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Introduction to Reading Music Notation for Beginner Guitar

Introduction to Reading Music Notation on Guitar

This is an introduction to reading music notation on the guitar for absolute beginners. This lesson is for students starting my free PDF Classical Guitar Method Book Volume 1. Before you proceed, watch the below video by TedEd. You don’t…

Beginner Lesson: Alternating Right Hand Fingers for Classical Guitar

Beginner Lesson: Alternating Right Hand Fingers for Classical Guitar for beginner guitar from my Free Classical Guitar Method Volume 1. Beginner students often have many questions about alternating right hand fingering. In my book, I list the fingering for most of the first…

Duet Play-Along: Flow Gently, Sweet Afton from Method Vol.1

Flow Gently, Sweet Afton (Scottish Folk Song) – Duet Play-Along Video for beginner guitar from my Free Classical Guitar Method Volume 1. I’ll play the duet with Natasha and then play the student part with counting, then the teacher part with counting,…

Duet Play-Along: Minuet by Hook from Method Vol.1

Minuet by James Hook (1746-1827) – Duet Play-Along Video for beginner guitar from my Free Classical Guitar Method Volume 1. This is originally for piano so the student is playing the right hand part (treble clef) and the teacher is playing the…

Courante, BWV 996 by Bach (Lesson, PDF)

Performance, Lesson, Sheet Music: Courante from Suite in E Minor, BWV 996 by Bach Sheet Music, Tab, or Free Unfingered Edition Here’s the third lesson for my edition of the Suite in E Minor, BWV 996. In this video I…
Gymnopédie No. 1 by Erik Satie. PDF sheet music or tab edition for classical guitar.

Gymnopédie No. 1 by Satie for Guitar (Lesson, PDF)

Gymnopédie No. 1 by Erik Satie (1866-1925) arranged for classical guitar. PDF sheet music or tab edition for classical guitar. Comes with both a notation-only edition and a tab edition. Late-Intermediate (grade 7). This is a PDF download. Sheet Music or Tab Edition…

The Gap Between Good Taste and Doing Good Work

Saw this on Kottke the other day and thought about how relevant it is for musicians starting their musical journey. It’s from Ira Glass about closing the gap between having good taste and being able to do good work. So…

Sinfonia (Arioso), BWV 156 by Bach (Lesson, PDF)

Sinfonia (Arioso) from Cantata “Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe” BWV 156 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Sheet Music or tab arranged for classical guitar. Comes with both a notation-only edition and a tab edition. Left hand fingering. Early-Intermediate…

Spanish Romance (Romanza) – Grade 5 Lesson

Spanish Romance, Romanza – Anonymous. This comes from my Classical Guitar Repertoire Lessons Grade 5 book. Five pieces at the grade 5 level with dedicated lessons preparing you for each piece. I also have this piece as a single selection with an addition…

Maria Luisa (Mazurka), Op.19 by Sagreras (Lesson, PDF)

Maria Luisa (Mazurka), from Tres Piezas Fáciles, Op.19 by Julio Sagreras (1879-1942). This comes from my Classical Guitar Repertoire Lessons Grade 5 book. Five pieces at the grade 5 level with dedicated lessons preparing you for each piece. In this lesson I cover…