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Classical Tremolo Technique
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In this tutorial series we will learn how to play the classical guitar style technique called tremolo.

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Advanced Classical Exercise
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In this tutorial you will learn to play an advanced classical exercise using typical right hand classical fingerpicking patterns and harmonizing major and minor scales in across the fretboard.

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Classical More Simple Melodies
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This tutorial will teach you how to play more simple, single note melodies using three adjacent strings (and sometimes more). This will give you more practice in reading and playing notes in the first position of the all 6 strings in classical style.

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Simple Melodies For Classical Guitar
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This tutorial will teach you how to play some simple, single note melodies using two adjacent strings. This will give you more practice in reading and playing notes in the first position of the all 6 strings in classical style. It will give you more practice learning to sight read notes and rhythmic notation. Finally, it will help you get used to playing with your fingertips and fingernails on nylon strings.

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How To Hold The Classical Guitar
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This tutorial covers how to hold the classical guitar in order to better approach playing the style. Related issues include the foot rest, proper posture, left hand and right hand overall placement.

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Classical Guitar Style: An Introduction
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This tutorial explores the unique characteristics of classical guitar style. These include the general musical approach and technique, the historical genre and style of music, the specific type of instrument and a brief overview of fingerstyle right hand technique.

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Classical Guitar: Left Hand Basics
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This is a tutorial series covering some basic, introductory classical guitar techniques of the left hand. Topics covered include: bringing out multiple, simultaneous voices, lines, melodies, vibrato, harmonics, etc.

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Classical Guitar: Right Hand Basics
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This is a tutorial series covering some basic, introductory classical guitar techniques of the right hand. Among topics covered are: fingernail use, fingering identification & use, rest stoke, free stroke, tremolo, rasgueado, pizzicato, etc.

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Traditional
The Star Spangled Banner Classical Traditional
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In this tutorial we'll learn a solo fingerstyle arrangement of "The Star Spangled Banner". We'll start with the basics, understanding the melody and how to add bass notes and chord tones. Then, we'll work through the entire arrangement note by note. After we get the notes in place, we'll learn how to add some performance flair by means of musical pauses called commas and fermatas. Finally, we'll add a dramatic ending flourish.

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Classical Single String Exercises
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This tutorial will teach you how to play six simple single string exercises that will help you learn the names of the notes in the first position. It will also give you practice learning to sight read notes and rhythmic notation. Finally, it will help you get used to playing with your fingertips and fingernails on nylon strings.

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Carulli
Carulli 'Waltz In E Major' Op. 241 No. 15 Carulli
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Christopher will show you how to play the solo classical guitar piece 'Waltz In E Major' Op. 241 No. 15 by Ferdinando Carulli. This is a beginner level classical guitar piece that focuses on developing proper right hand technique.

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Randy Rhoads Artist Study
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Rhoads was most famous for his role as guitarist with Ozzy Osbourne after Ozzy left Black Sabbath to start a solo career. Ozzy's first two solo albums were immediately metal classics largely due to the larger than life playing and sound of the young guitarist trying to make a name for himself. Rhoads's playing was influenced by earlier hard rock and metal players of the 60s and 70s, but he added a layer of complexity and neo-classical influence that was totally his own and very innovative.

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Traditional
Malaguena Traditional
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Christopher will show you how to play this traditional classical guitar piece that has beginner level skills as well as intermediate.

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Sting
Fragile Sting
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Dave will show you the classical guitar part that consists of sophisticated jazz chords in a sparing way, single notes lines and 6th interval diad lines. There's also an elegant guitar solo and some triads by an overdubbed second guitar.

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Changing Strings & Basic Maintenance
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Christopher will show you proper, basic maintenance and how to restring an electric guitar, acoustic guitar and classical nylon string guitar. Keep your machine clean and when it's time for a brand new set of strings, then you'll know how to change them!

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Beethoven
Beethoven Fur Elise Advanced Arrangement Beethoven
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Christopher will show you everything it takes to play a complete arrangement of this well-known and loved classical piano piece arranged for solo classical guitar.

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Touch Technique 2
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Here I'll be teaching you some more essentials on touch technique in the style of Stanley Jordan. I'll be talking briefly about touch tapping, then we'll work from the beginning up to some more advanced techniques and ideas in four parts. At the end we'll put it all together into a classical style song.

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Pachelbel
Pachelbel 'Canon In D' Pachelbel
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In this tutorial we will learn a classical guitar style arrangement of Pachelbel's 'Canon In D'.

