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Jay Kauffman

Classical Guitarist


Jay Kauffman

Classical Guitarist




Valentine Sunday Concert at Bartow-Pell Mansion

Valentine Sunday Concert at Bartow-Pell Mansion

I will be playing some romances, romanzas, capriccios, valses, zambas, chacareras, carnavalitos, and a Beatles set. Plus a dramatic & romantic story-set-vignette from my own piece, Archipelago for Guitar!* Please note: Valentine's day is a Wednesday, and...

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Archipelago for Solo Guitar

Archipelago is an adventure told mostly through music. There’s light narration in between movements while I retune the guitar for the unique musical ecosystem of each new island. As an experiment, I’m creating a series of drawings and paintings to illustrate the progress of our hero on his guitar-powered boat. It’s a work in progress. Stay tuned for further documentation of this journey! For more music, go here.

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik for Solo Guitar

I have arranged all four movements of  Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik for guitar. To hear more movements, and to get all of the scores and tabs, click here.

Purchase Classical Guitar Arrangements and Compositions

Click here for the full Catalogue of Scores

  Title Price Further Info
  Five Preludes $6.50
Instant Download of 7-page Pdf Score
  Archipelago For Solo Guitar coming soon
  Island One: Milonga $2.75
(Archipelago, Movement 1)
Instant Download of 3-page Pdf
  Title Price Further Info
  Johann Sebastian Bach
  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Full) 21
Zip File Containing all 4 Movements:
1. Allegro (2015 Revision),
2. Romanze,
3. Menuetto
4. Rondo.
3 fully fingered Pdf versions of each movement:  Score (13 Pages)
TAB only (20 Pages)
Score + TAB. (37 Pages)
(Bonus Folder: 2013 Version of the Allegro with TAB)
           Allegro $7
Revised 2015
Zip File with 3 Pdfs:
4-Page Fully Fingered Score
10-Page Fully Fingered Score with TAB
6-Page Fully Fingered TAB
(Plus Bonus 2013 Version Score and TAB)
          Romanze $7
Zip File with 3 Pdfs:
4-Page Fully Fingered Score
12-Page Fully Fingered Score with TAB
6-Page Fully Fingered TAB
         Menuetto $2
Zip File with 3 Pdfs:
1-Page Fully Fingered Score
3-Page Fully Fingered Score with TAB
2-Page Fully Fingered TAB
          Rondo $7
Zip File with 3 Pdfs:
4-Page Fully Fingered Score
12-Page Fully Fingered Score with TAB
6-Page Fully Fingered TAB
  Gioachino Rossini
  William Tell Overture (Finale) $7
Zip file with 3 pdfs (5 pages each):
1. Urtext Score
2. Fully Fingered Score
3. TAB Only Version

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Art and Illustration

Purchase Prints and Artworks

I am diving back into painting and illustrating after a long hiatus. Getting these new pieces finished has been slow going because of all the other stuff I’m doing, but I’m working at it!

 Click here for a sampling of my drawings and paintings. You can click on any picture to see a more detailed version. If it’s for sale as a print, there will be a link to the print store where you can see the purchase options.

Or you can click here to go directly to the print store, 


Fingerprint CD

My 1996 CD is now available for download and purchase at Bandcamp.

Fingerprint is a musical tour of the world through the strings of Jay Kauffman’s guitar. It is a refreshingly original collection of music inspired by folk and popular idioms from around the globe. It features some of his most popular, published works, including Variations on a Mongolian Folk Song, Samba di Locomoco, and the Spooky Blues, as well as music ranging from Venezuela to Spain to Japan and Turkey.

Re-released December 23, 2016

Produced by Jay Kauffman
Artwork & Design by Jay Kauffman
Recorded on November 11 & 18, 1996
Recording Engineer, Jorge Alfano

Playing Classical Guitar

A Mind-Body Approach to Conquering Technical Hurdles

Basic Classical Guitar Mastery was originally called “Conquering Technical Hurdles.” I changed the name because it turned out to be more than a guide to overcoming hurdles—it is a comprehensive, lovingly put-together video-guide to artfully mastering all of the basic technical aspects of playing Classical Guitar. 

Here’s what you get:

  • Lifetime access to a beautifully designed, easily navigable Membership Site
  • Over 40 high quality, downloadable videos  (2+ hours of content) with great sound, (privately hosted on Vimeo)
  • The videos are easily viewable on any device: Desktop, Laptop, Ipad, Smartphone, you name it.
  • The Membership Site/Website is “Responsive,” meaning it adapts automatically to any size of viewing device, including all manner of Smartphones and Touchscreen pads.

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Classical Guitar Repertoire Courses
Course Name Price Other Information
Johann Sebastian Bach
Bourree in E Minor, fr. Lute Suite BWV 996 $30  Intermediate
Prelude in D Major, fr. Cello Suite BWV 1007 $30  Advanced Intermediate
Renaissance Music
Toy, by Francis Cutting $25  Intermediate
Gioacchino Rossini
William Tell Overture–Mini Arrangement Free  Early Intermediate
Francisco Tarrega
Capricho Arabe $45


 Early Advanced
2 Guitar Arrangements Free
Game of Thrones Theme (Ramin Djawadi) Free  Beginning/Intermediate
Allegro from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (W. A. Mozart) Free Early Intermediate

Jay Kauffman

Classical Guitarist