manual for Students – A great but little book on how to practice well. Many students of guitar are not going to read a huge book so this concise little booklet is perfect for getting a grounding in good practice habits and philosophy. 
  • Scale Pattern Studies for Guitar by Aaron Shearer– Sight reading skills and scales..no BS! Nearly 300 pages of scales and sight reading. Learn the scale then learn how to read music using the scale. This connection between reading and scales is very important. Highly recommended.