Douglas Niedt
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Douglas Niedt

WHAT I'M DOING NOW

NEW! My arrangement for SOLO GUITAR of Vivaldi's gorgeous LARGO from Concerto in D Major RV 93

I made an arrangement for SOLO GUITAR of Vivaldi's gorgeous LARGO from Concerto in D Major RV 93. It is beautiful on its own without any accompaniment. However, should you need orchestral accompaniment or have always wanted to play with an orchestra, I provide 10 REAL orchestra tracks at different tempos. Plus, you get detailed performance instructions, historical background on the concerto, The Fascinating Story of Antonio Vivaldi, and much more. It is all FREE. Check it out here.

FINISHED: My Fretboard Literacy Project

After three years, I finished my Fretboard Literacy Project, which consists of the Ultimate Note Recognition Trainer/Introduction to Music Notation Course, and the Ultimate Fretboard Trainer. They are the most in-depth fretboard training courses on the planet. And both are free!

PLAY IT LIKE A PRO™

Now that I finished the Fretboard Literacy Project, I can get back to adding more titles to my Play It Like a Pro™ series. I haven't decided what I'll do next. I must choose carefully because each of these courses takes hundreds of hours to produce.

COOKING

I made a pot of classic chicken cacciatore for the week, one of my favorites. Alas, no desserts—I'm trying to cut down on my sugar consumption!

MY GUITAR PRACTICING

I finally found the time to learn a new piece (it's a secret!) which I plan to record/video in the near future. I have been wanting to record this piece for over 20 years!
And, of course, I'm always staying in shape and maintaining my old repertoire.

TEACHING

I'm back to teaching in-person guitar lessons. I am SO pleased. Video lessons are excellent, but nothing compares to in-person, hands-on lessons. What a joy!

GARDENING

The gardening season is over for me this year. I've made notes about what to improve for next year and I need to start ordering seeds. I'll start planting (usually about 2000 plants!) under grow lights in early February.

TECHNIQUE TIP OF THE MONTH

I just finished my November Technique Tip of the Month. This month in Part 6 of How to Learn a Piece on the Classical Guitar (to be published November 18th), readers will learn another essential tool to help them learn a piece more efficiently: practicing with the left hand alone.


Updated November 17, 2021
Leawood, Kansas USA