Drill of the Week #18 – Classical Guitar Bach Excerpt

Nate demonstrates a section from J.S. Bach Bourree in E minor.  Tabs linked below. CLICK HERE for Tabs and Notation – Link will open a new blog window. Click link again to view.  


Drill of the Week #12 – Finger Independence

Nate shows you a great exercise from Scott Tennant’s book “Pumping Nylon.”  Get the book – it is a great classical guitar technique book and can be applied to other styles of guitar.  Tabs linked below. CLICK HERE for Tabs – Link will open a new blog window. Click link again to view.  


Nate's Practice Log – Walton Bagatelle No.1

I’m a bit over 3 weeks into this one – Bagatelle No.1 by William Walton. I managed to memorize it, so here goes. I plan to play all 5 bagatelles during my graduate study. Let;s hope this one improves…. (For best video quality, click youtube button at the bottom of the screen – allow pop-ups … Continue reading “Nate's Practice Log – Walton Bagatelle No.1”


Drill of the Week #10 – Classical Guitar Rest Stroke Ex.

Nate shows you a great exercise for learning how to play classical guitar rest stroke technique (apoyando) based on Matteo Carcassi Opus 60 No.1.  Tabs and sheet music linked below. CLICK HERE for Tabs and Notation – Link will open a new blog window. Click link again to view. (For best video quality, click the youtube button … Continue reading “Drill of the Week #10 – Classical Guitar Rest Stroke Ex.”


Nate's Practice Log – Bach Chaconne

I am logging my progress on Bach’s Chaconne in D Minor from his Partita #2 (originally for solo violin), which I am preparing as part of my repertoire for my master’s degree program in classical guitar performance.  I am 3 weeks in and have the first half memorized – with some memory lapses and errors. … Continue reading “Nate's Practice Log – Bach Chaconne”


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