This is Classical Guitar – Exploring classical guitar with videos, lessons, sheet music, and reviews. This is Classical Guitar explores the culture and education of the classical guitar world. We handpick media by current professionals with a preference toward emerging artists. The editor, Bradford Werner, also creates content, lessons, sheet music, and more. Bradford occasionally writes editorials, reviews, as well as other personal updates. Established in 2012, This is Classical Guitar will remain free to view and subscribe to forever. Based in Victoria, BC, Canada.
History – The site title literally answers the question, “what is classical guitar?” I originally created this website for my students. Sharing daily guitar content helps my students absorb the culture, musical ideas, and technique. I also posted free lessons to help supplement my students lessons. I’ve expanded the site to include sheet music as well but I still only post high quality content that will benefit my students.
Bradford Werner (Editor & Owner), Victoria, BC
Bradford Werner resides in Victoria, BC, Canada where he teaches classical guitar privately and at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Bradford teaches a wide range of students from dedicated youth, hobbyists adults, and post-secondary students. He adjudicates festivals, and has given exams and masterclasses The Alberta Provincial Festival, Mount Royal University Conservatory, Calgary Guitar Society, Camosun College, and many more. He is a member of the Quelus Guitar Duo, and the Victoria Guitar Trio with Michael Dias and Adrian Verdejo. The trio has commissioned numerous world premieres and, with support from the Canada Council for the Arts, has recorded an album on RedShift Records showcasing contemporary Canadian composers. Personal Website: bradfordwerner.ca
- Bradford is currently playing: My main instrument is a Douglass Scott Classical Guitar with a small scale (630mm) and small body.
- Where? Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Check out these dedicated pages: Classical Guitar in Canada or Classical Guitar in Victoria, BC.
- Learn more about me at my website: bradfordwerner.ca
- Looking for lessons in-person: Classical Guitar Lessons in Victoria
I have a YouTube channel filled with my performance videos, online, lessons and more. You can subscribe and join thousands of followers. You might be interested in these categories and samples.
- Performances by Bradford Werner (60+ videos)
- Classical Guitar Lessons (100+ videos)
- This is Classical Guitar (400+ Pro Videos)
Like New Music? Check out my trio CD
The Victoria Guitar Trio is a dedicated group focused on new music. Our trio recording below features all West-Coast Composers from Canada. Great friends, great rehearsals, great composers.
Victoria Guitar Trio – Concentric Rings
Victoria Guitar Trio (Adrian Verdejo, Bradford Werner, Michael Dias) perform Canadian works for three guitars by Scott Edward Godin, Benton Roark, Jordan Nobles, Rodney Sharman, and RD Wraggett. Producer: Mark McGregor; Technician: Brian Campbell; Mastering: Susana Valente; Recorded at VSO School of Music, Vancouver, BC. TK450 © 2017 Redshift Records.
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A Few Video Samples (7 of 60+)