Intimate Impressions by Adam Cicchillitti & Steve Cowan

Intimate Impressions 20th Century Works Written in Paris, for Two Guitars Adam Cicchillitti and Steve Cowan Analekta, 2021 Buy, Learn, or Listen: Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, and more. Intimate Impressions by Canadian guitarists Adam Cicchillitti and Steve Cowan feature beautiful performances of 20th century…

Q&A Lesson: Classical Guitar Technique

Q&A Lesson: Classical Guitar Technique. Thanks to all my Patreon supporters that submitted questions. You can also visit my Support Page. Times & Questions 1:07 – Maintaining Left Hand Thumb and Posture Positions (Donna/Patti) 5:03 – Right Hand Finger Independence (Laurina) 8:23 – Tight…

Vals, No.2, Op.40 by Vinas (Lesson, PDF)

Vals, No.2 from Capullos de Abril, Op.40 for Guitar by José Viñas (1823-1888). Includes both a Notation-Only Edition and a TAB Edition. The level is Early-Intermediate (Approximately Grade 4). Left Hand Fingering. This is a PDF download.  Buy the PDF at my sheet music store Vals…

Lesson: Nocturne Op.4, No.3 by Mertz

Nocturne Op.4, No.3 Maestoso-Vivace by Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856) – 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. Jump to…

Peter Graneis Plays Passacaille by Tansman

Peter Graneis plays Pièce en forme de Passacaille by Alexandre Tansman (1897-1986). This comes via Siccas Guitars and their great YouTube channel. I’ve featured Graneis a few times before and appreciate his musical energy and careful attention to motifs and articulations throughout the compositions he performs. Tansman…

Q&A Lesson: Practicing Music & Reaching Higher Levels

Q&A Lesson: Practicing Music and Reaching Higher Levels on guitar or any instrument. Thanks to all my Patreon supporters that submitted questions. You can also visit my Support Page. Times & Questions 0:55 – Reaching Higher Levels (Ralph) 4:52 –…

Napoli 1810: Italian Romantic Music by Pascal Valois

Napoli 1810: Italian Romantic MusicBy Pascal Valois (romantic guitar) Analekta, 2021 Buy or Listen on Spotify, Amazon, Apple, and more. Great to hear this new album of solo works played by Canadian guitarist Pascal Valois on a Romantic guitar by Cabasse-Bernard (c.1820). Composers include Niccolò…

João Luiz plays Fandango by Rodrigo

João Luiz plays Fandango from Tres Piezas Españolas by Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999).  This comes via his YouTube channel. Luiz has posted a number of semi-causal yet virtuosic home performances that I previously featured. Fantastic musicality with sharp articulations and virtuosic figuration and rhythmic drive. His…

Lesson: Giuliani Arpeggios No.1-3

Lesson: Giuliani Arpeggios No. 1-3 and How they Relate to Repertoire Practice – From 120 Arpeggio Exercises for the Right Hand, Op.1 by Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829). My lesson covers some technique tips, how they relate to practicing repertoire, planting practice,…

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Mari Mäntylä plays Orfeo by Koshkin

Finnish guitarist Mari Mäntylä plays Orfeo (I.Adagio, II.Allegretto, III.Adagio) by Russian composer Nikita Koshkin (b.1956) on a 10-string guitar (decacorde). This comes via her great YouTube channel. Great playing by Mäntylä with an excellent dynamic range, phrasing, and long form…

Lesson: Etude No.13, Op.100 by Giuliani

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. Jump to a section: Intro (1:46), Arpeggios (3:02), Slurs (4:17), Barre (5:36),…