Prelude 6 in B minor by Francisco Tarrega

Prelude 6 in B minor by Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909)

Francisco Tarrega Tárrega is considered to have laid the foundations for 20th century classical guitar and for increasing interest in the guitar as a recital instrument. Tárrega preferred small intimate performances over the concert stage. Some believe this was because he played without the nails needed for volume. Others say this was related to his childhood trauma.



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Tarrega was a guitar maestro who had a passion of combining the prevailing Romantic trend in classical music with Spanish folk elements. Francisco Tarrega was central to reviving the guitar as a solo instrument in recital and concerts. Preludio 6 in B minor by Francisco Tarrega is yet another prelude Tarrega composed. This prelude is around 1 minute. It would be ideal-if you want-to play another song in the same key right after. Perhaps a lengthier one by Tarrega. This short piece is in the key of B minor and has a lot of pull offs in the beginning (harder) and concludes with a series of suspended barred chords at a slower pace (easier).

Key of B minor. Standard Tuning. 2/4 Time Signature. 26 Measures. Play Straight with no repeat. 13 pull offs and no hammer ons.

Bar[1]-[8] Tarrega uses the guitar neck fully. Notes starts on high notes (high e string) and transition during the 8 measures to low notes (low E string).
Bar[1]-[5] Filled with pull offs. Basso sempre pizzicato. “Bass always plucked” with thumb.
Bar[4] 2 Harmonics. Triad chord harmonic on 3 strings (12th fret) and a single note harmonic on one string. (7th fret).
Bar[15]-[16] Linear descend of notes. Notes on each string go down a half step successively throughout the 2 measures.
Bar[19]-[26] Played at a slow pace. Hold the Barre Chords to suspend the notes (half measure to full measure). You can strum down with thumb if you must-I prefer plucking with four fingers (pima).

Category: Francisco Tarrega, Pizzicato, Romantic, Spain

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