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…

Lesson: Giuliani Arpeggios No.4-6

Lesson: Giuliani Arpeggios No. 4-6 – From 120 Arpeggio Exercises for the Right Hand, Op.1 by Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829). My lesson covers some technique tips, how to practice the arpeggios, planting practice, and more. The other video on how to practice…

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.…
Segoviana for Guitar, Op. 366 by Darius Milhaud

Segoviana for Guitar, Op. 366 by Darius Milhaud

Segoviana, Op. 366 by Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) – Written in 1957, this was Milhaud’s only work for guitar. Milhaud was a French composer, conductor, and teacher. He was a member of historic composer group Les Six (The Group of Six) and a…
Murata Guitar Support

Review: Murata Guitar Rest (Support)

A review of the Murata GR-1 and GR-2, Guitar Rest (support). The GR-1 uses suction cups and the GR-2 uses the classic clamps system.  The Murata is simple which is great but not very adjustable so it’s a trade. Adjustable…

Sarabande in E Minor by Visée (Lesson, PDF)

Sarabande in E Minor by Robert de Visée (1655-1733) – From Livre de pièces pour la guitare (Paris, 1686), Suite in E Minor. Originally for Baroque guitar. Sheet Music arranged for Classical Guitar. Comes with both notation-only edition and tab…
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…

Lesson: Thirds in C Major, Giuliani’s Op.1, Part 2

Lesson: Thirds in C Major from Left Hand Exercises Op.1, Part 2 (Interval Studies) for Classical Guitar by Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829) – This comes from my sheet music edition of Giuliani Left Hand Interval Studies, Op.1, Part 2. Follow the…
Tariq Harb -Legnani Caprices

Tariq Harb Plays Legnani Caprices

Tariq Harb performs the 36 Caprices Op. 20 by Luigi Legnani (1790–1877). This comes via Harb’s fantastic YouTube Channel. Harb is in the process of recording all of the Caprices so go subscribe to his channel to see the rest as they…

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…