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Chen Zi Masterclass with Li Jie Performing

I like this video on so many levels. It’s simplicity and execution by the student but the same from the teacher. Say what must be said and do what must be done. Efficient practicing. I’ve heard nothing but excellent praise…

David Tanenbaum Masterclass

David Tanenbaum is one of the great guitarists, educators, and musical minds of our day. Love this footage of a masterclass at University of Arizona with student Steven Lerman. Video is of “An Malvina” by J.K. Mertz. You can see…

Arpeggio and Right Hand Lesson with Adam Del Monte

Adam Del Monte teaches about arpeggios and the right-hand on classical/flamenco guitar. Some nice explainations of the differences between flamenco and classical technique. Note to my students: Please be aware that Adam is a flamenco influenced player. You should possibly…

Basic Left Hand Technique Tips for Classical Guitar

Basic Left Hand Technique Tip for beginner and intermediate classical guitarists.This is a video I made for my beginner students. It includes multiple camera angles. The left hand position in classical guitar is not that dissimilar to the right hand…

Basic Right Hand Technique for Classical Guitar

This is a video I made for my beginner students. It includes multiple camera angles and, more importantly, the viewing perspective of the player. I thought this would be more helpful than trying to imitate a teacher from across the…

Sharon Isbin Interview & Lesson

A nice interview and series of lessons with Julliard teacher and performer Sharon Isbin. She covers: some basic biography of herself, technique in right and left hand, ornamentation, phrasing, her discography, plenty of exercises, talks about performance. Lots of examples…