rcm bridges level one preparatory listen download

Listen to RCM Bridges Guitar Series MP3s (plus download free)

Are you a fan of the RCM Bridges Guitar Series from Fredrick Harris Music?  It’s a great repertoire collection at the beginning levels.

I’m happy to announce that you can now listen to and download the MP3s for all of the Bridges Guitar Series pieces that I have videoed.

It can be helpful to be able to preview pieces before you start working on them. It can also be helpful to simply hear another perspective on a piece that you already play.
I’ve gotten some good feedback from these videos on YouTube, and thought that making the audio files accessible would be a service.
The bridges series constantly updates and alternates their repertoire in each edition of each book. For this reason, not all the pieces in every edition will be in this collection.
This collection will grow with time, so check back now and then if you are using this series.

Click in the upper left of the videos below to scroll through the entire playlists.

Preparatory Level Pieces:

Bridges Level One Pieces

Included Pieces:

Preparatory Level:

  • Autumn Waltz
  • Bransle de Poitou
  • Danse Des Iles
  • Exercise 13
  • First Exercise on the E String
  • Flocons de Neige
  • Moorish Dance

Level One:

  • Amusement
  • Andaluza
  • Andante
  • Andantino-in-C-Major-Carcassi
  • Andantino
  • Anglaise
  • Anglaise-Carulli
  • Big-City-Blues
  • Bohemian-Folk-Song
  • Branle-Englese
  • Calleno-Casture-Me
  • Cancion-del-Limpiabotas
  • Chanson-Viellotte
  • Ecossaise
  • Farewell
  • Fleur-de-Lotus
  • Klangbild
  • Lesson-7



  • Lullaby
  • Marionettes
  • Midnight-in-Sevilla
  • Minuetto-Carlo-Domeniconi
  • Moderato-in-E-minor-Anton-Diabelli
  • Ninna-Nanna
  • Poco-Allegretto
  • Quazars
  • Sonando
  • Study-in-A-Minor
  • Tourdion
  • Travellin
  • Valse-Carulli
  • Waltz-Carulli
  • Waltz-Catalyud

You can also find Full Lesson Videos of a few of the pieces in the RCM Bridges Guitar Series.  These videos are extremely in-depth and explore ways to make the pieces more beautiful, so be sure to check those out at your leisure!


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