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10 Ways To Play Arpeggios
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In this series of lessons, I will show you ten of my favorite ways to use arpeggios in a musical context. In the first lesson I'll introduce you to the tutorial, and in the lessons that follow I will teach you examples covering many styles of music, from classical, to rock and metal, with backing tracks of course. At the end of the tutorial you'll find slower versions of the backing tracks, so you can gradually build your speed up.

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Megadeth
How The Story Ends Megadeth
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In this set of 16 lessons, Ben Lindholm guides you through all the parts to the metal song "How The Story Ends", as made famous by Megadeth. Ben talks about the gear and tone, and then guides you through the numerous riffs that make up this complicated song. Ben will break down the incredibly advanced guitar solo in three parts. He'll also take a look at the acoustic classical guitar part in the song, and break down the bridge of the tune too. The story will end with a full performance play-along.

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Traditional
Au Claire De La Lune Traditional
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In an earlier tutorial we learned to play the single note melody of the French folk tune "Au Claire De La Lune". This time we are going to take it a step further and learn more about notes as scale degrees, harmonize the melody, and add chord tones in order to create and play a simple classical guitar style arrangement of the tune. The we'll play it through in a full performance.

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Basic Chord Exercises
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This tutorial we'll practice basic open chords in a classical guitar style. Chords covered include: A major, A minor, A7, B7, C, C7, D major, D minor, E major, E minor, E7, F, G7. In each exercise two chords are paired for a tonic (I) to dominant (V7) musical pattern. Classical guitar style right hand fingerstyle technique will be used to illustrate the way classical guitar style uses minimal chord voices, close harmony motion & small melodic phrases to walk from the dominant chord back to the tonic.

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Basic Two Voice Exercises
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In this tutorial we'll learn some basic two voice, or two part, classical guitar exercises. In each exercise, one voice will be scale played up then down; the other voice will be a repeated pedal note. Playing two voices simultaneously in two different registers (bass & treble) is an important aspect of classical guitar style. We'll use an E major & an E minor scale. Both scales will be played in the bass register (lower, bass strings) & then in the treble register (upper, high strings). The pedal notes will be played on the opposite register as the scale.

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Turkish March: Rhythm Guitar
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Turkish March, or Rondo Alla Turca as it's originally called, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is a pretty tricky classical piece for the piano that I divided up in two guitar parts - one for the right hand on the piano (lead guitar), and one for the left hand on the piano (rhythm guitar).

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Turkish March: Lead Guitar
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Turkish March, or Rondo Alla Turca as it's originally called, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is a pretty tricky classical piece for the piano that I divided up in two guitar parts - one for the right hand on the piano (lead guitar), and one for the left hand on the piano (rhythm guitar).

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Giuliani Right Hand Studies Series 2
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This tutorial series of 10 lessons is the second group of 10 (Study 11 - Study 20) of Giuliani's 120 Right Hand Studies for Classical Guitar. Giuliani, a 19th century guitar virtuoso created these studies in an effort to systematize guitar playing skills for students. They are for developing right hand dexterity.

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Tarrega
Tarrega 'Prelude No. 1 in D Minor' Tarrega
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In this tutorial we will learn a Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909) piece for solo classical guitar 'Prelude No. 1 in D Minor'.

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Giuliani Right Hand Studies Series 1
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This tutorial series of 10 lessons is the first 10 (Study 1 - Study 10) of Giuliani's 120 Right Hand Studies for Classical Guitar. Giuliani, a 19th century guitar virtuoso created these studies in an effort to systematize guitar playing skills for students. They are for developing right hand dexterity.

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Tchaikovsky
Tchaikovsky 'Pathetique' Symphony Theme Tchaikovsky
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In this tutorial we will play a simple arrangement of the main theme to Tchaikovsky's 'Pathetique' Symphony in classical guitar style.

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Tchaikovsky
Tchaikovsky 'Nutcracker March' Theme Tchaikovsky
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In this tutorial we will learn a simple arrangement of the main theme to the "Nutcracker March" by Tchaikovsky in classical guitar style.

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Tarrega
Tarrega 'Endecha' Tarrega
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In this tutorial we'll learn to play a beautiful classical solo piece by guitarist-composer Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909) entitled "Endecha". It is very much characteristic of Tarrega's work: Romantic, rich-sounding harmonies, wonderful melodic arc and quite beautiful. It is also a great piece to learn for the purpose of acquiring some very specific skills involving playing classical guitar.

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Haydn
Haydn 'Surprise' Symphony Theme Haydn
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In this tutorial we will learn a simple arrangement of one of the main themes in Franz Joseph Haydn's 'Surprise' Symphony in classical guitar style.

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Tarrega
Tarrega 'Adelita' Tarrega
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In this tutorial we will learn a beautiful Romantic classical solo piece by guitarist-composer Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909) entitled 'Adelita'.

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