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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

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

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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] Diabelli, Anton – Op. 103 no 6

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[Sheet Music] Pachelbel, Johann – Canon in D

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Phrasing Tool: The Springboard (for Longer Lines)

Save to “My Favorites” In our quest to play guitar beautifully, we juggle all sorts of issues. We work on our tone quality, rhythm, dynamics (swells and fades) and more. As we get more intentional about how we connect melody notes, we notice common patterns.  Then we can work out ways of handling them. “The […]

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[Sheet Music] Giuliani, Mauro – Op.48 No.2

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[Quote] George Allen on achieving outstanding success

Save to “My Favorites”   Let’s face it: as much as we’d like to believe we’re different, in reality, most of us are just normal folks. We didn’t exit the womb with uncanny musical abilities. We don’t master skills in a day that take most people years. Sure, we may take to some things more […]

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[Sheet Music] Sor, Fernando – Op. 6 No. 8

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[Sheet Music] Coste, Napoleon – Op. 23 Les Soirées D’Auteuil Scherzo

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[Sheet Music] Coste, Napoleon – Op. 23 Les Soirées D’Auteuil Serenade

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Introduction to Slash Chords for Guitar

Save to “My Favorites” When we first learn guitar, we usually focus on learning basic open-position chords. These are sometimes called “cowboy chords”. But on music containing chord names and symbols, we may see chord names containing a slash. We may see chords such as G/B, or D/F#. What does this mean? And when we’re […]

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[Sheet Music] Fernando Sor – Op.29 No. 12

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[Quote] Eckhart Tolle on shaping your frame of mind

Save to “My Favorites”   “I don’t have enough time to practice guitar…” “My work and family are conspiring against my musical development…” “What’s wrong with me? I’m still making mistakes in this simple song…” “I’ve been playing for __ years. I should be better by now…” “I should have this figured out by now… […]

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[Sheet Music] Fernando Sor Op 31 No 3

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[Sheet Music] Emilio Pujol – El Abejorro

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