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Classical guitar videos by professionals and emerging artists. Watching pros play can improve your technique, musicality, and repertoire awareness. This is like YouTube but with a handpicked quality filter.

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)…

Evgeny Beleninov C.P.E. Bach Sonata

Evgeny Beleninov plays his transcription of Sonata Wq. 55/3 by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714–1788), originally for keyboard. Sound and Video by Jakob Schmidt. This comes via Beleninov’s YouTube channel (go subscribe). Evgeny Beleninov is a Russian guitarist based in Berlin.…

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…

Klaudyna Żołnierek Performs Robert de Visée

Klaudyna Żołnierek Performs Prelude, Sarabande, and Chaconne in A Minor by Robert de Visée (1655-1733) on Theorbo. This comes via her YouTube channel. Nice to see more and more theorbo performances being posted online. Great performance here by Żołnierek who…

Austin Classical Guitar Presents HOPE

Austin Classical Guitar recently presented a live stream concert devoted to hope. It was a big international event featuring 16 artists from around the world (see performer list below) and full length concert at 1 hour 24 minutes. Each artist gives a…

Antonio Rugolo Performs Studi 18 by Gilardino

Antonio Rugolo performs Studi n.18 – Rosario (Omaggio a Manuel de Falla) from Studi di virtuosità e di trascendenza by Angelo Gilardino (B. 1941). This comes via his YouTube channel. I love Angelo Gilardino‘s Studi di virtuosità e di trascendenza. Although the…

Matthew McAllister plays Galliard by Francis Cutting

Matthew McAllister plays Galliard by Francis Cutting (c.1550–1596). This comes via his amazing YouTube channel. Excellent playing by McAllister with a nice bounce to the rhythm and some beautiful tapered phrasing. Cutting is one of the great Elizabethan lute players and composers but little…

Mussa Diabaté Plays Kaira on Ngoni

Kaira, traditional music from Mali, performed on the n’goni by Mussa Diabaté. Filmed in the André Mertens Galleries for Musical Instruments of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This comes via their Youtube channel. The Ngoni or “n’goni” is a string instrument, traditional to…

JIJI performs Dynjandi by Gulli Björnsson

JIJI performs Dynjandi by Gulli Björnsson (b.1991). This comes via her fantastic YouTube channel. I’ve featured JIJI a few times and in every performance I really appreciate her creativity and daring performances of new music commissions. You might have seen her mentioned in the recent article…