Prelude 28 in G Major by Francisco Tarrega

Prelude 28 in G Major (No.28 of 35)– 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.

The Pull Off song. Not so easy but short. A handful of chords to remember and a good practice for left hand pull offs. Tarrega not only wrote numerous original compositions for the instrument, he also transcripted works from other composers like Bach. I hear a little bit of Bach’s influence in Prelude in G Major especially Part B.

Although played slow, make sure you land the chords on beat. Each phase has a pull off except Bar 8. There are only 2 parts and you play them AABBA. Part 2 is harder then part 1. Take note of fingering. There’s some dissonance in the chords, keep them in tempo and suspend bass at all times.

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