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Sheet Music—Standard Notation and Tabs

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.
Includes standard notation, standard notation + tab, and tab only. $6.00
Blackbird classical guitar music and tab
Only $10.00
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Blackbird—The Paul McCartney (Beatles) classic
Arranged by Douglas Niedt
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

PLAY IT LIKE A PRO™ Instructional Packages

Play It Like a Pro Leyenda
Only $39.95
Leyenda—Isaac Albéniz
  • Over 14 HOURS (245 videos) of comprehensive classical guitar video instruction.
  • MASTER THE RIGHT-HAND TECHNIQUE: The Right-Hand Technique Annotated Score (33 pages) is in standard notation plus tab. In 33 pages with 29 musical examples and links to 25 videos, I explain the steps to master the right-hand technique in Leyenda so you can play it at the tempo you desire with precision and confidence.
  • MASTER THE LEFT-HAND TECHNIQUE: The Left-Hand Technique Annotated Scores (355 pages) are in standard notation plus tab. The scores, with 581 musical examples and links to 165 videos provide detailed step-by-step instructions and alternative fingerings so you can master the left-hand technique of Leyenda in every measure of the piece.
  • UNDERSTAND THE FORM AND STRUCTURE OF THE PIECE: The Form & Analysis Score (21 pages) is in standard notation. The score and links to nine videos explain the form and structure of Leyenda. It is essential to know this information to make your interpretation of the piece focused and balanced, so you can engage your listeners from beginning to end.
  • CREATE YOUR INTERPRETATION: The Annotated Interpretation Score is in standard notation. In 58 pages and links to 46 videos, I provide you with countless options for dynamics, tone color changes, tempo changes, articulation, and more to help you supercharge your interpretation of Leyenda and add spontaneity to your performance.
Play It Like a Pro Cavatina
Only $39.95
Cavatina—Stanley Myers, arranged by John Williams
  • Over 4 hours (!) of video shot close-up in high definition to teach you to play Cavatina measure by measure like a pro.
  • 78 individual detailed instructional videos.
  • An annotated score in standard notation and tab (80 pages!) with detailed instructions on how to play this beautiful piece measure-by-measure with pro-level execution. Includes detailed left and right-hand fingering options, optional improved harmonizations, articulation options, technical instruction, and much more.
  • NOTE: Due to copyright law, the original guitar score is NOT included in the Play It Like a Pro™ package. You must purchase it separately from another source.
Play It Like a Pro Capricho Arabe
Only $39.95
Capricho Árabe—Francisco Tárrega
  • Over 5 hours (!) of video shot close-up in high definition to teach you to play Capricho Árabe measure by measure like a pro.
  • An annotated score (46 pages) with detailed detailed left and right hand fingering options, barring options, articulation options, and more.
  • An interpretation score (12 pages) with detailed performance instructions.
  • The basic score as originally published.
  • The basic score (no tab) with no fingering so you can write in your own.
  • All scores (except the last one) are in standard notation and tab.
Play It Like a Pro, Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Only $39.95
Recuerdos de la Alhambra—Francisco Tárrega
  • Over 4 hours (!) of video shot close-up in high definition to teach you measure by measure to play Recuerdos de la Alhambra like a pro.
  • An Annotated Score (65 pages) with detailed instructions on how to play this beautiful piece with pro-level execution. Includes dozens of detailed left-hand fingering options you will not find anywhere else. In standard notation and tab.
  • An Interpretation and Performance Score (11 pages) with detailed performance suggestions.
  • The Original Score in standard notation and tab.
  • The Basic Score (no tab) without any fingering so you can write in your own.
  • IMPORTANT! This package does NOT teach the tremolo. If you want to learn the tremolo, purchase Doug's comprehensive Play It Like a Pro™: How to Master the Tremolo.
Play It Like a Pro: Take Five
Only $39.95
Take Five—Paul Desmond, arranged by Douglas Niedt
  • 28 classical guitar video lessons in high definition teach you to play "Take Five" measure by measure.
  • An annotated score with detailed performance instructions.
  • An annotated score with embedded videos and detailed performance instructions.
  • 88 pages of music and 2 1/2 hours of detailed video instruction.
  • Scores are in standard notation and tab.
Play It Like a Pro: How to Master the Tremolo
Only $12.95
How to Master the Tremolo
  • Over 100 pages of text and 73 musical examples.
  • 35 videos shot close-up in high definition.
  • Part 1—LAYING THE FOUNDATION Hand position, small finger movements, planting techniques, thumb/finger independence, "ma" independence, diagnostics, and much more.
  • Part 2—HOW TO PRACTICE Slow-fast practice, using a metronome, accenting fingers, fixing uneven or lopsided tremolos, speed, switching strings.
  • Part 3—INCORPORATING THE LEFT HAND Shifting, eliminating string squeaks and glissandi, three ways to change from one left-hand finger to another.
  • Part 4—TREMOLO PATTERNS YOU NEVER KNEW EXISTED "pimi" and "pmim" patterns, 3-note and 5-note (flamenco) patterns, double-string tremolos, chordal tremolo.
Play It Like a Pro: Scarborough Fair
Only $14.95
Scarborough Fair—Traditional, arranged by Douglas Niedt

This is Douglas Niedt's easy-to-play arrangement of the English folk tune. The arrangement is in the style of the version made famous by Simon & Garfunkel.

