Without music, life would be a mistake.

— Friedrich Nietzsche
Guitar lessons and guitar tuition

Videos

Here I share some of my videos with you from YouTube - please enjoy them and if you see something you like, I'd love you to share it on Facebook and Twitter - thank you!

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

Latest Updates

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

Fading Embers

date-time 26. December 2013   comments No Comments »

Fading Embers is an Original Composition on Guitar  by Nathan Cragg  

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

A Postcard to Henry

date-time 17. December 2013   comments No Comments »

Pride and Prejudice – A Postcard to Henry- Guitar Arranged and performed by Nathan Cragg  

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

Radioactive- Imagine Dragons

date-time 5. October 2013   comments No Comments »

Radioactive by Imagine Dragons Arranged and Performed by Nathan Cragg

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

Lady Gaga – Applause – Guitar

date-time 26. August 2013   comments No Comments »

Arranged and performed by Nathan Cragg This is my classical interpretation of Lady Gaga’s new song “Applause” for guitar. It was a little harder to interpret than I had first imagined as the voicing appears on a quite a few off-beat parts of the melody giving a sense of counterpoint in places. I have some […]

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

A Life Once Lived – Guitar – Nathan Cragg

date-time 7. August 2013   comments No Comments »

Original Song by Nathan Cragg A hauntingly sad song as one recalls a “life once lived”  

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

A Summer Is – Guitar – Nathan Cragg

date-time 6. August 2013   comments No Comments »

Original Song written by Nathan Cragg Original Song by Nathan Cragg I composed this “good feel” song during summer holidays and the title came from the idea that “a summer is” what you make it. I tried a tiny bit of a French feel toward the latter of the piece…see if you spot it !! […]

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

Mandy- Guitar (Barry Manilow / Westlife)

date-time 6. August 2013   comments No Comments »

This was one of the songs that really made Barry Manilow famous                  

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

The Last Of Us – Guitar (Classical Version)

date-time 4. August 2013   comments No Comments »

The Last of Us – Guitar (Classical Version)

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

Johann Sebastian Bach “Giga BWV 1004”

date-time 3. August 2013   comments No Comments »

Johann Sebastian Bach – Giga BWV 1004 performed by Nathan Cragg This piece is part of the Violin Suite that includes the famous Chaconne and is equally as demanding on the fingers. I think I should have set my Camera to sport mode because it struggled to keep up with the necessary quick hand movement. […]

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

True Colors – Classical Guitar- Cyndi Lauper

date-time 16. June 2013   comments No Comments »

Arranged and performed by Nathan Cragg. Guitar – made by Stephen Hill – 2007 model Mic – Zoom H4n

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

Here Comes the Sun (Beatles) Guitar

date-time 1. June 2013   comments No Comments »

Performed by Nathan Cragg. Dedicated to my mum. Arranged by Larry Beekman I just found this music in an old box the other day and thought it would sound nice on my Taylor 414ce and as it’s one of my mums favorites I dedicated it to her.

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

Adele (Set fire to the rain) Guitar Cover

date-time 26. May 2013   comments No Comments »

Adele (Set fire to the rain) Guitar Cover Arranged and performed by Nathan Cragg. Guitar: Taylor 414ce Ltd Edition

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

Elton John “Your Song” Guitar

date-time 30. March 2013   comments No Comments »

Arranged and performed by Nathan Cragg. I have been asked so many times to do a video of this fabulous song by Elton John and I finally woke up today and decided to do it. This is one of the all time great hits of the 20th century “pop genre” but it is evident that […]

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

J.S. Bach Prelude BWV 998 Guitar

date-time 28. March 2013   comments No Comments »

J.S Bach prelude BWV 998 performed on guitar by Nathan Cragg. The great Lute player Luciano Contini inspired the way this Prelude was interpreted. This was recorded in Nathan’s teaching room (hence the music books behind him). Thanks also to Forbes Henderson who popped around last weekend to help with a few guitar fingering issues […]

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

Moonlight Sonata

date-time 23. January 2013   comments No Comments »

Performed by Nathan Cragg. This wonderful piece by Ludvig Van Beethoven is meant for the piano. However, on guitar it is a difficult piece to play well as it is physically demanding on the left hand, the challenge being that it needs to be played smoothly throughout and there are many barre chords. Many guitarist […]

