Easy Pieces

Greensleeves 16th century Traditional English

Greensleeves– Traditional English This is a short and sweet song. “Greensleeves” is a traditional English folk song and tune, a ground of the form called a romanesca. Romanesca is a song form popular in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. It was most popular with Italian composers of the early Baroque period.

Study in E Minor by Francisco Tarrega

Study in E Minor by Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909) Grade 3– Intermediate Exercise (ami) 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 …

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Romance de Espana – Spanish Traditional

Grade 3– Intermediate Romance de Espana– Spanish Traditional Song Exercise (ami) Time 0:55 This song both lyrical and sentimental, made popular from the french movie “Jeux Interdits”. Romance de Espana melody is a classic classical piece and not too difficult to play. There are 2 parts to the song. Take each part at your own …

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Etude in E Minor (Opus 31) by Fernando Sor

Etude in E Minor (Opus 31) – Fernando Sor (1778-1839) Exercise (pim) Fernando Sor was a Spanish classical guitarist and composer. He is best known for his guitar compositions, but he also composed music for opera and ballet, earning acclaim for his ballet titled Cendrillon. Sor’s works for guitar range from pieces for advanced players, …

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Scarborough Fair English Traditional

Scarborough Fair Traditional Folk song English Traditional 16th century “Scarborough fair” is an example of how the classical guitar can sound like 2 instruments. With the suspended bass and running lead, the guitar produces 2 voices (Bass and treble).

Ode to Joy (Arpeggios) by Ludwig van Beethoven

Grade 1- Easy Ode to Joy- Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Romantic Period Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. The crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential composers of all time.