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Six String Journal’s Complete Technique for Classical Guitar Course was developed for the advancing beginner with some experience, the advancing intermediate guitarist, and will even benefit those with lots of playing experience.

The course consists of primary movement videos where I teach the foundational movements that you’ll need in order to master classical guitar. These videos cover topics such as free-stroke, rest-stroke, arpeggios, alternation, scales, hand coordination, slurs, and shifts. These are followed by several series of secondary videos where I apply the techniques and movements in various ways to help you engrain them into your own practice. Stringing the secondary videos into a sequence will teach you how to form an effective practice routine that will maximize your results and get you closer to your musical goals.

Course Includes
  • Hours of focused technique lessons with an award-winning classical guitarist, the founder of Six String Journal, and sought-after educator.
  • Over 50 extensively detailed but digestible videos demonstrating essential foundational movements, technique tips, exercises, routines, and how to implement them into your practice, carefully edited in small bite size videos for easy assimilation and viewing.
  • Printable PDF summarizing the entire course with a condensed visual of the material presented.
  • Loads of bonus content from Six String Journal’s Mastering Diatonic Scales.

Six String Journal Technique Series Publications

A Technical Workout For Classical Guitar, Level 1 – Base Building

The first in a series, this workbook is a technique workout plan for classical and fingerstyle guitarists designed to build a strong technical base. The workout is centered around the most used left hand movements, right hand movements, preparatory work for scales, and the four most important scale forms.

A Technical Workout For Classical Guitar, Level 2 – Speed and Flexibility

A technique workout plan for classical and fingerstyle guitarists designed to develop speed and flexibility. The workout is centered around the most used left hand movements, right hand movements, preparatory work for scales, and the four most important scale forms, and applies advanced concepts such as rhythms, fixed fingers, and extensor development to expand technical limits.

Mastering Tremolo

Leonardo Garcia’s Mastering Tremolo is an extensive guide for all aspiring guitarists wishing to develop solid tremolo technique. From a multitude of preliminary technical exercises and drills to develop a foundation for your tremolo and invigorate your technique, to eighteen active practice techniques detailed with musical examples to develop rhythmic precision, note consistency, tone, and speed, to the mental game of playing tremolo, this book will help improve your playing regardless of your level.

Mastering Diatonic Scale Forms

Scale mastery is absolutely essential for the ambitious and serious guitarist. Touted as the single most effective way to solve technical problems by the most distinguished pedagogues and professionals, developing a scale practice and understanding the most useful way to develop it will lead to breakthroughs and improvement in your technique. Mastering Diatonic Scale Forms is geared towards the advancing guitarist and offers a practical approach for understanding the various necessary scale forms and some insightful methods to supercharge the results of your study.

Six String Journal Editions

The editions below have been very carefully edited with the advancing classical guitar student in mind. Both left-hand and right-hand fingerings have been annotated with careful consideration for the efficiency of technique and musicality. I have many more editions coming soon but here are some of my transcriptions and editions. All of them are available for download via payhip.

BACH: Prelude in D Minor, BWV999 (originally in C minor)

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NARVÁEZ: Diferencias sobre ‘Guárdame las Vacas’

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NARVÁEZ: Canción del Emperador

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NARVÁEZ: Diferencias sobre ‘Conde Claros’ del Sesto Tono

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GIULIANI: Seis variaciones sobre las Folias de España, Op. 45

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TÁRREGA: Recuerdos de la Alhambra Study Score

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I’ve reduced the typical 6 page edition to a two page reduction. I love working from these types of scores so much that I’ll often rewrite music into these formats. Fingerings included.

FERNANDO SOR: Three Arpeggio Etudes

Op. 35, Nº9, Op. 35, Nº24, Op. 29, Nº13

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Six String Journal Free Editions

ANONIMO: Romanza

This is a beautiful piece but very useful for students wishing to work on vibrato, shifts, bars, and ami.

Practice Tips:

  1. Use a rest-stroke on to bring out the melodic line.
  2. Listen to the first note after any shift for unintended accents.
  3. Listen to the last note before any shift for unintended gaps.
  4. Change the pattern to aim for variety and fun.
  5. Explore more right hand patterns using the form of the piece.