Saturday, March 4, 2017

Classical Guitar Essentials

Here are some essential links, videos and methods for my students.  All of my students should own a copy of the Julio Sagreras method books, and Christopher Parkening Method volume 1. (*)

A great start to lessons is this video with Minnesota native Sharon Isbin.


METHOD BOOKS
* Julio S. Sagreras Lessons for Guitar (free through the IMSLP data library at: http://imslp.org/wiki/Las_lecciones_de_guitarra_(Sagreras,_Julio_Salvador)

* The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method Vol.1 https://www.halleonard.com/product/viewproduct.action?itemid=696023
Vol. 2

Classical Guitar School - free music and method books
 - The First Guitar Lessons - by Eythor Thorlaksson (the text is Icelandic, but still great)
 - Guitar Method Book I - by Eythor Thorlaksson

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS
How to Hold the Classical Guitar (VIDEO)
 - Right Hand position for Classical Guitar (VIDEO)
 - Right Hand - Rest Stoke and. Free Stoke (VIDEO)
 - Left Hand Technique (VIDEO)
How to Re-String a Classical Guitar (VIDEO)
Classical Guitar Master Classes (VIDEO)

Classical Guitar Performances
John Williams - Vivaldi Concerto in D Major
Sharon Isbin (Minnesota Native) - Performances at the White House


* I would be remiss if I did not mention Peter Lingen, with whom I studied Classical Guitar at Luther College. His instruction had a profound influence on my approach to musicianship and technique on both Guitar and Electric Bass. https://www.luther.edu/music/faculty/lingen/

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