#1
NON-UG CLASSICAL GUITAR FAQ, VERY HELPFUL

Well I know there's not much confusion on this issue in this forum as it is, but I figure this thread will help out a bunch of people.

Sheet Music

www.digitalguitararchive.com - Digital Guitar Archive
By far the best resource for classical guitar sheet music. In recent years, different countries/individuals/conglomerations began putting their classical guitar sheet music online in internet databases, the largest one being Rischel and Birket-Smith collection of Denmark. Until now all these databases were seperate, but the guy who runs DGA created a search engine to search all of the biggest databases, including the RiBS. Click "Archive Search" on the left to search the archives.

http://www.muslib.se/ebibliotek/boije/indexeng.htm - Boije Collection
From the site: "Carl Oscar Boije af Gennäs (1849-1923) was an insurance agent as well as an amateur guitarist. His collection includes printed editions from the early 19th century and manuscripts, e.g. autographs by J.K. Mertz. The collection, which was donated to the library in 1924, consists of guitar music only."

http://www.thomaskoenigs.de/ - Thomas Koenig
Mr. Koenig's arrangements/interpretations/whatever of many different pieces, some intended for guitar, some not.

http://staff.mh.luth.se/joer/frameset.html - Jan-Olof Eriksson
Same kind of site as the Thomas Koenig one, just with some different scores.

http://www.tobis-notenarchiv.de/ - Tobi's Notenarchiv
Has a very large collection of JS Bach and Mozart music; very helpful for those who fancy either composer. Files are in Capella format, which I link to below.


http://cbsr26.ucr.edu/wlkfiles/ELF/ELF2.html - Electric Lute Forgery
A rather... strange website, but resourceful nonetheless. Has links to different databases and collections with Renaissance and Baroque lute tablature/sheet music. You need the lute tablature program Django to view the files, but I'll link to that later in this post.


http://dirk.meineke.free.fr/classical.html - Dirk's Guitar Page
Dirk's Guitar Page. Has tablature/sheet music of many popular classical guitar compositions. Very useful.


http://delcamp.net/en/index.html - Delcamp
Delcamp's personal sheet music collection. Pretty self-explanitory, basic, and useful. As a registered member of the forums with 2/20/40 posts, you get access to more and more sheet music; very cool.

http://www.creativeguitar.org/ - Creative Guitar
Over 3000 sheetmusic scores and 1000 videos. All FREE

http://classicalguitar.homeip.net/Sheetmusic.htm

http://www.eythorsson.com/en/?id=music⟨=en&category=04

www.classclef.com - Free thousands of pdf notes, tab, midi, guitar pro

http://www.free-scores.com/index_uk.php3


http://www.oreshko.co.uk/classical.htm

http://www.mkduzgoren.com/guitar/scores3.php

http://www.guitarpress.com/sheet.html



Tablature

www.ultimate-guitar.com
Well... duh.

www.911tabs.com
Another duh


www.classtab.org
Huge collection of tablature. I doubt the accuracy of some of the tabs, but hey... what can you do?


Software

http://www.power-tab.net/ - Free
The Power-Tab tablature editor/viewer. A must for anyone involved in the digitalized tablature/sheet music world.


http://www.tabledit.com/ - Demo
As much as I don't like this program, a lot of people use it. You can download the demo version to view most files, such as the ones on Dirk's Guitar Page.


http://django.musickshandmade.com/ - Demo
This is a GREAT program. Intended for lute tablature, it's extremely customizable, ergo you can convert it's tablature/sheet music representation of lute music to fit for the modern classical guitar. This is the program you need to access the Electric Lute Forgery files (which download as collections of sheet music, as opposed to individual pieces). Once you open the lute sheet music file, here are the steps for getting it adapted to guitar with Django:


http://www.capella-software.com/capella.htm - Demo
The Capella notation software. I myself am not too familiar with this software, but there are a few sites (one of which I've included in the sheet music link) that utilize it.


That's all I have for now, feel free to post in this thread with links and descriptions of things you think should be added to this list.

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Last edited by Dreadnought at Jul 24, 2016,
#3
hell you are good!! I've been looking for sites like this since for ever!! most for that digital archive thingy... thank you very very much...
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#5
Just want to say thanks to the thread starter and to the poster above me. This was much needed.
#11
thank you for listing those sites. Now I have loads of sheet music to try out!
#12
:/ any tabs? LOLZ no fcken idea how to read sheet :/...and give me some names? lol new to classical!
#14
Quote by vultac
:/ any tabs? LOLZ no fcken idea how to read sheet :/...and give me some names? lol new to classical!


