Classical Guitar Courses

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$39


jesu bach classical guitar

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach

One of the best loved of all classical pieces.

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$39


read music guitar high positions notes

Play and Read Music in the Higher Positions

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

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$39


how to play segovia scales

Better Technique, with “Segovia’s Favorite Scales”

Detailed explorations of this popular technical tool.

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$39


pachelbel's canon guitar

Pachelbel’s Canon in D

Great for beginners to intermediate players.

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$47


how to read music for guitar

How to Read Music for Guitar

A full course to get you started reading music

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$39


malaguena guitar

Malagueña, by Ernesto Lecuona

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

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Level: Beginner   |   Early Intermediate   |   Intermediate & Advanced

$39 - Includes 2 Bonus Courses! (limited time)
learn to play asturias leyenda albeniz guitar

Isaac Albeniz – Asturias (Leyenda)

A concert classic in the Spanish Flamenco style!

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$39
ave maria schubert classical guitar

Franz Schubert – Ave Maria

A solo guitar arrangement of a touching tune for all occasions.

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$39
bach air classical guitar

Bach – Air on a G String

A sublime orchestral gem from the Baroque Master.

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$39
tarrega recuerdos guitar

Francisco Tarrega – Recuerdos de la Alhambra

A Spanish masterpiece of the tremolo.

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$39
matteo carcassi opus 60 no 7 etude tremolo

Matteo Carcassi – Etude #7 (opus 60)

A lively romp using tremolo and arpeggio techniques

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carcassi op60 no6 classical guitar

Matteo Carcassi: Etude #6 (opus 60)

A charming study in balance and melody.

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capricho arabe francisco tarrega guitar

Francisco Tarrega – Capricho Arabe

The concert classic of Spanish guitar

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$39
sanz espanoleta classical guitar

Gaspar Sanz – Españoleta

A baroque guitar favorite, in two versions.

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$39
Myers Cavatina Classical Guitar

Stanley Myers – Cavatina

The heart-wrenching theme from Deerhunter.

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$39
Bach Bourree Classical Guitar

J.S.Bach – Bourree in E minor

Bach at his finest! A fun challenge.

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$39
villa lobos etude study 1

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Etude no.1

A fun lifelong tool for better hands.

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$39
Lagrima Learn Play Gutiar

Francisco Tarrega – Lagrima

One of the most-loved songs in guitar history.

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$19
study guide giuliani guitar

Giuliani: Allegretto Grazioso

Level: Upper Beginner/Intermediate

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$19
Brouwer guitar study guide

Brouwer: A Day in November

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

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$19
Savio lullaby guitar study guide

Savio: Lullaby – Study Guide

Level: Beginner

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$29
bach cello prelude classical guitar pdf

Bach: Cello Prelude

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

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$19
Les Marionnettes study guide

Bouchard/Gagnon: Les Marionnettes

Level: Beginner/Upper Beginner

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$39
sor bm etude 35 22 classical guitar

Sor B Minor Etude (35-22)

A haunting and ethereal melody.

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$29
this land is your land guitar

This Land is Your Land

A favorite American Traditional

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$29
home on the range guitar

Home on the Range

A classic cowboy melody of the Wild West.

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$29
chester classical guitar

American Traditional: Chester

A popular Revolutionary War anthem.

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$39
tarrega study in C classical guitar

Francisco Tarrega – Study in C

A Romantic etude from "The Father of Guitar"

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$39
Matteo Carcassi Etude 1 opus 60

Carcassi Etude #1 (opus 60)

Make your scales beautiful with this roller coaster study piece.

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$39
ferrer tango #3 classical guitar

José Ferrer’s Tango #3

An evocative tango for spicy interludes!

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fernando sor etude 1 opus 44 classical guitar

Fernando Sor: Etude 1, opus 44

A fun piece by the great Sor!

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fur elise guitar

Ludwig van Beethoven – Für Elise

The classic piano melody set for classical guitar.

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$19
troubleshoot classical guitar

Troubleshoot Your Classical Guitar Technique

ID and fix common classical guitar issues.

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$19
sight-read-guitar

Supercharge Your Sight-Reading

Drastically improve how well you play from musical notation.

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$19
create the ultimate guitar practice

Create Your Ultimate Guitar Practice

Practice smarter and see more daily improvement.

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$39
giuliani guitar course

Giuliani – Ecossaise (op.33, no.4)

A charming classical dance.

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$39
carulli waltz guitar

Carulli Waltz 241-4

A classic tune, perfect for the upper-beginning level.

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$29
fur all ich kron hans voit guitar

Für All Ich Krön – Hans Voit (1545)

A charismatic song from 1545

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$39
medieval guitar songs

3 Medieval Guitar Songs (12th-16th centuries)

A set of tunes from the Middle Ages.

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$29
richard the lionheart classical guitar ja nuns hons pris

Ja Nuns Hons Pris – Richard the Lionhearted (1194)

A lovely tune from the warrior poet.

