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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.


Amazing Grace Gospel-Blues Version
Amazing Grace Easier Traditional Version

Douglas Niedt 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 in three variations of increasing difficulty. It preserves the simplicity of the hymn and is meditative and gentle but powerful.

Both versions are in Standard notation, standard notation + tab, and tab only.
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Girl from Ipanema

Antônio Carlos Jobim

This is Douglas Niedt's outstanding arrangement of the famous song. It is a bossa nova classic— a gentle fusion of cool jazz and Brazilian samba. One of the sexiest songs ever written, it is a master class in consensual seduction. Standard notation, standard notation + tab, and tab only.Take me to the Girl from Ipanema page.

Woman playing a baroque guitar


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! Take me to the Canarios page.

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.

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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.


  • Six detailed annotated scores (467 pages).
  • 245 measure-by-measure instructional videos.
  • 610 annotated musical examples.
  • Over 14 HOURS of comprehensive classical guitar video instruction.

See examples of the scores and videos.

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
Douglas Niedt, Classical Guitarist

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

Have you been playing the classical 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?


  • My PLAY IT LIKE A PRO™ is a series of classical guitar lessons that will teach you to play pieces at a professional level.
  • My Classical Guitar Technique Tips are of a level and quality you won't find anywhere else. Read and follow them and you will become a much better classical guitarist.
  • Skype online live video lessons. These classical guitar lessons are for everyone, from the weekend hacker to the advanced player. Learn from a master teacher with over 50 years of teaching experience.
  • Use my Consultation Service to ask me questions and receive advice about technique, practicing, or the pieces you are learning.
  • Music theory and ear training for guitarists. Improve your knowledge of the fretboard and improve your note, key, triad, and chord recognition skills. Plus, some great ear training games.
  • Sit In With The Rhythm Section. Free specialized rhythm training for the classical guitarist. Deeply internalize a sense of steady time so you can "Hold a Tempo" and "Play In The Pocket". Over 100 free video exercises.
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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 a Fellow of the Henry W. Bloch School of Management´╝üRegnier 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.

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Doug's CDs and DVDs

Pure Magic American Virtuoso DVD In Heavenly Peace
  • Pure Magic, CD
  • In Heavenly Peace, Christmas CD
  • American Virtuoso, Performance DVD

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Doug's Arrangements and Sheet Music

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

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