Category Lessons

Chromatic Scale in Octaves

No. 18 – Chromatic Scale in Octaves for Classical Guitar from my technique book 20 Favorite Exercises (with TAB) but you can also check out my more extensive Classical Guitar Technique (Notation only, 122 pages). YouTube Video Lesson Link (4k) Practicing scales in…

Lesson: C Major Exercise in Thirds, Sixths, and Octaves

Lesson:  C Major Exercise in Thirds, Sixths, and Octaves for Classical Guitar (No. 17)This is No. 17 from my technique book 20 Favorite Exercises (with TAB) but you should also check out my more extensive Classical Guitar Technique (Notation only,…

Interview and performance with David Russell

A great little interview with the amazing David Russell. He talks about his guitar by famed luthier Matthias Dammann (Germany). I like how he discusses his interaction with Dammann and his limited knowledge of guitar construction. As a performer he wants…

Left Hand Slur Exercise: Horizontal Builder

Left Hand Slur Exercise: Horizontal Builder

No. 7 – Left Hand Slur Exercise: Horizontal Builder for Classical Guitar – From my pdf book 20 Favorite Exercises for Classical Guitar for beginner to intermediate classical guitarists. Includes: notation, TAB, fingerings, practice tips, video lessons. YouTube Video Lesson Link.…

Basic Slur Exercise for Classical Guitar

Left Hand Slur Exercise: Vertical Builder

No. 6 – Left Hand Slur Exercise: Vertical Builder for Classical Guitar – From my pdf book 20 Favorite Exercises for Classical Guitar for beginner to intermediate classical guitarists. Includes: notation, TAB, fingerings, practice tips, video lessons. YouTube Lesson Link. This exercise is No.…

No. 3 – Left Hand Position Exercise: Horizontal Builder

No. 3 – Left Hand Position Exercise: Horizontal Builders eBook link: 20 Favorite Exercises for Classical Guitar For beginner to intermediate classical guitarists Includes: notation, TAB, fingerings, practice tips YouTube Video Link Check out more free video lessons at the lesson…

Basic Left Hand Position Exercise (No.2 & 3)

Basic Left Hand Position and Alignment Exercises for Classical Guitar from my 20 Favorite Exercises for Classical Guitar – For beginner to intermediate classical guitarists. Includes: notation, TAB, fingerings, practice tips, and video lessons. YouTube Lesson Link This is Exercise No.…

No.1 – Right Hand Walking Exercise (Alternation)

Lesson No. 1 – Right Hand Walking (Alternating) – From my pdf book 20 Favorite Exercises for Classical Guitar for beginner to intermediate classical guitarists. Includes: notation, TAB, fingerings, practice tips, video lessons. YouTube Video Lesson Link. Here is lesson No.…

Bach's Table of Ornamentation

Baroque Ornamentation on Classical Guitar

A lesson on Baroque ornamentation from Scott Morris. As he says, this is a good jumping point and introduction to ornamentation. The video was made via Guitar Salon International. He’s playing the Sarabande from Bach’s unaccompanied flute partita, BWV 1013.…

Masterclass with John Williams

Russell Neville in Masterclass with John Williams. I love William’s style of teaching and his super down to earth opinions. We need more this attitude today! Video Link – Part One: Link – Part Two:

Kevin Gallagher teaches Sor Study No. 8, Op. 6

Kevin R. Gallagher teaches a lesson on Study No. 8 Op. 6, by Fernando Sor. Kevin is a great player and teacher, previous GFA winner, and does some online blogging and video posts as well. You can check out his site at:…

Playing faster scales on guitar with Adam Del Monte

A flamenco influenced lesson on playing faster scales on the guitar. There’s not a huge difference between flamenco guitar and classical guitar but the hand position is sometimes a bit different. My students should note: If you think about the…