Romantic

Estudio in C by Francisco Tarrega

Study in C Major by Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909) Exercise (pim-ami-ami-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 nails needed for …

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Preludio in C Minor by Augustín Barrios Mangore

Preludio in C Minor by Augustín Barrios (1885- 1944) Barrios’s compositions can be divided into three basic categories: folkloric, imitative and religious. Barrios paid tribute to the music and people of his native land by composing pieces modeled after folk songs from South America and Central America. Imitating the compositional style and techniques of the …

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Lagrima (prelude 20) by Francisco Tarrega

Lagrima (prelude 20) by Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909) Grade 4 Late Intermediate 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 …

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Caprice in D Minor by Matteo Carcassi

Caprice in D Minor by Matteo Carcassi (1792 – 1853) Grade 3 Intermediate Matteo Carcassi was a famous Italian guitarist and composer. Carcassi began with the piano, but learned guitar when still a child. He quickly gained a reputation as a virtuoso concert guitarist. Carcassi wrote a method for guitar (op. 59) that remains valuable, …

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Prelude 18 in D by Francisco Tarrega

Prelude 18 in D 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 …

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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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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.