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

Power of Love with LYRICS (Gabrielle Aplin) Guitar backing

date-time 8. December 2012   comments No Comments »

Many of you have expressed an interest to singing this song along with my guitar accompaniment so I decided to provide the lyrics along with my guitar. Hope to see your finished results out there on Youtube very soon !! Over here in the UK we have a brilliant new talent named “James Arthur” who […]

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

Liz on top of the world “Guitar”

date-time 6. December 2012   comments No Comments »

Arranged and performed by Nathan Cragg. This is me playing my Stephen Hill Classical and I also am playing the Contrabass guitar accompaniment (not at the same time of course). I have always loved this piece by Dario Marianelli but there was never any guitar music for it. So I decided to write my own […]

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

“The Power of Love” Guitar “Gabrielle Aplin” (John Lewis Ad)

date-time 13. November 2012   comments No Comments »

Arranged and performed by Nathan Cragg. Check out my other “Sing along” version of this song with LYRICS. I first heard this song a few days ago so I decided to cover this piece by 20 year old UK artist Gabrielle Aplin who does a great job and has a great voice. Originally by Frankie […]

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

J. S Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (from Cantata 147)

date-time 2. August 2012   comments No Comments »

I did my own simplified arrangement of this wonderful and well known piece by Bach.

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

“Bright Eyes” Guitar cover “Watership Down”

date-time 1. August 2012   comments No Comments »

Arranged and Performed by Nathan Cragg. I couldn’t resist arranging my own version of this haunting piece written by Garfunkel (written by Mike Bratt) and made famous by the film Watership Down from the book by Richard Adams. I decided to play this on my old 1978 Orozco guitar to match the period of the […]

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

Guitar “The heart asks for pleasure first” (Michael Nyman)

date-time 3. May 2012   comments No Comments »

Arranged and performed by Nathan Cragg. I couldn’t find a decent enough guitar arrangement that captured the correct feel and phrasing of this amazing piece by Michael Nyman from the film “Piano”. So I decided to arrange it myself by ear. Its a joy to play and not too difficult apart from a few stretches […]

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

Cat Stevens “Father & Son” Guitar Fingerstyle

date-time 15. April 2012   comments No Comments »

Arranged and performed by Nathan Cragg. Standard Tuning EADGBE

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

Coldplay “Trouble” Classical Guitar

date-time 6. April 2012   comments No Comments »

Arranged and performed by Nathan Cragg.

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

Birdy – People help the People – Classical Guitar

date-time 27. March 2012   comments No Comments »

Arranged and performed by Nathan Cragg. “Birdy” is a talented 15 year old singer, song writer and musician from the UK. Her cover of this piece is really nice so I decided to arrange and perform a variation on a theme. I apologise for my musical embellishments at the end.

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

Rihanna Only Girl (in the World) guitar cover

date-time 26. January 2012   comments No Comments »

Rihanna – Only Girl (in the World) Arranged and performed on guitar by Nathan Cragg. Inspired by Boyce Avenue.

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

Mad World

date-time 12. December 2011   comments No Comments »

Sad but Beautiful “Mad World” Classical Guitar cover.  Arranged and performed by Nathan Cragg.

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

Coldplay Paradise Classical Guitar Cover

date-time 28. November 2011   comments No Comments »

This is a classical guitar cover of Coldplay Paradise, arranged and performed by Nathan Cragg.

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

Danza Espanola No.2 “Oriental” Guitar

date-time 26. October 2011   comments No Comments »

This piece is Granados Danza Espanola No. 2 “Oriental” performed by Nathan Cragg. Julian and John have always been my inspiration.

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by JS Bach

date-time 21. October 2011   comments No Comments »

This video is Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by JS Bach. Chorale from Cantata No 147, arranged and performed on 2 guitars by Nathan Cragg.

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

Elton John – Your Song

date-time 17. October 2011   comments No Comments »

This video is Elton John – Your Song performed on guitar by Nathan Cragg. I tuned the 6th string down a bit to give the bass.

Nathan Cragg guitar teacher

The Swan Camille Saint-Saens

date-time 16. October 2011   comments No Comments »

This video is The Swan (from Carnival of the Animals) Camille Saint-Saens arranged for guitar by P.R.Palmer and performed by Nathan Cragg.