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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.

Grygorii Koval Plays Serenade by Gubaidulina

Ukrainian classical guitarist Grygorii Koval plays Serenade by Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina (b.1931). This comes via Guitar Salon International and their YouTube channel. Koval, who is studying for doctorate at USC, also put together this fundraiser for nine young guitar students still in Vinnytsia, Ukraine which you can see…

Ranallo and Beattie: Ouroboros Miniatures by Bolaños

Ranallo and Beattie: Ouroboros Miniatures by Bolaños

Lenny Ranallo and Tim Beattie perform Ouroboros Miniatures (2008) for two guitars by Gabriel Bolaños (1984). Originally broadcast at the 21C Guitar Festival. This comes via Beattie’s YouTube channel. Excellent performance and ensemble skills by Ranallo and Beattie with intricate articulations and…

Lesson: Practicing and Refining Musical Textures

A lesson on practicing and refining the musical texture in your repertoire. In this lesson I cover how to isolate and practice the musical texture of a piece of music. I often loop a small section, even just a few beats,…

Boyd Meets Girl Play Debussy and New Album

Boyd Meets Girl (guitarist Rupert Boyd and cellist Laura Metcalf) perform their own arrangement of Arabesque No.1 by French composer Claude Debussy (1862-1918). This recording is featured on their new album Songs of Love & Despair. Beautiful performance and arrangement by Boyd and Metcalf. The…

Allegretto, No.15, Op.50 by Mauro Giuliani

Allegretto in A Minor, No.15, Op.50 by Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829) – Lesson, Performance, and Sheet Music. This is from my PDF or hardcopy sheet music edition for classical guitar: Le Papillon, No. 1-32, Op.50 by Mauro Giuliani. Grades 1-7 and includes both a notation-only edition…

Andantino, No.14, Op.50 by Mauro Giuliani

Andantino in G Major, No.14, Op.50 by Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829) – Lesson, Performance, and Sheet Music. This is from my PDF or hardcopy sheet music edition for classical guitar: Le Papillon, No. 1-32, Op.50 by Mauro Giuliani. Grades 1-7 and includes both a notation-only edition…

Marko Topchii Plays La Catedral by Barrios

Ukrainian classical guitarist Marko Topchii (Facebook, Wiki) plays La Catedral by Agustín Barrios Mangoré (1885–1944) at St. Andrew`s Church, Kyiv, Ukraine in Feb. 2021. The recording comes via an Omni Foundation online concert series and Topchii’s Youtube channel. You can watch the entire concert here and learn about…

Evangelina Mascardi Plays Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro BWV 998 by Bach

Evangelina Mascardi performs Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro BWV 998 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) on a 13 course baroque lute built by Cezar Mateus (2010). Recorded at Palazzo Vescovile Orte, Italy. This comes via Edoardo Lambertenghi’s excellent YouTube channel. Another wonderful performance by Mascardi…

Air Varié de Vive Henry IV by Julia Piston

Air Varié de Vive Henry IV by Julia Piston

Air varié de Vive Henry IV by Julia Piston (c.1800-1842) for classical guitar. Also called Variations sur L’air Vive Henri IV. PDF Sheet Music for classical guitar. Includes both notation-only edition and tab edition. Late-Intermediate to Early-Advanced depending on tempos, Grade 8-9. My PDF Sheet…

Q&A Lesson: Feeling Stuck when Practicing Music

Q&A Lesson: Feeling Stuck when Practicing Music (and other tips for 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…

Allegro, No.13, Op.50 by Mauro Giuliani

Allegro in A Minor, No.13, Op.50 by Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829) – Lesson, Performance, and Sheet Music. This is from my PDF or hardcopy sheet music edition for classical guitar: Le Papillon, No. 1-32, Op.50 by Mauro Giuliani. Grades 1-7 and includes both a notation-only edition…

Allegretto, No.12, Op.50 by Mauro Giuliani

Allegretto in C Major, No.12, Op.50 by Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829) – Lesson, Performance, and Sheet Music. This is from my PDF or hardcopy sheet music edition for classical guitar: Le Papillon, No. 1-32, Op.50 by Mauro Giuliani. Grades 1-7 and includes both a notation-only edition…