  • 1½ hours of high-def video teach you to play Scarborough Fair measure by measure like a pro.
  • Includes the score in standard notation and standard notation and tab.
  • An annotated score with detailed performance instructions.
  • A score with alternative right-hand fingerings.
Play It Like a Pro: Study No. 2 by Fernando Sor
Only $19.95
Study in C Major Op. 35, No. 13—Fernando Sor

It is better known as Study No. 2 as Segovia titled it in his edition of the "20 Sor Studies". Many teachers think of this study as a required piece to learn in the basic repertoire.

  • Three videos (1½ hours total) shot close-up in high definition to teach you to play Study No. 2 measure by measure like a pro.
  • The score with detailed right-hand fingerings and options.
  • The score with detailed left-hand fingerings and options
  • An annotated score with detailed instructions on how to play this essential repertoire study with pro-level execution
  • An interpretation score with detailed performance options.
  • All scores are in standard notation and tab.
Play It Like a Pro: Sor, Lesson No. 1
Only $29.95
LESSON NO. 1 from Twenty-Four Progressive Lessons
Opus 31, Book 1
—Fernando Sor
  • Over 3 hours (!) of classical guitar video lessons shot close-up in high definition
  • An absolutely amazing 91-page annotated score with detailed instructions on how to play this petite masterpiece with pro-level execution (in standard notation and tab)
  • An annotated Interpretation Score with performance instructions (standard notation)
  • The Original Score in standard notation and tab.
  • A Modern Score (in standard notation and tab, plus standard notation only)
  • A Blank Score, notes only with no fingerings for you to write in your own fingerings, dynamics, and other notations (standard notation)
Play It Like a Pro: In the Bleak Midwinter
Only $14.95
In the Bleak Midwinter—Harold Darke, arranged by Douglas Niedt
  • Three videos shot close-up in high definition to teach you to play In the Bleak Midwinter like a pro, measure by measure.
  • An annotated score with detailed instructions on how to play this beautiful Christmas song with pro level execution
  • The score in standard notation
  • The score in standard notation and tab
  • An MP3 audio track of Doug playing the Christmas carol

Classical Guitar CHRISTMAS MUSIC for Purchase

Sleigh Ride classical guitar music and tab
Only $6.00
Sleigh Ride—Leroy Anderson, arranged by Douglas Niedt
You get THREE versions:
Standard Notation, Standard Notation AND Tab, and Tab only (44 pages).
Jingle Bells classical guitar music and tab
Only $10.00
Jingle Bells—piano arrangement by Doug Hammer, guitar adaptation by Douglas Niedt
You get THREE versions:
Standard Notation, Standard Notation AND Tab, and Tab only (17 pages).
In Heavenly Peace Christmas music book, classical guitar music and tab
Only $21.95
In Heavenly Peace—14 Christmas songs arranged by Douglas Niedt.
This is a beautifully produced book (in PDF format) of the printed sheet music from Doug's famous Christmas CD, In Heavenly Peace. The arrangements are note-for-note and thoroughly fingered exactly as Doug plays them on the recording, no compromises!
Includes standard notation, standard notation + tab, and tab only (105 pages).
O Come O Come Emmanuel classical guitar music and tab
Only $6.00
O Come O Come Emmanuel, arranged by Douglas Niedt
Included is an easier version and an advanced version. Both are in standard notation, standard notation + tab, and an annotated score with detailed performance instructions.
PLUS, you receive four detailed instructional videos to help you learn to play the piece really well. 33 pages.
Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella, classical guitar music and tab
Only $6.00
Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella (Un Flambeau, Jeanette, Isabelle in French), arranged by Douglas Niedt
Includes standard notation, standard notation + tab, PLUS an annotated score with detailed performance instructions in standard notation + tab (23 pages).
In Heavenly Peace Christmas music book, classical guitar music and tab
Only $6.00
Cradle Song—Traditional Flemish Carol, arranged by Douglas Niedt.
The arrangement of this Flemish traditional carol is based on a choral arrangement by John Rutter. Includes standard notation, standard notation + tab, a video, and mp3 (9 pages).

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Douglas Niedt CDs

Pure Magic Classical Guitar CD by Douglas Niedt
Only $12.98
Pure Magic—CD by Douglas Niedt
This is Douglas Niedt's outstanding solo guitar CD. The title says it all. Includes Doug's famous arangement of Cavatina and music by Tommy Emmanuel, Duke Ellington, Jorge Morel, Roland Dyens, Secret Garden, and more.
In Heavenly Peace Christmas CD
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In Heavenly Peace Christmas CD—14 Christmas songs arranged by Douglas Niedt.
Douglas Niedt's In Heavenly Peace CD contains some of the most moving and creative solo guitar Christmas arrangements ever recorded.

Douglas Who?

Douglas Niedt, guitarist

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—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.

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