Tag Johann Kaspar Mertz

John Schneiderman Plays Tarantelle by Mertz

John Schneiderman plays Tarantelle by Hungarian guitarist and composer Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856). Schneiderman is the real deal and certainly a multi-instrumentalist. Whether he’s on lute or guitar it’s always great playing. Here, Schneiderman is playing on a guitar by Hermann…

Nocturne No.2, Op.4 by Mertz

Nocturne No.2, Op.4 by Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806–1856) – PDF Sheet Music for Classical Guitar. Free video lesson. Includes both a notation-only edition and a tab edition. Intermediate (Grade 6) due to some hinge barres, I feel it is on…

Marcin Dylla Plays Ständchen by Schubert – Mertz

Marcin Dylla plays Ständchen by Franz Schubert (1797–1828) on a 1924 Hermann Hauser via Siccas Guitars and their Youtube channel. The arrangement is by Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856) who arranged many of Schubert’s works for solo guitar and often played guitar…

Relaxation in Music: functional & dysfunctional tension

I read an interesting section from Art of Classical Guitar Playing (Amazon link) by Charles Duncan earlier today. It was on “The Principle of Functional Tension” and was aimed at dispelling the vague notion of “relaxation”  in music. Instead, the author outlines two…

Matthew McAllister plays An Malvina by Mertz

Another great video by McAllister who is a wonderful player and very expressive. You can find my sheet music edition here. Quote and video link via his YouTube: Scottish Classical Guitarist Matthew McAllister performing An Malvina by Johann Kaspar Mertz…

Easy Classical Guitar Songs

Many readers come to my site looking for free easy classical guitar sheet music and tab and other materials so I’ve decided to list a few items here. When I refer to beginners I am thinking of a player who…