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.
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 Magazine – This 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.
- Beijing Guitar Duo (Meng Su and Yameng Wang) – The best, I saw them live and they are outrageously amazing
Emerging Young Professionals:
Early Music & Lute:
More Classical Guitar Sites and Feeds
Six String Journal – Leonardo Garcia’s blog for aspiring guitarists, great lessons and ideas
Classical Guitar Alive – Non-Profit, Tony Morris, great interviews, podcasts, media, and more. It’s an internationally-broadcast radio program as well.
Sites of Notes
Douglass Scott Guitars – by 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 Reverberations – by 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.