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Christopher: Classical Guitar Exercises Intermediate

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Christopher Schlegel
Giuliani Right Hand Studies Series 1

This tutorial series of 10 lessons is the first 10 (Study 1 - Study 10) of Giuliani's 120 Right Hand Studies for Classical Guitar. Giuliani, a 19th century guitar virtuoso created these studies in an effort to systematize guitar playing skills for students. They are for developing right hand dexterity.

Published: 04/09/2007 Upgrade
Christopher Schlegel
Giuliani Right Hand Studies Series 2

This tutorial series of 10 lessons is the second group of 10 (Study 11 - Study 20) of Giuliani's 120 Right Hand Studies for Classical Guitar. Giuliani, a 19th century guitar virtuoso created these studies in an effort to systematize guitar playing skills for students. They are for developing right hand dexterity.

Published: 05/30/2007 Upgrade

Christopher: Classical Guitar Pieces Easy

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Carulli 'Waltz In E Major' Op. 241 No. 15 Carulli

Christopher will show you how to play the solo classical guitar piece 'Waltz In E Major' Op. 241 No. 15 by Ferdinando Carulli. This is a beginner level classical guitar piece that focuses on developing proper right hand technique.

Published: 05/20/2021 Upgrade
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Carulli 'Waltz In E Minor' Op. 241 No. 21 Carulli

Christopher will show you how to play the solo classical guitar piece 'Waltz In E Minor' Op. 241 No. 21 by Ferdinando Carulli. This is a beginner level classical guitar piece that focuses on developing proper right hand technique.

Published: 12/21/2021 Upgrade
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Dvorak 'New World' Symphony Theme Dvorak

In this tutorial we will learn a classical guitar arrangement of a theme from Antonin Dvorak's "New World" Symphony. This is a great piece for learning to transition from beginner level to intermediate level.

Published: 08/08/2022 Upgrade
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Haydn 'Surprise' Symphony Theme Haydn

In this tutorial we will learn a simple arrangement of one of the main themes in Franz Joseph Haydn's 'Surprise' Symphony in classical guitar style.

Published: 12/05/2006 Upgrade
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Strauss 'The Blue Danube' Waltz Theme Strauss

In this tutorial we will learn a simple arrangement of Johann Strauss' 'The Blue Danube' waltz theme in classical guitar style.

Published: 04/17/2006 Upgrade
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Tchaikovsky 'Marche Slave' Theme Tchaikovsky

In this tutorial we will learn a classical guitar arrangement of a theme from Peter Tchaikovsky's 'March Slave'. This is a great piece for learning to transition from beginner level to intermediate level.

Published: 08/22/2022 Upgrade
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Tchaikovsky 'Swan Lake' Theme Tchaikovsky

In this tutorial we will play a simple arrangement of one of Tchaikovsky's themes from his 'Swan Lake' ballet music.

Published: 01/17/2006 Upgrade
Christopher Schlegel
The Star Spangled Banner Classical Traditional

In this tutorial we'll learn a solo fingerstyle arrangement of "The Star Spangled Banner". We'll start with the basics, understanding the melody and how to add bass notes and chord tones. Then, we'll work through the entire arrangement note by note. After we get the notes in place, we'll learn how to add some performance flair by means of musical pauses called commas and fermatas. Finally, we'll add a dramatic ending flourish.

Published: 03/09/2012 Upgrade

Christopher: Classical Guitar Exercises Beginner

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Christopher Schlegel
Classical Single String Exercises

This tutorial will teach you how to play six simple single string exercises that will help you learn the names of the notes in the first position. It will also give you practice learning to sight read notes and rhythmic notation. Finally, it will help you get used to playing with your fingertips and fingernails on nylon strings.

Published: 06/10/2015 Upgrade
Christopher Schlegel
Simple Melodies For Classical Guitar

This tutorial will teach you how to play some simple, single note melodies using two adjacent strings. This will give you more practice in reading and playing notes in the first position of the all 6 strings in classical style. It will give you more practice learning to sight read notes and rhythmic notation. Finally, it will help you get used to playing with your fingertips and fingernails on nylon strings.

Published: 07/28/2010 Upgrade
Christopher Schlegel
Classical More Simple Melodies

This tutorial will teach you how to play more simple, single note melodies using three adjacent strings (and sometimes more). This will give you more practice in reading and playing notes in the first position of the all 6 strings in classical style.

Published: 08/16/2010 Upgrade
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Sor Study Opus 60, No.1: Absolute Beginner Melody Sor

Description: This tutorial will show you how to play a very simple classical piece by Fernando Sor, Study Opus 60, No.1.

