Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho with Hannah

Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho is one of my all time favorites to play with my students.  Hanna and I decided to make a duet video together during our last lesson.  I am so proud of her ability to keep the tempo so steady and to be able to play at such a brisk speed.  Keep it up Hannah!

Hannay plays her First Guitar Composition

Hannah surprised me with her own composition last week. She calls it “Allay” and it reminds her of the ocean. Here I improvise while she plays her melody. Well done Hannah! It is a beautiful first try and I look forward to more of your own music to come.

Gabi plays and sings Amazing Grace

Gabi recently learned Amazing Grace and we decided to record her singing and playing while I play some chords for accompaniment. 

It is quite difficult for a beginner to play and sing at the same time but Gabi did a great job with it.

 

Ode to Joy – A duet with Hannah

Hannah and I decided to record her playing Ode to Joy this week as a duet on the guitar.

Well done Hannah, and remember to have patience when you practice.  It may take a few tries before we get it right.

Keep it up!

Hannah and Ode to Joy – Hand Posture

Hannah is one of my newer guitar students and she has recently learned how to play Ode to Joy. She is a brilliant but tends to slide into her notes. Here I show her to keep her hand steady while playing when she practices.

Gabi plays Lightly Row for Guitar

Gabi recently progress a bit more with her guitar and here she demonstrated playing with different fingers over a few strings.  Well done Gabi!

Kendra Playing Nocturne: First Guitar Duet

Kendra, my youngest and new guitar student recently learned her first guitar duet called Nocturne. During our lesson we decided to make a video of us playing together.

Gabi’s First Duet, Nocturne: Playing on Open Strings

Gabi recently started with guitar and after practicing the first steps in mastering the basics we play a little duet together called Nocturne. This nocturne comes from Classical Guitar Method by Bradford Werner. To download this free and wonderful e-book visit his website at thisisclassicalguitar.com