Austin Classical Guitar built GuitarCurriculum after years serving in the classroom to be as useful for teachers as possible. We had noticed that teachers struggle with differing numbers of students in every class, the need to use and re-use music year after year, and the need to perform and record their students all the time in school concerts, for contests, etc. Traditionally-published music places all kinds of restrictions around usage that can make it hard for teachers to serve their students with the flexibility they need (make copies, re-use it, perform it and record it without licensing). So GuitarCurriculum was created with flexibility built into the usage of all the material within the site.

This licensing agreement does NOT give us ownership of your music. You retain that, and are free to do anything you want with it. It does, however, grant us this ability to put it on and edit/format it such that our teacher network can use it in an effective way.

If you have any questions or concerns at all, we invite you to contact our Director of Community Education, Tony Mariano at [email protected].


Austin Classical Guitar License Agreement

I, AUTHOR, grant Austin Classical Guitar (ACG) an unlimited, royalty-free, irrevocable, universal LICENSE to edit, publish, and use the ORIGINAL or any DERIVATIVE work based upon the attached ORIGINAL.  A “DERIVATIVE” work is any adaptation, arrangement, recording, or edition based upon ORIGINAL.

By submitting this ORIGINAL work, I warrant that I am the sole owner of the ORIGINAL and that it is not based upon material owned by any other party.  I agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless ACG, its affiliates and their successors, officers, directors, employees, volunteers, and agents from and against any and all actions, causes of action, claims, demands, costs, liabilities, expenses, judgments, proceedings, and damages (including attorney’s fees) made by third parties claiming ownership of the Original.

I understand that:

  1. ACG may edit my ORIGINAL including by formatting, arranging, adding, subtracting, or substantively changing my ORIGINAL.
  2. ACG may publish my ORIGINAL or DERIVATIVE including unlimited global distribution in electronic and other media in and as used currently and as may be used in any future media or methods.
  3. ACG may use my ORIGINAL or DERIVATIVE including allowing teachers, students and performers (USERS) unlimited access to download, print, share, and record a DERIVATIVE work.
  4. ACG will credit me, AUTHOR, as composer of the ORIGINAL in accordance with its standard publishing practices.
  5. ACG will exert no control over how USERS may use or practice the ORIGINAL or DERIVATIVE.
  6. ACG may choose not to use ORIGINAL or create any DERIVATIVE works at this time, or in the future.
  7. I may not revoke this License.