Published: 05/15/2006 Upgrade
Christopher Schlegel
Basic Two Voice Exercises

In this tutorial we'll learn some basic two voice, or two part, classical guitar exercises. In each exercise, one voice will be scale played up then down; the other voice will be a repeated pedal note. Playing two voices simultaneously in two different registers (bass & treble) is an important aspect of classical guitar style. We'll use an E major & an E minor scale. Both scales will be played in the bass register (lower, bass strings) & then in the treble register (upper, high strings). The pedal notes will be played on the opposite register as the scale.

Published: 09/20/2022 Upgrade
Christopher Schlegel
Basic Chord Exercises

This tutorial we'll practice basic open chords in a classical guitar style. Chords covered include: A major, A minor, A7, B7, C, C7, D major, D minor, E major, E minor, E7, F, G7. In each exercise two chords are paired for a tonic (I) to dominant (V7) musical pattern. Classical guitar style right hand fingerstyle technique will be used to illustrate the way classical guitar style uses minimal chord voices, close harmony motion & small melodic phrases to walk from the dominant chord back to the tonic.

Published: 09/06/2022 Upgrade

Christopher: Classical Guitar Pieces Beginner

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Beethoven Fur Elise Simple Arrangement Beethoven

Beethoven's "Fur Elise" is one of his most widely recognized pieces. It's an exquisitely beautiful piece originally written for solo piano. In this tutorial series we will learn a simple arrangement of the main theme of the piece.

Published: 04/09/2014 Upgrade
Christopher Schlegel
Mary Had A Little Lamb: Harmonizing A Melody Traditional

In this tutorial we'll learn a simple classical guitar style arrangement of the nursery rhyme "Mary Had A Little Lamb".

Published: 10/10/2022 Upgrade
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Mozart 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star' Mozart

"Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" is a very simple nursery rhythm tune. But this quality is what makes it perfect for learning how to orchestrate it into a full arrangement to play as a solo classical guitar style piece. The melody has been arranged many different ways and in this tutorial we'll take a cue from Mozart who famously made a solo piano arrangement for the melody. We'll learn to harmonize the melody with chords and bass notes that work along with the melody to make a fuller sounding piece of music.

Published: 10/24/2022 Upgrade
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Ode To Joy Beethoven

Let's learn a very simple arrangement of a beautiful melody: Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" theme! We'll take this one in three steps: first the single note melody, the we'll learn the theme in two voices, and finally we'll add a third voice for a full arrangement.

Published: 04/23/2013 Upgrade
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Paganini Caprice 24 Theme Paganini

In this set of six classical guitar lessons, I'll teach you the elements of Paganini's "Caprice 24" theme. In the first two lessons we'll look at how to harmonize and play a variation on the first section. Next we'll learn how to harmonize the second section of the piece, then play the second section through. In lesson 5 we'll play through the entire piece. I'll also add some performance advice at the end.

Published: 10/02/2006 Upgrade

Christopher: Classical Guitar Pieces Intermediate

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Bach 'Bouree' From Lute Suite in E Minor Bach

In this tutorial we will learn to play a masterpiece of the classical guitar repertoire, the 'Bourree' from J.S. Bach's Lute Suite in E Minor.

Published: 05/15/2006 Upgrade
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Bach 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring' Intermediate Bach

"Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach is a beautiful piece that's been arranged many times for solo classical guitar. In this tutorial we'll learn to play an intermediate level arrangement by the master of the Baroque era of music.

Published: 07/13/2006 Upgrade
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Chopin 'Grand Waltz' Op. 18 Chopin

In this tutorial we will learn a simple classical guitar arrangement of Frederic Chopin's 'Grand Waltz' Opus No. 18 piano piece.

Published: 04/17/2006 Upgrade
Christopher Schlegel
Malaguena Traditional

Christopher will show you how to play this traditional classical guitar piece that has beginner level skills as well as intermediate.

Published: 01/16/2017 Upgrade
Christopher Schlegel
Mozart 'Symphony 40 Theme'

Christopher will show you an arrangement of the main theme from Mozart's "Symphony 40 in G Minor". This theme is one small part of a much larger symphonic work. The fretting hand has some challenging chord shapes and the picking hand will be required to do some challenging patterns.

Published: 03/10/2021 Upgrade
Christopher Schlegel
Pachelbel 'Canon In D' Pachelbel

In this tutorial we will learn a classical guitar style arrangement of Pachelbel's 'Canon In D'.

Published: 11/27/2011 Upgrade
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Tchaikovsky 'Nutcracker March' Theme Tchaikovsky

In this tutorial we will learn a simple arrangement of the main theme to the "Nutcracker March" by Tchaikovsky in classical guitar style.

Published: 01/15/2007 Upgrade
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Tchaikovsky 'Pathetique' Symphony Theme Tchaikovsky

In this tutorial we will play a simple arrangement of the main theme to Tchaikovsky's 'Pathetique' Symphony in classical guitar style.

