Easy Pieces

Jota by Nikita Koshkin

Jota by Nikita Koshkin (1956-) Nikita Koshkin (born February 28, 1956) is a classical guitarist and composer born in Moscow. His early influences included Stravinsky, Shostakovich and Prokofiev, as well as rock music. As with those composers his music is characterised by rhythmic appeal, immediacy and wide range of colours, and well-thought-out dramatic content.

No 1 Rikadlo Spruchlein by Milan Zelenka

No 1 Rikadlo-Spruchlein by Milan Zelenka(1939-) Zelenka was born in Czechoslovakia and studied guitar at the Prague Conservatory with Štěpána Urbana. While a student, he took first place in music competitions in Moscow in 1957 and again in Vienna in 1959. After graduation, he conducted a career as a concert guitarist, appearing internationally. He also …

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Study No. 38 in E Major by Dionisio Aguado

Etude 10 Metodo De Guitarra (Primera Parte) by Dionisio Aguado (1784-1849)   Dionisio Aguado was a Spanish classical guitarist and composer. Born in Madrid, he studied with Miguel Garcia. In 1825, Aguado visited Paris, where he met and became friends with lived with Fernando Sor. Aguado’s major work Escuela de Guitarra was a guitar tutorial …

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Camp Of The Gypsies by Franz Behr

Camp Of The Gypsies Op 424 No 3 by Franz Behr (1837-1898) Behr was a prolific, but minor, and now almost forgotten, German composer of songs and salon pieces for piano. Behr was popular at one time, and many of his works were published (his opus numbers reached at least 582, with Royal Gavotte). His …

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El Amable by Jose Ferrer

El Amable by Jose Ferrer (1835-1916) José Ferrer was a Spanish guitarist and composer, born in Spain. Ferrer studied guitar with his father, a guitarist and collector of sheet music, before continuing his studies with José Brocá. In 1882, he left Spain for Paris in order to teach at the Institut Rudy and at the …

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Under the Greenwood Tree by Carl Henze

Under the Greenwood Tree by Carl henze (1872-1946) Carl was a german guitarist, mandolist, composer and conducter. Karl was taught by a german guitarist Wilhelm Conrad. Karl also was taught by a mandolist Michele Fasano and Swiss hapist August Zurfluh. Karl later became a teacher of guitar and conductor for the berlin mandolin orchestra.

Chanson Des Marseillois by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle

Chanson Des Marseillois by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle arranged by Felix Horetzky (1796-1870) “La Marseillaise” is the national anthem of France. The song was written in 1792 by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle. The Marseillaise was a revolutionary song, an anthem to freedom, a patriotic call to mobilize all the citizens and an exhortation …

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Go From My Window Easy by John Dowland

Go From My Window (Easy) by John Dowland (1563-1626) John Dowland was an English Renaissance composer, lutenist, and singer. He is best known today for his melancholy songs such as “Come, heavy sleep”, “Come again”, “Flow my tears”, “I saw my Lady weepe” and “In darkness let me dwell”, but his instrumental music has undergone …

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Shady Grove by Joep Wanders

Shady Grove by Joep Wanders (1956-) Joep Wanders studied classical guitar at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam with Wim Pfister, graduating in 1981. He attended master-classes given by Hubert Kappel, Roberto Aussel and others. Taken from the book “The Unlimited Guitar”

DannyBoy by Joep Wanders

DannyBoy by Joep Wanders (1956-) Joep Wanders studied classical guitar at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam with Wim Pfister, graduating in 1981. He attended master-classes given by Hubert Kappel, Roberto Aussel and others. Taken from the book “The Unlimited Guitar”