Prelude 3 in G Major by 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.
Here’s another short tune in the key of G by the master, Tarrega. It’s good to try if you have never head of Tarrega. This way you will get the feel of what the level of difficulty is required to play his songs. Tarrega wrote many preludes, this one is called “Prelude 3” of 35. Preludes are short in general and work well as a intro to any song in the same Key.
16 Barred Chords. Some at the higher end of the frets. 26 unique bars. ABB. Play Part A once then continue to play Part B twice with different ending. Slides and pull offs. No hammer ons. Bar- barre Chords pull offs took me the longest to fly. Right hand fingering must be exact. You cannot strum downwards since the notes are not grouped together. Start Slow and keep in time to the uniform Tempo throughout Prelude 3. You can also strum downwards with the chords provided the strings are next to each other (no gaps). * I use my thumb to fret the G note(top string). This is a preference of mine but it may not be technically correct. I have included the proper fingering in the tab.