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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.

Sonate pour guitare et violoncelle en quatre rêves by Duplessy

French guitarist Jérémy Jouve and Cellist François Salque plays Sonate pour guitare et violoncelle en quatre rêves (Sonata for Guitar and Cello in Four Dreams), IV. Rêve fou (Crazy Dream) by French composer and multi-instrumentalist Mathias Duplessy (b.1972). Great playing as usual…

Française and Ariette for Guitar by Jacques Ibert

Française for Guitar (1926) and Ariette for guitar (1935) by Jacques Ibert (1890–1962). Ibert was a major French composer and wrote two solo works for guitar, Française and Ariette. He also composed a chamber music work Entr’acte for flute (or violin) and harp (or…

Q&A Lesson: Presenting & Interpreting Music

Q&A Lesson: Presenting & Interpreting. Thanks to all my Patreon supporters that submitted questions. You can also visit my Support Page if you enjoy these free lessons and want to help out. Here’s the YouTube link if you want to watch the video there.…

No.5, 10 Petites Pièces, Op.11 by Carcassi

Andantino No.5 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 level is around the grade 4-6 but it’s all pretty manageable…

Tafelmusik Plays La Follia Sonata by Vivaldi

Vivaldi Sonata “La Follia” - Tafelmusik

The excellent Tafelmusik performs Sonata in D Minor, Op.1, No.12, “La Follia” by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741). Performer: Elisa Citterio (violin) Cristina Zacharias (violin), Keiran Campbell (cello), Charlotte Nediger (harpsichord), Lucas Harris (lute). This comes via their wonderful YouTube channel. La…

Heike Matthiesen Plays Spanish Dance by Pratten

Heike Matthiesen performs Spanish Dance by Catharina Josepha Pratten (1824-1895), also know as Madame Sidney Pratten. This comes via her YouTube channel. Great playing by Matthiesen with sharp rhythmic displays and exciting flourishes. Seeing more and more Pratten performed these days which…

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…