March 6, 2020
I’m very excited to announce the release of my latest album: 20 Classical Guitar Etudes for Beginner & Intermediate Students. To all of my students, former professors, and followers, THANK YOU for making this project possible! I’m eternally grateful for your support.
The album 20 Classical Guitar Etudes for Beginner & Intermediate Students is a collection of some of my favorite guitar etudes to teach to students, especially those of whom are at the beginner and early intermediate stages of learning classical guitar.
Many of the pieces, such as Carcassi Op.60 Etude No.1, No. 2, and No.7, are well-known in classical guitar pedagogical circles. However, this album also includes some lesser-known etudes that students have responded well to, and that I’ve grown to love over the years.
As a whole, the album offers a plethora of essential techniques, including arpeggios, separating the bass and melody lines, voice leading, scales, harmony, chord structure, tremelo, harmonics, triplets, and a variety of time signatures and rhythmic variations.
Apart from their intrinsic teaching value, each etude has a clear and (in my opinion) beautiful melody line. My overall goal with this project is to highlight some of the lesser-known etudes in these popular collections, thereby giving them the renewed attention I think they deserve.
Moreover, I hope this album can inspire students of all ages and skill levels by demonstrating that you don’t have to play the most challenging or virtuosic pieces in the repertoire in order to produce beautiful, meaningful music.
Below is a track list of the album, with links to each track on Spotify. You’ll notice that I’ve also created my own arrangements for several of these etudes. I’ll continue to add the arrangements to the Sheet Music page of my website, and will add them here as well.
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