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Classical Guitar Instructional DVD's

Here is a selection of a variety of Classical Guitar DVD's. I have broken this down into two sections. The first section is instructional dvd's for players. And the second section is composed of DVD's about the history and people of the Classical Guitar.


Modern Classical Guitar Instructional DVD

Learn Modern Classical Guitar Beginner

This program includes everything you need to start playing classical guitar °today°! Designed by world-renowned guitarist/instructor John McCarthy, this accelerated method for learning modern classical guitar starts off with basics like how to hold the guitar, tuning and proper hand positioning. Learn the most commonly used chords for playing classical guitar pieces, key techniques like fingerpicking and how to create your own melodies. You'll learn arpeggios, strum patterns, picking exercises, scales and more! Features: iPod-ready video, follow-along tab book, free lifetime membership for online lesson support, authored for Zone 0 and more. Languages: English, Spanish. 1 hour


DVD-The Segovia Style-Classical Guitar Of The Maestro

DVD-The Segovia Style-Classical Guitar Of The Maestro

This instructional DVD takes us to the heart of the music of the great Andres Segovia. Eliot Fisk, a protegé of Segovia and a master of classical guitar in his own right, has put together a lesson that is filled with invaluable advice and powerful insights into the timeless Segovia legacy.



Classical Guitar Technique and Musicianship

DVD-Classical Guitar Technique and Musicianship

Here's a lesson for both classical musicians and fingerstyle guitarists who want to discover their "natural dexterity" for speed, tone and effortless technique! Whether you are a beginning or advanced guitarist, you will benefit from Fred Hand's in-depth exploration of the fundamental principles of classical guitar technique. "Your body and mind have an innate ability to express the music that you hear," says Hand, "you only need to tap into this source."

By learning the essentials of good playing, such as posture, relaxation, fingernail shaping and the correct application of the free stroke and rest stroke, you will quickly become a smoother and more efficient player. As you practice your arpeggios, scales, vibrato, trills and cross-string trills, you'll learn to apply them to beautiful classical-style pieces such as John Dowland's "Lady Hunnsden's Puffe" and a dance by Gaspar Sanz. Hand's own compositions, "A Celtic Tale," "Heartsong " and "Lesley's Song" are perfect examples of the application of classical techniques to pieces in a contemporary setting. This is a lesson that will dramatically improve the playing of both classical musicians and fingerstyle guitarists of other tradition.

Effortless Classical Guitar

William Kanengiser: Effortless Classical Guitar

Here is a unique chance to learn classical guitar from a master. William Kanengiser shows you how to develop proper sitting positions, rest and free strokes, rasguedos, right- and left-hand synchronization and technique, slurs, and stretching exercises. You'll discover all this from a superb player and teacher who is one of the world's most honored classical guitarists. William Kanengiser has been praised by the Los Angeles Times for his dizzying execution and exceeding vitality and warmth. He is recognized as one of America's most brilliant guitarists, and has won numerous awards such as First Prize at the Concert Artists Guild Competition as well as major international competitions in Toronto and Paris.


Seven Easy Pieces

DVD-Classical Guitar -Seven Easy Pieces

The beauty and romance of the classical guitar is brought home in this fascinating lesson by one of the world's top players. Frederic Hand applies the essential techniques that he demonstrated on his first Homespun video to gorgeous music that will be accessible to all guitarists...with practice.

The seven works taught on this video are among the best-known student pieces, and will be within the reach of most guitarists who are familiar with the fingerboard and basic classical technique. "Easy is a relative term," Fred says. "Playing the classical guitar with beauty and command is a life-long process."

Fred takes each piece apart, pointing out the possible trouble spots and sharing important tips on technique and interpretation. He demonstrates ornamentation, slurs, rhythmic and melodic subtleties, timbral shadings, the importance of correct plucking strokes and other invaluable pointers.

You'll start by learning three lute pieces from the Italian Renaissance, each with a different tempo and feeling: the lyrically romantic Vaghe Belleze, the spritely dance Bianco Fiore and the more stately and dynamic Danza. Johann Sebastian Bach's famous Sarabande is an intriguingly lovely baroque piece, and Fernando Sor's Study in B Minor is an excellent exercise for your right hand. The sublime Adelita by Francisco Tarrega, with its romantic rubato style and lush harmonies, gives players the opportunity to utilize expressive techniques such as portamento and vibrato, and to become familiar with the guitar's upper register.

Finally, you'll learn Fred Hand's distinguished arrangement of the traditional Shaker hymn Simple Gifts. This homage to Aaron Copeland starts with the basic tune in C, but quickly moves into D, taking on a richly contemporary feeling.

People And History of Classical Guitar


John Williams Seville Concert

John Williams - The Seville Concert / John Williams, Paco Pena, Andres Segovia


Ana Vidovic

Mel Bay presents Ana Vidovic: Guitar Virtuoso

Ana Vidovic is an extraordinary talent with formidable gifts taking her place amongst the elite guitarists of the world today. Her performance includes her favorite pieces by Bach, Torroba, Ponce, Paganini and Walton.



Guitarra! A Musical Journey Through Spain

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This musical journey through Spain with Julian Bream traces the evolution of the Spanish guitar from 1500 to the present. Bream tours and performs in some of Spain's most magnificent locations including Seville, Toledo, Madrid and Barcelona. This is the most complete video ever produced on the history of the Spanish guitar. Includes a bonus performance of Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez."


Segovia in Portrait

Andres Segovia: In Portrait


Classic Guitar Artistry

Mel Bay's Classic Guitar Artistry

In this 50 minute performance DVD, Denis Azabagic performs compositions representative of the guitar repertoire from the days of its predecessor, the Spanish vihuela, to the present. Azabagic is one of the most compelliing classical guitarists on the international concert circuit today. He performs concerts around the globe, maintaining a balance between his solo recitals, chamber music with the Cavatina Duo, and engagements as a soloist with orchestras.


Mel Bay presents Ana Vidovic Guitar Artistry in Concert

Guitarist, Ana Vidovic, takes us on a journey through the beautiful music of Spanish composer, Federico Moreno Torroba and Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla. Ana also introduces us to Altiplanos , an interesting piece dedicated to Ingrid Betancourt written by a guitarist and composer Pierre Bensusan. There is also a hauntingly beautiful Farewell by Sergio Assad, Cavatina by Stanley Myers; the theme from the movie The Deer Hunter , three etudes by Heitor Villa Lobos. Rounding out the virtuoso performance is La Catedral , by eminent Paraguayan composer and guitarist, Agustin Barrios Mangore. This DVD also includes an inspiring interview with Ana in which she discusses her beginnings, life as a touring musician, her instrument, teaching and offers advice to aspiring young musicians. The gallery includes photos of Ana, her family and friends. Filmed in Studio A at the beautiful Ocean Way Studios in Nashville, this DVD makes a fine addition to any guitar enthusiasts collection.