Classical Guitar Websites, Blogs, Channels, Friends

Classical guitar sites and channels I follow on a regular basis. Here’s a list just a few personal recommendations for classical guitar websites and blogs. I’ll only list the ones that I actually read regularly (can’t list everyone). I have thousands of sites and channels that I subscribe to in case you’ve wondered how I track so much across the web. It’s a painful job but someone has to do it.

Classical Guitar Websites & Blogs

Sicca Guitars – This German guitar salon is great. Subscribe to their YouTube for fantastic and regular videos, the website is more about guitar sales. I post their videos very regularly so make sure to follow them.

GSI – Guitar Salon InternationalA guitar salon that mainly sells high end guitars but their YouTube is awesome. I post their videos very often!

Open Strings Berlin and their amazing Youtube Channel. Super high quality videos and interviews. Mind-blowing focus and quality.

GuitarCoop and their fantastic YouTube Channel. Wonderful features on guitarists, interviews and more. High quality.

Uros Baric, Guitarist – Three sites: his personal site, his record label Baros Records, and his instructional site Guitarise. Uros = quality.

Classical Guitar Corner – Simon Powis’s great online school for classical guitar. It’s a paid site overall but quality level of everything is very high and well designed. Also has a podcast. I know tons of people who follow both myself and Simon’s site which makes a great combo. We have mildly similar sites but there is plenty of strengths about the quality of Simon’s materials so I highly recommend checking him out.

Women of the Classical Guitar – Amazing resource on the historical and current repertoire by women composers as well as players and luthiers. Their Twitter is worth following too.

Classical Guitar MagazineThis popular print magazine has been more active online recently. They have a lot of paid ads and sponsored content but still a good follow.

Primo Guitar – Our ‘friend‘ over at Primo Guitar posts very regularly. Mostly classical guitar but also a weekly fingerstyle guitarist as well. Geared to classical guitarist and fingerstyle twists. Mainly student repertoire so students can find new stuff to play. It’s an ongoing experiment.

Youtube Links and Channels for Classical Guitar

Keep in mind that the site is focused on the younger generation so there’s not much of the Williams and Bream crowd et al even though I love them just as much.

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Classical Guitarists I Follow Closely 

  • Drew Henderson – Great playing and high quality video.
  • Lorenzo Micheli – Fantastic artist, a true virtuoso.
  • Thomas Viloteau – From pro videos to casual at home I love his playing and style.
  • Liying Zhu (YT Search)- I don’t think she has a channel but she is awesome.
  • Kyuhee Park (YT Search) – Another amazing player but no channel.
  • Sanel Redžić – Almost a go-to for me. His balanced and straight-forward approach is everything I want musically from a guitarist.
  • Xuanxuan Sun (YT Search) – Fantastic playing but no channel.
  • Xuefei Yang – Amazing player and has commissioned so great works.
  • Mari Mäntylä – A 10 string player who I’m very much looking forward to new videos from.
  • Pavel Steidl (YT Search) – So impressive how he balances risk and phrasing
  • Jérémy Jouve – Wonderful musical sensibilities and a special touch

Some Favourite Canadian Guitarists

  • Drew Henderson – Excellent, he gets to be on both lists!
  • Jeffrey McFadden – Maybe Canada’s greatest guitarist and recording artist.
  • Steve Cowan – An exciting player with great repertoire.
  • Tariq Harb – Great player and I love his casual videos and down to Earth attitude.
  • Emma Rush – Nice repertoire and a strong player.

Best Ensembles

  • Beijing Guitar Duo (Meng Su and Yameng Wang) – The best, I saw them live and they are outrageously amazing
  • SoloDuo
  • Assads

Emerging Young Professionals:

    • Kanahi Yamashita – Not much on her channel so try this search as well. So musical and has inherited the family technique but with even more refinement.
    • Weimar Quartet
    • Rebeca Oliveira – I’ve only seen a few videos but I’m impressed.

Early Music & Lute: 

  • Barto

More Classical Guitar Sites and Feeds

Six String JournalLeonardo Garcia’s blog for aspiring guitarists, great lessons and ideas

Classical Guitar AliveNon-Profit, Tony Morris, great interviews, podcasts, media, and more. It’s an internationally-broadcast radio program as well.

Sites of Notes

Douglass Scott Guitarsby luthier Douglass Scott. Little informative updates about guitar building on rare occasions.

Gerald’s Guitar Grab Bag by guitarist & composer Gerald Garcia. Cool blog posts now and again.

Heike Matthiesen’s Blog by Heike Matthiesen, very active on social media so I’d recommend following her there.

GFA Reverberationsby various but mainly Connie Sheu. Not very active and kind of difficult to subscribe to, but hey, it’s GFA so you kind of have to.