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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 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

classical guitar review“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

 

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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] Francisco Tarrega – Study No. 8

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[Sheet Music] JS Bach – Arioso

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[QUOTE] Archimedes on How to Learn Guitar

Save to “My Favorites”   “Today, instead of practicing my guitar, I think I would learn more by watching Youtube videos…..” “Today, instead of practicing my guitar, maybe I’ll research new books on Amazon…” “Today, instead of practicing my guitar, I’ll surf the web and read some articles on practicing…” After all, learning is learning, […]

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[Sheet Music] Matteo Carcassi – Op. 60 No. 5

Save to “My Favorites” You’ve found the free sheet music and TAB for Op. 60 No. 5 by Matteo Carcassi. Click the button below for instant access to the free PDF guitar transcriptions. Click here to download and print your free sheet music. Want more free sheet music? Click here to browse the full list. […]

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Left-Hand Finger Independence and Stretch, with Odair’s Favorite Drill

Save to “My Favorites” As guitarists, we dream of the perfect hands – hands that can stretch and contort and perform all the acrobatics that music requires. But in practice, we come face-to-face with our own limitations. We struggle with that certain stretch. We can’t seem to make a melody or bass line sing like […]

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[Sheet Music] Richard Wagner – Bridal Chorus

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[Sheet Music] Ferdinando Carulli – Op. 241 No. 1

Save to “My Favorites” You’ve found the free sheet music and TAB for Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Click the button below for instant access to the free PDF guitar transcriptions. Click here to download and print your free sheet music. Want more free sheet music? Click here to browse the full list. Programs and Courses […]

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[Quote] Superman on Facing the Impossible Guitar Tunes

Save to “My Favorites” Capricho Arabe, Asturias-Leyenda, La Catedral, Bach’s Chaconne…. These massive pieces of music can seem a million miles away. Given our current level, they may even appear impossible. But there was time when even J. S. Bach was a lousy player. He had to start at the beginning like the rest of […]

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[Sheet Music] Augustin Barrios – Una Limosna por el Amor de Dios

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Study Guide: Spanish Romance for Classical Guitar

Save to “My Favorites” Welcome to this Study Guide for Spanish Romance! This free preview will be available through Monday February 12. After that, it will be available for purchase on the courses page. Enjoy! Click here to download and print the sheet music. Below are videos containing notes, explanations, suggestions for practice, and general […]

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[Sheet Music] Claude Debussy – Clair de la Lune

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[Quote] Charles Poliquin on reinforcing the basics

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[Sheet Music] Matteo Carcassi – Op. 60 No. 16

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