On this page you can find links to recordings of some of the music in the Basic Free Stroke book, along with the accompanying score. To purchase this book please visit our online store.
When downloading the recordings, we recommend that you right click the link and choose ‘save target as’ in order to download the entire file before listening. We have chosen to use *.wav files in order to preserve the original sound of the guitar as far as possible. Due to the size of these files, the download may take some time, depending on the speed of your internet connection.
Purpose of the Downloads
The downloads are intended to provide a standard of comparison to enable the thinking individual to answer questions such as the following:
“How do I know if I have practiced enough?”
“My present assignment is so boring! When can I play more interesting music?”
“When my teacher asks me to repeat an assignment, I panic. I think maybe I’m not progressing fast enough. Am I correct or not?”
“How much of my practice should be devoted to accurate, steady playing, how much to expression?
“As a guitarist with more than ten years of study, I have gone through several methods and learned standard repertoire. Yet, I cannot play even a single piece straight through with confidence. What is wrong with me?”
“I was inspired to take up guitar by the recordings of Segovia. If I practice really hard, how long will it take for me to play like him?”
“I have been playing for six months, why don’t I sound like Segovia?”
|1||Free Stroke – Prepared and Unprepared||Recording||Score|
|13||Exercise 11 number 3||Recording||Score|
|13||Exercise 11 number 5||Recording||Score|
|21||Lento – Theme and Variation||Recording||Score|
|30||Here and Gone||Refer to Luse Samplertrack 1||Score|
|35||Phoebe||Refer to Luse Samplertrack 2||Score