Category Repertoire Spotlights

The Beatles for Classical Guitar

The Beatles on classical guitar (books, sheet music, tab, videos). Just as classical pieces often have a melody and accompaniment, arrangements of The Beatles on classical guitar provide great melodies and accompaniment to recreate these well known songs. Below are…
Frederick Noad - The Romantic Guitar Anthology

Frederick Noad Guitar Anthologies

I grew up with the Frederick Noad books, they were the first collections of classical guitar music I owned. With a mix of levels from easy to advanced, generally good fingering, and solid editing they are an excellent addition to…

In the Woods by Toru Takemitsu

In the Woods by Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996). The three movements are: Wainscot Pond; Rosedale; and Muir Woods. The above video is Canadian guitarist Rob MacDonald via his excellent YouTube. This is one of the most important works for guitar of…

Tres Canciones Populares Mexicanas by Ponce

Tres Canciones Populares Mexicanas (Three Mexican Folksongs) by Manuel Ponce (1882-1948) has three song arrangements: La Pajarera; Por tí mi corazón; and La Valentina. I found this little write-up on the works via Naxos: “Ponce wrote Estrellita, his most beloved song, in…
Albeniz - Sheet Music for Guitar

Isaac Albeniz: 26 Pieces for Guitar (Sheet Music)

Stanley Yates has been publishing some great material as of late from technique books, Bach editions, to complete sonatas of Mateigka. So, I’ve come to trust him as an editor and player too. This book of work by Isaac Albéniz…

Klangbilder No.1-24 by Carlo Domeniconi

Enjoy this wonderful set of 24 pieces for students, Klangbilder No.1-24 (Band 1 & 2) by Carlo Domeniconi (b.1947) for classical guitar, ranging from easy to early-intermediate, filled with a wealth of musical moods and motifs. Klangbilder essentially translates to…

Review: RCM Classical Guitar Series 2018 Edition

Classical Guitar Series 2018 Edition – The Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto (RCM) has a new series of graded books for classical guitar to replace the 2011 Bridges Guitar Series. Click here to see the book sampler (PDF). At first…

Tango en Skaï by Roland Dyens for Classical Guitar

Tango en Skaï by Roland Dyens (1955–2016) for Classical Guitar Tango en Skaï (1985), is one of Dyens’ best-known pieces, it encompasses all the fun and great writing that comes with Dyens. “Skaï” is a French slang term for imitation leather…

Introduction & Rondo No. 2 Op. 2 by Dionisio Aguado

Introduction and Rondo No. 2 Op. 2 from Trois Rondo Brillants, Op. 2 by Dionisio Aguado (1784–1849). Aguado was a Spanish classical guitarist and composer of the Classical period. He is well known for his concert and pedagogical works as…