Renaissance Lesson: Branle Gay
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by Dave Belcher
3w ago
Renaissance Lesson: Branle Gay In this video CGC Team member Nicoletta Todesco gives you a lesson on a fun Renaissance dance, Branle Gay by Jean-Baptiste Besard. This piece comes from our book Exploring the Renaissance and course of the same title at CGC Academy. Be sure to download a free PDF of [...] The post Renaissance Lesson: Branle Gay appeared first on Classical Guitar Corner ..read more
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Prelude by Matteo Carcassi
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by Dave Belcher
1M ago
Prelude by Matteo Carcassi In this video we'll look at the Prelude by Matteo Carcassi (Op.59, No.1). This brooding piece is excellent for the beginner classical guitarist and features an arpeggio texture with a singing bass melody. First you can watch a performance of the piece by Simon Powis and then a full [...] The post Prelude by Matteo Carcassi appeared first on Classical Guitar Corner ..read more
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Do you know these guitarists?
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by Dave Belcher
1M ago
Do you know these guitarists? by Dave Belcher Here at CGC you all know Simon Powis. He is the founder and director of Classical Guitar Corner and he is the reason we are all here! He provides the vision for our community and shares his expertise as a world-class educator and musician with all of [...] The post Do you know these guitarists? appeared first on Classical Guitar Corner ..read more
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A family of world-class musicians
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by Dave Belcher
1M ago
A family of world-class musicians At CGC Academy we are lucky to have a family of world-class musicians who share their knowledge and experience with our members. From Gohar Vardanyan to Andrew York, and Ben Verdery to Laura Snowden, these wonderful artists have recorded masterclass lessons and hosted workshops for the Academy, performed concerts at [...] The post A family of world-class musicians appeared first on Classical Guitar Corner ..read more
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Freida by Adrian Sergovich on Classical Guitar
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by Dave Belcher
3M ago
Freida by Adrian Sergovich on Classical Guitar The video above is a performance from Simon Powis of Freida by Adrian Sergovich on classical guitar. This is the first time we have collaborated directly with a composer to publish a score and performance. So we're excited to bring you some brand new music [...] The post Freida by Adrian Sergovich on Classical Guitar appeared first on Classical Guitar Corner ..read more
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Classical Guitar Summer Down Under
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by Dave Belcher
6M ago
Classical Guitar Summer Down Under For the past two weeks Simon and Niki have been teaching and performing at two different classical guitar Summer Schools down under. For week 1, they were at the Sydney Classical Guitar Summer School. And today they've just wrapped up the Taranaki Classical Guitar Summer School. In this article [...] The post Classical Guitar Summer Down Under appeared first on Classical Guitar Corner ..read more
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Exploring the Renaissance on Classical Guitar
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by Dave Belcher
6M ago
Exploring the Renaissance on Classical Guitar Below is a performance of Luis de Milan's Pavana No.1 by Dave Belcher. It comes from our brand new course on Exploring the Renaissance on classical guitar at CGC Academy. This new course is co-taught by Nicoletta Todesco and Dave Belcher. It features 30+ pieces of music from [...] The post Exploring the Renaissance on Classical Guitar appeared first on Classical Guitar Corner ..read more
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Sight Reading Lesson for Classical Guitar
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by Dave Belcher
7M ago
Sight Reading Lesson for Classical Guitar This sight reading lesson for classical guitar in 5th position comes from our book Progressive Sight Reading for Classical Guitar. This is just one of 62 such lessons available to members of CGC Academy. Familiarize yourself To start out, we'll play a simple one-octave C Major scale [...] The post Sight Reading Lesson for Classical Guitar appeared first on Classical Guitar Corner ..read more
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CGC 2023 In Review
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by Dave Belcher
7M ago
CGC 2023 In Review We had a great year at CGC! As we head toward the beginning of a new year, now is a great time to look back at what happened in 2023. As we celebrate the wonderful things that have been happening in the last year we're already working toward some exciting [...] The post CGC 2023 In Review appeared first on Classical Guitar Corner ..read more
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How to Buy Your First Classical Guitar
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by Dave Belcher
8M ago
How to Buy Your First Classical Guitar Are you looking to buy your very first classical guitar? We'll walk you through everything you need to know so you can confidently purchase your first instrument and get to playing! But, first, let's talk brass tax. How much should I spend?  Okay, let's cut to the chase. [...] The post How to Buy Your First Classical Guitar appeared first on Classical Guitar Corner ..read more
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