cgrocks CAGED system

CAGED System: E Shape

This lesson delves into the E shape of the CAGED system and how it helps to learning classical guitar pieces. So how does learning a box shape system, normally associated with rock guitar and improvisation help us learn classical guitar pieces? That is what this lesson will continue to explore using another segment from AgustinRead More…

cgrocks CAGED system

CAGED System: G Shape

This lesson delves into the G shape of the CAGED system and how it helps to learning classical guitar pieces. So how does learning a box shape system, normally associated with rock guitar and improvisation help us learn classical guitar pieces? That is what this lesson will continue to explore using another segment from AgustinRead More…

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Approaching Etude No. 2 by Villa-Lobos

This post is going to cover approaching Heiter Villa-Lobos’s Etude No. 2. We will be looking into arpeggio shapes and barre chords. There is a free down load of the chord shapes and fingering available below.   Etude No. 2 by Villa-Lobos is a 2 page whirlwind study of extended arpeggio shapes across the entireRead More…

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Sor No. 13 Op. 29 & CG Magazine

Have you got the Winter 2016 edition of Classical Guitar magazine? It has a great method article on Fernando Sor‘s study no. 13 from Op. 29, written by our editor Rhayn Jooste.   Sor’s Study No. 13 Op. 29 This lesson delves into barre technique, how to shape your tone and classical period melody andRead More…

Recuerdos de la Alhambra & CG Magazine

Have you got the Fall 2016 edition of the all new Classical Guitar Magazine? It has a great article learning on Francisco Tarrega’s Recuerdos de la Alhambra in it. It has the up and coming talented guitarist Laura Snowden on the cover, along with articles on Cuba’s music scene, Carlos Barbosa- Lima and free musicRead More…