Doug Smith

Douglas W. Smith is cofounder and Chief Artistic Officer of McNally Smith College of Music. Doug is a classical guitarist, lutist, and composer. His performances and original music  have been released at Munificent.com. Doug is a graduate of Winona State University. He has served as the Education Chair of the Guitar Division of The American String Teachers Association and a founding board member for the St. Paul Conservatory of Music.

The Smith Method

  • Classical Guitar for Young Children:  A Rote Learning Approach

Doug Smith’s Classical Guitar Method

  • Reading Book 1 Introduction to the Natural Notes in the First Position
  • Reading Book 2 Beginning Pieces for the First Position
  • Reading Book 3 Beginning Pieces for the First & Second Position
  • Reading Book 4 Intermediate Pieces for the First & Second Position
  • Reading Book 5 Intermediate Pieces for the First & Second Positions

Minneapolis Guitar Books

  • Book 1 Intermediate Pieces for the First & Second Positions
  • Book 2 Advanced Pieces for First Through Fifth Positions
  • Book 3 Advanced Pieces for Each String
  • Book 4 Advanced Pieces for Each Position, Third – Eleventh
  • Book 5 Concert Pieces for Sixth- Ninth Positions

Concert Etude Series

  • Concert Etude #1 in the Key of E Major
  • Concert Etude #2 in the Key of C# Minor
  • Concert Etude #3 in the Key of F Major
  • Concert Etude #4 in the Key of D Minor
  • Concert Etude #5 in the Key of G Major
  • Concert Etude #6 in the Key of E Minor
  • Concert Etude #7 in the Key of A Major
  • Concert Etude #8 in the Key of F# Minor
  • Concert Etude #9 in the Key of B♭ Minor
  • Concert Etude #10 in the Key of G Minor
  • Concert Etude #11 in the Key of C Major
  • Concert Etude #12 in the Key of A Minor
  • Concert Etude #13 in the Key of D Major
  • Concert Etude #14 in the Key of B Minor
  • Concert Etude #15 in the Key of F# Major
  • Concert Etude #16 in the Key of D# Minor
  • Concert Etude #17 in the Key of A♭ Major
  • Concert Etude #18 in the Key of F Minor
  • Concert Etude #19 in the Key of B Major
  • Concert Etude #20 in the Key of G# Minor
  • Concert Etude #21 in the Key of D♭ Major
  • Concert Etude #22 in the Key of B♭ Minor
  • Concert Etude #23 in the Key of E♭ Major
  • Concert Etude #24 in the Key of C Minor

Complete Positions Studies [coming soon!]

  • The Third Position
  • The Fourth Position
  • The Fifth Position
  • The Sixth Position
  • The Seventh Position
  • The Eighth Position
  • The Ninth Position
  • The Tenth Position
  • The Eleventh Position