Andantino in G Major by Ferdinando Carulli (1770–1841)
Grade 2 Early Intermediate
Ferdinando Carulli was born in Naples, Italy on February 10, 1770. Carulli’s first musical instruction was on the cello, but he soon turned his attention to the guitar. Carulli was entirely self taught, as there were no guitar teachers in Naples at the time. Despite having no formal instruction on the guitar, Carulli rapidly became known as one of the leading virtuosos of his day.
Some single note and double notes suspension. Hold the note(s) for half a measure. In part A, there’s a constant back and forth motion between your thumb and fingers-rocking downstroke and upstroke. Keep your wrist balanced. Part B has more finese plucking. Bar-, last 4 Bars-the closure- involves several double thumb (bass) action. Pay special attention to the right hand finger and have each finger play their own unique string.