Classical Guitar Instruction with Douglas Niedt
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Classical Guitar Lessons and Instruction
Comprehensive Guide to Classical Guitar Technique

Douglas Niedt's (pronounced "neet") mission is to make you a better classical guitarist.
Online classical guitar instruction and lessons on the Internet since 2002.

Portrait of Bach


Fugue BWV 1000 (J.S. Bach)
Edition edited and fingered with performance notes by Douglas Niedt

I have a new freebie for you! It is my edition of Bach's Fugue (BWV 1000), based on the version for the lute. If you have always wanted to play a fugue, this is your chance! One big thing that makes my edition different is that I color-coded the voices to make it easy to identify which notes belong to which voice. Also, I notated the notes that comprise the subject with square note heads for easy visibility. I also include a host of other goodies on the webpage.
And yes, it's FREE!

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Cover of Be Thou My Vision



Irish Traditional, Arranged by Douglas Niedt

"Be Thou My Vision" is a timeless hymn, cherished for its profound message and haunting melody. If hymns are not your thing, no worries! The song was originally a Celtic melody with no religious affiliations at all. In fact, I arranged one of the verses as an Irish Slip-Jig. The arrangement takes you on a musical journey, evoking the ancient Celtic origins of the melody while maintaining its spiritual beauty.
And yes, it's FREE!


  • "Be Thou My Vision" arranged and fingered by Douglas Niedt in standard notation and tab.
  • An intermediate-level arrangement and an easier version.

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Girl from Ipanema classical guitar music and tab
Only $10.00
Girl from Ipanema—António Carlos Jobim
Arranged by Douglas Niedt
The famous song is a bossa nova classic—a gentle fusion of cool jazz and Brazilian samba. It is one of the sexiest songs ever written, a masterclass in consensual seduction.
Standard notation, standard notation + tab, and tab only. $10.00

God Only Knows classical guitar music and tab
Only $10.00
God Only Knows—The Beach Boys classic
Arranged by Douglas Niedt
Includes the advanced version and an intermediate-level version.
Both in standard notation, standard notation + tab, and tab only. $10.00

Angel with Lute, Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring classical guitar music and tab
Only $6.00
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring—J.S. Bach
Advanced arrangement as played by Christopher Parkening, arranged by Rick Foster and revised by Douglas Niedt.
Includes standard notation, standard notation + tab, and tab only. $6.00

Blackbird classical guitar music and tab
Only $10.00
Blackbird—The Paul McCartney (Beatles) classic
Arranged by Douglas Niedt
Most arrangements of "Blackbird" only include the guitar accompaniment without the melody. Others make a lame attempt to combine the two. This arrangement is unique. It preserves most of the notes and right-hand technique that Paul McCartney used for his iconic guitar accompaniment, it contains the complete melody as an independent part on top of the guitar accompaniment part, the original harmony is not changed, and the phrasing of the melody, as sung by McCartney, is retained. Standard notation, standard notation + tab, and tab only. $10.00

Michelle classical guitar music and tab
Only $10.00
NEW! Michelle—Arranged by Douglas Niedt
The sheet music package includes TWO beautiful arrangements of the Beatles classic. The ADVANCED version retains McCartney's bass lines, harmonies, and the guitar parts. The INTERMEDIATE version simplifies the bass line and is more fingerstyle-friendly throughout. Both versions are in standard notation, standard notation + tab, and tab only. $10.00

Amazing Grace classical guitar music and tab
Only $10.00
Amazing Grace
Arranged by Douglas Niedt
Doug has TWO amazing arrangements of "Amazing Grace." The Gospel-Blues Version has adventurous harmonies and is for intermediate and advanced players. The Easier Traditional Version is meditative and gentle but powerful. Standard notation, standard notation + tab, and tab only. Standard notation, standard notation + tab, and tab only. $10.00

Peter Gunn classical guitar music and tab
Only $10.00
Peter Gunn—Arranged by Douglas Niedt
The "Theme from Peter Gunn" was cool before cool was invented.
The song is over sixty years old, and it still completely rocks.
Standard notation, standard notation + tab, and tab only. $10.00


Portrait of Antonio Vivaldi
Largo (Antonio Vivaldi) arranged for Solo Guitar by Douglas Niedt
In this standalone arrangement for solo guitar, Doug added bass notes from Vivaldi's bass part plus filled in the harmony from the continuo accompaniment and violin parts. It is beautiful on its own without any accompaniment. However, should you need orchestral accompaniment, Doug provides 10 REAL orchestra tracks at different tempos. And IT'S ALL FREE!

