Classical Guitar Instruction with Douglas Niedt

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Beach Boys on Classical Guitar by Douglas Niedt

God Only Knows

The Beach Boys (Brian Wilson)
Arranged by Douglas Niedt

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Douglas Niedt Presents


Cover of Cavatina

CAVATINA (Theme from The Deer Hunter)

By Stanley Myers, Arranged by John Williams


• 4 hours (!) of video guitar lessons shot close-up in high definition

• An annotated score (80 pages) in standard notation and tab with detailed instructions on how to play this beautiful piece measure-by-measure with pro-level execution

• Comprehensive instruction you won't find anywhere else

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  • Every month you will be emailed a classical guitar technique tip filled with expert advice, guaranteed to improve your playing.
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  • Receive full access to 100+ technique tips covering all aspects of classical guitar playing, plus Doug's special Christmas arrangements.

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Douglas Niedt, Classical Guitarist

The Best Classical Guitar Instruction on the Internet

Have you been playing the guitar but not making the progress you desire?

Want to accomplish a lot more during the time you have to practice?

Are the pieces you are playing just not getting any better?

Do you need solid guidance to kick your playing up to a higher level?


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Classical guitarist Douglas Niedt is a seasoned, successful concert and recording artist and highly respected master teacher with 50 years of teaching experience.

Doug studied with such diverse masters as Andrés Segovia, Pepe Romero, Christopher Parkening, Narciso Yepes, Oscar Ghiglia, and Jorge Morel. Therefore, Doug provides solutions for you from a variety of perspectives and schools of thought.

He gives accurate, reliable advice that has been tested in performance on the concert stage that will work for you at home.

Doug's PLAY IT LIKE A PRO™ Series

Learn to play pieces on a professional level with the PLAY IT LIKE A PRO™ series. The classical guitar video lessons and music scores will show you exactly what to do to play each piece with pro-level execution.

In addition to the video lessons, you receive PDFs of the arrangements in standard notation, standard notation and tab, an annotated version with detailed performance instructions, and more.

This is detailed and comprehensive instruction you won't find anywhere else.

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Cavatina classical guitar lesson Capricho Arabe classical guitar lesson Recuerdos de la Alhambra classical guitar lesson
Take Five classical guitar lesson How to Master the Tremolo classical guitar lesson Scarborough Fair classical guitar lesson
Sor Study No. 2 classical guitar lesson Sor Lesson 1 classical guitar lesson In the Bleak Midwinter classical guitar lesson
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  • Private classical guitar lessons in Kansas City
  • PLAY IT LIKE A PRO™ Instructional Downloads for classical guitarists
  • Classical Guitar Technique Tip of the Month
  • "The Vault" of Classical Guitar Technique Tips
  • Skype live online classical guitar video lessons
  • Summer classical guitar study
  • Consultation Service for classical guitarists

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Doug's Classical Guitar CDs and DVDs

Pure Magic American Virtuoso DVD In Heavenly Peace
  • Pure Magic, Classical guitar CD
  • In Heavenly Peace, CD of Christmas music for classical guitar
  • American Virtuoso, DVD of classical guitarist Douglas Niedt in performance

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Doug's Classical Guitar Arrangements and Sheet Music

Virtuoso Visions In Heavenly Peace Classic Guitar Artistry
  • In Heavenly Peace, beautiful arrangements of Christmas music for classical guitar
    from Doug's wonderful Christmas CD
  • Virtuoso Visions, folio of music for classical guitar
  • Classic Guitar Artistry, folio of music for classical guitar
  • PLAY IT LIKE A PRO™, sheet music for classical guitar instruction
  • Doug's easy-to-play free Christmas arrangements for classical guitar

Learn more, see the music, listen to clips.

How to Make a Million Dollars Playing the Guitar

The Million Dollar Guitarist

Doug's no-nonsense book explains how to earn a good living in the music business over the course of your music career. And, how to do it having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have!

  • Are you just starting out in the music industry but don't know how to proceed?
  • Do you want to pursue a music career, but aren't sure if you have what it takes?
  • Are you currently pursuing a music career, but it just isn't happening? Do you still have that day job?
  • Are you doing well but want to do even better in the music business?

Then my book will help you!

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