Lesson: Cavatina from The Deer Hunter by Stanley Myers

The excellent Gohar Vardanyan (via sponsor Strings by Mail) performs and gives a lesson on Cavatina from The Deer Hunter by Stanley Myers. You can find the sheet music via Amazon. Some more info on the song via Wikipedia: “Cavatina” is a…
Vienna Duo (flute and guitar)

Vienna Duo play Sonatina, Op. 205 by Tedesco (Flute & Guitar)

Vienna Duo with Desislava Dobreva (flute) and Bozhana Pavlova (guitar) play Sonatina, Op. 205 (I.Allegretto grazioso, II. Tempo di Siciliana) by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968). This comes via their new YouTube channel (go give them some subscribers). Filmed at Ehrbar Hall,…
Lesson: C Major Triadic Arpeggio for Guitar

Lesson: C Major Triadic Arpeggio for Guitar

C Major Triadic Arpeggio (Two Octaves) – A great all around exercise that involves plenty to think about in regards to left hand, right hand, shifts, and more. This exercise is from my book Classical Guitar Technique: Essential Exercises, Scales,…
Giampaolo Bandini

Bandini-Chiacchiaretta Duo Play Zita by Piazzolla (Guitar and Bandoneon)

 The fantastic Bandini-Chiacchiaretta Duo with Giampaolo Bandini (classical guitar) and Cesare Chiacchiaretta (bandoneon) perform Zita by Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992). This comes via D’Addario and their YouTube Channel for their Masters in the Moment series. Great performance by Bandini-Chiacchiaretta and always…
Mundo Guitar Support and Strap

Review: Mundo Guitar Support & Strap

Mundo Guitar Supportand the Mundo Guitar StrapYouTube Review Link Learn more or buy at Mundo Music Gear  I was very pleased to receive a Mundo Guitar Support and Strap to test out and demo. I’ve tried 15 different guitar supports…

Sanel Redžić Plays Suite BWV 995 by Bach

Sanel Redžić plays Suite BWV 995 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). This comes via Redžić’s fantastic and very active YouTube channel. Recorded in Schottenkirche Erfurt, Germany. I love Redžić’s balanced playing, musical but also rhythmic and well-paced. I’ve been working of…

Lesson: Skipping Strings Right Hand Exercise

This exercise is from my book Classical Guitar Technique: Essential Exercises, Scales, and Arpeggios. The 122 page book includes: Practice Routines, Tips, 100 Open String Exercises, 120 Giuliani Arpeggios, Scales, Slur Exercises, Shifts, Finger Independence, Barre, Tremolo, Common Harmonics, and much more. YouTube…

Anton Baranov plays Gran Fantasia de Concierto ‘La Triunfal’ by Sagreras

Russian guitarist Anton Baranov plays Gran Fantasia de Concierto ‘La Triunfal’, Op.107 by Argentine composer/guitarist by Julio Sagreras (1879 -1942). This comes via Baranov’s YouTube channel. Brilliant playing as usual by Baranov. Great contrasts between extroverted virtuosity and sensitive and flowing phrasing in…

Matthew McAllister Plays Cantabile in D by Mertz

The great Matthew McAllister plays Cantabile in D by Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856), No.7 from his method Schule für die Guitarre. This comes via his amazing YouTube Channel where he has recently been featuring a number of student level works. Go subscribe…

Lorenzo Micheli Plays Passacaglia by Roncalli on Baroque Guitar

Lorenzo Micheli plays Passacaglia (1692) by Ludovico Roncalli (1654–1713) on Baroque guitar. Micheli is playing a guitar by Stephen Murphy after Stradivari’s Oxford guitar. This comes via Micheli’s absolutely fantastic YouTube channel. Audio and Video Recording by Drew Henderson. Great playing by…