Harmony Guitar Series Completed

I recently published the fourth tutorial in a series on harmony lead guitar parts. I show how to harmonize major scales & melodies, as well as minor scales & melodies. I cover the basic types of contrapuntal motion: similar, oblique and contrary. As usual there are lots of backing tracks in order to get hands on experience playing along with the various parts and doing it yourself!

This video is an example of what I’m teaching in these tutorials. I did this as a demo when I was planning the tutorial.

You can find all four tutorials in the series at Guitar Tricks! Enjoy!

Harmony Guitar Series 1 Part 1
Harmony Guitar Series 1 Part 2
Harmony Guitar Series 2 Part 1
Harmony Guitar Series 2 Part 2

Carol Of The Bells (Electric)

This holiday I did an electric guitar arrangement of “Carol Of The Bells”.

And I teach the whole thing at Guitar Tricks!

Happy holidays!

Practical uses for arpeggios

I’ve had several conversations recently related to arpeggios, triads, inversions, scale harmonization, various practical uses for all of those. So I did a quick vid about it for fun! Enjoy!

Beethoven “Adagio Cantabile”

I recently finished filming a tutorial on this piece.  So, while it was fresh in mind & fingers I recorded another performance to post on my YouTube channel.

I plan on publishing the complete tutorial on later this year.  So far this year I’ve published HD reshoots of all my beginner classical material including: an introduction to the style, proper posture & technique, left hand technique overview, right hand technique overview, single string sight reading exercises, simple melodies & a beginner Sor study piece.

This is a link to my instructor page.

Guitar Tricks lesson catalog

Go learn how to play classical guitar style!



“Viking” Symphony 2 in E Minor

Symphony 2 in E Minor “Viking” is now available on iTunes. It features another gorgeous cover design by my Viking Artist friend Klaus Nordby.

Viking Symphony on iTunes

Schlegel Viking Symphony

It’s also available on Spotify.


Summer Fun

I took a break from practicing, recording & teaching classical guitar material to have some summer fun.

Here’s a tune I wrote years ago and finally recorded.

And here are a couple of demos I did for FX pedals that my cousin built!

Finally, I also did some demo mini tunes featuring his custom built FX pedals! Enjoy!

The Billy Booster for Blues.

The MXR Micro Amp with tone control for pushing a humbucker over the top.

The DOD 250 for a nice thick overdriven Strat tone.

Beethoven’s ‘Fur Elise’ on Classical Guitar

Here’s my arrangement of Beethoven’s “Fur Elise” for classical guitar.

Here’s my tutorial on Guitar Tricks that will teach you to play it!


A Little Jazz on Classical Guitar

I shot two versions of this tune for fun. Here’s the first.

Here’s the alternate take. Same tune, different day.

In other news HD reshoots of GT classical tutorials continue! I’ve recently published these from the classical absolute beginner curriculum.

Classical Guitar Style: An Introduction

How To Hold The Classical Guitar

Classical Guitar: Left Hand Basics

Happy springtime & enjoy!

Let’s try some GT marketing!

Guitar Tricks is the online lesson site at which Christopher Schlegel teaches guitar!

Learn Guitar Online

Online Guitar Lessons

‘Red & White Blues’ Album

I’ve just released a new album called ‘Red & White Blues’!  You can get CDs here.

You can buy the whole thing or individual tracks on iTunes here.

Here’s a video of me playing the first track.