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Lesson: Alignment & Slur Exercise with Fixed Fingers

Lesson: Alignment & Slur Exercise with Fixed Fingers

Alignment and Closed Slurs (using fixed fingers) – This is from page 84 in my technique book (link below). Place the indicated fixed fingers on the third string and hold down for the entire line. Do not play the fixed…

Lesson: C Major Scale in 3rds for Guitar

C Major Scale in 3rds, Two Octaves for Classical Guitar – This is from page 77 in my technique book (link below). Scales in thirds are great for your technique, musical knowledge, and practice routine. There are an endless number…
Marche Funêbre and Bolero by Bayer (Free PDF Sheet Music)

Marche Funêbre and Bolero by Bayer (Free PDF, Lesson)

Marche Funêbre and Bolero by Johann Gottfried Eduard Bayer (1822–1908). No. 21 and No.22 from his Guitarreschule. Sheet Music or Tab for Classical Guitar. Left hand fingering, PDF download. Level: early-intermediate (Grade 3-4). These two works are from German composer and…

Lesson: Cavatina from The Deer Hunter by Stanley Myers

The excellent Gohar Vardanyan (via sponsor Strings by Mail) performs and gives a lesson on Cavatina from The Deer Hunter by Stanley Myers. You can find the sheet music via Amazon. Some more info on the song via Wikipedia: “Cavatina” is a…
Lesson: C Major Triadic Arpeggio for Guitar

Lesson: C Major Triadic Arpeggio for Guitar

C Major Triadic Arpeggio (Two Octaves) – A great all around exercise that involves plenty to think about in regards to left hand, right hand, shifts, and more. This exercise is from my book Classical Guitar Technique: Essential Exercises, Scales,…

Lesson: Skipping Strings Right Hand Exercise

This exercise is from my book Classical Guitar Technique: Essential Exercises, Scales, and Arpeggios. The 122 page book includes: Practice Routines, Tips, 100 Open String Exercises, 120 Giuliani Arpeggios, Scales, Slur Exercises, Shifts, Finger Independence, Barre, Tremolo, Common Harmonics, and much more. YouTube…

Lesson: Left Hand Vertical Stretch Exercises

This exercise is from my book Classical Guitar Technique: Essential Exercises, Scales, and Arpeggios. The 122 page book includes: Practice Routines, Tips, 100 Open String Exercises, 120 Giuliani Arpeggios, Scales, Slur Exercises, Shifts, Finger Independence, Barre, Tremolo, Common Harmonics, and much more. YouTube…
Cantabile in D by Mertz - Sheet Music and Tab PDF

Cantabile in D by Mertz (Lesson, PDF)

Cantabile in D Major by Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856), No.7 from his method Schule für die Guitarre. Sheet Music or Tab for Classical Guitar with both a Notation-Only Edition and Notation + TAB Edition. Left hand fingering. PDF Download. Approximate…

Study No.2, Op.1, Part 3 by Giuliani (Right Hand String Muting)

Study No.2, Op.1, Part 3 by Mauro Giuliani (1781–1829). An etude on right hand string damping (muting). Free PDF Sheet Music or Premium Tab for Classical Guitar. Left hand fingering, PDF download. Level: intermediate (Grade 4-6 depending on tempo). YouTube…