Prelude 23 in A minor– Francisco Tarrega(1852-1909)
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.
There are 8 measures that is played twice. Prelude 23 in A minor has 10 barre Chords and is played in a moderate tempo. The rhythm is uniform and the time signature is in 6/8. This short prelude is left hand dominant so focus more on the left. The right plucking is not tricky just make sure you pluck the correct string(s). If you got smaller hands you may want to skip this prelude. Otherwise work on the landing of the chords in tempo. Fingering is absolutely important for the economy of space between chords. You can always work on alternative fingering if you find a particular chord shape too difficult. Since prelude in A minor is only 8 bars long, go slow keep in tempo. That’s the most important element for this song to work: uniformity in rhythm.