Published: 02/15/2007 Upgrade

Christopher: Classical Guitar Pieces Advanced

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Bach 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring' Advanced Bach

Christopher will show you all the parts to this complete transcription of Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring". Baroque music consists of polyphonic counterpoint. This is a huge playing challenge for guitarists. Keeping two melodic lines moving at the same time requires the fretting hand to constantly change shapes and patterns. The picking hand will be required to do a fingerpicking technique in which the thumb plays the bass notes and the other fingers play either melody notes or chord tones.

Published: 11/13/2015 Upgrade
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Bach Prelude In C Major BWV 846 Bach

Christopher will show you the complete transcription of Bach's "Prelude In C Major". This piece was originally from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier which is a kind of early keyboard. The piece consists of a long flowing series of arpeggios or chords played one note at a time with the notes held. The fretting hand has some challenging chord shapes and the picking hand will be required to do a repeated fingerpicking pattern.

Published: 02/10/2021 Upgrade
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Beethoven Adagio Cantabile Beethoven

Christopher will show you all the parts to this complete transcription of Beethoven's "Adagio Cantabile", originally for solo piano. He'll cover the importance of making sure the melody and bass line are heard clearly, as well as the inner chord tones to flesh out the arrangement.

Published: 02/15/2016 Upgrade
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Beethoven Fur Elise Advanced Arrangement Beethoven

Christopher will show you everything it takes to play a complete arrangement of this well-known and loved classical piano piece arranged for solo classical guitar.

Published: 08/18/2014 Upgrade
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Tarrega 'Lagrima' Tarrega

In this tutorial we'll learn to play a beautiful classical solo piece by guitarist-composer Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909) entitled "Lagrima". It is very much characteristic of Tarrega's work: Romantic, rich-sounding harmonies, wonderful melodic arc and quite beautiful. It is also a great piece to learn for the purpose of acquiring some very specific skills involving playing classical guitar.

Published: 04/18/2022 Upgrade
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Tarrega 'Adelita' Tarrega

In this tutorial we will learn a beautiful Romantic classical solo piece by guitarist-composer Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909) entitled 'Adelita'.

Published: 05/13/2021 Upgrade
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Tarrega 'Endecha' Tarrega

In this tutorial we'll learn to play a beautiful classical solo piece by guitarist-composer Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909) entitled "Endecha". It is very much characteristic of Tarrega's work: Romantic, rich-sounding harmonies, wonderful melodic arc and quite beautiful. It is also a great piece to learn for the purpose of acquiring some very specific skills involving playing classical guitar.

Published: 04/11/2022 Upgrade
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Tarrega 'Prelude No. 1 in D Minor' Tarrega

In this tutorial we will learn a Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909) piece for solo classical guitar 'Prelude No. 1 in D Minor'.

Published: 04/30/2007 Upgrade
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Tarrega 'Recuerdos de la Alhambra' Tarrega

In this tutorial we will learn a beautiful Romantic classical solo piece by guitarist-composer Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909) titled 'Recuerdos de la Alhambra'.

Published: 06/06/2006 Upgrade

Christopher: Classical Guitar Exercises Advanced

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Advanced Classical Exercise

In this tutorial you will learn to play an advanced classical exercise using typical right hand classical fingerpicking patterns and harmonizing major and minor scales in across the fretboard.

Published: 06/07/2022 Upgrade
Christopher Schlegel
Classical Tremolo Technique

In this tutorial series we will learn how to play the classical guitar style technique called tremolo.

Published: 12/06/2010 Upgrade

Christopher: Classical Guitar Basics

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Christopher Schlegel
Classical Guitar Style: An Introduction

This tutorial explores the unique characteristics of classical guitar style. These include the general musical approach and technique, the historical genre and style of music, the specific type of instrument and a brief overview of fingerstyle right hand technique.

Published: 06/24/2010 Upgrade
Christopher Schlegel
How To Hold The Classical Guitar

This tutorial covers how to hold the classical guitar in order to better approach playing the style. Related issues include the foot rest, proper posture, left hand and right hand overall placement.

Published: 06/24/2010 Upgrade
Christopher Schlegel
Classical Guitar: Left Hand Basics

This is a tutorial series covering some basic, introductory classical guitar techniques of the left hand. Topics covered include: bringing out multiple, simultaneous voices, lines, melodies, vibrato, harmonics, etc.

Published: 03/26/2007 Upgrade
Christopher Schlegel
Classical Guitar: Right Hand Basics

This is a tutorial series covering some basic, introductory classical guitar techniques of the right hand. Among topics covered are: fingernail use, fingering identification & use, rest stoke, free stroke, tremolo, rasgueado, pizzicato, etc.

Published: 03/26/2007 Upgrade

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Hanspeter Kruesi
Touch Technique 2

Here I'll be teaching you some more essentials on touch technique in the style of Stanley Jordan. I'll be talking briefly about touch tapping, then we'll work from the beginning up to some more advanced techniques and ideas in four parts. At the end we'll put it all together into a classical style song.

Published: 03/12/2012 Upgrade