Category Lessons

Q&A Lesson: Nails, Tone, & Sound

Q&A Lesson: Nails, Tone, & Sound on Classical Guitar. Thanks to all my Patreon supporters that submitted questions. Feel free to visit my Support Page. Most of the questions here are related to nails and tone except for one on string noise. Thanks to…

Gigue, BWV 996 by Bach (Lesson, PDF)

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

Q&A Lesson: Classical Guitar Technique

Q&A Lesson: Classical Guitar Technique. Thanks to all my Patreon supporters that submitted questions. You can also visit my Support Page. Times & Questions 1:07 – Maintaining Left Hand Thumb and Posture Positions (Donna/Patti) 5:03 – Right Hand Finger Independence (Laurina) 8:23 – Tight…

Vals, No.2, Op.40 by Vinas (Lesson, PDF)

Vals, No.2 from Capullos de Abril, Op.40 for Guitar by José Viñas (1823-1888). Includes both a Notation-Only Edition and a TAB Edition. The level is Early-Intermediate (Approximately Grade 4). Left Hand Fingering. This is a PDF download.  Buy the PDF at my sheet music store Vals…

Lesson: Nocturne Op.4, No.3 by Mertz

Nocturne Op.4, No.3 Maestoso-Vivace by Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856) – This performance and lesson comes from my book Classical Guitar Repertoire Lessons Grade 6 – Five pieces at the grade six level with dedicated lessons preparing you for each piece. Jump to…

Q&A Lesson: Practicing Music & Reaching Higher Levels

Q&A Lesson: Practicing Music and Reaching Higher Levels on guitar or any instrument. Thanks to all my Patreon supporters that submitted questions. You can also visit my Support Page. Times & Questions 0:55 – Reaching Higher Levels (Ralph) 4:52 –…

Lesson: Giuliani Arpeggios No.1-3

Lesson: Giuliani Arpeggios No. 1-3 and How they Relate to Repertoire Practice – From 120 Arpeggio Exercises for the Right Hand, Op.1 by Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829). My lesson covers some technique tips, how they relate to practicing repertoire, planting practice,…

Lesson: Etude No.13, Op.100 by Giuliani

This performance and lesson comes from my book Classical Guitar Repertoire Lessons Grade 6 – Five pieces at the grade six level with dedicated lessons preparing you for each piece. Jump to a section: Intro (1:46), Arpeggios (3:02), Slurs (4:17), Barre (5:36),…

Using Large Technique Books Maintenance & Exploration

Using Large Technique Books: Maintenance and Exploration – Large technique books have hundreds of exercises, so how can you use them in a constructive way without feeling aimless? The key is to separate them into two sections: Maintenance and Exploration. Maintenance: Remember…

Lesson: Study No.15, Op.35 by Sor

This performance and lesson comes from my book Classical Guitar Repertoire Lessons Grade 6 – Five pieces at the grade six level with dedicated lessons preparing you for each piece. Study No.15, Op.35 by Fernando Sor (1778 – 1839) for classical guitar…