Category Lessons

Il Mio Tesoro by Mozart, arr. Pratten (PDF, Lesson)

Il Mio Tesoro from Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Arrangement by Catharina Josepha Pratten (1824-1895), also know as Madame Sidney Pratten. Video lesson and performance. Sheet Music for Classical Guitar with both a notation-only edition and a tab edition.…

Lesson: Preludio from Sonate VII by Roncalli

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. Preludio from Sonate VII in D Minor by Ludovico Roncalli (1654 -1713)…

Lesson: Fortune, My Foe by Dowland

This 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. Fortune, My Foe (Poulton No.62) by John Dowland (1563-1626) – YouTube Video Lesson Link. This…
Classical Guitar Repertoire Lessons Grade 6

Classical Guitar Repertoire Lessons Grade 6

Classical Guitar Repertoire Lessons Grade 6 – Lessons and pieces in notation with fingering. A TAB supplement at the end includes the pieces (not the lessons). Before each performance edition there are two or three pages of lesson material to teach you concepts and…

Lesson: Combining Exercises and Fingerboard Knowledge

Lesson: Combining Exercises and Fingerboard Knowledge for Classical Guitar – The initial shift exercise is from page 70 of my Classical Guitar Technique book. I then add slurs to the exercise followed by a discussion about mapping out the octaves and…

Lesson: Note Review, Sight Reading The Imitation Game

Beginner Lesson: Note Review and Sight Reading The Imitation Game. This is from page 63-64 my free PDF Method: Classical Guitar Method Vol. 1. All the lessons for the book are listed at the download page. This book teaches classical and…

Lesson: Practicing Difficult Passages in Music

In this lesson I cover how to practice difficult parts, sections, or passages in music. Here’s a breakdown of my tips: Stay calm, spot practice, break down the movements, break down the music, focus on specific issues, practice related technique,…

Classical Guitar Without Fingernails

Can you play classical guitar without nails? Yes, it’s perfectly fine to play without nails on classical guitar but you might get a little less volume, clarity, and control. That said, you’ll get a nice warm and consistent sound and…

Rosita by Antonio Manjon on Guitar (Lesson, PDF)

Rosita by Antonio Jiménez Manjón (1866-1919). PDF Sheet Music or tab for classical guitar. The PDF comes with both a notation-only edition and a tab edition. Intermediate level (grade 4-5). Free video lesson and performance. Sheet Music or Tab Edition…