CGC 059 : Bradford Werner and This Is Classical Guitar

//CGC 059 : Bradford Werner and This Is Classical Guitar

CGC 059 : Bradford Werner and This Is Classical Guitar

In this week’s episode of The Classical Guitar Corner Podcast, Simon sits down for a conversation with Bradford Werner, who runs the website This Is Classical Guitar, an excellent resource for classical guitarists, as well as a brand new site, Werner Guitar Editions, dedicated to providing high-quality pdfs of classical and fingerstyle guitar editions in pdf format. This is a great conversation we think you’ll really enjoy! Please go visit Bradford’s sites to show him your support, and leave a comment below to join the conversation.

2018-02-11T19:46:20+00:0013 Comments


  1. […] a great time being interviewed by Simon Powis of the Classical Guitar Corner podcast. Lots of interesting discussions. Classical Guitar Corner is an excellent learning resource […]

  2. Kari February 11, 2018 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    I watched Bradford play some of CGC’s Level 2 repertoire on his YouTube channel. I appreciated learning from his insights on pieces I was diligently working on. This was a month ago, so it is a little surreal to listen to a podcast of a person I just was introduced to through my own searches.
    Fantastic to get a peak into his world. Cheers to another great podcast!

  3. Anne Flanigan February 12, 2018 at 12:19 am - Reply

    I’ve been following Bradford for a year or so. This is Classical Guitar is a great resource! I look at this web site at least weekly and enjoy watching his YouTube videos. I really enjoyed this podcast and getting to know a little bit about him!

  4. Lynda Wilson February 12, 2018 at 1:29 am - Reply

    I found Bradford’s site when I started trawling the internet for classical guitar info and resources after I retired, so I’ve been following him for longer that I’ve been a member of CGC. It’s a really good site and his regular newsletter, which I subscribe to, has lots of interesting stuff! One of the useful things he has introduced on his site, is review of various guitars and also guitar accessories – I now have a digital tuner and a guitar support, things I didn’t even know existed! I was still using a tuning fork and a footstool!
    I really enjoyed the podcast – and I loved his comment about making people pay for his TAB versions as punishment for not learning to read notation! Made me chuckle!

  5. George February 12, 2018 at 2:08 am - Reply

    I have been following Brad online for years. I truly enjoyed hearing my 2 favorite online teachers interacting! Simon, maybe Brad for summer school 2019?

  6. Linda Tsardakas February 12, 2018 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    I’ve also been following Bradford Werner’s site for some years. He always makes a very friendly impression and his lessons are quite helpful. His scores – both free and purchased – are very good value. Thank you for interviewing Bradford for this podcast, it was a great idea.

  7. Donna Zitzelberger February 12, 2018 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    I’ve also followed “This Is Classical Guitar” for some time before I found CGC. I find it really helpful. His recent review of the Codoba C-5 helped to solidify my thoughts for recommending that guitar to my young students. I also really appreciated his more relaxed views with starting out an online business. I just started expanding my teaching to online courses for kids/parents; and have found that it’s quite stressful. I was actually thinking I may not want to continue pursuing it, but when Brad mentioned that he looked upon his online work as “just another student that day”, and you commented about just keep it growing little by little; I felt a sense of relief. And, finally, I really appreciated your comments about the “meanness” of people online; and even feeling like a therapy session was needed! Gosh, I have a youtube channel that a student put up for me (because at the time, I did not know how to do it). The purpose of it was to share their concert videos and share some instructions from me to them so that they would have support between lessons. It was set as public, for their easy access. Some people commented with such terrible things. It was just ridiculous. But, none the less, it does hurt and creates stress. Simon – you are so correct – just one bad comment can carry so much more weight than a load of wonderful comments. So, here is a good comment that I hope you can place on the pile of good to offset any bad comments: I loved this podcast; and I gain new knowledge from every podcast I listen to. Thank you!

  8. Bonnie Stenstrom February 13, 2018 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    I’ve enjoyed the interview very much as being a subscriber to Simon and the CGC and a classical guitar student of Brad’s for five years; it was interesting to hear their respective views on hosting an online presence and teaching online. Brad was a wonderful teacher during my time with him. I will always be grateful for his fine dedication to his students.

    Bonnie S.

  9. Bruce February 14, 2018 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    Very helpful podcast. I particularly enjoyed the dialogue about starting and growing an online presence and the adventures along the way. I didn’t know about his site, but I will look into it now. Also, it is really uplifting to hear how you two pioneers in the field of internet music education listen to and support one another.

  10. Bradford Werner February 16, 2018 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    Wow, speaking of online comments, what a wonderful group of people here on Classical Guitar Corner. So many nice things to say! Thanks again Simon for doing this.

  11. Roberto Guerra February 18, 2018 at 4:47 am - Reply

    I found Bardford’s website and videos 3 years ago when I started taking Classical Guitar lessons. I purchased all his books and watched all his videos on technique. It was very helpful and I would have been clueless about technique if I hadn’t watched his videos. Thank you very much.

  12. Dave coleman February 19, 2018 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    Really interesting!!! I was not aware of his sites and all that he offers. Thanks, Simon, for introducing me to him.

  13. Drew Burgess March 6, 2018 at 3:17 am - Reply

    Hello Bradford and Simon,

    Great dialogue, it is interesting to learn about the origin of your sites. The high quality each of you provides is appreciated by many!

    Best Regards,

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