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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.

Tariq Harb Plays Legnani Caprices

Tariq Harb -Legnani Caprices

Tariq Harb performs the 36 Caprices Op. 20 by Luigi Legnani (1790–1877). This comes via Harb’s fantastic YouTube Channel. I wrote him saying that he was freaking me out with how fast and well he’s presenting these works. He mentioned that he…

Ensemble 400 – Medieval Music Concert

Ensemble 400

Ensemble 400 perform a concert in Milan of vocal and instrumental music between the 14th and 15th centuries: man, nature, time, cosmos and the music of the spheres. Ensemble 400: Marcello Serafini, Giuliano Lucini (lute), Maria Notarianni, with vocal work…

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

Thema con Variazioni (Theme and Variations), No.10, 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. The level…

Judith Bunk Plays Andante, Op.39 by Coste

German guitarist Judith Bunk performs the Andante from Andante et menuet, Op.39 by Napoléon Coste (1805-1883) on a 2017 Bertrand Ligier classical guitar. This comes via Siccas Guitars and their great YouTube channel. Beautiful performance by Bunk with pristine phrasing and wonderful pacing throughout. I don’t heard…

No.9, 10 Petites Pièces, Op.11 by Carcassi

Valse, No.9 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. The level is for this one is…

No.8, 10 Petites Pièces, Op.11 by Carcassi

Andantino Grazioso, No.8 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 for…

Sonata No.1 Para Guitarra by Carlos Guastavino

Sonata No.1 Para Guitarra by Carlos Guastavino

Sonata para guitarra (Sonata No.1) was written by Carlos Guastavino (1912-2000) in 1967 and become recognized as one of the major 20th Century full sonatas for guitar. Guastavino was one of the foremost Argentine composers of the 20th century having…

Marcin Dylla Plays C’est la mer melee au soleil by Erik Højsgaard

Polish guitarist Marcin Dylla plays C’est la mer melee au soleil by Danish composer Erik Højsgaard (b.1954). This comes via Dylla’s fantastic YouTube channel. Recorded at Academy of Music in Katowice on 07.07.2021. Beautiful piece with a brilliantly colourful performance by Dylla with moments of peaceful contemplation…

Kanahi Yamashita Salon Concert

Kanahi Yamashita plays a salon style concert set on a number of different guitars via Siccas Guitars and their fantastic YouTube channel. Amazing playing by Kanahi Yamashita. I love her wide range of musicality and contrasts between soft lyrical phrasing and strict angular playing. It’s exciting…

Right Hand Fingering Lesson for Classical Guitar

Right Hand Fingering Lesson

Right Hand Fingering Lesson for Classical Guitar – How to choose right hand fingering is a common question for classical guitar students. Below is an overview lesson and a 4-part lesson series covering concepts and ideas related to choosing right…