Plucking Patterns

Prelude in D Minor by Francisco Tarrega

Prelude in D Minor 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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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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Allegro Etude by Mauro Giuliani

Grade 2 Early Intermediate Allegro Etude by Mauro Giuseppe Giuliani (1781 – 1829) Exercise: ( p i m i a i m i ) Mauro Giuliani was an italian guitarist and composer, and is considered by many to be one of the leading guitarist virtuosos of the early nineteenth century. He was a prolific composer, …

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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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