Master Guitar Technique
Play More Beautifully
Expand Your Horizons
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What People Are Saying
“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
“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
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).