Check out this solo guitar arrangement of the classic jazz tune “Dream a Little Dream of Me” with music writted by Fabian Andre and Wilbur Schwandt and lyrics by Gus Kahn.
Learn these bebop jazz guitar licks and work them into your own solos. Get a full explanation of each lick when you download the PDF.
A solo guitar arrangement of the classic jazz standard “Stella by Starlight” by Victor Young.
Check out this fun and relatively easy Argentine style tango for classical guitar. Notice the staccato notes in there, this makes things sound so much more dramatic and, well, tango-y! The A section of this piece is in the key of A minor, while the B section moves to the parallel major key of A major. This is a common element in tango, and many tango compositions also include a C section. We hope you enjoy this one, and check out our upcoming Spanish Guitar learning course on our Soundslice page to learn how to play this and other similar pieces!
This original rumba will help you work on playing even slurs, and is also fun to play!
French composer Erik Satie wrote some fantastic piano pieces. Gymnopedie no. 1 is one of his most famous compositions and sounds great on classical guitar.
This solo is a 12-bar blues in the key of F recorded by the Benny Goodman Sextet in 1940. Although recorded in the swing era, it introduces some early bebop concepts. Played to the iReal Pro backing track app.
This beautiful short piece by Francisco Tárrega requires the ability to play barre chords and an a-m-i arpeggio, exactly like the arpeggio pattern of Romanza. You can also play variations of this using block chords or tremelo, as explained in our Romanza lesson video.
This lesson walks you through a beginner/lower intermediate version of the famous Spanish guitar song “Malagueña” that includes the strumming technique called “rasgueo.” This is fun to play and the better you get at it, the more you can add to it, as shown in the video and in the second more advanced PDF. At the end of the video the tablature will also be shown on the screen and played to a metronome.
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