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Sight Reading for the Classical Guitar by Robert Benedict

Sight Reading for the Classical Guitar by Robert Benedict

Sight Reading for the Classical Guitar by Robert Benedict – Daily Sight Reading Material with Emphasis on Interpretation, Phrasing, Form, and More Buy from Amazon: Sight Reading Level I-III, and the follow up book Level IV-V These are two books…

Review: Soundbrenner Pulse – Smart Vibrating Metronome

Soundbrenner PULSE – Smart Vibrating Metronomeby Soundbrenner Buy it via Soundbrenner, Amazon, or Local Stores. I was very pleased to receive the Soundbrenner Pulse, a wearable smart metronome. The company has done an impressive job and built a styling product…

Shearer Classical Guitar Technique

Shearer Classical Guitar Technique Vol.1

Classic Guitar Technique, Volume 1 by Aaron Shearer and updated by Thomas Kikta. This is a good solid method book for absolute beginners. It’s even better as a nice review or sight reading book for late-beginner students. Lots of great…

The Bible of Classical Guitar Technique by Hubert Käppel

The Bible of Classical Guitar Technique by Hubert Käppel 

The Bible of Classical Guitar Technique by Hubert Käppel – With 245 pages of exercises and excellent text advice, photos, explanations, and tons of exercises, this is a massive collection and cumination of Käppel’s amazing teaching career. It’s a huge…

Pumping Nylon by Scott Tennant for Classical Guitar

Pumping Nylon by Scott Tennant – The Classical Guitarist’s Technique Handbook. Pumping Nylon by Scott Tennant has become one of the most popular technique books for classical and fingerstyle guitarists alike. It has great physical workouts to train muscles and…

2019 Dominelli Classical Guitar

2019 Dominelli Classical GuitarLuthier Website: dominelliguitars.comYouTube Video Link I had a special treat this week when local luthier Marcus Dominelli dropped off a guitar for me to try out. Such a warm bell-like tone, great balance, and amazing volume. I’m…

Refracted Resonance by Sam Cave

Refracted Resonance by Sam Cave

Refracted Resonance – contemporary music for guitar by Sam Cave 2019 Metier Records Buy or Listen on: Divine Art | Spotify | Amazon | iTunes I was very pleased to listen to Sam Cave’s new album featuring contemporary music for…

Kitharologus- The Path to Virtuosity by Ricardo Iznaola

Kitharologus: The Path to Virtuosity by Ricardo Iznaola

Kitharologus: The Path to Virtuosity by Ricardo Iznaola – This book is organized progressively from beginner to extreme advanced. It’s excellent, amazing technique exercises and the progressive sections are a great idea to help organize students. It covers a wide array…

Bowers Fader Duo - Between Us All

The Bowers Fader Duo: Between Us All

The Bowers Fader Duo: Between Us All: New American Art Songs for Voice & GuitarJessica Bowers, mezzo-soprano, and Oren Fader, guitarNew Focus Recordings, 2019 Buy, Learn, and Listen to Samples: New Focus Recordings | Amazon | Bandcamp I was very pleased to…

Journey Instruments – FC522 Collapsible Classical Guitar

Journey Instruments – FC522 Classical GuitarFirst Class-ical FC522 travel guitar, solid cedar / solid pao ferroYouTube Video Review Link Buy, learn more, see specs at Journey Instruments I’m at it again, having fun with the First Class-ical FC522 by Journey…