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.

* Julio S. Sagreras Lessons for Guitar (free through the IMSLP data library at:,_Julio_Salvador)

* The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method Vol.1
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

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.

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