Sheet Music & Tab for Classical Guitar

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Sheet Music & Videos from Werner Guitar Editions

Almost all my sheet music selections have free video performances and lessons. I use the RCM Toronto as approximate grades; I change some, so don’t use my grades for exams. Remember, music wasn’t written with grades in mind and pros play pieces from all levels.

Recommended Collections & Methods From Other Publishers

Recommended editions from other trusted publishers, links to Amazon & Sheet Music Plus.

  • Recommended Technique Books 
  • Pumping Nylon by Scott Tennant – Exercises & workouts, memorable and popular. This book is great for students who want to dive into real technique practice for the first time. It’s by no means comprehensive but it’s manageable, I used to play cover to cover almost daily. Kind of a ‘favorite’ exercises book.
  • Pumping Nylon in TAB by Scott Tennant – You tab junkie!
  • The Bible of Classical Guitar Technique by Käppel – 245 pages of exercises and excellent text advice, photos, explanations, and tons of exercises. Maybe too much content for some people? I find it difficult to use but I can’t ignore that it is one of the most comprehensive books today.
  • Classical Guitar Technique (Part1) by Stanley Yates – Text heavy but lots of great info. Halfway between a method on how to play technique as well as many exercises. For those who want tons of information.
  • Classical Guitar Technique (Part2) by Stanley Yates – as above but continued.
  • Recommended Method Books 
  • Sight Reading for the Classical Guitar, Level I-III, and Level IV-V – Form, phrasing, dynamics, and reading skills. These are sight reading books more than they are method books so don’t expect as much explanation. I use these with my students.
  • The Shearer Method (Shearer/Kikta/Hirsh) – See my full article on all four books. Book 1 – Foundations / 2 – Developments / 3 – Learning the Fingerboard / 4 – Harmony. This is the most comprehensive method series currently available for beginner to intermediate classical guitar. The books give you a combined 830 pages of advice, theory, exercises, repertoire, and more.

Recommended Editions from Other Publishers

Recommended editions from other trusted publishers, links go to Amazon & Sheet Music Plus. Grade levels are simply Easy (E), Intermediate (I), Advanced (A) or combos for multiple levels such as Intermediate-to-Advanced = I-A.

  • Elliot Carter (1908-2012) – USA
  • Changes (A)
  • Rodney Sharman (1958-) – Canada
  • In a Room (A)

Sheet Music Paired with Videos from All Sources

Recommended editions from Werner Guitar Editions AND professional editors, publishers, and guitarists around the world with links to free sources, Amazon, Sheet Music Plus, or other trusted online stores.

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