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Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach

One of the best loved of all classical guitar arrangements.

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Play and Read Music in the Higher Positions

Learn to read music and identify notes on the entire neck.

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Better Technique, with “Segovia’s Favorite Scales”

Detailed explorations of this popular technical tool.

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Pachelbel’s Canon in D

Great for beginners to intermediate players.

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How to Read Music for Guitar

A full course to get you started reading music

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Malagueña, by Ernesto Lecuona

One of the most fun and recognizable guitar songs in the world!

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ramon martinez pic“I just want to thank you for your full lessons. In those you are helping us to understand how a piece is composed and the parts that we have to analyze and how to do it.  You are teaching a lot about how to read and play and the most important part: PLAY with the music and ENJOY it.”  R. Martinez

classical guitar review“Your videos are great – not too many around with so much clarity.  I’m a Senior Lecturer so I appreciate anyone who takes the time to make good clear instructions.  Thanks to your videos it has really made me look at technical work with a fresh pair of eyes – and hopefully hands!”  J. Washington

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where should I start?

There are tons of lessons, tutorials, articles and resources on the Classical Guitar Shed site.  If you are just arriving, begin with the Start Here page.  You’ll discover how the site is organized, and find some good places to begin your exploration.

What is this site for?

With any luck, you’ll gain not only better facility on your guitar, but also grow as a musician and find new perspectives and deeper layers to the music you choose to play.  So much goes into beautifully played music.  CGS is here to help you on your musical journey.

What if I have other questions?

If you don’t immediately find what you are looking for, have some specific question, or have an issue you don’t really know how to search for, feel free to drop me a line anytime.  I respond personally to all emails containing questions.  If I can help in any way, I would be more than happy to.

Is this site for me?

CGS is for you if you are interested in classical guitar, and would like to explore resources to improve your technical skills, gain musical knowledge, and play more beautifully.  Whether you’re just beginning, or a lifetime player, CGS will have something you.  Age is not important, but love of process is.

What is Classical Guitar?

Classical guitar is a both a specific instrument (with nylon strings), and a style of playing that uses the right hand fingers, and focuses on composed music and refining your technique.  Classical guitar technique can be used beneficially with any type or style of guitar, but is easiest on nylon strings.

I play fingerstyle acoustic; Is this for me?

The word “classical” throws a lot of people off.  Learning classical guitar is all about making the hands move with power, grace and efficiency (in addition to playing composed music and all this entails).  If you want good hands, study “classical” technique (and read this).

 

 

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[Sheet Music] Tarrega, Francisco – Study in C

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[Quote] Marilyn Monroe on how to make something good even better

Save to “My Favorites”   When we take on a complex skill such as learning the classical guitar, we’re bound to learn something that we need to change later. It happens to us all. We do our best with what we know. But eventually we know more, and recognize new opportunities for improvement. Some call […]

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[Sheet Music] Voit, Hans – Für All Ich Krön

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[Sheet Music] Ludwig van Beethoven – Für Elise

Save to “My Favorites” You’ve found the free sheet music and TAB for Für Elise by Ludwig van Beethoven Click the button below for instant access to the free PDF guitar transcriptions. Click here to download and print your free sheet music. Want more free sheet music? Click here to browse the full list. Take […]

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Practical Musical Analysis: First Steps in Learning New Music

Save to “My Favorites” What do you do when you first pick up a new piece of music? If you’ve decided to learn a piece, what are the first steps you take? How do you learn it? Most guitarists jump right in, playing through the notes over and over. But the “sight-read it to death” […]

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[Sheet Music] Ferrer, Jose – Ejercicio

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[QUOTE] Julian Bream on banana fingers and showing up anyway

Save to “My Favorites”   Julian Bream is one of classical guitar’s most colorful characters. He used to book all his own world tours and travel arrangements – by mail! Then he’d travel by train and boat to perform, learning the next season’s music as he went. His upbeat attitude and love of music won […]

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[Sheet Music] Anonymous – Greensleeves

Save to “My Favorites” You’ve found the free sheet music and TAB for Click the button below for instant access to the free PDF guitar transcriptions. Click here to download and print your free sheet music. Want more free sheet music? Click here to browse the full list. Take the Full Course on This Piece! […]

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[Sheet Music] Tarrega, Francisco – Study No. 2

Save to “My Favorites” You’ve found the free sheet music and TAB for Study No. 2 by Francisco Tarrega Click the button below for instant access to the free PDF guitar transcriptions. Click here to download and print your free sheet music. Want more free sheet music? Click here to browse the full list. Programs […]

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The Chromatic Scale on Classical Guitar (What and Why)

Save to “My Favorites” What do you get when you through all the other scales in a pile on the floor? What do you get when you include everyone, and leave no one out? And what do you get when you take every step? Chromaticism: A Fancy Name for Simple Concept The chromatic scale includes […]

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[Sheet Music] Tarrega, Francisco – Gran Vals

Save to “My Favorites” You’ve found the free sheet music and TAB for Op. 48 No.4 by Mauro Giuliani Click the button below for instant access to the free PDF guitar transcriptions. Click here to download and print your free sheet music. Want more free sheet music? Click here to browse the full list. Programs […]

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[Quote] Fredric Chopin on the Beauty of the Classical Guitar

Save to “My Favorites”   While the origin of this quote is dubious at best, it’s still a good one. Whether the great pianist/composer actually said it or not, it still rings true. We create entire universes around guitar: all the thoughts about our practice what we “should” be doing, or able to do all […]

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[Sheet Music] Giuliani, Mauro – Op. 48 No. 4

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