Free Downloads

More materials (articles, transcriptions, study materials, MP3s) will be added in the coming months.

The Re-Imagination of Guitar Pedagogy

We offer a newly typeset PDF of Christopher Berg's article "The Re-Imagination of Guitar Pedagogy." This influential article first appeared in the electronic journal, The Piano Pedagogy Forum as “The Virtuoso Teacher,” and later in the Winter/Spring 2000 issue of Soundboard, the Journal of the Guitar Foundation of America (Volume XXXVI, Nos. 3/4) as “The Re-Imagination of Guitar Pedagogy.” 23 pages.

Download your copy here.

Christopher Berg's Fingerboard Harmony Primer

This 15-page handout explores the basic triad shapes available on the guitar, ways to practice them, and how they can be turned into four-voice chords. Material is presented in standard notation and chord diagrams. A rudimentary knowledge of music theory will be helpful to make full use of this handout. The section entitled "Learning the Fingerboard" in The Classical Guitar Companion makes use of this material.

Download your copy here.

Watch this space…