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.

Do you want weekly guidance on how to improve your playing—-without the inconvenience of traveling to weekly classical guitar lessons?
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 New Video Mini-Course: “Toy”, by Francis Cutting

To learn this piece, you can purchase the Video Mini-Course Here:

Do you want to able to play pieces like you hear them in your head, without having to worry about technique?

buddhamusichead1fThere’s so much great classical guitar music out there to play and enjoy. But classical guitar technique is complicated. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by frustrating technical traps that keep you from playing as well as you know you want to. Basic Classical Guitar Mastery is a complete, in-depth and state-of-the-art instructional series, centered around over 40 multi-camera view video tutorials. It covers all of basics and many of the more refined secrets of classical guitar technique while offering a grounded, confidence-building approach to developing your natural ability.

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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!

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.

Mastering Lengthy Barre Passages in Tarrega’s Capricho Arabe


Simple Study: Lullaby from a Paper Boat

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

Maestoso–Like a Passacaglia

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

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

To purchase the score for this arrangement, click here!


Special Offer: 2 Online Guitar Lessons for $100

For a limited time you can save $30 on online classical guitar lessons with me.
I suggest emailing me first at
To purchase the lessons once we’ve chatted, please click on the “buy now” button below. You’ll be taken to Paypal.

2 Online Lessons for $100
2 Online Lessons for $100

Price: $100.00

If you purchase these lessons without emailing me first, I’ll contact you A.S.A.P. To get the ball rolling, it would help if you email me as soon as you make the purchase.

You’ll be given a link to a 2 lesson pdf certificate: this is just for good measure. You don’t have to hang on to this, email it back to me, or even download it at all. We simply need to get in touch and set up our lessons as soon as possible.


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  • Larry Marchant

    Barre passages – spot on Jay. Many thanks!

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