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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.

Concerto for Guitar and Bandoneon by Piazzolla

Canadian guitarist Adam Cicchillitti with Denis Plante (bandoneon), Boris Brott (conductor), and the Orchestre classique de Montréal perform Concerto for Guitar and Bandoneon by Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992). This comes via Cicchillitti’s YouTube channel.  The movements: Introduction, Milonga (3:56), Tango (9:42). Great…

Using Video as a Practice Evaluation Tool

Using Video as a Practice Evaluation Tool Visit Colin’s amazing YouTube Channel and subscribe How to Record Classical Guitar (Colin’s video for my channel) Big thanks to Colin Deibert for doing a video swap on each other’s YouTube channels. I’ll be doing more…

How To Record Classical Guitar with Colin Deibert

How To Record Classical Guitar with Colin Deibert Visit Colin’s amazing YouTube Channel and subscribe How to Use Video as a Self Evaluation Practice Tool (my video for Colin’s channel) Big thanks to Colin Deibert for doing a video swap…

Matthew McAllister Interviews Emma Rush

Check out the latest interview on Matthew McAllister‘s YouTube Curator Series. Go subscribe to his channel now! Here he interviews the amazing Canadian guitarist Emma Rush who I’ve featured on the site many times. They discuss 19th Century Women of the Guitar, Joni Mitchell, commissioning…

Mille Regretz (Canción del Emperador) by Narváez

Mille Regretz (Canción del Emperador) by Luis de Narváez (fl. 1526-1549). PDF Sheet music or tab for classical guitar. Comes with both a Notation-Only Edition and a TAB edition. Left hand fingering. The level is Late-Intermediate (Approximately Grade 7). This edition uses F# tuning on the 3rd…

In a Room by Rodney Sharman

In a Room by Canadian composer Rodney Sharman (b.1958) – This is a wonderful work that I came to know about through Adrian Verdejo‘s performances. The video above is from Sharman’s YouTube channel where he makes the score available to…

Julia Trintschuk Plays Preludios de Primavera by Clerch

Julia Trintschuk performs Preludios de Primavera by Joaquín Clerch (b.1965). This comes via the excellent Siccas Guitars and their YouTube channel. Great playing by Trintschuk with careful attention to motive detail throughout. Joaquín Clerch (born 1965 in Havana, Cuba) is a classical guitarist and composer and a close friend…

Hamish Strathdee Plays Hika (In memoriam Toru Takemitsu) by Brouwer

Hamish Strathdee performs Hika (In memoriam Toru Takemitsu) by Leo Brouwer (b.1939) via a live performance, Darmstadt 2021. This comes via Strathdee’s YouTube channel (go subscribe). Cuban composer Brouwer was a close friend of Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu. Hika (In…

Aufs Lautenwerk by Daniel Lippel

Aufs Lautenwerk by Daniel Lippel

Aufs Lautenwerk by Daniel Lippel “Aufs Lautenwerk presents three beloved masterworks in their original keys on a classical guitar refretted in Baroque well temperament. They were written at and for the keyboard, where each key has its own unique Affekt. Aufs Lautenwerk is…

David Russell Plays Suite in E Minor, BWV 996 by Bach

David Russell performs Suite in E Minor, BWV 996 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) recorded in the monastery of Celanova, Spain. This comes via the Omni Foundation and their Youtube channel via the Omni On-Location series, Concerts from Historic Sites. Love the introduction to the…

No.4, 10 Petites Pièces, Op.11 by Carcassi

Andantino No.4 from 10 Petites Pièces, Op.11 by Matteo Carcassi (1796–1853) for Classical Guitar. This is from my PDF sheet music or tab edition: 10 Petites Pieces, Op.11 by Carcassi. The video includes a performance and lesson. The level is around the…

Patrik Kleemola Plays Fantaisie Op.12 by Sor

Finnish guitarist Patrik Kleemola performs Fantaisie Op.12 by Fernando Sor (1778 – 1839) on an original Louis Panormo Guitar (1838). This comes via his great Youtube channel. Elegant and virtuosic performance by Kleemola. I like how he plans out themed repertoire series on his YouTube, such as…