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noteguitaristfrontpage4ART OF GUITAR: Bringing Music to Life on the Classical Guitar is an evolving online instruction manual, using articles, videos and interaction.   A major goal of the Art of Guitar website is to create and hold a space of inspiration, support and challenge in service of your ongoing improvement.

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 Video Course: Capricho Arabe, by Francisco Tarrega

Francisco Tárrega en su estudio (1906) v3

  • All the information I’d provide to an intermediate student over the course of a few months of lessons in which they learn to play Capricho Arabe.(without paying several hundred dollars)
  • PDF download of full score and suggested ornaments
  • PDF download of score with TAB for those who aren’t as accomplished at sight reading.
  • When complete, over 60 practice and study videos–section by section, measure by measure, full of  fingering, interpretation, and technical and practicing tips—plus PDF sheets with technical exercises I recommend in videos  to navigate the most challenging technical hurdles
  • Complete Theory and Structure section, with videos and PDF download to help you study and understand all scales in keys covered by the piece
  • …and more. Click here to check it out!

 Video Mini-Course: “Toy”, by Francis Cutting

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Latest Videos

William Tell Overture Finale

A Virtuosic Show-piece and a challenge to all classical guitar show-offs/speed-demons. To purchase the score for this arrangement, click here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCQIGFFyGTs

Prelude #3: Vivo

This is a short but fun little piece. It’s got a bit of an Irish Jig feel to it. It also works great as a study for developing your pull-offs. The score and tabs will be available soon! Enjoy!

Prelude #2 With Variation

This piece has a storytelling, Latin American feel to it. The variation also works great as a study in strengthening your “a m i” arpeggio technique while at the same time making it more expressive and musical.

Prelude #5: Moto Perpetuo

This piece evokes a feeling of spring for me. It’s to be played with a very gentle sense of perpetual motion. It is also a wonderful study in left hand slur technique.

Simple Study: Lullaby from a Paper Boat

To find out more and purchase the score for this piece, click here!

Maestoso–Like a Passacaglia

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Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (first movement) for Solo Classical Guitar

To purchase the score for this arrangement, click here!


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  • Larry Marchant

    Barre passages – spot on Jay. Many thanks!

  • Mark Scott

    I’ve changed web servers and find that I have lost the ability to log in for the courses I’m subscribed to. Can you help me out?

    Happy New Year to you!

    Mark Scott

    • JayKauffman

      Mark, can you send me an email describing what’s going on? I can change your password but I’m not sure what that would do.

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