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Approaching Etude No. 5 Villa-Lobos

This post deals with how to approach learning the awesome Etude No. 5 by Villa-Lobos. It has a series of videos that will walk you through how to learn and effectively practice this study, with extra lessons on planting and nailing the texture. It is the fifth in the series for the #villalobos12in12 challenge. ApproachingRead More…

Classical Guitar Rocks Carcassi Lesson

Approaching Etude No. 2 by Carcassi Part 1

This is the first part of a”super-lesson” for guitar, and it is going to cover approaching¬†Etude No. 2 by Matteo Carcassi¬† from Op. 60. If you are interested to see what a 19th century classical guitar etude has in common with Jazz, a freaky guitarist, metal and Indian classical Indian music!? Check out this lesson.Read 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…

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Villa-Lobos Etude No. 1 & CG Magazine

Have you got the Summer 2016 edition of the all new Classical Guitar Magazine? Apart from the awesomeness that is John Williams and his guitar, there are loads of tips and articles including one by our own Editor: Rhayn Jooste. If you need a copy of the lesson head over to the Classical Guitar MagazineRead More…