Bradford Werner

Bradford Werner

Bradford Werner is a classical guitarist and music publisher from British Columbia, Canada. He owns and edits the online publication This is Classical Guitar and sheet music store Werner Guitar Editions. He has taught a wide range of students from dedicated youth, hobbyists adults, and emerging young professionals in collage programs. Bradford taught classical guitar at the Victoria Conservatory of Music for 16 years and freelanced and performed in Greater Victoria for 20 years. He adjudicates festivals, and has given exams and masterclasses for The Alberta Provincial Festival, Mount Royal University, Calgary Guitar Society, and many more. Also see his work with the Quelus Guitar Duo, and the Victoria Guitar Trio with Michael Dias and Adrian Verdejo. The trio has commissioned numerous premieres and recorded an album on RedShift Records showcasing contemporary Canadian composers. See more at his personal website.

Lesson on Giuliani Arpeggios No.18, 19, 20

A lesson on Giuliani Arpeggios No.18, 19, and 20 for classical guitar from 120 Arpeggio Exercises for the Right Hand, Op.1 by Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829). My lesson covers some technique tips, fingering concepts, and the double rest stroke in the thumb…

La Traditora (Saltarello) by Marco Dall’Aquila

La Traditora No.2 (Saltarello) by Marco Dall’Aquila (c.1480-1538). PDF sheet music for classical guitar. Includes both a notation-only edition and tab edition. Left hand fingering. Tuning and fingering is for relative lute tuning (3rd string to F sharp). Intermediate, Grade 6 depending on…

Sanel Redzic Plays Suite BWV 997 by Bach

Sanel Redžić plays Suite BWV 997 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) on classical guitar. This comes via Redžić’s fantastic YouTube channel. Recorded in Schottenkirche Erfurt, Germany. Redzic has recorded almost all the ‘lute’ suites at this point some of which I’ve previously featured. Great pacing and articulations…

Drew Henderson Plays Les soirées d’Auteuil, Op.23 by Coste

Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson performs Les soirées d’Auteuil, Op.23 by Napoleon Coste (1805-1883). This comes via Henderson’s super excellent YouTube channel. Beautiful playing by Henderson with some elegant phrasing, pacing, and musical balance. Some exciting and zippy playing halfway through. I’ve never fully explored Coste’s works but…

Gnossienne No.1 by Erik Satie for Guitar

Gnossienne No.1 by Erik Satie (1866-1925) arranged for classical guitar. PDF sheet music or tab edition for classical guitar. Comes with both a notation-only edition and a tab edition. Late-Intermediate (grade 7). This is a PDF download. My PDF Sheet Music Edition Gnossienne No.1…

Canarios by Gaspar Sanz for Guitar

Canarios by Gaspar Sanz

Canarios by Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710). PDF sheet music arranged for classical guitar. This comes from my edition Gaspar Sanz Guitar Collection Volume 1 which includes Villanos, Fuga, Españoletas, La Cavalleria de Nápoles con dos Clarines, Las Hachas, and Canarios. Includes both…

2015 Douglass Scott Guitar for Sale

Douglass Scott Guitar

Douglass Scott has a used guitar for sale if anyone is interested. I’ve been playing my 2018 Scott for all my practicing, performing and recording since I received it. Love the beautiful clean workmanship and balanced, elegant sound. He’s also…

Anton Baranov Plays Valse Sentimentale by Tchaikovsky

Anton Baranov performs his arrangement of Valse Sentimentale Op.51, No.6, originally for piano, by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) on a replica of a Rene Lacote guitar. This comes via his Youtube channel. He’s also made his arrangements available for purchase via his…

Anabel Montesinos Plays Prelude No.5 by Villa-Lobos

Spanish guitarist Anabel Montesinos performs Prelude No.5 by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959). This comes via Siccas Guitars and their great YouTube channel. Nice melodic phrasing and musical balance throughout by Montesinos. Also some great pacing and exciting flourishes. “Anabel Montesinos is a winner of several…

Ethan Boyers Plays Otoño Porteño by Piazzolla

Ethan Boyers Plays Otoño Porteño by Piazzolla

Ethan Boyers performs Otoño Porteño by Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992), arranged by Sérgio Assad and played on a 2022 Vicente Carrillo guitar. This comes via Guitar Salon International and their YouTube. Great playing by Ethan Boyers. Love the forward rhythmic drive and risky rapid…

Q&A Lesson: Practicing Scales

Q&A Lesson: Practicing Scales on Classical Guitar. Thanks to all my Patreon supporters who submitted questions. You can visit my Support Page if you enjoy these and want to help out. Here’s the YouTube link if you want to watch the video there. If you are looking…