Learn to read music. There are tabs though, but either way still learn to read sheet. You can probably find a thread somewhere with suggestions on some pieces. If not check out some studies, The Sor Studies are the first that come to my mind.

http://musictheory.net/index.html

That will help some, you should get a teacher though.
#16
what is classical guitar is it just the theory and technique or are there actually classical guitars? if so what are the differences between these and normal acoustics? thanks
#18
quick reply to bassman, there is a guitar tha is classical- hollow, large soundboard, nylon and (generally) nickel strings, but the classicla guitar is a style of music (essentially just classical music played on the guitar). The pioneers of the classical guitar were the spanish who developed a completely new sound. Played amongst gypsies to dancing this sound soon developed a rythmic tone, and is now called flamenco (the best style of music ever).
Short (probably innacurate ) history.
#19
oh right thanks dude. sorry didn't reply sooner couldn't remember which thread i'd posted in!
#21
Quote by led-air
quick reply to bassman, there is a guitar tha is classical- hollow, large soundboard, nylon and (generally) nickel strings, but the classicla guitar is a style of music (essentially just classical music played on the guitar). The pioneers of the classical guitar were the spanish who developed a completely new sound. Played amongst gypsies to dancing this sound soon developed a rythmic tone, and is now called flamenco (the best style of music ever).
Short (probably innacurate ) history.

best style of music ever?
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#25
Hey guys, I've been looking to find some sheet music for vivaldi's violin concerto 1, only i can't seem to find it anywhere...Does anyone know of where i could find sheet music for this concerto for free?
#28
I'm going to throw my 2 cents in about classical guitar... I have been playing guitar for a little over a year now. Started out playing steel strung, and I switched to classical guitar after 4 -5 months. Since I started I have been using tabs, and I hadn't changed to sheet music when I changed to classical.

Big mistake, and I'm paying for it now. If you are serious about classical guitar, the sooner you start learning to read sheet music, the better off you will be. Preferably go to a classical guitar teacher, if not, get yourself a method book and a collection of study pieces. Like I said I have been trying to learn through tabs and they will only get you so far - anything intermediate and after will usually have tricky timings, which tabs will not be able to show you. Mind you I see some tabs with rhythm but not most of the time.

Especially if you are trying to learn by yourself, you have to realize a lot of what you are doing right now are most likely faulty positions with no proper exercise routines - if not done properly, you might be able to get yourself up to a certain level and then you will hit a brick wall. After that you would most likely need to unlearn what you have learned and learn them to do the right way.

So in the least get a method book on amazon, you can get one for 10 - 15 bucks and this is 1 - 2 years worth of material for a beginner, then you can get the more advanced level book.

Like I said if you are serious about classical guitar don't forget the fact that through proper learning and exercise you can get pretty good in 1 - 2 years. But... the true mastery of the instrument comes through years of studying and diligence.

I should also add that if you properly learn to read sheet music not only will you be a better musician overall, in the coming years, your transition will be much easier to any other instrument you might want to play. I wouldn't mind playing cello when I have the money to buy one and the space for it Also, I can't emphasize the importance of proper rhythm and tempo, which one can attain through the study of sheet music.
#29
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#30
I had a classical guitar and i didnt like the nylon strings sound, and my fingers are too hard for them, i cant even feel those strings, so i swiched them to a 0.12 steel strings, BIG MISTAKE (lol) a few moths later my guitar broke xD.
Now iv other classical guitar, and i did the same xD, but iv already changed the strings to nylon, but now i dont use it, i dont like those strings but i dont want to break it, that was my grandma present for xmas xD, so that guitar just stands there and no one ever touch it, i prefer to play on my acoustic :x

-sry for my (possible) bad english :S


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#31
Does anyone have any recommendations for classical guitar books? My teacher has already taught me a lot and printed out plenty of stuff for me so I'm not a beginner but I'm graduating from school and I won't be able to see him as much. I want a book with compositions in it. I'm also a big fan of Tarrega. I can't get the book my teacher has since they don't make it anymore. Any suggestions?
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