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Bourree (BWV996)- by Johann Sebastian Bach

Grade 4 Late Intermediate Bourree (BWV996) by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750) Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.

Minuet in G Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach

Minuet in G Minor (Anh115) by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750) Grade 4– Late Intermediate Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.

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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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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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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BWV846 Prelude in C by Johann Sebastian Bach

BWV846 Prelude No 1 in C – JSBach Exercise: (ppimaima) Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.

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).