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Lesson: Fortune, My Foe by Dowland

This 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. Fortune, My Foe (Poulton No.62) by John Dowland (1563-1626) – YouTube Video Lesson Link. This…
Classical Guitar Repertoire Lessons Grade 6

Classical Guitar Repertoire Lessons Grade 6

Classical Guitar Repertoire Lessons Grade 6 – Lessons and pieces in notation with fingering. A TAB supplement at the end includes the pieces (not the lessons). Before each performance edition there are two or three pages of lesson material to teach you concepts and…

Lesson: Combining Exercises and Fingerboard Knowledge

Lesson: Combining Exercises and Fingerboard Knowledge for Classical Guitar – The initial shift exercise is from page 70 of my Classical Guitar Technique book. I then add slurs to the exercise followed by a discussion about mapping out the octaves and…

Lesson: Note Review, Sight Reading The Imitation Game

Beginner Lesson: Note Review and Sight Reading The Imitation Game. This is from page 63-64 my free PDF Method: Classical Guitar Method Vol. 1. All the lessons for the book are listed at the download page. This book teaches classical and…

Lesson: Practicing Difficult Passages in Music

In this lesson I cover how to practice difficult parts, sections, or passages in music. Here’s a breakdown of my tips: Stay calm, spot practice, break down the movements, break down the music, focus on specific issues, practice related technique,…
Introduction to Reading Music Notation for Beginner Guitar

Introduction to Reading Music Notation on Guitar

This is an introduction to reading music notation on the guitar for absolute beginners. This lesson is for students starting my free PDF Classical Guitar Method Book Volume 1. Before you proceed, watch the below video by TedEd. You don’t…

Beginner Lesson: Alternating Right Hand Fingers for Classical Guitar

Beginner Lesson: Alternating Right Hand Fingers for Classical Guitar for beginner guitar from my Free Classical Guitar Method Volume 1. Beginner students often have many questions about alternating right hand fingering. In my book, I list the fingering for most of the first…

Duet Play-Along: Flow Gently, Sweet Afton from Method Vol.1

Flow Gently, Sweet Afton (Scottish Folk Song) – Duet Play-Along Video for beginner guitar from my Free Classical Guitar Method Volume 1. I’ll play the duet with Natasha and then play the student part with counting, then the teacher part with counting,…