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On October 26, Flamenco guitarist Ricardo Anglada suffered a stroke while performing in Laredo, Texas.
Video. Songs. Classical.
“Canarios” is based upon a popular dance form from the Spanish Baroque and alternates between a 6/8 and 3/4 time feel.
Video. Songs. Classical. Fingerstyle. Advanced. Intermediate.
“El Testament d’Amelia” is one of seven Catalan folk songs adapted for guitar by Spanish composer/arranger Miguel Llobet.
Video. Songs. Classical. Advanced. Intermediate.
Study one of classical guitar’s most enduring works from Spanish composer Francisco Tárrega.
Video. Songs. Classical. Intermediate.
Develop your skills in hand and finger independence, bass lines, intervals, voicings, and more by playing elementary classical guitar exercises. See examples in today’s excerpt from Solo Fingerstyle Guitar Basics.
Audio. Lessons. Classical. Fingerstyle. Beginner. Early Intermediate.
Today’s excerpt from Spanish Repertoire for Classical Guitar includes the first eight measures of “Guardame las Vacas” – one of the earliest published examples of a variation piece.
Video. Songs. Classical. Fingerstyle. Advanced.
Learn how to expand a short melody into a complete composition or arrangement, using variations on “Lacrimosa” from Mozart’s Requiem.
Audio. Lessons. Classical. Early Intermediate.
Explore classical guitar master Mauro Giuliani’s legendary picking-hand exercises.
Lessons. Classical. Intermediate.
How the legendary classical guitarist elevated the guitar to the status of concert instrument in the 20th century.
Learn an arrangement of a classic piece by Johann Sebastian Bach, transposed to the key of D and set in dropped-D tuning.
Video. Songs. Classical. Early Intermediate.
Study the classical guitar approach to picking figures across sets of strings with this series of arpeggio exercises.
Audio. Lessons. Classical. Beginner.
Before you begin learning classical technique, it’s important to learn the proper way to sit and hold the guitar.
Video. Lessons. Classical. Early Intermediate.
Get into the holiday spirit by playing the first eight bars of “Silent Night” in today’s excerpt from Christmas Songs from Beginning Guitar.
Audio. Songs. Classical. Beginner.
Give your set a Spanish flair with the flamenco-inspired classical guitar piece "Bolero."
Video. Songs. Classical. Advanced.
As 2013 comes to a close, we here at Acoustic Guitar have been going through all the new music we listened to this year, looking back on the releases we loved. Our editors and contributors were tasked with putting together their Top Five favorite albums of 2013. While it was hard for everyone in the office to limit themselves to only five albums, the lists we got showcased not only the great albums of the year, but also the wide spectrum of expression in the acoustic music world. Whether you like energetic bluegrass, doomy folk, timeless Americana, complex fingerstyle, soulful blues, or anything in-between, you're bound to find some of your favorites on these lists. And you might even discover something new, too!
In this feature, we review seven acoustic-electric nylon-string guitars from Alhambra, Córdoba, Godin, Hill, Martin, Takamine, and Taylor. These "hybrid" guitars are designed for players who are looking for classical sounds and steel-string guitar playability.
For guitarists who haven’t devoted years into studying at the local conservatory, developing a classical guitar repertoire can seem like an impossible goal. In this series of articles, we’ll look at techniques and musical pieces accessible to guitarists regardless of skill level and musical background.