Category Early Music

Early music with classical guitar, lute, theorbo, vihuela and Baroque guitar. Music of the Renaissance and Baroque eras for classical guitar.

Ryosuke Sakamoto (Lute): Complete Francesco da Milano

Ryosuke Sakamoto has a fantastic project going on his YouTube where he’s playing through all of the Ricercares and Fantasias by Francesco Canova da Milano (1497–1543) in order of the Ness number. I included his intro video and the first Fantasia.…

Sarabande in E Minor by Visée (Lesson, PDF)

Sarabande in E Minor by Robert de Visée (1655-1733) – From Livre de pièces pour la guitare (Paris, 1686), Suite in E Minor. Originally for Baroque guitar. Sheet Music arranged for Classical Guitar. Comes with both notation-only edition and tab…

Evangelina Mascardi (Vihuela)

Evangelina Mascardi (Vihuela) Plays Mudarra, Cabezón, & Borrono

Evangelina Mascardi (Vihuela) performs a concert set including Mudarra, Cabezón, and Borrono. This comes via her YouTube channel. Excellent performances on the vihuela by Mascardi with beautiful rhythmic charm and great close ups of her fantastic technique. Go subscribe to…

The Frog Galliard by Dowland (PDF, Lesson)

The Frog Galliard (Poulton No. 23) by John Dowland (1563-1626). Originally for lute. PDF Sheet music or tab for classical guitar. Includes both a Notation-Only Edition and a Tab Edition. Left hand fingering. The level is Late-Intermediate (Grade 7-8). This is a PDF Download PDF…

Judith Bunk performs Gavotte 1 & 2, BWV 995 by Bach

German guitarist Judith Bunk performs Gavotte 1 & 2 from Suite BWV 995 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) on a 2015 Solveig Kirschner classical guitar. This comes via Siccas Guitars and their great YouTube channel. You can also follow Bunk’s YouTube channel as well.…

Gigue, Suite BWV 996 by Bach (Lesson, PDF)

Gigue (Giga) from Suite in E Minor, BWV 996 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Performance, Lesson, and Sheet Music for classical guitar. PDF Sheet Music or Tab Edition for BWV 996 Here’s the gigue lesson for my edition of the Suite in…

Dave Belcher Performs Bach & Tisserand

ABOVE – Dave Belcher performs the Sarabande from Cello Suite No. 2, BWV 1008 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). This comes via his Youtube channel (go subscribe). Great playing by Belcher with a rhythmic, yet flowing, delivery of the musical…

Preludio from Sonate VII by Roncalli

Preludio from Sonate VII in D Minor by Ludovico Roncalli (1654 -1713). PDF or hardcopy sheet music and free video lesson for classical guitar. This performance and lesson comes from my book Classical Guitar Repertoire Lessons Grade 6 – Five pieces at…

Evgeny Beleninov C.P.E. Bach Sonata

Evgeny Beleninov plays his transcription of Sonata Wq. 55/3 by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714–1788), originally for keyboard. Sound and Video by Jakob Schmidt. This comes via Beleninov’s YouTube channel (go subscribe). Evgeny Beleninov is a Russian guitarist based in Berlin.…

Fortune, My Foe by Dowland for Classical Guitar

Fortune, My Foe (Poulton No.62) by John Dowland (1563-1626). PDF or hardcopy sheet music with free video lesson for classical guitar. This lesson comes from my book Classical Guitar Repertoire Lessons Grade 6 – Five pieces at the grade six level with…