A young lady playing an early guitar by Caspar Netscher
The Canarios Page
Canarios, by Gaspar Sanz, has always been a favorite piece of mine. I made a fantastic Canarios webpage for you. It has four super arrangements of the song (Williams, Parkening, Bream, and Bonell), videos, a 28-minute video tutorial on adding rasgueados to the piece, the original manuscripts, and lots of fascinating information. And IT'S ALL FREE!

Image of white dove La Paloma
La Paloma—by Sebastián Yradier as played by Pepe Romero
"La Paloma" (The Dove) is the most recorded Spanish song in history. This delightful arrangement by Pepe Romero is based upon that by Francisco Tárrega. The free 55-page PDF includes the Romero arrangement, Tárrega's arrangement, Tárrega's handwritten manuscript, versions in the key of A major, and much more. IT'S ALL FREE!

Douglas Niedt Presents


Learn to play pieces on a professional level with the PLAY IT LIKE A PRO™ series. The tutorial packages will show you exactly what to do to play each piece with pro-level execution.

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

Cover of Sounds of the Bells


(Sons de Carrilhões)

By João Pernambuco

This is the ultimate tutorial on how to play this beloved piece.


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Cover of Leyenda

Play It Like a Pro: LEYENDA (Asturias)

By Isaac Albéniz

This is the most comprehensive tutorial on the planet.


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Cavatina classical guitar lesson Capricho Arabe classical guitar lesson Recuerdos de la Alhambra classical guitar lesson
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Sor Study No. 2 classical guitar lesson Sor Lesson 1 classical guitar lesson In the Bleak Midwinter classical guitar lesson

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Douglas Niedt, Classical Guitarist

The Best Classical Guitar Instruction
and Classical Guitar Lessons on the Internet

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Douglas Niedt is a successful concert and recording artist and highly respected master classical guitar teacher with 50 years of teaching experience. He is Associate Professor of Music (retired), at the Conservatory of Music and Dance, University of Missouri-Kansas City and retired Fellow of the Henry W. Bloch School of Management—Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

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.

Guitar fretboard with sheet music


Yes, you can learn to play the guitar by only reading tablature or playing by ear. But when you confidently know the notes on your fretboard and know what they look like on the musical staff, your musical life will be more fulfilling, and you will be more confident in yourself and your musical abilities. Doug offers two FREE courses to start you on your journey to fretboard literacy.

Ultimate Note Recognition Trainer

Ultimate Note Recognition Trainer

and Introduction to Music Notation. The most in-depth Note Recognition Course on the planet. And it's FREE! Learn to recognize the notes on the musical staff and the basics of music notation.

Ultimate Fretboard Trainer

Ultimate Fretboard Trainer

The most in-depth Fretboard Training Course on the planet. And it's FREE! It is time to learn your fretboard once and for all. The Ultimate Fretboard Trainer teaches you the notes' locations on the fretboard AND what they look like on the musical staff. This is not a game. It focuses on education and deep learning.

Fretboard Training Coach Lite

The Fretboard Training Coach—Lite

This is the new "lite" version of my deep-learning Ultimate Fretboard Trainer course. Like the comprehensive course, the "lite" version teaches you to connect the names of the notes on the fretboard to what each note looks like on the musical staff. FREE!

Doug's Arrangements and Sheet Music

Virtuoso Visions In Heavenly Peace Classic Guitar Artistry

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Doug's CDs

Pure Magic In Heavenly Peace

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Learn more, listen to In Heavenly Peace

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