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Student Warm-up for Classical Guitar

Here is a basic warm-up for beginner to early intermediate classical guitarists. I made this with some of my students in mind who might rebel if it was longer than one page! I recommend that teachers get their students to…

SoloDuo play Prelude & Fugue No. 4 by Tedesco

SoloDuo (Lorenzo Micheli and Matteo Mela) play Prelude and Fugue No.4 in E from Les Guitares bien tempérées (The Well-Tempered Guitars), Op. 199. We’ve been seeing these Tedesco duos pop up more often these days which is great. They’ve been…

Review: Music of Bret Williams

Music of Bret WilliamsBuy from Artist Website: bretwilliamsmusic.comBuy or listen on Amazon: Music of Bret WilliamsCopyright: 2014 Bret Williams Musicians:Bret Willaims (guitar)Mark Dover (clarinet)Matt Aprea (violin)Marc Schmeid (Bass) Track Listing:  The Gravity of Ms. Peters You’ll Tear Your Dress African…

Victoria Guitar Trio Play Godin

Some clips from a recent concert I played in with my buddies from the Victoria Guitar Trio on March 22, 2015. These movements are from a multi-movement work named On Poetics written for us by Scott Edward Godin. This is just four of…

The Vihuela: History and Style by Clive Titmuss

This is a guest post by Clive Titmuss  Previously published on Classical Guitar Canada. Make sure to visit his website to see more of his work and recordings. All images provided by Clive Titmuss (click to enlarge). See image credits at end.…

Guitar as Choir by Frank Wallace

This is a guest post by composer & guitarist Frank Wallace. In my article Loud, or Robust?, I mentioned performing Narváez in a 12th century church. It was magical. It was transformative. I heard every voice of a four-part texture as…

Macyn Taylor plays Merrily Kissed the Quaker

Not classical but charming playing in this little period concert series. Macyn Taylor plays Merrily Kissed the Quaker arranged by Pierre Bensusan. Via Bruce Petros on his YouTube, also see Petros Guitars, here’s the quote: “This is the third piece…

Michael Kolk Plays Lágrima by Tárrega

Canadian guitarist Michael Kolk plays Lágrima by Spanish composer Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909). Kolk is a fantastic player and has played a huge range of solo repertoire and also duo rep with the the Henderson-Kolk Duo. For his latest album he…

Henderson-Kolk Duo Play Tedesco

The Canadian Henderson-Kolk Duo (Drew Henderson & Michael Kolk) play Prelude no. 3 in a minor by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895–1968). This comes via Drew Henderson’s YouTube Channel. This prelude is from “Les Guitares bien tempérées” Op. 199 (24 preludes and fugues…

Matthew McAllister plays La Catedral

Scottish classical guitarist Matthew McAllister plays La Catedral by Paraguayan guitarist and composer Agustín Barrios Mangoré (1885–1944). This hugely popular work is played beautifully by McAllister who is one of the most musical players out there. Super nice guy and…

Michael Partington & Valerie Muzzolini Gordon Play Hovhaness

Seattle based guitarist Michael Partington and harpist Valerie Muzzolini Gordon play Spirit of Trees, Op. 374 by Alan Hovhaness , Brechemin Auditorium, Seattle, January 12, 2014. If you don’t already know Hovhaness here’s some info via wiki: Alan Hovhaness (1911–2000) was an American composer. He…

Mrs. Winters Jump by Dowland (Free PDF)

Mrs Winter’s Jump by John Dowland (1563-1626) – PDF sheet music and video for classical guitar. Free sheet music edition or premium tab. Early-Intermediate (Grade 4). Free Notation Edition (+ French Tablature) Mrs Winter’s Jump by John Dowland (Free PDF) TAB…