I’ve added a sheet music page to my site. Have a look here – https://chrisledwidgemusic.com/sheet-music-2/ I’ll be adding music notation on there so you can download it and work on some of my pieces. There’s just one piece on there at the moment but I’ll be adding more as new ones as they are released … Continue reading Sheet Music
Here’s a really nice classical guitar piece by Cuban compser Leo Brouwer. It’s one of a few south american pieces that I’ve been working on lately. I’m a fan of Brouwer’s guitar pieces, they really are essential for anyone studying classical style playing a higher level.
A student of mine has recently been studying Adelita by Francisco Tárrega. I’ve recorded a video of this as a reference for them. Hopefully plenty of others will enjoy this too. I’ve tried to keep the phrasing clear on this version. I also have tried not to use much rubato in the phrasing as this … Continue reading Francisco Tárrega – Adelita
Guitar Technique There have been lots of books and articles written about “Technique” for the guitar. That is, the best way to actually hold and play the instrument in different situations. The best technique can be a bit of a personal thing and different players may have their own ways of doing things. In the … Continue reading Guitar Technique for Beginner Guitarists
One of my guitar students recently asked me if I’d record my version of Yesterday by Paul McCartney. He’s working on this in his lessons. It’s good for students to be able to see me playing the pieces they’re working on. Since I’ve started recording videos for my YouTube channel lots of students have said … Continue reading The Beatles – Yesterday
Why does so much of my work seem to be affected by the weather. When it was sunny I was playing Spanish music. Today when it’s pouring rain I’ve been playing some Blues. I recorded this after I was working on some lessons in open G tunings for some of my students. I’d love to know … Continue reading Our Train a Comin’
Recently I’ve been taking a few singing lessons from a local music school. I actually moved to singing lessons when the advanced guitar work I wanted to do with a teacher there failed to give me any results. So I decided to use the remaining lessons I had booked to try to improve my very … Continue reading Singing Lessons – What I’ve Learned