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  • Acoustic: Directory of Acoustic song lessons.
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  • Classical: Directory of Classical song lessons.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Au Claire De La Lune 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.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Bach 'Bouree' From Lute Suite in E Minor In this tutorial we will learn to play a masterpiece of the classical guitar repertoire, the 'Bourree' from J.S. Bach's Lute Suite in E Minor.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Bach 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring' Advanced Christopher will show you all the parts to this complete transcription of Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring". Baroque music consists of polyphonic counterpoint. This is a huge playing challenge for guitarists. Keeping two melodic lines moving at the same time requires the fretting hand to constantly change shapes and patterns. The picking hand will be required to do a fingerpicking technique in which the thumb plays the bass notes and the other fingers play either melody notes or chord tones.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Bach 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring' Intermediate "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach is a beautiful piece that's been arranged many times for solo classical guitar. In this tutorial we'll learn to play an intermediate level arrangement by the master of the Baroque era of music.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Beethoven Adagio Cantabile Christopher will show you all the parts to this complete transcription of Beethoven's "Adagio Cantabile", originally for solo piano. He'll cover the importance of making sure the melody and bass line are heard clearly, as well as the inner chord tones to flesh out the arrangement.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Beethoven Fur Elise Advanced Arrangement 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.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Beethoven Fur Elise Simple Arrangement Beethoven's "Fur Elise" is one of his most widely recognized pieces. It's an exquisitely beautiful piece originally written for solo piano. In this tutorial series we will learn a simple arrangement of the main theme of the piece.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Beethoven Ode To Joy Let's learn a very simple arrangement of a beautiful melody: Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" theme! We'll take this one in three steps: first the single note melody, the we'll learn the theme in two voices, and finally we'll add a third voice for a full arrangement.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Caprice 24 Theme In this set of six classical guitar lessons, I'll teach you the elements of Paganini's "Caprice 24" theme. In the first two lessons we'll look at how to harmonize and play a variation on the first section. Next we'll learn how to harmonize the second section of the piece, then play the second section through. In lesson 5 we'll play through the entire piece. I'll also add some performance advice at the end.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Carulli 'Waltz In E Minor' This tutorial will show you how to play 'Waltz In E Minor' by Ferdinando Carulli. This is a beginner's classical guitar piece. The purpose of the piece is to get the classical guitar student focus on the often difficult process of learning to develop proper right hand technique.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Chopin 'Grand Waltz' Op. 18 In this tutorial we will learn a simple classical guitar arrangement of Frederic Chopin's 'Grand Waltz' Opus No. 18 piano piece.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Dvorak 'New World' Symphony Theme In this tutorial we will learn a simple arrangement of one of the main themes in Anton Dvorak's 'New World' Symphony in classical guitar style.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Haydn 'Surprise' Symphony Theme 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.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Malaguena Christopher will show you how to play this traditional classical guitar piece that has beginner level skills as well as intermediate.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Mary Had A Little Lamb: Learning To Orchestrate By the end of this tutorial, you should be able to play more a simple classical guitar arrangement of the nursery rhyme "Mary Had A Little Lamb".
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Mozart 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star' By the end of this tutorial, you should be able to play a simple classical guitar arrangement of Mozart's nursery rhyme "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star".
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Pachelbel 'Canon In D' In this tutorial we will learn a classical guitar style arrangement of Pachelbel's 'Canon In D'.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Sor Study Opus 60, No.1: Absolute Beginner Melody Description: This tutorial will show you how to play a very simple classical piece by Fernando Sor, Study Opus 60, No.1.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Strauss 'The Blue Danube' Waltz Theme In this tutorial we will learn a simple arrangement of Johann Strauss' 'The Blue Danube' waltz theme in classical guitar style.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Tarrega 'Adelita' In this tutorial we will learn a beautiful Romantic classical solo piece by guitarist-composer Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909) entitled 'Adelita'.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Tarrega 'Endecha' In this tutorial series we will learn a beautiful Romantic classical solo piece by guitarist-composer Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909) titled 'Endecha'.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Tarrega 'Lagrima' In this tutorial we will learn to play Francisco Tarrega's piece entitled 'Lagrima'. 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.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Tarrega 'Prelude No. 1 in D Minor' In this tutorial we will learn a Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909) piece for solo classical guitar 'Prelude No. 1 in D Minor'.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Tarrega 'Recuerdos de la Alhambra' In this tutorial we will learn a beautiful Romantic classical solo piece by guitarist-composer Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909) titled 'Recuerdos de la Alhambra'.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Tchaikovsky 'March Slav' In this tutorial we will learn a simple arrangement of the main theme to "March Slav" by Tchaikovsky in classical guitar style.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Tchaikovsky 'Nutcracker March' Theme In this tutorial we will learn a simple arrangement of the main theme to the "Nutcracker March" by Tchaikovsky in classical guitar style.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Tchaikovsky 'Pathetique' Symphony Theme In this tutorial we will play a simple arrangement of the main theme to Tchaikovsky's 'Pathetique' Symphony in classical guitar style.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Tchaikovsky 'Swan Lake' Theme In this tutorial we will play a simple arrangement of one of Tchaikovsky's themes from his 'Swan Lake' ballet music.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) The Star Spangled Banner Classical 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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