Full Lesson on Carulli Waltz in C (op.121 no.1) for classical guitar


This Carulli guitar waltz is a popular piece for classical guitarists.  The Carulli waltz in C deals with some common issues, both technical and musical.  In this video, learn how to approach pieces like this, how to practice effectively, and how to keep it interesting to listeners (and yourself!).

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Note: I have removed all dynamic markings from this score, so it’s just notes and fingerings. Have fun!


Allen Mathews

Hi, I’m Allen Mathews. 


I started as a folk guitarist, then fell in love with classical guitar in my 20’s. Despite a lot of practice and schooling, I still couldn’t get my music to flow well. I struggled with excess tension. My music sounded forced. And my hands and body were often sore. I got frustrated, and couldn’t see the way forward. Then, over the next decade, I studied with two other stellar teachers – one focused on the technical movements, and one on the musical (he was a concert pianist). In time, I came to discover a new set of formulas and movements. These brought new life and vitality to my practice. Now I help guitarists find more comfort and flow in their music, so they play more beautifully.
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