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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.

Silvia Kopacova Plays Piccola fantasia by Mertz

Silvia Kopacova performs Piccola fantasia per chitarra sopra melodie dell’opera Il trovatore di Verdi Op. 86 by Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856). This comes via her YouTube channel. This is the first time featuring Silvia Kopacova from Slovakia. Exciting performance with sharp…

Matthew McAllister Interviews Thomas Viloteau

Matthew McAllister Interviews Thomas Viloteau

Check out the fourth interview on Matthew McAllister‘s YouTube channel Curator Series. Here he interviews the amazing Thomas Viloteau who I’ve featured on the site many times. Also check out Viloteau’s own YouTube channel as well. Also listen to Viloteau’s performance of Prelude No.1…

Daniel Schatz Plays Sonata K.22 by Scarlatti

Daniel Schatz Plays Sonata K.22 by Scarlatti

Daniel Schatz performs Sonata K.22 / L.360 by Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757), originally for keyboard. This comes via his YouTube channel. Amazing performance, just look at that left hand move through the thick musical texture along with his solid rhythmic drive and motivic…

Giulio Tampalini Plays Fantaisie Hongroise by Mertz

Giulio Tampalini performs Fantaisie Hongroise (Hungarian Fantasy) from Trois Morceaux op. 65 (1857) by Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856). This comes via his YouTube channel. Tampalini’s playing is a stormy mix of extroverted displays with huge contrasts to dynamics, accents, sweet and aggressive phrasing. Just compare the…

Ryosuke Sakamoto (Lute): Complete Francesco da Milano

Ryosuke Sakamoto has a fantastic project going on his YouTube where he’s playing through all of the Ricercares and Fantasias by Francesco Canova da Milano (1497–1543) in order of the Ness number. I included his intro video and the first Fantasia.…

Evangelina Mascardi (Vihuela)

Evangelina Mascardi (Vihuela) Plays Mudarra, Cabezón, & Borrono

Evangelina Mascardi (Vihuela) performs a set including Mudarra, Cabezón, and Borrono. This comes via her YouTube channel. Excellent performances on the vihuela by Mascardi with beautiful rhythmic charm and great close ups of her fantastic technique. Go subscribe to her…

The Frog Galliard by Dowland (PDF, Lesson)

The Frog Galliard (Poulton No. 23) by John Dowland (1563-1626). Originally for lute. PDF Sheet music or tab for classical guitar. Includes both a Notation-Only Edition and a Tab Edition. Left hand fingering. The level is Late-Intermediate (Grade 7-8). This is a PDF Download PDF…

Cicchillitti & Cowan Perform Sonatine by Ravel

Canadian guitarists Adam Cicchillitti and Steve Cowan perform Sonatine by Maurice Ravel (1875–1937). This comes via Cicchillitti’s YouTube channel. You can also hear this on their album Intimate Impressions which I posted about here. Great playing all around and beautiful tone and recording by Drew Henderson.…

Judith Bunk performs Gavotte 1 & 2, BWV 995 by Bach

German guitarist Judith Bunk performs Gavotte 1 & 2 from Suite BWV 995 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) on a 2015 Solveig Kirschner classical guitar. This comes via Siccas Guitars and their great YouTube channel. You can also follow Bunk’s YouTube channel as well.…

Finlay Hay Performs Takemitsu & Regondi

Scottish guitarist Finlay Hay performs Wainscot Pond from In the Woods by Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996). This comes via Finlay Hay’s YouTube Channel. Below Hay performs Etude No.1 by Giulio Regondi (1823–1872) via Matthew McAllister’s YouTube. Finlay Hay is studying in his…