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$29
virelai: quant je suis mis guitar

Virelai: Quant Je Suis Mis – Machaut (14th cen.)

An antique song suitable for beginners.

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$47 for both!
irish classical guitar music

Two Contrasting Traditional Celtic Tunes

2 refreshing traditional Celtic pieces.

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$39
Paddy Whack guitar course

Paddy Whack, A Traditional Irish Jig

An upbeat Irish traditional.

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$39
irish jig classical guitar paddy whack

Red is the Rose, an Irish Ballad

A lovely Irish ballad set for classical guitar.

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$39
jesu bach classical guitar

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach

One of the best loved of all classical pieces.

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$47
american folk songs for classical guitar

3 Favorite American Classics

3 Classic American traditionals set for classical guitar.

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$19
how to learn classical guitar music

Learn Any Music, In 7 Easy Steps

A reliable method to learn and practice pieces.

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$39
schubert lullaby classical guitar

Schubert Lullaby with Tremolo Variation

A lovely tune with tremolo variation

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$39
read music guitar high positions notes

Play and Read Music in the Higher Positions

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

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$39
how to play segovia scales

Better Technique, with “Segovia’s Favorite Scales”

Detailed explorations of this popular technical tool.

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$19
reading rhythms

Master the Art of Reading Rhythms

A 12-step practice course to improve your rhythm

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$39
pachelbel's canon guitar

Pachelbel’s Canon in D

Great for beginners to intermediate players.

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$47
how to read music for guitar

How to Read Music for Guitar

A full course to get you started reading music

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$39
giuliani allegretto classical guitar music

Allegretto – Mauro Giuliani

A dazzling adventure for players upper-beginner and above

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$39
bach minuet in g guitar

Minuet in G – J.S.Bach/Petzold

Originally for piano, this well-known classic is great on guitar.

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malaguena guitar

Malagueña, by Ernesto Lecuona

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

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$39
adelita for classical guitar

Adelita, by Francisco Tárrega

The lovely tune that's captured the hearts of millions

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$39
classical guitar duet

Duet! Lesson for Two Lutes

A lovely play-along classical guitar duet.

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$29
greensleeves guitar lesson course

Anonymous: Greensleeves

The lovely tune that's made it over 400 years so far.

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$19
branle englese classical guitar

Emmanuel Adriaenssen: Branle Englese

A lively dance from the Late Renaissance.

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$39
la paloma guitar

Sebastian Yradier: La Paloma

Step-by-step through one of the most famous and recognizable habaneras of all time.

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$39
carulli valse for classical guitar

Valse (50-7) – Ferdinando Carulli

An arpeggio piece with singing melody and steady accompaniment.

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$29
ferrer ejercicio for classical guitar

Ejercicio: José Ferrer

A singing baritone melody with chordal accompaniment.

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$39
all about bar chords for guitar

Complete Bar Chords Course

Discover how to most easily play bar chords on guitar, as well as how to identify and memorize bar chords.

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$19
andantino guitar course

Andantino – Joseph Kuffner

A wonderful introduction into the art of playing beautifully, using a fairly simple piece.

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About CGS Courses

The courses you’ll find here on Classical Guitar Shed are among the most in-depth, detailed and high-quality classical guitar courses available anywhere.  Each course explores a single guitar skill or piece of music.  And each course features high-quality HD video with multiple camera angles, as well as one-of-a-kind custom learning materials. This means you always know exactly what’s going on.

Repertoire and skills are divided into small sections or concepts, and worked through one at a time. You’ll get suggestions on varied subjects, which may include:

  • How to count and play any tricky rhythms
  • How to polish difficult transitions
  • How to phrase the music, when to swell or fade
  • How to apply advanced phrasing techniques to make the music more beautiful
  • How to practice so you learn the piece most quickly
  • How to memorize the music more easily
  • How to troubleshoot hard spots
  • How to avoid common traps that slow players down
  • How to make small changes that make big differences
  • How to understand the composer’s intentions
  • How to choose the right tone quality for each part
  • How to make the melody sing
  • How to make the rhythm more lively
  • How to practice to increase your speed and precision
  • How to maintain the piece after you learn it
  • among others

When you purchase a CGS Course, you get lifetime access to all videos and materials.  You also get full support and your questions get answered via on-page comment or email.

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allen mathews classical guitar

About Allen Mathews

Allen Mathews learned guitar as an adult, and has been a full-time guitar teacher for almost two decades to students age 4 to 96.  He has taught classical guitar at Reed College and Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and has been a guest lecturer and clinician at schools and universities throughout the U.S.  Allen is often praised for his creative teaching abilities, and his dedication to helping adults learn classical guitar.  He has a popular Youtube Channel offering regular classical guitar tutorials, and has gained fans worldwide for his weekly emails and articles at ClassicalGuitarShed.com.