Ten Classical Etudes for Guitar

Ten Classical Etudes by Sor, Carcassi, & Giuliani – PDF sheet music with lesson videos for classical guitar. For intermediate (Grade 4-7) classical guitar with fingerings, tips, and video lessons. Comes with both a notation edition with left hand fingering and a separate tab edition. PDF Download (41 pages). 

The etudes have been arranged in a progressive order from easy to difficult. The first and last etude emphasize the importance of using etudes to develop a musical technique. I have tested all these etudes with my students and found them to be very beneficial for learning musical and technical concepts.

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Video Lessons for Each Etude

Sor Study, No. 6, Op. 60 by Fernando Sor 
Musicality: basic legato, phrasing, and shaping, muting basses

Allegretto, No. 22, Op. 50 by Mauro Giuliani
Slurs and the four-finger position (one finger per fret)

Allegro Moderato, Study No. 14, Op. 60 by Matteo Carcassi
Free-stroke scale-work, legato, and position shifts

Allegro Moderato, Study No. 19, Op. 60 by Matteo Carcassi
Arpeggios, right hand balance, and upper voice melodic phrasing

Moderato, Study No. 6, Op. 60 by Matteo Carcassi
Right hand balance and voice independence (counterpoint)

Allegro Moderato, Study, No. 24, Op. 60 by Fernando Sor
Arpeggios, speed work, thumb control and coordination

Allegretto, Study No. 10, Op. 60 by Matteo Carcassi
Compact left hand position, slurs, thirds, and shifts

Thirds in G Major No. 5, Op. 1 by Mauro Giuliani
Left hand position, shifts, accuracy, economy of motion

Octaves in G Major No. 7, Op. 1 by Mauro Giuliani
Left hand position, basic reach and stretch, shifts, accuracy

Study in B Minor (Allegretto) No. 22, Op. 35 by Fernando Sor
Musicality: balance, shaping, phrasing, arpeggios, melody, tone